Sporting KC and FOX Sports KC Announce 2018 TV Schedule
FOX Sports Kansas City will televise 27 Sporting Kansas City matches in 2018, serving as the exclusive television home of the club for the second straight season. A detailed television schedule was unveiled today.
All Sporting KC matches not televised nationally will air on FOX Sports Kansas City or FOX Sports Kansas City Plus in Kansas, Nebraska and western Missouri and on FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Midwest Plus in St. Louis. The vast majority of these matches will also air in the Mid-Missouri and Iowa markets on FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Midwest Plus.
ESPN and FS1 will collectively televise seven Sporting KC fixtures to a national audience.
Like last year, viewers within Sporting KC's TV footprint who receive FOX Sports Kansas City or FOX Sports Midwest as part of their television subscription will be able to stream Sporting KC telecasts on FOX Sports GO. To stream games, viewers must sign in with their pay-TV provider user ID and password. FOX Sports GO carries no additional charge and can be accessed with the FOX Sports GO app or at FOXSportsGO.com.
FOX Sports Kansas City/Midwest programming is also available on several live streaming TV services such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and FuboTV.
Nate Bukaty will return for his fourth season as Sporting KC's play-by-play announcer, while Matt Lawrence - who enjoyed a 20-year playing career in his native England - will be color commentator for the second straight year. Also joining the broadcast team is sideline reporter Carter Augustine, who has called Sporting KC matches on the radio and served as the Swope Park Rangers' play-by-play announcer for the last two seasons. Sporting KC will produce the broadcasts, including 30-minute pregame and postgame shows.
Bukaty, Lawrence and Augustine will team up later this month at the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Tucson, Arizona, providing the live-stream call of Sporting KC's exhibition matchups against the New England Revolution on Feb. 21 and an opponent to be determined Feb. 24.
In addition, Sports Radio 810 WHB will continue as Sporting Kansas City's radio partner in 2018. All 34 regular-season contests will be broadcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB or one of its sister stations.
The TV schedule and FOX Sports Kansas City channel numbers for major local video providers are below. Additional channel numbers can be found at FOXSportsKansasCity.com.
Sporting KC 2018 TV Schedule
Date Opponent Time (CT) "Network
(KC, KS, NE)" "Network
03/04/18 NEW YORK CITY FC 06:30:00 AM FS1 FS1 FS1
03/10/18 at Chicago Fire 05:00:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
03/17/18 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 07:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
03/24/18 at Colorado Rapids 08:00:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
03/31/18 D.C. UNITED 07:30:00 AM FSKC Plus FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
04/08/18 at LA Galaxy 08:00:00 AM FS1 FS1 FS1
04/15/18 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 03:00:00 AM ESPN ESPN ESPN
04/20/18 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 08:00:00 AM FSKC Plus* FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
04/28/18 at New England Revolution 06:30:00 AM FSKC Plus FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
05/05/18 COLORADO RAPIDS 07:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
05/09/18 at Atlanta United FC 06:30:00 AM FSKC Plus FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
05/20/18 at Minnesota United FC 01:00:00 AM FSKC Plus FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
05/27/18 COLUMBUS CREW SC 05:00:00 AM FS1 FS1 FS1
06/03/18 MINNESOTA UNITED FC 07:30:00 AM FS1 FS1 FS1
06/09/18 at Portland Timbers 09:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
06/23/18 HOUSTON DYNAMO 07:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FS Midwest Plus
06/30/18 at Montreal Impact 06:00:00 AM FSKC FSMW FS Midwest
07/04/18 at Real Salt Lake 09:00:00 AM FSKC Plus* FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
07/07/18 TORONTO FC 07:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FS Midwest Plus
07/14/18 at New York Red Bulls 06:00:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FS Midwest Plus
07/28/18 FC DALLAS 07:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
08/04/18 at Houston Dynamo 08:00:00 AM FSKC Plus* FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
08/11/18 at LAFC 09:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
08/18/18 PORTLAND TIMBERS 07:30:00 AM FSKC Plus FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
08/25/18 MINNESOTA UNITED FC 07:30:00 AM FSKC Plus FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
09/01/18 at Seattle Sounders FC 03:00:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
09/08/18 ORLANDO CITY FC 07:30:00 AM FSKC Plus FSMW Plus FSMW Plus or alt.**
09/15/18 at San Jose Earthquakes 09:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW Plus FSMW Plus
09/23/18 at Philadelphia Union 12:00:00 PM ESPN ESPN ESPN
09/30/18 REAL SALT LAKE 04:00:00 AM FS1 FS1 FS1
10/06/18 LA GALAXY 07:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW FSMW
10/17/18 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 09:00:00 AM FSKC FSMW FSMW
10/21/18 at FC Dallas TBD TBD TBD TBD
10/28/18 LAFC 03:30:00 AM FSKC FSMW FSMW
* Joined in progress on FSKC after KC Royals game
** FOX Sports Midwest Plus on DirecTV, Dish and U-verse; alternate channel on cable
FOX Sports Kansas City channel numbers
Kansas, Nebraska, Western Missouri
Comcast (Independence, Mo.)
Google Fiber (Kansas City)
Spectrum (Kansas City)
Spectrum (Sedalia, Warrensburg)
Suddenlink (St. Joseph)
St. Louis, Mid-Missouri, Iowa
Cable One (Joplin)
Mediacom (Springfield, Mo.)
Spectrum (St. Louis)
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