Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: May 6-12, 2019

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., May 6 5pm USA U-17s (Busio, Freeman) vs. Guatemala
(Concacaf Facebook, Univision Deportes)
  7pm Rangers vs. Louisville City FC
(ESPN+)
Tue., May 7 10am Single-game tickets on sale for second half of Sporting KC season 
  7pm Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Thu., May 9 5pm USA U-17s (Busio, Freeman) vs. Guadeloupe
(Concacaf Facebook, Univision Deportes)
  7pm Krisztian Nemeth and Ilie Sanchez at Sporting Blue Valley Benefit Game
Sat., May 11 10am Sporting KC U-19s vs. Texans SC U-19s at Swope
  12:30pm Sporting KC U-17s vs. Texans SC U-17s at Swope
  3pm Sporting KC U-15s vs. Texans SC U-15s at Swope
  7pm Rangers at Nashville SC
(ESPN+)
Sun., May 12 2pm USA U-17s (Busio Freeman) vs. Team TBD
(if USA defeats Guadeloupe on Thursday)
  5:30pm #DCvSKC Watch Party at No Other Pub
  6pm Sporting at D.C. United
(FS1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM, 1480 AM)
  8pm The Final Whistle Postgame Show on 810 WHB

Sporting Kansas City (2-3-4, 10 points) fell 3-0 to Atlanta United FC last night at Children's Mercy Park and will look to bounce back this Sunday when the club makes its inaugural visit to Audi Field for a nationally televised matchup against Eastern Conference co-leaders D.C. United (6-3-2, 20 points). Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. CT with live coverage on FS1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM.

Supporters across the Kansas City region are invited to Sunday watch parties at any of the club's official pub partners. Among them is No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District, serving as the flagship hub for Sporting in the heart of downtown. From 5:30 p.m. CT until the final whistle, No Other Pub will offer $4 Bud Light drafts, $5 Coronas and an all-you-can-eat buffet with bottomless domestic drafts.

Single-game tickets to Sporting’s last nine MLS home matches of 2019, beginning with a star-studded showdown against first-place LAFC on July 3, will go on sale at SportingKC.com/tickets beginning at 10 a.m. CT Tuesday. Supporters will have the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets for every remaining regular season match at world-class Children’s Mercy Park as Sporting aims to secure a club-record ninth straight playoff berth.

The Swope Park Rangers (0-4-2, 2 points) will take the field twice this week, beginning with tonight's USL Championship home match against two-time defending champions Louisville City FC (4-3-1, 13 points) at Children's Mercy Park. The 2017 USL Cup rematch will kick off at 7 p.m. CT and tickets are on sale at SeatGeek.com or at the stadium's east box office.

After battling Louisville, SPR will hit the road for their inaugural meeting with Nashville SC (4-2-2, 14 points) at 7 p.m. CT Saturday at First Tennessee Park. Both Rangers games this week will stream live on ESPN+.

Sporting midfielder Gianluca Busio and forward Tyler Freeman will continue their Concacaf U-17 Championship campaign this week with the United States U-17 Men's National Team at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The USA U-17s will conclude group stage play tonight, facing Guatemala at 5 p.m. CT with an English-language live stream on the Concacaf Facebook page and a Spanish-language telecast on Univision Deportes.

Having won their first two group stage matches, the USA has already qualified for the Round of 16 where they will meet Guadeloupe at 5 p.m. CT on Thursday. Should they prevail, the Americans would advance to the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday. The four tournament semifinalists will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup as representatives of Concacaf.

A new episode of The Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday with hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine. The duo will hear from a Sporting KC guest and look ahead to a busy week of MLS action.

At 7 p.m. CT on Thursday, Sporting forward Krisztian Nemeth and midfielder Ilie Sanchez will appear at the SPORTING Blue Valley Benefit Game at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex (13700 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS). The annual event, pitting youth players against coaches, benefits the SPORTING Blue Valley Scholarship Fund to help soccer families in financial need. Admission is free and donations will be collected upon entry and throughout the match. Click here for more information.

The Sporting KC Academy U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will continue their playoff pushes next Saturday in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy tripleheader against Texans SC Houston at Swope Soccer Village. The U-19s will kick off at 10 a.m. CT, followed by the U-17s at 12:30 p.m. and the U-15s at 3 p.m. All three games are free and open to the public, and fans can follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates.

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