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May 3, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Sporting Kansas City News Release

Sporting Kansas City (1-1-1, 4 points) will open the month of May with a marquee battle against expansion club Austin FC (2-1-0, 6 points) on Sunday night at Children's Mercy Park. A limited number of tickets for the 6:30 p.m. CT showdown are available at while supplies last.

Sunday's Western Conference clash 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 The Final Whistle postgame show immediately after the match.

Sporting Kansas City has opened fan voting for the 2021 Sporting Legends inductee, giving supporters the opportunity to submit their write-in selection through May 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The 2021 inductee will be selected via fan vote and will be recognized as the newest Sporting Legend before a Sporting Kansas City match at Children's Mercy Park later this year. Retired players and active or retired coaches are eligible for selection.

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 and Aly Trost hear from a Sporting guest and preview this weekend's match against Austin FC. 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.

Led by head coach Paulo Nagamura, Sporting Kansas City II (0-1-0, 0 points) will host Central Division rivals OKC Energy FC (0-2-0, 0 points) on Friday in the club's USL Championship home opener at Children's Mercy Park. The contest will kick off at 7 p.m. CT and stream live on ESPN Plus. Sporting KC II home matches at Children's Mercy Park will be closed to the public until further notice.

Four Sporting Kansas City Academy teams will travel to Texas this weekend as the MLS NEXT spring season resumes. The Sporting KC U-14s, U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will visit the Houston Dynamo on Saturday before facing RISE Soccer Club on Sunday in Missouri City, Texas. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for updates this weekend and throughout the year.

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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