Summer in the Soccer Capital, pres. by The Sprint Framily Plan

Summer in the Soccer Capital, pres. by The Sprint Framily Plan

Sporting Kansas City will host Summer in the Soccer Capital, presented by The Sprint Framily Plan, featuring an international friendly against English Premier League club Manchester City on July 23 at Sporting Park and official World Cup watch parties at KC Live! in the Power & Light District.

Tickets for the international friendly, Manchester City’s first against an MLS club since winning the English Premier League and first on their tour of the United States this summer, are on sale now via

Sporting KC vs. EPL teams    
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7/20/11 Sporting KC 0, Newcastle United 0 Sporting Park
8/1/12 Sporting KC 1, Stoke City 1 Sporting Park


Who is Manchester City?

Manchester City FC is the reigning Premier League champion after also finishing first in 2012 and runners-up in 2013. In addition to their two titles in the world’s most-watched league over the last three years, MCFC have also booked a berth in their fourth straight UEFA Champions League tournament. Led by manager Manuel Pellegrini, the Manchester City roster features 11 players who have been named to national team rosters for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil:

GK Joe Hart (England) DEF Martín Demichelis (Argentina)
DEF Vincent Kompany (Belgium) DEF Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
DEF Bacary Sagna (France) MF James Milner (England)
MF David Silva (Spain) MF Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast)
MF Fernandinho (Brazil) FWD Edin Džeko (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
FWD Sergio Agüero (Argentina)  

Yaya Toure was the third leading scorer in the Premier League with 20 goals this season, while Sergio Aguero's 17 goals were fourth most among Premier League players. Fellow attackers Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas and David Silva all feature for the world’s No. 1 ranked national team, Spain, and the club’s defense is anchored by England goalkeeper Joe Hart along with a backline of Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Martin Demichelis.

Toure and Kompany were each named to the Premier League's Team of the Year for the 2013/14 season. Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award in three consecutive seasons from 2011-2013.

Sporting KC players/coaches discuss friendly

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