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April 19, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Sporting Kansas City News Release

On the heels of a 2-1 comeback road win over the New York Red Bulls last Saturday, Sporting Kansas City (1-0-0, 3 points) will return to world-class Children's Mercy Park on Friday for the club's highly anticipated home opener against Orlando City SC (0-0-1, 1 point) at 6:30 p.m. CT.

The sold-out showdown between Sporting and Orlando will be shown live nationally on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app. Listeners can also follow the action on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM, with 810 WHB airing pregame coverage beginning at 6 p.m. CT as well as The Final Whistle postgame show immediately after the match.

A new episode of the Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB as hosts Nate Bukaty, Carter Augustine and Aly Trost recap Saturday's win at New York and preview Friday's home opener against Orlando. The Sporting KC Show Podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes and, giving supporters a weekly destination to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.

J. Rieger & Co. will release its 2021 commemorative Sporting Kansas City Whiskey Label to the general public on Thursday. This limited-edition 750-ml. bottle can be found at select retail stores throughout Kansas City, the J. Rieger & Co. distillery and at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting Kansas City II will play two preseason scrimmages this week at Swope Soccer Village ahead of their USL Championship opener at FC Tulsa on May 1. Head coach Paulo Nagamura's side will host Baker University at 5 p.m. CT Wednesday and USL League One outfit Forward Madison FC at 2 p.m. CT on Saturday. Both matches will be closed to the public. Follow Sporting KC II on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates and news over the course of the 2021 campaign.

For news, videos, photos and instant updates throughout the 2021 season, follow Sporting Kansas City on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and download the official Sporting KC app.

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