Sporting Kansas City announced on Monday the club's schedule and roster for the 2023 preseason presented by Children's Mercy.

The team kicks off preseason training today in Phoenix, Ariz., where the club will be based from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8 and will return from Feb. 15-24 in preparation for the upcoming Major League Soccer season. Sporting's preseason schedule is slated to feature five closed-door scrimmages at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex as Sporting plays preseason matches in Arizona for a 14th consecutive season. For live coverage of the club's five preseason exhibitions, fans can follow  @SKCMatchday on Twitter.

Sporting KC 2023 Preseason Schedule (subject to change)
Date
Time (CT)
Opponent
Location
Saturday, Jan. 21
1 p.m.
Portland Timbers
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Jan. 28
12 p.m.
Grand Canyon Univ.
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 4
2 p.m.
Louisville City FC
Phoenix, Ariz.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
1 p.m.
Real Salt Lake
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 18
12 p.m.
Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix, Ariz.

Sporting Kansas City's full roster, including offseason acquisition Nemanja Radoja, will travel to Arizona. In addition, the club's preseason training camp is currently slated to feature nine additional unsigned invitees with MLS SuperDraft pick Chris Rindov, a pair of Sporting KC II players, three Sporting KC Academy members and three unsigned trialists.

Sporting Kansas City Roster (as of Jan. 9, 2023)
#
Player
Position
Seasons with SKC
1
John Pulskamp
Goalkeeper
4th season
2
Ben Sweat
Defender
2nd season (8th in MLS)
3
Andreu Fontas
Defender
6th season
4
Robert Voloder
Defender
2nd season
6
Uri Rosell
Midfielder
5th season (9th in MLS)
7
Johnny Russell
Forward
6th season
8
Graham Zusi
Defender
15th season
9
Alan Pulido
Forward
4th season
10
Gadi Kinda
Midfielder
4th season
11
Khiry Shelton
Forward
5th season (8th in MLS)
12
Kortne Ford
Defender
2nd season (6th in MLS)
15
Roger Espinoza
Midfielder
14th season
17
Jake Davis
Midfielder
3rd season
18
Logan Ndenbe
Defender
2nd season
20
Daniel Salloi
Forward
8th season
21
Felipe Hernandez
Midfielder
5th season
22
Kendall McIntosh
Goalkeeper
3rd season (7th in MLS)
23
Willy Agada
Forward
2nd season
24
Kayden Pierre
Defender
3rd season
25
Ozzie Cisneros
Midfielder
3rd season
26
Erik Thommy
Midfielder
2nd season
27
Marinos Tzionis
Forward
2nd season
28
Cam Duke
Midfielder
5th season
29
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
9th season (14th in MLS)
54
Remi Walter
Midfielder
3rd season
Nemanja Radoja
Midfielder
1st season
Sporting KC Preseason Invitees (as of Jan. 9, 2023)
Player
Position
Note
Chris Rindov
Defender
MLS SuperDraft Pick
Mo Abualnadi
Defender
Trialist
Yeison Mejia
Forward
Trialist
Nassim Mekideche
Defender
Trialist
Jacob Bartlett
Defender
Academy
Carlito Saylon
Goalkeeper
Academy (Weeks 1-2)
Jacob Molinaro
Goalkeeper
Academy (Week 3)
Ethan Bandre
Goalkeeper
SKC II (Week 4)
Diedie Traore
Defender
SKC II

Note: 2023 MLS SuperDraft selection Stephen Afrifa will return to Florida International University for the spring semester of his senior year and will be placed on Sporting KC's College Protected List.

Sporting Kansas City’s 2023 season will kick off in Portland with the earliest regular season match in club history on Saturday, Feb. 25 during MLS is Back opening weekend. The club’s highly-anticipated home opener is set for 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 11 against five-time MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy. Tickets are available online at SeatGeek.com and fans can also take advantage of the Home Opener Pack.