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September 13, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Sporting Kansas City News Release

On the heels of a 2-0 home win over Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, second-place Sporting Kansas City (12-5-7, 43 points) will return to Children's Mercy Park on Wednesday to host regional rivals Minnesota United FC (8-7-7, 31 points) in a 7:30 p.m. CT matchup presented by UMB Bank.

Tickets for the contest are available at as Sporting looks to vault atop the Western Conference standings with a win . Bally Sports Kansas City Plus, Bally Sports Midwest Plus, and the Bally Sports app will provide three hours of live coverage starting at 7 p.m. CT. Listeners can follow the action live on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish), with The Final Whistle postgame show immediately following on 810 WHB. The Sporting KC app will deliver in-game updates and exclusive offers, including a digital coupon for a free carton of Ben & Jerry's ice cream courtesy of Price Chopper.

The United States Women's National Team will travel to Kansas City to play Korea Republic at 7 p.m. CT on Oct. 21 at Children's Mercy Park. Tickets for the highly anticipated match will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday via Sporting KC Season Ticket Members will have access to an exclusive presale beginning today at 10 a.m. CT and can contact their Membership Services Executive for more information.

The MLS Roster Freeze date is set for Wednesday, requiring all teams to submit a final 30-man roster for the remainder of the 2021 campaign. Per MLS rules, no changes can be made to a club's roster during the period beginning Sept. 16 through the day after 2021 MLS Cup, which is scheduled for Dec. 11.

A new episode of the Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Hosts Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Conall McCourt will hear from a Sporting guest, recap a busy week of MLS action and look ahead to Wednesday's matchup with Minnesota. 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.

Sporting Kansas City II (4-14-7, 19 points) will resume their USL Championship campaign on Sept. 24, hosting FC Tulsa in a 7 p.m. CT kickoff at Children's Mercy Park. Before then, head coach Paulo Nagamura's side will face the University of Nebraska Omaha in a scrimmage at 3 p.m. CT on Friday at Swope Soccer Village.

Four Sporting Kansas City Academy teams will take the field this weekend as the early stages of the 2021-22 MLS NEXT campaign continue. On Saturday, the U-14s, U-15s and U-17s will visit the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park with action kicking off at 11 a.m. CT. On Sunday, the U-19s will play their season opener as they join the U-14s, U-15s and U-17s in facing Real Colorado with games starting at 9 a.m. CT. Fans can follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live 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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