Full weekend for academy teams

Erik Palmer-Brown and the Sporting KC Juniors at the Kansas City Airport on Friday

The Sporting Kansas City U16 (4-4-6, 2-2-3) and U18 (5-7-2, 1-4-2) Juniors will head west this weekend for a pair of U.S. Soccer Development Academy matches in Colorado. Both squads will take on the Colorado Rush on Saturday afternoon before playing Real Colorado on Sunday. Check out the schedule for the Frontier Division match-ups below:

  • Saturday, May 5 at Trailwinds Soccer Complex
    • U18s vs Colorado Rush (5-5-2, 3-1-1) at 2:30pm
    • U16s vs Colorado Rush (7-2-3, 2-2-1) at 5pm
  • Sunday, May 6 at Highlands Heritage Park
    • U18s vs Real Colorado (2-6-4, 1-2-2) at 9am
    • U16s vs Real Colorado (4-5-3, 2-1-2) at 11:30am

The U13 and U14 Juniors will play their final matches of the 2011-12 Midwest Developmental League season on Sunday with rescheduled games against Blue Valley SC. The U13's sit in second place in the Great Lakes Division with a 9-1-1 record, while the U14's are in a three-way tie for third place with 19 points (6-4-1). The doubleheader will be played at the Sporting Club Training Center and both matches are free and open to the public. More details below:

  • Sunday, May 6 at Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park
    • U13s vs Blue Valley SC (2-8-1) at 5:30pm
    • U14s vs Blue Valley SC (6-5-0) at 7pm