Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: July 15-21, 2019

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Mon., July 15   Tickets: FC Bayern vs. AC Milan in Kansas City on July 23
    Sign up: Sports Trivia Night at No Other Pub on July 31
Tue., July 16 7pm The Sporting KC Show Podcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Wed., July 17 7pm Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic at Children's Mercy Park
(ESPN+)
Thu., July 18   Voting opens for MLS WORKS Community MVP
Sat., July 20 12am Matchday mobile orders open at SportingStyle.com
  12:30pm Sporting KC Fantasy Experience at Pinnacle
  6pm Rangers at Ottawa Fury FC
(ESPN+)
  7pm Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM, 1480 AM)
  7:20pm #SKCvDAL Pregame: Sporting Legends induction for Josh Wolff
  7:30pm Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM, 1480 AM)
  8:30pm #SKCvDAL Halftime: Sporting KC Media Game
  9:30pm Sporting KC postgame shows
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM)
Sun., July 21 11am Sporting KC Fantasy Experience at Children's Mercy Park
  1:30pm Meet & Greet with Gianluca Busio at Price Chopper
(7201 W. 151st St., Overland Park, KS)

Sporting Kansas City (6-7-7, 25 points) cruised to a second straight victory on Saturday with a 3-0 result at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, moving within four points of playoff positioning in the Western Conference.

Manager Peter Vermes' men will look to continue their winning ways this Saturday when FC Dallas (8-8-5, 29 points) visits Children's Mercy Park for a 7:30 p.m. CT kickoff. Tickets for the pivotal matchup remain available at SeatGeek.com, and the first 7,500 fans through the stadium gates will receive a free pair of sunglasses courtesy of Mark One Electric. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as former Kansas City great and current U.S. Men's National Team assistant coach Josh Wolff will be inducted into the Sporting Legends hall of honor during a pre-match ceremony. The annual Sporting KC Media Game will also take place at halftime, featuring media members from across the Kansas City area.

FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO will provide three hours of live coverage on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. CT, while Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM will air live radio broadcasts. The Final Whistle postgame show will also air immediately afterward on 810 WHB.

On Saturday morning, SportingStyle will open matchday mobile orders for that evening's game between Sporting and FC Dallas. Fans will have the opportunity to place mobile orders through halftime by visiting SportingStyle.com, with pickup on the Toyota Plaza remaining open until after the game. 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. CT. 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 Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine will recap the victory in Vancouver, hear from a Sporting KC guest and preview Saturday's showdown against FC Dallas.

The Swope Park Rangers (2-9-6, 12 points) will commence the second half of their 2019 USL Championship campaign with two matches this week, first hosting expansion side Hartford Athletic (3-12-4, 13 points) at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday at Children's Mercy Park. Tickets for the game are available at SeatGeek.com as former Sporting KC captain Jimmy Nielsen returns to Kansas City as Hartford's head coach. The Rangers will then travel north of the border to visit Ottawa Fury FC (7-3-8, 29 points) at 6 p.m. CT Saturday at TD Place Stadium. Both SPR contests will stream live on ESPN Plus.

Voting for the 2019 MLS WORKS Community MVP will open Thursday, featuring 24 finalists representing the 24 clubs in Major League Soccer. Fans can visit MLSworkscmvp.com starting Thursday to learn about each of the finalists and cast their vote.

The inaugural Sporting Kansas City Fantasy Experience, a two-day adult camp created by Sporting Manager Peter Vermes, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Pinnacle and Children's Mercy Park. The Fantasy Experience will treat participants to a comprehensive professional soccer excursion, including a scrimmage at world-class Children’s Mercy Park, training and recovery sessions at Pinnacle, happy hour celebrations and exclusive tours of Sporting’s world-class facilities. Campers will also spend time in Sporting players’ private quarters within Pinnacle, receiving a personal locker and access to spaces such as the Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine gymnasium. For more information, visit SportingKC.com/fantasyexperience.

Sporting midfielder Gianluca Busio will participate in a meet and greet at Price Chopper in Overland Park, Kansas (7201 W. 151st St.) from 1:30-3 p.m. CT on Sunday. The appearance includes photo and autograph opportunities with the 17-year-old U.S. youth international, who earlier this season became the youngest player in MLS history to score in consecutive league matches.

German champions FC Bayern and Italian powerhouse AC Milan will square off in a 2019 International Champions Cup showdown next Tuesday, July 23, at Children's Mercy Park. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT and tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com as two of the most storied clubs in the world go head-to-head in Kansas City, Kansas.

Sports fans will have the opportunity to play for prizes and test their trivia knowledge against Sporting players on Wednesday, July 31, when No Other Pub hosts Sports Trivia Night in conjunction with the 2019 MLS All-Star Game. Teams of 2-4 players will go head-to-head, competing for a variety of great prizes including VIP experiences at Children’s Mercy Park, match tickets, autographed SportingStyle merchandise and more. Sports Trivia Night participants will be quizzed on a wide range of sports topics, not just soccer. Team registration is now open for players of all ages at SportingKC.com/TriviaNight.

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