When Sporting Kansas City hosts Austin FC on Saturday afternoon, ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase the club's new commemorative book.
"One Club: The First 25 Years of Major League Soccer in Kansas City" will be available Saturday at all SportingStyle locations inside Children's Mercy Park. The hardback book is $25 for Season Ticket Members and $40 for non-STMs.
The Western Conference clash between Sporting and Austin FC will kick off at 2 p.m. CT and tickets are available at SeatGeek.com.
"One Club" chronicles the modest beginnings and meteoric rise of Sporting KC through the lens of club legends and passionate supporters alike. Featuring untold stories, anecdotes and interviews with many of the players, coaches and fans who shaped the course of soccer in Kansas City, "One Club" brings to life Sporting’s remarkable evolution over the last 25 years.
"One Club" is the definitive story of Sporting KC—described by MLS Commissioner Don Garber as “one of the greatest turnaround stories” in modern sports—presented in a coffee table book format. Filled with compelling features, illustrations and photographs from the team’s first two and a half decades, "One Club" is a collaborative work created by Sporting KC associates, supporters and soccer enthusiasts who have followed the club over time.
Prominent figures who reflect on their Kansas City journeys in "One Club" include Wizards legends (Preki, Mo Johnston, Tony Meola, Jimmy Conrad and Jimmy Nielsen), Sporting stars (Roger Espinoza, Graham Zusi, Tim Melia and Matt Besler) and current members of the Sporting KC technical staff (Peter Vermes, Kerry Zavagnin and Benny Feilhaber). The book also contains fascinating insight from Sporting Club ownership, MLS executives and longtime fans.