Some teams have goals of making the MLS Cup Playoffs and hoping. These are not those teams. They are confident that they will make the second season, and they believe they are capable of winning all three major trophies available to an American MLS team (Open Cup, Supporters' Shield, MLS Cup).
There's little surprise that Fox Sports wanted this game as their national television opener. They get a Seattle Sounders team with trophies, stars and 40,000 fans hosting a Sporting Kansas City side that has found its way under Peter Vermes.
Keys to Game:
- Control the wings
- 4-3-3 v 4-3-3
- Score in extra time
- Beware of fouls in dangerous areas
How to Watch
Match date/time: 4 PM Pacific on March 6, 2016
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, Cascadia
National TV: Fox Sports 1 (Strong, Lalas, Stewart-Binks)
Local Radio: 97.3 FM (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Latin America: FOX
Middle East and North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland): Eurosoprt
Doha, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong: BeIN Sports (Asia / Aus)
Indonesia and Philippines: BeIn Sports (Asia)
How I'm watching
Kit: This is Our Sound hoodie
Scarf: Enemy's Goal Is Down
Where: Section 214
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