Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: July 29 - Aug. 4, 2019

DATE TIME (CT) EVENT
Tue., July 30 4pm MLS Homegrown Team (Gianluca Busio) vs. Chivas U-20s
(Twitter.com, TUDN)
  7pm The Sporting KC Show Podcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Wed., July 31 1pm Voting closes for 2019 MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest
  1:30pm USA U-17s (Tyler Freeman) vs. Orange County SC
  6pm Sports Trivia Night at No Other Pub
  7pm MLS All-Stars (Graham Zusi) vs. Atletico Madrid
(FS1, UniMas)
Sat., Aug. 3 7pm Rangers vs. Nashville SC
(ESPN+)
Sun., Aug. 4 8am USA U-15s (Cisneros, Pukstas) vs. Haiti U-15s
  8:30pm #SEAvSKC watch party at No Other Pub
  9pm Sporting KC at Seattle Sounders FC
(FS1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM, 1480 AM)
  11pm The Final Whistle postgame show on Sports Radio 810 WHB

Sporting Kansas City (6-9-7, 25 points) took a 3-1 loss at New York City FC last Friday and will look to bounce back Sunday when the club visits CenturyLink Field to battle Seattle Sounders FC (11-6-5, 38 points) at 9 p.m. CT. The Western Conference clash will be televised live nationally on FS1 and FOX Deportes, while Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM will air local radio broadcasts. Supporters can also stream the match live on FOX Sports GO with The Final Whistle postgame show airing immediately afterward on 810 WHB.

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 (1370 Grand Blvd.), serving as the flagship hub for Sporting in the heart of downtown. From 8:30 p.m. CT until the final whistle, No Other Pub will offer $4 Bud Light drafts, $5 Coronas and select food specials.

Sporting midfielder Gianluca Busio headlines a talented roster for the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer, which will see the league’s best young players square off against Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 Team on Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. The contest will kick off at 4 p.m. CT with an English-language live stream on Twitter.com and a Spanish telecast on TUDN.

A new episode of The Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut Tuesday night at 7 p.m. CT on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Host Nate Bukaty will look ahead to Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game, preview Sunday's match between Sporting and Seattle and welcome a Sporting KC guest to the program.

Sports fans will have the opportunity to play for prizes and test their trivia knowledge against Sporting players on Wednesday when No Other Pub hosts Sports Trivia Night in conjunction with the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target. Teams of 2-4 players will go head-to-head beginning at 6 p.m. CT, 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 remains open for players of all ages at SportingKC.com/TriviaNight.

Sporting defender Graham Zusi has returned to his hometown of Orlando for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on Wednesday at Exploria Stadium. The MLS All-Stars will face 10-time Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in the annual summer showcase, slated to kick off at 7 p.m. CT with live coverage on FS1 and UniMas. Zusi has received MLS All-Star recognition for the seventh time in his heralded career, tying club legend Preki for the most in Sporting history.

Voting for the 2019 MLS WORKS Community MVP is open through Wednesday at 1 p.m. CT, featuring 24 finalists representing the 24 clubs in Major League Soccer. Fans can visit MLSworkscmvp.com to vote for Sporting Kansas City representative Wendy Louque, who uses the platform of soccer to reach underserved youth throughout the metro area.

Sporting forward Tyler Freeman has been selected to the United States U-17 Men’s National Team for a 26-player training camp that runs through Aug. 7 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. As part of their training camp, the U.S. U-17s will face USL Championship side Orange County SC on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. CT at the Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine, California.

The Swope Park Rangers (3-10-6, 15 points) will play for their second straight home win on Saturday, hosting Nashville SC (10-5-5, 35 points) at Children's Mercy Park. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT and tickets are available at SeatGeek.com. The USL Championship Eastern Conference tilt will also stream live on ESPN Plus.

Sporting Kansas City Academy midfielder Rokas Pukstas and forward Osvaldo Cisneros have been selected to the United States roster for the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The USA will begin play in Group B on Sunday, facing Haiti at 8 a.m. CT, before rounding out the group stage next week against Guatemala and Suriname, respectively. The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout rounds, with the tournament championship slated for Sunday, Aug. 11.

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