Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: May 27 - June 2, 2019

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., May 27   Matchday pre-orders now open at SportingStyle.com
    Fan voting now open for 2019 MLS All-Star Game
Tue., May 28 7pm Sporting KC Show Podcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Wed., May 29 7pm Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO)
  7:30pm Sporting KC vs. LA Galaxy
(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)
    MSHSAA Girls Soccer State Championship at Swope (Class 1-2 semifinals)
Thu., May 30 2am Voting closes for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week (Johnny Russell)
    2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Draw
    MSHSAA Girls Soccer State Championship at Swope (Class 1 & 2 finals)
Fri., May 31   MSHSAA Girls Soccer State Championship at Swope (Class 3-4 semifinals)
Sat., June 1 9am King of the Court Futsal Tournament at Wyandotte High School
  7pm Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light
(FSKC, FS Midwest, FOX Sports GO)
  7:30pm Sporting KC at Houston Dynamo
(FSKC, FS Midwest, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM, 1480 AM)
  9:30pm Sporting KC postgame shows
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM)
    MSHSAA Girls Soccer State Championship at Swope (Class 3-4 finals)
Sun., June 2 10am Sporting KC U-15s vs. Solar SC U-15s at Swope
  12pm Sporting KC U-17s vs. Solar SC U-17s at Swope
  2:30pm Sporting KC U-19s vs. Solar SC U-19s at Swope

Sporting Kansas City (3-4-5, 14 points) used a Johnny Russell hat-trick to defeat Seattle Sounders FC (7-2-5, 26 points) in a 3-2 thriller on Sunday afternoon at Children's Mercy Park. Manager Peter Vermes' men will have little time to rest with two more MLS matches this week, including a highly anticipated home tilt with the third-place LA Galaxy (8-5-1, 25 points) at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Tickets for Wednesday's match at Children's Mercy Park are on sale at SeatGeek.com as Sporting celebrates Soccer For All, signifying that all fans are welcome to the club regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. The contest will also air live on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus, FOX Sports GO, Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM, with The Final Whistle postgame show immediately following on 810 WHB.

After battling the Galaxy, Sporting will hit the road for a Saturday showdown with rivals Houston Dynamo (7-3-2, 23 points) at BBVA Compass Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO, Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM. The Final Whistle postgame show will once again air afterward as Sporting aims to open the month of June on a winning note.

Russell's breathtaking second goal in Sunday's victory over Seattle is one of five nominees for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week. Fans can visit MLSsoccer.com to vote for Russell until the ballot closes at 2 a.m. CT Thursday morning.

Fan Voting for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game Fan XI presented by Target is now available online at SportingKC.com, through the free MLS app, and via the EA SPORTS “More Than a Vote” Challenge. Fan voting will run until 1:59 a.m. CT on June 14. The following Sporting players are eligible for fan voting: goalkeeper Tim Melia; defenders Matt Besler and Graham Zusi; midfielders Gianluca Busio, Felipe Gutierrez and Ilie Sanchez; and forwards Krisztian Nemeth and Johnny Russell.

SportingStyle has opened matchday pre-orders for pickup at Wednesday's match versus LA. Fans can shop a limited assortment of items between now and then, including the newly launched adidas Pride training top. The SportingStyle Pop-In Store in the Budweiser Brew House at Children's Mercy Park will also be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Follow @SportingStyle on Twitter and Instagram for sneak peeks of all the latest club apparel.

A new episode of The Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB with hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine. The duo will hear from a Sporting KC guest, recap Sunday's wild win over Seattle and look ahead to a pivotal slate of matches against LA and Houston.

Four-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion Sporting KC will learn their first opponent of the 2019 tournament on Thursday when U.S. Soccer announces all pairings for the U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round. The official draw will take place at Soccer House in Chicago, with 16 fourth-round matches tentatively set to take place Wednesday, June 12.

Players of all ages are invited to join Sporting for the club's annual King of the Court Futsal Tournament series presented by Raising Caines. Registration is now open at SportingKC.com for the first tournament on Saturday at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas (2501 Minnesota Ave.). The family-friendly event is free of charge and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT. Tournaments will be split into two age groups (13 and under, 14 and over) and the winning teams from each weekend in June will square off at Children’s Mercy Park before a Sporting Kansas City home game later this year.

Swope Soccer Village will host the 35th Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Girls Soccer State Championships from Wednesday through Saturday, featuring the semifinals, finals and consolation matches for Class 1, 2, 3 and 4. Visit MSHSAA.org for schedule information, including matchups, kickoff times and championship brackets.

Lastly, the Sporting Kansas City Academy U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will play their penultimate matches of the 2018-19 U.S. Soccer Development Academy regular season on Sunday, facing Solar Soccer Club in a tripleheader 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 2:30 p.m. All three matches are free and open to the public. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates this Sunday and throughout the year.

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