Sporting KC announces full 2020 preseason schedule

Updated on Jan. 21: Sporting KC's friendly on Feb. 12 will be against Columbus Crew SC. Previously, the opponent was listed as TBD.


Sporting Kansas City has announced the club's six-game schedule for the 2020 preseason, presented by Children's Mercy.

In addition to competing in the three-game Visit Tucson Sun Cup, Sporting will play three additional friendlies in the state of Arizona as the club prepares for the 2020 MLS campaign.

The first leg of Sporting's preseason will run from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1, highlighted by Saturday contests versus Phoenix Rising FC Trialists (Jan. 25) and fellow MLS outfit FC Cincinnati (Feb. 1). The second leg will span Feb. 8-23, with the Visit Tucson Sun Cup preceded by a friendly against Columbus Crew SC on Feb. 12.

Sporting will spend the entire preseason in Arizona, playing tune-up matches in Tempe, Tucson and Casa Grande. Tickets for the three Visit Tucson Sun Cup fixtures — Feb. 15 vs. Real Salt Lake, Feb. 19 vs. Phoenix Rising FC and Feb. 22 vs. New York Red Bulls — are on sale now at FCTucson.com.

Sporting KC 2020 Preseason Schedule

Date Opponent Time (CT) Location
Saturday, Jan. 25 Phoenix Rising FC Trialists Noon Casino Arizona Field;
Tempe, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 1 FC Cincinnati Noon Grande Sports World;
Casa Grande, Ariz.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 Columbus Crew SC 12:30pm Grande Sports World;
Casa Grande, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 15 Real Salt Lake ** 5pm Kino North Stadium;
Tucson, Ariz.
Wednesday, Feb. 19 Phoenix Rising FC ** 8pm Casino Arizona Field;
Tempe, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 22 New York Red Bulls ** 3pm Kino North Stadium;
Tucson, Ariz.

** 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup 

Celebrating its 25th season as a founding member of Major League Soccer, Sporting will kick off the 2020 MLS regular season on Feb. 29 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC before hosting the Houston Dynamo on March 7 in the club's highly anticipated home opener at Children's Mercy Park.

The best way to guarantee tickets for 2020 home matches at Children’s Mercy Park is to join the Sporting Kansas City family and become a Season Ticket Member. Several multi-game ticket packages for the 2020 season are also on sale now at SportingKC.com, including the limited-time Home Opener Pack that bundles the game on March 7 with two flex matches. Single-game tickets for the first half of Sporting’s home schedule will go on sale to the general public in the near future.

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