Kickoff Times Updated For Three Sporting KC Home Matches on Regular Season Schedule


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Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City announced today updated kickoff times for the following three home matches on the club’s 2021 MLS regular season schedule:

  • 8 p.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 28 vs. Colorado Rapids (previously 7:30 p.m. CT)
  • 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, Sept. 26 vs. Seattle Sounders FC (previously 5 p.m. CT)
  • 3 p.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 3 vs. Houston Dynamo FC (previously TBD)

Tickets for all three matches at Children’s Mercy Park are available online at, including seats for the club’s highly anticipated Retro Night on Aug. 28 and annual Kick Childhood Cancer match on Sept. 26 in conjunction with The Victory Project.

Winners of three straight matches, Sporting KC will next host expansion side Austin FC at 2 p.m. CT on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park with a chance to move atop the Supporters’ Shield table with a fourth consecutive victory. The mid-day matinee, originally scheduled for July 17, will feature the return of Austin FC defender Matt Besler, head coach Josh Wolff and assistant coach Davy Arnaud to Kansas City, where each won championships with the club.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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