|Mon., Sept. 23||Open to fans: The Victory Project online auction|
|Tue., Sept. 24||5pm||eMLS and MLS WORKS: "24 Hours of FIFA 20"|
|6pm||Play The Pros FIFA 20 Launch Event at AT&T Store
(8801 Johnson Dr., Merriam, KS)
|7pm||Sporting KC Show Podcast on Sports Radio 810 WHB|
|Wed., Sept. 25||6:30pm||Rangers at Loudoun United FC (ESPN Plus)|
|6:30pm||#MINvSKC Watch Party at No Other Pub|
|6:30pm||Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO)
|7pm||Sporting KC at Minnesota United FC
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM, 1340 AM)
|9pm||Sporting KC postgame shows
(FSKC Plus, FSMW Plus, FOX Sports GO, 810 AM)
|11:59pm||Fan voting closes for 2019 Sporting Club Awards|
|Fri., Sept. 27||6pm||Pitch Black presented by Audi at Children's Mercy Park|
|Sat., Sept. 28||12pm||DA Cup: Sporting KC U-15s at Columbus Crew SC U-15s|
|2pm||DA Cup: Sporting KC U-19s at Columbus Crew SC U-19s|
|2pm||Play The Pros FIFA 20 Launch Event at AT&T Store
(6615 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS)
|4:30pm||DA Cup: Sporting KC U-17s at Columbus Crew SC U-17s|
|Sun., Sept. 29||12am||Matchday mobile orders open for #SKCvPOR|
|6pm||Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light
(FSKC, FSMW, FOX Sports GO)
|6:30pm||Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers
(FSKC, FSMW, FOX Sports GO, 94.5 FM, 1340 AM)
|8:30pm||Sporting KC postgame shows
(FSKC, FSMW, FOX Sports GO, 94.5 FM)
Following a 3-2 home loss to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Sporting Kansas City (10-14-7, 37 points) will now prepare for two Western Conference matches in the penultimate week of the 2019 MLS regular season. First up is a visit to regional rivals Minnesota United FC (14-10-7, 49 points) on Wednesday at the new Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT with three hours of live coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO. Listeners can also catch the action live on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM, with The Final Whistle postgame show immediately following on 810 WHB.
Fans of all ages are invited to the official watch party for Wednesday's match at No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District, featuring an all-inclusive buffet with bottomless domestic draft beers plus $4 Bud Light drafts, Corona bottles and Captain Morgan cocktails. No Other Pub will also conduct ticket giveaways for Sunday's match between Sporting and the Portland Timbers at Children's Mercy Park.
After battling Minnesota, Sporting will return to Kansas City for the club's 2019 home finale versus Portland (13-13-5, 44 points) on Sunday night. Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. CT matchup remain available at SeatGeek.com or by calling 888-4KC-GOAL to secure a Family 4 Pack, consisting of four tickets, four Coca-Cola products, four bags of chips and four hamburgers, hot dogs or chicken tender baskets. The first 5,000 fans through the stadium gates will also receive a free headband courtesy of match sponsor PNC Bank. FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO, ESPN 94.5 FM and La Grande 1340 AM will carry the game live, with pregame TV coverage starting at 6 p.m. CT.
On Sunday morning, SportingStyle will open matchday mobile orders for that evening's game against Portland. 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 match.
Sporting will host the club’s 2019 Pitch Black awards celebration on Friday at Children’s Mercy Park. Pitch Black, presented by Audi, will see fans join Sporting players, coaches and partners for an evening of drinks, dining and live entertainment on the pitch. Fans can click here to vote for the 2019 Sporting Club Awards in the categories listed below. Voting will close on Wednesday night.
- Most Valuable Player, presented by Audi
- Offensive Player of the Year, presented by Ivy investments
- Defensive Player of the Year, presented by Firedoor Solutions
- Goal of the Year
As part of September’s Kick Childhood Cancer program, eMLS has partnered with MLS WORKS to host “24 Hours of FIFA 20” on Tuesday, the highly anticipated pre-release date for FIFA 20. The charity stream will feature several eMLS players, including Sporting representative SKC Cissé, who will engage the gaming community in the KCC campaign while also providing sneak peeks of FIFA 20 game play.
In conjunction with the FIFA 20 pre-release, Sporting and AT&T will host an interactive Play The Pros FIFA 20 Launch Event on Tuesday and Saturday. Both occasions will see fans test their FIFA skills against select Sporting players, with Tuesday's event taking place at the AT&T Store in Merriam, Kansas (8801 Johnson Dr.) at 6 p.m. CT. Saturday's event will unfold at the AT&T Store at Corbin Park in Overland Park, Kansas (6615 W. 135th St.) at 2 p.m. CT.
A new episode of The Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT on Sports Radio 810 WHB with hosts Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Carter Augustine. The trio will hear from a Sporting guest, recap a busy weekend of MLS action and preview Sporting's upcoming matches against Minnesota and Portland.
Supporters can participate in The Victory Project's online auction today through Friday at 1 p.m. CT with a variety of autographed Sporting merchandise, framed memorabilia and VIP experiences up for bidding. All proceeds from the auction will benefit The Victory Project, the philanthropic arm of Sporting that helps children and families affected by pediatric cancer.
The Swope Park Rangers (5-16-7, 22 points) claimed their first road victory of the season on Saturday, ousting Charlotte Independence by a 3-0 scoreline. Riding a three-game shutout streak, head coach Paulo Nagamura's side will remain on the road to face Loudoun United FC (6-15-6, 27 points) at 6:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday at Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia. The USL Championship clash will stream live on ESPN Plus.
Three Sporting Kansas City Academy teams will continue their DA Cup campaigns on Saturday in a tripleheader against the Columbus Crew SC Academy at Crew SC Training Center in Obetz, Ohio. The U-15s will take the field at noon CT, followed by the U-19s at 2 p.m. and the U-17s at 4:30 p.m. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates this weekend and throughout the Development Academy season.