WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m. Sunday; at Sporting Park
TV/RADIO: ESPN; WHB (810 AM), KDTD (1340 AM)
ABOUT LA GALAXY (14-10-9, 51 points): The defending MLS champions can clinch a first-round playoff bye with a win Sunday. The Galaxy has scored 55 goals this season, the most in the Western Conference. Robbie Keane, one of the top offensive weapons in the league, has a team-best 19 goals and eight assists.
ABOUT SPORTING KC (13-11-9, 48 points): With only one victory over it past five matches, Sporting KC has yet to clinch a playoff berth entering the regular- season finale. The club would claim a spot with a win, but it would need help reaching the playoffs if it draws or loses. Even after a midweek loss to Colorado, Sporting KC has lost just twice at home this season. Benny Feilhaber enters the final day one assist shy of the MLS lead. He has 14.
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BOTTOM LINE: Sporting KC is unbeaten in six straight home games against the Galaxy, though it lost the only matchup between the two teams this season — a 2-1 result in Los Angeles.
PREDICTION: Sporting KC 1, LA Galaxy 1