Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: June 11-17, 2018

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., June 11   VOTE: Eight Sporting KC players on MLS All-Star ballot
Tue., June 12 6pm  The Victory Project Fundraiser Clinic at Children's Mercy Park
  7:15pm  The Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB 
Wed., June 13    2026 FIFA World Cup vote at 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow 
  7:30pm Rangers vs. Real Monarchs SLC at Children's Mercy Park
(SeatGeek.com, ESPN+)
Thu., June 14 9am 2018 FIFA World Cup watch parties begin at No Other Pub
  1pm  Sporting KC U-12s: Premier SuperCopa 2018 in Denver 
  5:30pm  Sporting KC U-12s: Premier SuperCopa 2018 in Denver 
  6pm  Sunset Music Fest at Town Center Plaza 
 Fri., June 15 9am  Sporting KC U-12s: Premier SuperCopa 2018 in Denver 
  1pm Featured watch party at No Other Pub: Portugal vs. Spain
Sat., June 16  9am  Featured watch party at No Other Pub: Argentina vs. Iceland
  9am King of the Court futsal tournament at Shawnee Park
  8pm Open Cup: Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas
(SeatGeek.comSportingKC.com, 810 WHB)
Sun., June 17  10am  Featured watch party at No Other Pub: Germany vs. Mexico 
  10am  Roasterie Food Truck Brunch with mascot Blue
  8pm Rangers at Fresno FC
(ESPN+)

Sporting Kansas City (8-2-5, 29 points) kept hold of first place in the Western Conference with a 1-1 draw at the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. The club will return to Children's Mercy Park this Saturday at 8 p.m. CT to host FC Dallas in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16. Tickets for the match are included in Sporting KC Season Ticket Member packages, while tickets for the general public are on sale now at SeatGeek.com. Sporting KC is the reigning U.S. Open Cup champion and a four-time winner of the prestigious tournament, including titles in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017. Saturday's showdown will stream live on SportingKC.com and air on Sports Radio 810 WHB, with The Final Whistle postgame show immediately afterward on 810 WHB.

The Swope Park Rangers (6-3-4, 22 points) used an early goal from Hadji Barry to post a 1-0 road win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday night. Led by head coach Paulo Nagamura, the Rangers will take the field twice this week, beginning with Wednesday's home clash at 7:30 p.m. CT against USL Western Conference leaders Real Monarchs (10-2-1, 31 points) at Children's Mercy Park. Tickets are available at SeatGeek.com and the match will stream live on ESPN+. SPR will then hit the road for a matchup with expansion side Fresno FC (3-4-7, 16 points), kicking off at 8 p.m. CT Sunday at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California and streaming live on ESPN+.

The Victory Project will host its annual Fundraiser Soccer Clinic at 6 p.m. CT Tuesday at Children's Mercy Park. Seven Sporting KC players will help conduct the clinic with roughly 100 kids from age 6-12, teaching soccer skills in an event that raises money for The Victory Project. For more information, contact Sporting KC Community Programs Director Brandi Thomas at bthomas@sportingkc.com.

On Wednesday, FIFA will hold a vote at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia, to pick the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The vote consists of two candidates: a joint entry from the United States, Canada and Mexico (called the United Bid) and a bid from Morocco. The decision on the 2026 host will come Wednesday at the end of the FIFA Congress.

Beginning Thursday, No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District (1370 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO) will be Sporting KC's World Cup headquarters throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer. No Other Pub will open early at 9 a.m. on World Cup matchdays to show 54 of the 64 matches live on the venue's 150-square-foot video wall and surrounding HDTV screens. Food and drink specials will be available during each day's World Cup watch party and attendees can enter to win giveaways including Sporting KC tickets.

Eight Sporting KC players are eligible for selection in the online voting ballot for the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target. Fans can visit MLSsoccer.com through Wednesday, June 20, to vote Sporting KC players into the Fan XI.

The Sporting KC U-12s will travel to Denver this week to compete in the Premier SuperCopa 2018, an elite youth tournament that runs Thursday through Sunday at Aurora Sports Park. The U-12s will play two games Thursday before rounding out the group stage with one match on Friday. The knockout rounds will then take place Saturday and Sunday to crown a champion. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates.

Sporting KC is a presenting sponsor of the Sunset Music Fest, which will run from 6-9:30 p.m. CT Thursday at Town Center Plaza in Leawood, Kansas (5000 W. 119th St.). The family-friendly outdoor concert is free of charge, featuring a Sporting KC futsal court, fan giveaways, aerial artists, pace painters, inflatables and more.

Sporting KC will host its first King of the Court futsal tournament on Saturday at Shawnee Park in Kansas City, Kansas (S. 7th St. & Shawnee Ave.), consisting of 5-v-5 matches for age groups 8-12 as well as 13 and up. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT, featuring a block party complete with music, yard games, skills challenges, food trucks, music DJs and more. Tournament registration is free for al teams and now open at SportingKC.com/kingofthecourt.

At 10 a.m. CT Sunday, Sporting KC mascot Blue will appear at The Roasterie Food Truck Brunch at The Roasterie in Kansas City, Missouri (1204 W. 27th St.). The event will include food trucks, vendors and a seasonal Sporting KC pop-up tent.

For news, videos, photos and instant updates throughout the 2018 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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