Sporting KC Weekly Update: May 2, 2012
*Sporting Kansas City to Host Montreal Impact on Saturday
*Sporting KC Draws 2-2 with FC Dallas in Reserve League
*Jimmy Nielsen wins MLS Save of the Week
*Register for the Sporting Club 3v3 Classic Tournament
*Kei Kamara to Appear at Blue Springs South Cancer Battler Cup
*Make It 'Appen: Design a Sporting KC App and Win Season Tickets
*Prorated 2012 Season Ticket Plans Available
*Special Sporting KC Bra Showcased at ArtBra KC Display at Hall's on the Plaza
*Sporting KC launches Goals 4 Gillis
*Join Sporting Kansas City Over the Airwaves
*Sporting KC Unveils Boys and Girls Youth Soccer Camps for 2012
*Follow Sporting Kansas City Online
Sporting Kansas City will host the Montreal Impact on Saturday, May 5 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Kickoff for the match, presented by Panasonic, is at 7:30 p.m. CT, with live television coverage on KSMO beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
A limited amount of tickets for the match are still available and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or at the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park box offices.
Sporting Kansas City got goals from Michael Thomas and Dom Dwyer to earn a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas on Tuesday night in MLS Reserve League action at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park.
Visit SportingKC.com for the box score, match summary, video highlights and photo gallery.
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was the recipient of Save of the Week for Week 7 in Major League Soccer. The White Puma received the most votes among fans for his finger-tip stop during the team's 3-1 win at the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The team's 2011 Most Valuable Player, Nielsen leads all MLS goalkeepers with a 0.38 goals against average and five shutouts.
GSI Sports & Sporting Kansas City are proud to host the 13th annual Sporting Club 3v3 Classic on July 7, 2012 at the Stump Park Soccer Complex in Shawnee, Kan. All teams will receive tickets to the Sporting KC vs. Houston Dynamo match and championship games will be played at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park after Sporting Kansas City's Eastern Conference championship rematch with the Dynamo.
For more information and to register your team, visit http://gsisports.com/t-Premiership3v3.asp.
Headlined by the appearance of Kei Kamara, one of Sporting Kansas City's brightest stars, Cancer Battler Cup III will take place Thursday, May 10, at Blue Springs South High School's Larry Stewart Stadium. Hosted by the Blue Springs High School Soccer Alumni Association, Cancer Battler Cup III (CBCIII) is a community event that will benefit the Jennifer Ireland Foundation. The night will center on a varsity girls' soccer match between the Blue Springs Wildcat girls and the Blue Springs South Jaguar girls at 5:00 & 6:30pm as Jennifer played and managed soccer at Blue Springs in the years before she succumbed to colon cancer in 2007 at age 27.
Sporting Kansas City has announced a one-of-a-kind opportunity for amateur developers. Sporting Kansas City needs your ideas for a game or app associated with soccer that can be played on a mobile device. The creator of the winning idea will receive two Sporting Kansas City Season Tickets for the 2013 season and on-field recognition at a Sporting KC match.
To submit an entry, visit SportingMembership.com/AppContest and complete the online application form at the bottom of the page. The deadline to submit entries is midnight on Monday, June 3.
All entries will be reviewed by a panel (comprised of Sporting Kansas City front office personnel) to determine up to four finalists. Finalists will be determined by Monday, June 25. Each finalist will then have the opportunity to pitch their idea in person to this panel. The winner will be announced at the July 21 Sporting KC match vs. New England Revolution.
With Sporting Kansas City atop the MLS table, the time is now to purchase a prorated 2012 season ticket plan. The benefits include discounted rates, priority for purchasing playoff tickets, preferred parking and access to special events.
For ticket information, visit www.sportingkc.com or call 888-4KC-GOAL.
A special Sporting Kansas City themed bra will be on display at Hall's on the Country Club Plaza as part Art Bra KC 2012, a unique and fun art auction that celebrates the bra as an empowering symbol of triumph over breast cancer, and as a work-of-art that can benefit those breast cancer patients just beginning, or still on, the journey.
Art Bra KC 2012 will be held Friday, May 4 and Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler and midfielder Michael Thomas plan to attend the event at the Midland. Attending alongside Thomas will be his aunt, Cindy Whittman, who is a breast cancer survivor.
Visit www.artbrakc.com for more info. Tickets can be purchased online through noon on Thursday or at the door on Friday night.
Sporting Kansas City has partnered with Gillis to launch Goals for Gillis, a program that will raise money to help at-risk children and families with every goal Sporting Kansas City scores throughout the 2012 season.
Fans can participate by making a pledge starting at $1 for every goal that Sporting Kansas City scores during the 2012 season. The top four Goals for Gillis fundraisers will be recognized online and at a special event with Heineman and Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara after the completion of the 2012 season.
For more information on Goals for Gillis, click here.
Sporting Kansas City's weekly radio show, The State Line Soccer Show, will be available over the airwaves tonight with hosts Callum Williams and James Starritt on 610 Sports Radio. Tune in from 7-8 p.m. CT to hear from Sporting Kansas City players and call 913-576-7610 to join the discussion around all the latest news.
Sporting Kansas City and the Sporting Kansas City Juniors youth development academy will again offer a series of youth soccer camps in 2012 for boys and girls of all ages. Please see the list of scheduled camps below:
- Pre-Tryout Camp: June 4-6 for U11-U14 boys ($130)
- Boys & Girls Development Camp: June 18-20 for boys and girls ages 8-12 ($130)
- St. Teresa's Academy Camps: July 9-12 or July 30 - Aug. 3 for boys and girls ages 4-13 ($75-100)
- Sporting Youngsters Camp: June 11-14 for boys and girls ages 4-7 ($100)
- Sporting Development Camp: June 11-14 for boys and girls ages 8-12 ($150)
Sporting Kansas City fans looking to keep up with the club on the worldwide web now have a place to go. The new social media page on SportingKC.com features Twitter account information for the club, its players as well as many staff members. Additionally, fans may take advantage of the Media Recap page for all the latest independent news coverage available online.