Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: May 7-13, 2018

Date Time (CT) Event
Wed., May 9 6pm Bud Light Pregame Show
(FSKC Plus, FS Midwest Plus, FOX Sports GO)
  6pm #ATLvSKC Watch Party at No Other Pub
(1370 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO)
  6:30pm Sporting KC at Atlanta United FC
(FSKC Plus, FS Midwest Plus, FOX Sports GO)
  8pm Rangers at Real Monarchs SLC
  8:30pm Sporting KC Postgame
(FSKC Plus, FS Midwest Plus, FOX Sports GO)
Fri., May 11 8am The Victory Project: TeamSmile event at Children's Mercy Park
  All day Grand Opening: Scooter's Coffee Day of Giving for The Victory Project (10650 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS)
Sat., May 12 11am Sporting KC U-15s at Texans SC Houston U-15s
  1:30pm Sporting KC U-17s at Texans SC Houston U-17s
  3:30pm Sporting KC U-19s at Texans SC Houston U-19s
Sun., May 13 10am Sporting KC U-17s at Houston Dynamo Youth U-17s
  12:30pm Sporting KC U-15s at Houston Dynamo Youth U-15s
  12:30pm Sporting KC U-19s at Houston Dynamo Youth U-19s

Sporting Kansas City defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday night at Children's Mercy Park to open a four-point lead at the top of the Western Conference. Manager Peter Vermes' men (6-2-2, 20 points) will now prepare for a high-profile showdown on Wednesday when they visit Atlanta United FC (7-1-1, 22 points) in a matchup of the top two teams in the Supporters’ Shield standings. Kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. CT, with three hours of live coverage beginning at 6 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO.

The official watch party for Wednesday’s cross-conference battle will take place at No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District, featuring $6 Till Vodka cocktails and an all-you-can-eat buffet with bottomless domestic draft beer.

The Swope Park Rangers moved into a tie for third place in the USL's Western Conference following a 1-0 win at rivals OKC Energy FC on Saturday night. Like Sporting KC, the Rangers (4-1-3, 15 points) face a quick turnaround this week as they travel to play Real Monarchs SLC (5-1-1, 16 points) on Wednesday at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. CT and stream live on ESPN+.

On Friday, Scooter's Coffee will celebrate the grand opening of its new cafe in Overland Park, Kansas (10650 Roe Ave.) with a a Day of Giving, donating 100 percent of the location's proceeds to The Victory Project. The donation day is the fifth Day of Giving in a season-long collaboration in which Scooter’s Coffee raises money for The Victory Project and helps raise awareness for the philanthropic program.

The Victory Project will partner with TeamSmile from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT Friday at Children's Mercy Park to provide nearly 300 uninsured children in Kansas City with free dental care and education. Each child’s visit is completed with a cleaning and education on the importance of good dental hygiene. For more information, contact Sporting KC Director of Community Programs Brandi Thomas at

The Sporting KC Academy will travel to Houston this weekend for a pair of tripleheaders as the 2017-18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season hits the stretch run. The Sporting KC U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will face Texans SC Houston on Saturday before meeting Houston Dynamo Youth on Sunday. Follow the Sporting KC Academy on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Snapchat (skcacademy) for live updates this weekend and throughout the year.

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