Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: April 17-23, 2017

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., April 17   Single-game tickets available for home and away matches
    Nominate a Blue KC Sporting Samaritan
    Registration open for The Victory Project soccer clinic
Tue., April 18 7:15pm Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Sat., April 22 10am Sporting KC U-18s vs. Colorado Rush
  12:30pm Sporting KC U-16s vs. Colorado Rush
  6:30pm #FCDvSKC Watch Party at No Other Pub
  6:30pm Bud Light Pregame Show on FOX Sports KC Plus
  7pm Sporting KC at FC Dallas
(FOX Sports KC Plus, 810 AM, 1340 AM)
  9pm Sporting KC postgame on FOX Sports KC Plus, 810 AM
Sun., April 23 12:30pm United States U-17 MNT (Jaylin Lindsey) vs. Jamaica
(CONCACAF Facebook page)
  9pm Swope Park Rangers at Phoenix Rising FC
(SportingKC.com)

Sporting Kansas City (3-0-3, 9 points) defeated the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday to remain unbeaten and vault to second place in the Western Conference. Manager Peter Vermes' men will now prepare for another road test against fellow unbeaten FC Dallas (3-0-2, 11 points) at Toyota Stadium, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. CT Saturday on FOX Sports Plus, Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish).

FOX Sports Kansas City Plus will broadcast three hours of live coverage beginning with the Bud Light pregame show at 6:30 p.m., while The Final Whistle postgame show will air immediately after the match on 810 WHB. Click here for full the Sporting KC broadcast schedule and TV listings.

All supporters are welcome to the official watch party for Saturday's match at No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District (1370 Grand Blvd.). A variety of watch party specials will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT, including $6 Till Vodka cocktails and an all-you-can-eat food buffet.

A new episode of the Sporting KC Show will air at 7:15 p.m. CT Tuesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Hosts Nate Bukaty, Carter Augustine and Jillian Carroll will recap a successful Saturday for Sporting KC and the Swope Park Rangers and preview this weekend's highly anticipated road matches for both teams.

The Swope Park Rangers (3-0-0, 9 points) are the only perfect team in the USL after Saturday's 1-0 home win over Sacramento Republic FC. Next up is the Rangers' first road test of 2017 at Phoenix Rising FC, whose roster is headlined by former MLS All-Stars Didier Drogba and Omar Bravo. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. CT Sunday at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex in Arizona, streamed live on SportingKC.com.

After competing at the prestigious Generation adidas Cup from April 7-15, the Sporting KC Academy continues its 2016-17 U.S. Soccer Development Academy campaign on Saturday with a doubleheader against the Colorado Rush at Swope Soccer Village. The U-18s kick off at 10 a.m. CT before the U-16s take the field at 12:30 p.m. Both matches are free and open to the public. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates throughout the season.

Swope Park Rangers defender and Sporting KC Academy product Jaylin Lindsey has been selected to the United States U-17 Men's National Team for the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which will take place April 21-May 7 in Panama. The USA has been drawn into Group C along with Jamaica, Mexico and El Salvador, and will open against Jamaica on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CT. All three of the USA's matches will be streamed live on the CONCACAF Facebook page.

Single-game tickets for Sporting Kansas City’s home matches through July 6 are on sale to the general public at SeatGeek.com, the club’s new and official ticketing provider that allows supporters to buy, share and sell tickets easier than ever before. In addition, away ticket requests are now open for four Sporting KC road matches: at Minnesota United FC (May 7), at Orlando City SC (May 13), at Vancouver Whitecaps FC (May 20) and at Colorado Rapids (May 27). Visit SportingKC.com/awaytickets for easy navigation, and call 888-4KC-GOAL for more ticketing information.

Sporting KC and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City are teaming up in 2017 to recognize Blue KC Sporting Samaritans, honoring students and teachers who make the Kansas City community a better place to live, work and play. Once a month, a Samaritan will be recognized on the pitch at Children's Mercy Park before a Sporting KC home game. The Samaritan and up to three guests will receive a behind the scenes VIP experience, four tickets to the game, a parking pass and a $50 gift card redeemable for Sporting KC merchandise. Supporters can nominate members of their community to be the next Blue KC Sporting Samaritan at SportingKC.com/bluekc.

The Victory Project will host its annual soccer clinic fundraiser on Tuesday, May 9 at Children’s Mercy Park. The clinic runs from 6-7:30 p.m. CT and is open to the first 100 kids aged 6-12 who register at VictoryKC.org. The clinic is $75 per child and all proceeds will go to The Victory Project, the philanthropic arm of Sporting Kansas City that unites players, staff and fans to help children battling cancer.

For news, photos and instant updates throughout the 2017 season, follow Sporting KC on TwitterInstagramFacebook and Snapchat (sportingkc), and download the club’s official mobile app Sporting KC Uphoria on the App Store or Google Play.

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