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Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: Aug. 14-20, 2017

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., Aug. 14   Sporting KC single-game tickets on sale at SeatGeek.com
    Experience KC Your Way: AT&T Sweepstakes
    Nominate a Blue KC Sporting Samaritan
Tue., Aug. 15 7pm Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB
  7pm Open Cup semifinal: NY Red Bulls at FC Cincinnati
(USSoccer.com)
Fri., Aug. 18 7:30pm Swope Park Rangers vs. Real Monarchs SLC
(SportingKC.com)
Sat., Aug. 19 7pm Bud Light Pregame Show
(FSKC Plus, FS Midwest Plus)
  7:30pm Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas
(FSKC Plus, FS Midwest Plus, 99.3 FM, 1340 AM)
  9:30 Sporting KC postgame shows
(FSKC Plus, FS Midwest Plus, 99.3 FM)

Sporting Kansas City suffered a 1-0 defeat at Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, bringing an end to a club-record 13-game unbeaten run across all competitions that spanned more than two months. Tied for first place in the Western Conference, Manager Peter Vermes' men (9-5-10, 37 points) will now turn their attention to Saturday night's pivotal matchup with FC Dallas (9-5-8, 35 points) at Children's Mercy Park. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT, with three hours of live television coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO. The contest will also be broadcast on ESPN 99.3 FM (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish), and Final Whistle Postgame Show will air immediately after the game on 99.3 FM.

A limited number of tickets for Saturday's all-important showdown are available now at SeatGeek.com. The occasion will mark the 100th consecutive MLS sellout at world-class Children's Mercy Park dating back to April 2012, and the first 10,000 fans through the stadium gates will receive a commemorative 100th Sellout poster courtesy of match sponsor Price Chopper. Sporting KC is 9-0-6 at home in all competitions this year and currently boasts a 21-game home unbeaten streak in the regular season, the sixth longest in MLS history.

The Swope Park Rangers (12-5-4, 40 points) battled Orange County SC to a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Children's Mercy Victory Field inside Swope Soccer Village. The third-place Rangers will remain home on Friday when they host Western Conference leaders Real Monarchs SLC (16-3-3, 51 points) at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets for the match are available at SeatGeek.com or at the venue box office on matchday. Fans can also catch the live stream on SportingKC.com.

A new episode of the Sporting Kansas City Show will air at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine will recap a busy previous week of action that saw Sporting KC advance to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final and look ahead to Saturday's battle with FC Dallas.

Also on Tuesday, FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League will host the New York Red Bulls in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals, set for 7 p.m. CT at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati with a live stream on USSoccer.com. Tuesday's winner will travel to face Sporting Kansas City in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on Sept. 20 at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting Kansas City supporters are invited to experience Kanas City their way and enjoy a match at Children’s Mercy Park courtesy of AT&T. Click here and enter for a chance to win a VIP package through this limited-time sweepstakes. Winners will receive four tickets to a Sporting KC home match, watch pregame warmups from the field, embark on a tour of Children’s Mercy Park and receive $250 of merchandise credit to Sporting Style.

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.

Single-game tickets for all Sporting Kansas City regular season home matches in 2017 are on sale to the general public at SeatGeek.com, the club’s official ticketing provider that allows supporters to buy, share and sell tickets easier than ever before. Away ticket requests are also open for road matches at New York City FC (Sept. 6) and Columbus Crew SC (Sept. 10). Visit SportingKC.com/awaytickets for easy navigation, and call 888-4KC-GOAL for more ticket information.

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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