Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sporting KC, Philadelphia game to be nationally-televised


Sporting Kansas City's regular season finale on Oct. 24 against the Philadelphia Union at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park will be nationally broadcast on the NBC Sports Network, the club announced Tuesday.

The match, sponsored by Garmin, will be shown live on KSMO-TV in Kansas City with Callum Williams and Jake Yadrich providing commentary and the NBC Sports Network broadcast will be blacked out in the local viewing area.

Four Sporting Kansas City home matches have been shown on the NBC Sports Network already this season, including each of the team's last two matches at state-of-the-art LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.

With the addition of the Oct. 24 match, Sporting Kansas City will have been featured on U.S. national television nine times - all at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park - during the 2012 season.

The Philadelphia Union will visit LSP for the first time in 2012 on Oct. 24. The teams have met twice this season at PPL Park, with the Union earning a 4-0 victory in the MLS regular season on June 23 and Sporting KC recording a 2-0 win in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals on July 11.