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October 11, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Sporting Kansas City News Release

Sporting Kansas City (15-6-7, 2nd place) can secure a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs with a draw or win on Sunday as the club travels north of the border to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9-9-10, 8th place) at BC Place. The match will kick off at 9 p.m. CT with live coverage on Bally Sports KC, Bally Sports Midwest, ESPN 94.5 FM (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish). Fans are invited to attend the club's official watch party at Austin's Bar and Grill (2103 East 151st Street) in Olathe, Kan.

Sporting KC midfielder Gadi Kinda and MLS MVP candidate Daniel Salloi remain on international duty as their respective national teams continue FIFA World Cup qualifying in Europe on Tuesday. Kinda and Israel will host Moldova, while Salloi and Hungary will travel to Wembley Stadium to play England. Both matches will kick off at 1:45 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on ESPN Plus in the United States.

The Sporting KC Show will air on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT on Tuesday with hosts Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Conall McCourt. 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 (4-17-8, 8th place) will continue their USL Championship campaign with their home finale at 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday against Atlanta United 2 (7-12-10, 6th place) at Children's Mercy Park. The Central Division match-up will stream live on ESPN Plus and fans can follow @SportingKCII on Twitter for in-game updates.

The Sporting Kansas City Academy will also be in action this weekend as the U-14s, U-15s and U-17s welcome San Antonio FC to Swope Soccer Village on Saturday morning. Admission is free and open to the public as the U-14s and U-17s kick off the doubleheader at 9 a.m. CT, followed by the U-15s at 11 a.m. CT. Fans can follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for in-game updates throughout the MLS NEXT season.

On Friday evening, Sporting KC is hosting free pick-up soccer games for local players ages 18 and older starting at 6 p.m. inside Homefield (5000 Bannister Rd.) in Kansas City. Attendees can enter to win Sporting KC giveaways and register for the Winter 1 (Oct. 29-Dec. 17) or Winter 2 (Jan. 14-Feb. 25) seasons of Sporting Adult Soccer League on Friday nights at Homefield.

A Celebration of Life will be held for longtime Kansas City soccer fan and Sporting KC Season Ticket Member Pat Ervin at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday inside the Wise Power Shield Club at Children's Mercy Park. Casual or Sporting attire is encouraged and parking will be available in the Red Lot.

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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