Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: June 3-9, 2019

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., June 3   Fan voting now open for 2019 MLS All-Star Game
  1pm Sporting KC U-17s vs. Dallas Texans U-17s in Tulsa
  3pm Sporting KC U-19s vs. Dallas Texans U-19s in Tulsa
Tue., June 4 7pm Sporting KC Show Podcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Wed., June 5 7pm Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC
(ESPN+)
Fri., June 7 2pm Women's World Cup watch parties at No Other Pub
  5pm Sporting KC First Friday Block Party in Crossroads
  5:30pm Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO)
  6pm Sporting KC at Toronto FC
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 94.5 FM, 1480 AM)
  8pm Sporting KC postgame shows
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 94.5 FM)
Sat., June 8 8:30am The Victory Lap 5K Run & Walk at Children's Mercy Park
  9am King of the Court Futsal Tournament at Shawnee Park
  10am Women's World Cup watch parties at No Other Pub
  11am Hungary (Botond Barath & Krisztian Nemeth) at Azerbaijan
(ESPN3, WatchESPN)
  11am Liechtenstein (Nico Hasler) at Armenia
(ESPN3, WatchESPN)
  1:45pm Scotland (Johnny Russell) vs. Cyprus
(ESPN3, WatchESPN)
  4pm Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence
(ESPN+)
Sun., June 9 10am Women's World Cup watch parties at No Other Pub

Sporting Kansas City (3-5-6, 15 points) used a second-half strike from Yohan Croizet to earn a 1-1 draw at rivals Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Manager Peter Vermes' side will continue its month-long road swing Friday, venturing north of the border to meet Toronto FC (5-6-3, 18 points) in a 6 p.m. CT kickoff at BMO Field. FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO will provide three hours of live coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. CT, while ESPN 94.5 FM and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM will carry local radio broadcasts. The Final Whistle postgame show will also air immediately afterward on 94.5 FM.

In conjunction with the Toronto match, fans of all ages are invited to attend Sporting’s annual First Friday Party from 5-10 p.m. CT in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District (2020 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO), home to Sporting’s corporate office. Guests who RSVP to the free event at SportingKC.com/FirstFriday will be treated to complimentary snacks and beverages and receive a Sporting KC pint glass. The summer celebration will also serve as a watch party for Sporting’s match that evening, with a large outdoor screen showing the matchup for supporters in attendance. For more information about the event, click here.

Four Sporting players have traveled to Europe to join their respective national teams for the resumption of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying. An action-packed Saturday will see Botond Barath, Krisztian Nemeth and Hungary visit Azerbaijan at 11 a.m. CT, Nico Hasler and Liechtenstein visit Armenia at 11 a.m. CT, and Johnny Russell and Scotland host Cyprus at 1:45 p.m. CT. All three matches will stream live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

The Swope Park Rangers (1-6-4, 7 points) will play two USL championship home matches this week at Children's Mercy Park. SPR will host expansion side Loudoun United FC (2-4-3, 9 points) at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday and the Charlotte Independence (1-7-5, 8 points) at 4 p.m. CT Saturday, with tickets to both games available at SeatGeek.com or at the stadium's east box office on matchday. Both fixtures will also stream live on ESPN+.

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.

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. A Sporting KC guest will join the show as Bukaty and Augustine recap the Houston draw and look ahead to Friday's battle with Toronto FC.

Sporting fans and families of all ages are welcome to participate in The Victory Lap 5K Run & Walk this Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park. All funds raised from the inaugural event will go directly to The Victory Project, the philanthropic arm of Sporting Kansas City that helps children fighting cancer and all of life’s challenges. Registration is now open and includes a race T-shirt, a finisher scarf and a complimentary ticket to the Swope Park Rangers home match vs. Charlotte Independence at 4 p.m. CT that afternoon at Children’s Mercy Park. The Run & Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT, with participants starting and finishing inside the world-class stadium.

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 second tournament on Saturday at Shawnee Park in Kansas City, Kansas (S 7th St. & Shawnee 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 will qualify for a final playoff at Children’s Mercy Park, taking place before a Sporting Kansas City home game later this year.

Beginning Saturday and running through July 7, No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District (1370 Grand Blvd.,) will open early at 10 a.m. for every 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup matchday. No Other Pub will show 43 of the tournament's 52 matches on their 10-foot-by-15-foot cinema screen and surrounding HDTV screens, in addition to offering food, drink and gaming options for viewers. The Women's World Cup kicks off at 2 p.m. CT Friday as hosts France meet South Korea, while the defending champion U.S. Women's National Team will open its tournament campaign next Tuesday, June 11, in a 2 p.m. CT kickoff against Thailand.

Lastly, the Sporting Kansas City Academy U-15s, U-17s and U-19s will play their final matches of the 2018-19 U.S. Soccer Development Academy regular season this afternoon, facing the Dallas Texans in a doubleheader at the University of Tulsa. The U-17s will kick off at 1 p.m. CT before the U-19s take the field at 3 p.m. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates today and throughout the year.

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