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Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, kick-off time, odds, player props, head-to-head stats and team news

Two traditional MLS Cup contenders, the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City, clash on Saturday as both teams are searching for their first win this season.

The Union saw two goals ruled out as they tied the Chicago Fire 2-2. Sporting KC drew 1-1 with the Houston Dynamo, the reigning Lamar Hunt US Open Cup winners.

How to watch Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City, TV channel and streaming

Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union will be broadcast exclusively on Apple TV. It is one of a select few games broadcast for free on the platform, meaning fans do not need a MLS Season Pass subscription to watch.

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City kick-off time, date and venue

Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union kicks off at 8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM CT and takes place at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, March 2.

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City stats and head-to-head record

  • Sporting KC had the ball for just 40 percent of its match against Houston, while the Union had 45 percent of possession in its match against Chicago.
  • Sporting had just six shots, two of which hit the target, for a total of 0.2 expected goals.
  • The Union created 2.1 xG against Chicago off of 10 shots, four of which were on target.
  • Kansas City completed 77 percent of its passes in its first game of the season; Philly completed 75 percent of its passes in its first game.
  • Philadelphia had 197 touches of the ball in the attacking third against Chicago while Sporting Kansas City had just 71 attacking-third touches against Houston.
  • Sporting left-back Tim Leibold won five of his eight attempted tackles against Houston.
  • Union midfielder Quinn Sullivan led his team with 39 touches in the attacking third while also playing seven crosses and recording three shot-creating actions and an assist.

Philadelphia Union

7 wins

Tie

6 ties

Sporting Kansas City

6 wins

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City odds

Philadelphia Union

+225 ML

Tie

+250 ML

Sporting Kansas City

+110 ML

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Alan Pulido

+187

Daniel Salloi

+200

Johnny Russell

+225

William Agada

+225

Daniel Gazdag

+240

Philadelphia Union team news

Goalkeeper Andre Blake, who missed the Union's first MLS game and its first two CONCACAF Champions Cup matches, is a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Sporting Kansas City due to an adductor strain.

Sporting Kansas City team news

Khiry Shelton, Logan Ndenbe, and Ozzie Cisneros are likely to miss Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Union due to injuries.

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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