Sporting Kansas City will kick off the club's 2023 Major League Soccer campaign at 9:00 p.m. CT on Monday with a road trip to face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park . The team's 28th season begins with the earliest regular season match in club history as Sporting looks for a strong start after going 6-2-2 in the club's final 10 games of the 2022 season. The team's 15 season-opening wins and 10 victories in road openers are most all-time in MLS history.
The Western Conference clash will kick off at 9:09 p.m. CT and will stream free on the Apple TV app in both English and Spanish with pre-match programming starting at 8:30 p.m. CT. Radio coverage will air locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.
SEASON KICKOFF WATCH PARTY ON SATURDAY
Sporting Kansas City’s Season Kickoff event on Saturday at Chicken N Pickle (5901 W. 135th St.) in Overland Park, Kan. will remain scheduled from 6-8 p.m. CT for Season Ticket Members who have already reserved a ticket. The event will end at 8 p.m. CT and will not be open to the general public. All fans who reserved a ticket via SeatGeek for the watch party at Chicken N Pickle from 8-11:30 p.m. will receive information from the club.
ARGYLE ACE JACKPOT UP TO $31,000
Argyle Ace presented by Mazuma, a fundraising raffle that features weekly prizes and a progressive cash jackpot, continues with half of all proceeds going directly to The Victory Project. Fans can participate online at ArgyleAce.com in advance of the next drawing on Tuesday, Feb. 28 with the jackpot currently at $31,000.
SKC SHOW RETURNS ON THURSDAY
This year's first edition of The Sporting KC Show will air on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT on Thursday with host Nate Bukaty interviewing Manager Peter Vermes, club captain Johnny Russell and forward Willy Agada. The Sporting KC Show Podcast is available on Spotify , iTunes and SportingKC.com , giving supporters a weekly destination to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.
FREE PICKUP SOCCER ON FRIDAY NIGHT
On Friday evening, Sporting KC is hosting free pick-up soccer games for local players ages 18 and older starting at 6:30 p.m. at Central Bank Sporting Complex in Kansas City. Attendees can RSVP online and attendees will be entered to win Sporting KC giveaways and prizes at the event.
ROSTER COMPLIANCE DEADLINE ON FRIDAY
With the 2023 MLS regular season beginning on Saturday, Friday will serve as the MLS Roster Compliance date for all 29 clubs. By 7 p.m. CT on the eve of MLS is Back, teams must be fully compliant with the league's roster rules and regulations.
20% OFF ORDERS AT MLSSTORE.COM
Fans can take advantage of 20% all orders at MLSstore.com until 10:58 p.m. CT on Friday with the code 20MLS (exclusions apply), including Sporting Kansas City's Hoops 4.0 primary jersey released last week and other new apparel.
SKC ACADEMY TO TAKE ON FC DALLAS
The Sporting KC Academy will continue the 2022-23 MLS NEXT season this weekend at Tulsa University in Oklahoma as the Sporting KC U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will play FC Dallas on Sunday. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for updates throughout the season.