MLS Week 18 | Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City KS. Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson, Mike Rottersman. We’re still not convinced that the Fire’s shock beatdown of the defending MLS champions on Wednesday wasn’t some mass hallucination. But the team, and the league record keepers, seem to believe it happened, so we’re going along with it for now. The Fire will try to make it two in a row against Sporting KC— a team that we shouldn’t be able to beat, but after Wednesday, we can’t rule anything out.