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Children’s Mercy Park will lift the curtains on its 13th season as the world-class home of Sporting Kansas City on Saturday when the club hosts LA Galaxy at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets for the highly anticipated home opener are available online at SeatGeek.com as a pair of MLS originals lock horns for the 69th time in the regular season.
Saturday’s clash will kick off at 7:39 p.m. CT and will stream live on Apple TV for MLS Season Pass subscribers in both English and Spanish with pre-match programming starting at 7:10 p.m. CT. Radio coverage will also air locally in English on Sports Radio 810 WHB or ESPN 94.5 FM/1510 AM, and in Spanish on La Grande 1340 AM with streams available in the Sporting KC app.
Sporting and LA have built rich histories as two of Major League Soccer’s perennial title contenders. Both teams enter the Week 3 encounter aiming to bounce into the win column, and if history is any indication, Sporting will have more than a few reasons to like their chances. We offer a statistical breakdown of the matchup in our newest edition of By the Numbers, presented by Compass Minerals.