Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake: how to watch


Sporting Kansas City have confirmed their bid for the 2021 MLS Cup play-offs and will fight for the top spot in the Western Conference table in their final game of the season.

Real Salt Lake is on the outside of the playoffs, but can find a way into the postseason with a win. It’s all about this for the 2021 MLS season in this rivalry match.

Here is what you need to know the match ..

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18:45 GMT

When is kick off? Sunday, November 7, 6:25 PM (ET)

Where is the match played? Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas

Which TV channel is it on? Bally Sports KC, KMYU, KSL-TV

What streaming is it on? MLS Live on ESPN +, Bally Sports App,,

Sporting Kansas City Peter Vermes expects his team to top the Western Conference table / Michael Janosz / ISI Photos / GettyImages

Sporting KC has long had its playoff spot secured, but can in its last season competition go up to first place in the Western Conference. To take first place would require a win over Real Salt Lake, as well as a loss from the Seattle Sounders. Some other result, and Sounders is on top.

News from the Real Salt Lake team

Real Salt Lake player Justen Glad and Andrew Brody expected on Sunday / Chris Gardner / GettyImages

After back-to-back losses, the Real Salt Lakes’ chances of reaching the MLS Cup playoffs are slim. The team is now two points below the playoff line. To reach the playoffs, Real Salt Lake must win in Kansas City. Any other result, and their season is over.

Real Salt Lake has a clean health bill this week and with the season underway, a total effort from the entire list will be required.

Kansas City: Melia; Marins, Fontas, Sanchez, Zusi; Espinoza, Walter, Kinda; Salloi, Russell, Shelton

Salt lake: Ochoa; Holt, Herrera, Glad, Chang; Luiz, Ruiz, Brody; Rusnak, Rubin, Kreilach

In the history of this Western rivalry through the ages, Real Salt Lake has a slight advantage with a league lead of 13-12-8. The teams met in the MLS Cup final in 2013, where SKC lifted their second MLS cup in a 1-1 (7-6) home victory. In an earlier meeting this season, RSL took home a 3-1 win in Utah on May 5th.

Both sides have something to play for in this rivalry renewal in the last week of the regular season. The usual intensity of this match will only be amplified by the circumstances as the season draws to a close. For Kansas City, a win could place them at the top of the conference for the second year in a row, and for Salt Lake, anything but a win ends the season. But after back-to-back losses, it’s hard to see Salt Lake win over a motivated Kansas City team.

Prediction: Sporting Kansas City 1-0 Real Salt Lake

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