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FOX 4 to air "Blue Thursday" special at 9 a.m. CT ahead of Sporting's playoff match vs. Minnesota

In the lead-up to Sporting Kansas City's highly anticipated Western Conference Semifinal against Minnesota United FC on Thursday night, FOX 4 Kansas City will air a 60-minute special called "Blue Thursday" at 9 a.m. CT that morning.

"Blue Thursday" will feature highlights, analysis and exclusive interviews as Sporting Kansas City prepares to face rivals Minnesota in a pivotal matchup that will air live on FOX 4. Kickoff at Children's Mercy Park is slated for 7:31 p.m. CT with pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

The Thursday morning program on FOX 4 will provide the perfect appetizer to that evening's playoff showdown on the same channel, touching on a number of key storylines including the following:

  • Recorded and live interviews with Manager Peter Vermes, Sporting players and stadium staff
  • Sporting's success over the course of an unprecedented 2020 season
  • The development of Sporting KC Academy products like Gianluca Busio and Jaylin Lindsey
  • The challenges posed by a red-hot Minnesota team that hasn't lost in two months
  • How Sporting is preparing to compete amidst the winter weather
  • Sporting's perfect home record against Minnesota at Children's Mercy Park

FOX 4 Programming Schedule: Thursday, Dec. 3

  • 9:00 AM -- Blue Thursday prematch special
  • 7:00 PM -- SKCvMIN coverage begins
  • 7:31 PM -- SKCvMIN kickoff at Children's Mercy Park

The winner of Thursday's match will advance to the Western Conference Final on Monday, Dec. 7. As the highest-seeded team remaining in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, Sporting owns homefield advantage through MLS Cup on Saturday, Dec. 12.