Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: May 13-19, 2019

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., May 13   Matchday pre-orders now open at SportingStyle.com
Tue., May 14 4:30pm USA U-17s (Busio & Freeman) vs. Canada U-17s
(Concacaf Facebook, Univision Deportes)
  7pm Sporting KC Show Podcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Sat., May 18 10am Sporting KC U-15s vs. Dallas Texans U-15s at Swope
  12pm Sporting KC U-17s vs. Dallas Texans U-17s at Swope
  2:15pm Sporting KC U-19s vs. Dallas Texans U-19s at Swope
  7pm Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO)
  7:30pm Sporting vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM, 1480 AM)
  9:30pm Sporting KC postgame shows
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM)
Sun., May 19 4pm Rangers vs. Atlanta United 2 at Children's Mercy Park
(ESPN+)

Sporting Kansas City (2-4-4, 10 points) will look to bounce back from Sunday's 1-0 defeat at D.C. United when they begin a three-game homestand Saturday against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-5-3, 12 points). The Western Conference clash at Children's Mercy Park will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT and tickets remain available at SeatGeek.com.

The first 5,000 fans through the stadium gates on Saturday will receive a clear Sporting bag courtesy of Children's Mercy as Sporting celebrates Faith & Family Night, featuring faith-based testimony at 5:30 p.m. CT inside the Ameritas Shield Club from Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt and former Miami Heat and Kansas basketball star Wayne Simien. To purchase a $25 package including one South Stand (general admission) match ticket and access to the Faith & Family seminar, call 816-949-1206.

Saturday's contest will be televised live on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus and FOX Sports Midwest Plus with 30 minutes of pregame and postgame coverage, while Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM will carry local radio broadcasts. Streamers can also catch the live action on FOX Sports GO within the FOX Sports Midwest footprint or on ESPN+ elsewhere across the U.S. The Final Whistle postgame show will air immediately afterward on 810 WHB.

SportingStyle has opened matchday pre-orders for pickup at Saturday's match at Children's Mercy Park. Fans can shop a limited assortment of items between now and then, including the  men’s Vineyard Vines Winstead stripe polo, the women’s Vineyard Vines Westerly fleece vest and the SPORTING Diagonal Stripe scarf of the match. The SportingStyle Pop-In Store in the Budweiser Brew House at Children's Mercy Park will also be open today through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Follow @SportingStyle on Twitter and Instagram for sneak peeks of all the latest club apparel.

The Swope Park Rangers (1-5-2, 5 points) will continue their USL Championship campaign on Sunday, hosting Atlanta United 2 (3-5-2, 11 points) at 4 p.m. CT with a live stream on ESPN+. Tickets for the match at Children's Mercy Park are available at SeatGeek.com and the stadium's east box office on matchday.

Sporting midfielder Gianluca Busio and forward Tyler Freeman helped the United States U-17 Men's National Team qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 3-0 quarterfinal victory over Panama on Sunday in the Concacaf U-17 Championship at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Having reached the tournament semifinals, the United States will be one of four Concacaf representatives at the U-17 World Cup later this year in Brazil.

Having punched their World Cup tickets, the USA U-17s will now aim to win the Concacaf U-17 Championship for the first time since 2011, facing Canada at 4:30 p.m. CT Tuesday in the semifinals. The match will stream live in English on the Concacaf Facebook page while airing in Spanish on Univision Deportes. Should the Americans prevail, they will meet either Mexico or Haiti in Thursday's final.

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 Sporting midfielder Benny Feilhaber and Vancouver head coach Marc Dos Santos, who previously managed the Swope Park Rangers in 2016.

The Sporting KC Academy U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will continue their playoff pushes Saturday in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy tripleheader against the Dallas Texans at Swope Soccer Village. The U-15s will kick off at 10 a.m. CT, followed by the U-17s at noon and the U-19s at 2:15 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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