Sporting Kansas City (5-14-5, 20 points) will host the LA Galaxy (9-10-3, 30 points) at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Children's Mercy Park for the team's annual Sporting Salutes match presented by UMB. Tickets are available online at SeatGeek.com and the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive Sporting Salutes lapel pins as the club recognizes local Purple Heart recipients in conjunction with National Purple Heart Day on Aug. 7.
The Western Conference clash will be locally televised on 38 The Spot with three hours of coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CT. In addition, UniMas and TUDN will nationally televise the match and provide an English-language live stream on Twitter. Radio coverage of Saturday's showdown will also air on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.
ARGYLE ACE RETURNS
Argyle Ace presented by Mazuma, a fundraising raffle that features weekly prizes and a progressive cash jackpot, has returnedwith half of all proceeds again going directly to The Victory Project. Fans can participateonline at ArgyleAce.com in advance of the next drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 9 with the jackpot currently over $20,000.
USWNT TICKETS ON SALE
The U.S. Women's National Team will return to Kansas City to face Nigeria at 12:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Children's Mercy Park in the team's first domestic match since qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2024 Summer Olympics. Tickets for the international friendly went on sale today and start as low as $25.
SKC SHOW ON TUESDAY
A new edition of The Sporting KC Show will air on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT on Tuesday with hosts Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost Martin and Jacob Peterson. The Sporting KC Show Podcast is available on Spotify , iTunes andSportingKC.com , giving supporters a weekly destination to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.
FREE SHIPPING AT MLSSTORE.COM
Fans can take advantage of free shipping on orders over $49 at MLSstore.com with the code MLS49 (exclusions apply) until 10:59 p.m. CT on Tuesday, including recently released MLS All-Star merchandise and Sporting Kansas City apparel.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED CUP CONTINUES
The 2022 Special Olympics Unified Cup kicked off in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday with 22 teams, including Special Olympics USA which is represented by two composite Unified teams: one all-male 11-a-side team and one all-female 7-a-side team. Joshua Toplikar (Athlete from Olathe, KS) and Avery Kingery (Unified Partner from Lawrence, KS) were selected to play for Special Olympics USA and were recognized at a recent Sporting Kansas City home match at Children's Mercy Park. Special Olympics USA will play Nigeria (10 a.m. CT on Tuesday) and Morocco (10 a.m. CT on Thursday) in the men's competition while facing Costa Rica at 12:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday in the women's competition.
MLS TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSES THURSDAY
Major League Soccer's Secondary Transfer Window, during which an MLS team may request the international transfer certificate of a player under contract in another country or conduct a trade with another MLS club, will close on Thursday. Sporting Kansas City has added 22-year-old striker William Agada and 27-year-old midfielder Erik Thommy during the transfer window.
SKC II TAKES ON HOUSTON ON SUNDAY