Sporting KC’s home playoff matchup with Minnesota pushed back to Thursday

photo by: Associated Press

Sporting Kansas City forward Johnny Russell (7) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Sporting Kansas City’s home match against Minnesota United FC in the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs has been rescheduled for Thursday and will be televised nationally on FOX, Major League Soccer announced Monday.

The Western Conference semifinal at Children’s Mercy Park, originally slated for Wednesday, will now kick off at 7:31 p.m. on Thursday, with live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CT on FOX, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app. This shift in scheduling was not a result of COVID-19.

All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled match at Children’s Mercy Park will be honored on Thursday night.

Additionally, MLS has announced that the Western Conference Final will now take place Monday, Dec. 7, at a time to be determined with national coverage on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app. The match was previously slated for Sunday. The 25th MLS Cup match remains set for Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.

Thursday’s showdown will mark the first time Sporting and Minnesota have met in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Midwestern rivals have squared off 13 times across all competitions since Minnesota joined MLS in 2017, and Sporting owns a 7-4-2 overall advantage in the series, including a 6-0-0 mark at home.


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