Sporting Kansas City will embark on the 2018 season with three consecutive matches against playoff teams.
As was previously announced, Sporting KC opens the season at home against New York City FC on March 4. It will travel to play Chicago on March 10 before returning home for a date with San Jose on March 17. All three opponents made the 2017 postseason.
The conclusion of the 2018 schedule could offer some drama.
Benny Feilhaber’s return to Kansas City will come on the final day of the regular season, when expansion-side Los Angeles FC travels to Children’s Mercy Park on Oct. 28. Sporting KC traded Feilhaber to LAFC on Wednesday.
Sporting KC will play seven times on national television. The remainder of the matches will air on Fox Sports Kansas City for the second straight year. Streaming options will be available on the Fox Sports Go app.
The 17-game home schedule includes 10 Saturday games, six on Sundays and one on a Friday evening. All three of the team’s midweek matches are on the road. Tickets to the initial 10 home matches will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 1.
Sporting KC will play each Eastern Conference opponent once and each Western Conference foe twice, with the exception of Minnesota United FC, which it faces three times, including twice at home.
Sporting KC will begin its preseason in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 22.
2018 SPORTING KC SCHEDULE
Date, Opponent, Time, TV
March 4: NEW YORK CITY FC, 6:30 p.m., FS1
March 10: at Chicago Fire, 5 p.m., FSKC
March 17: SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
March 24: at Colorado Rapids, 8 p.m., FSKC
March 31: D.C. UNITED, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
April 8 : at LA Galaxy, 8 p.m., FS1
April 15: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC, 3 p.m., ESPN
April 20: VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC, 8 p.m., FSKC
April 28: at New England Revolution, 6:30 p.m., FSKC
May 5: COLORADO RAPIDS, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
May 9: at Atlanta United FC, 6:30 p.m., FSKC
May 20: at Minnesota United FC, 1 p.m., FSKC
May 27: COLUMBUS CREW SC, 5 p.m., FS1
June 3: MINNESOTA UNITED FC, 7:30 p.m., FS1
June 9: at Portland Timbers, 9:30 p.m., FSKC
June 23: HOUSTON DYNAMO, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
June 30: at Montreal Impact, 6 p.m., FSKC
July 4: at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m., FSKC
July 7: TORONTO FC, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
July 14: at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m., FSKC
July 28: FC DALLAS, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
Aug. 4: at Houston Dynamo, 8 p.m., FSKC
Aug. 11: at Los Angeles Football Club, 9:30 p.m., FSKC
Aug. 18: PORTLAND TIMBERS, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
Aug. 25: MINNESOTA UNITED FC, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
Sept. 1: at Seattle Sounders FC, 4 p.m., FSKC
Sept. 8: ORLANDO CITY SC, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
Sept. 15: at San Jose Earthquakes, 9:30 p.m., FSKC
Sept. 23: at Philadelphia Union, 12 p.m., ESPN
Sept. 30: REAL SALT LAKE, 4 p.m., FS1
Oct. 6: LA GALAXY, 7:30 p.m., FSKC
Oct. 17: at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 9 p.m., FSKC
Oct. 21: at FC Dallas, TBD, FSKC
Oct. 28: LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB, 3:30 p.m., FSKC
Note: Home games at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan., in CAPS