On This Day presented by UMKC takes daily strolls down memory lane and celebrates memorable moments in Sporting Kansas City history. As one of Major League Soccer's proud charter members, Sporting has a decorated past full of thrilling victories, amazing goals, momentous off-the-field developments and more. This series pays tribute to these specific instances, turning back the clocks while treating fans to nostalgia and club history lessons. For more, visit SportingKC.com/OnThisDay.
One year ago today, the Kansas City 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid announced a highly anticipated partnership with the Kansas City Power & Light District to host free Women’s World Cup watch parties at KC Live! and No Other Pub in the Power & Light District.
The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, FOX4, the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City were all involved, setting the stage for an unforgettable month of summertime events that saw the city shine on the global stage.
Throughout the tournament, the United States Women's National Team delivered winning performances. So, too, did Kansas City.
Take July 7, 2019, for example, when over 10,000 supporters packed the Power & Light District to cheer the U.S. to a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the Women's World Cup Final. As the Americans strolled to their second straight World Cup title and their fourth overall, live shots of the KC Live! Block mesmerized viewers across the country and around the world. And in the end, it was the strongest reminder yet that Kansas City is both deserving and ready to become an official Host City for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Throughout the 2019 Women's World Cup, Kansas City separated itself as having an electric atmosphere like none other during every USA match. Catch the Twitter thread below to relive some of the greatest moments of the euphoric watch parties in the heart of downtown Kansas City.
Fans interested in supporting Kansas City’s World Cup bid can visit KC2026.com to sign the petition, volunteer, or make a donation to support the KC 2026 Bid’s philanthropic efforts.