MATCH PREVIEW: SPORTING KC HOSTS LA GALAXY ON SATURDAY IN MLS CLASH
Sporting Kansas City (5-14-5, 20 points) will host the LA Galaxy (9-10-3, 30 points) at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Children's Mercy Park for the team's annual Sporting Salutes match presented by UMB. Tickets are available online at SeatGeek.com and the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive Sporting Salutes lapel pins as the club recognizes local Purple Heart recipients in conjunction with National Purple Heart Day on Aug. 7.
The Western Conference clash will be locally televised on 38 The Spot with three hours of coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CT. In addition, UniMas and TUDN will nationally televise the match and provide an English-language live stream on Twitter. Radio coverage of Saturday's showdown will also air on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.
A pair of MLS charter clubs, Sporting Kansas City and the LA Galaxy are historically two of the most successful teams in Major League Soccer. Both sides have reached the MLS Cup Playoffs on 19 occasions in the past 26 years - tied for the second most postseason appearances behind the New York Red Bulls - and have combined to win more than 700 regular season matches.
MOST WINS ALL-TIME
1. LA Galaxy 372
2. NY Red Bulls 348
3. Sporting KC 344
Sporting swept the Galaxy in 2022 with a pair of 2-0 wins, improving to 6-2-4 against LA in the last dozen regular season meetings overall and 6-1-6 in the last 13 regular season home matches in the series. A win on Saturday would level the all-time series as the Galaxy currently hold a narrow advantage with a 26-25-15 record in the 66 regular season encounters.