Sporting Kansas City announced on Monday the club’s schedule and roster for the 2022 preseason, presented by Children’s Mercy.

The team kicks off preseason training today in Phoenix, Ariz., where the club will be based for the next five weeks in preparation for the upcoming Major League Soccer season. Sporting’s preseason schedule is slated to feature six exhibitions, beginning with a closed-door scrimmage against the U.S. Men’s National Team on Jan. 21, as Sporting plays preseason matches in Arizona for a 13th consecutive season.

Sporting Kansas City will compete in the Desert Showcase presented by Visit Tucson with a Jan. 29 match versus the Colorado Rapids at Kino North Stadium. Tickets for the match-up, featuring sides that each reached the Western Conference semifinals in the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs, start at $17 and can be ordered online.

Sporting’s four preseason matches in February will see the club play two MLS opponents and two teams from the second-division USL Championship. SKC will face the Portland Timbers on Feb. 3 before tune-ups against El Paso Locomotive FC on Feb. 9 and Phoenix Rising FC on Feb. 12. The preseason campaign will come to a close with a trip to Austin, Texas, to take on Toronto FC in the team’s preseason finale on Feb. 19.

For live coverage of the club’s final five preseason friendlies, supporters can follow @SKCMatchday on Twitter. Additional details regarding live streams, fan attendance and media access at preseason matches will be forthcoming as finalized by host venues and participating teams.

Sporting KC 2022 Preseason Schedule (subject to change)
Sporting KC 2022 Preseason Schedule (subject to change)
Date
Time (CT)
Opponent
Location
Friday, Jan. 21
12 p.m.
US Men's National Team
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Jan. 29
5 p.m.
Colorado Rapids
Tucson, Ariz.
Thursday, Feb. 3
12 p.m.
Portland Timbers
Phoenix, Ariz.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
12 p.m.
El Paso Locomotive FC
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 12
5:30 p.m.**
Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 19
3 p.m.
Toronto FC
Austin, Texas

**Originally scheduled for 12 p.m. and temporarily rescheduled to 6 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City opens preseason with the club’s full first-team roster, including Designated Players Gadi Kinda and Alan Pulido as they each rehab from offseason knee surgeries.

In addition, Sporting is currently joined by Sporting KC II players Aljaz Dzankic and Jahon Rad, Sporting KC Academy players Coby Jones, Michael Lenis and Ryan Reid, MLS SuperDraft selections Esai Easley and Brett St. Martin and finally unsigned trialists Ethan Bandre and Spencer Glass.

2022 Sporting KC Preseason Roster (as of January 17, 2022)
2022 Sporting KC Preseason Roster (as of January 17, 2022)
#
Player
Position
Age
1
John Pulskamp
Goalkeeper
20
2
Ben Sweat
Defender
30
3
Andreu Fontas
Defender
32
5
Nicolas Isimat-Mirin
Defender
30
6
Uri Rosell
Midfielder
29
7
Johnny Russell
Forward
31
8
Graham Zusi
Defender
35
9
Alan Pulido
Forward
30
10
Gadi Kinda
Midfielder
27
11
Khiry Shelton
Forward
28
12
Kortne Ford
Defender
25
13
Michael Lenis**
Defender
18
15
Roger Espinoza
Midfielder
35
17
Jake Davis
Midfielder
20
18
Logan Ndenbe
Defender
21
19
Grayson Barber
Forward
21
20
Daniel Salloi
Forward
25
21
Felipe Hernandez
Midfielder
23
22
Kendall McIntosh
Goalkeeper
27
23
Tyler Freeman
Forward
19
24
Kayden Pierre
Defender
18
25
Ozzie Cisneros
Midfielder
17
26
Ryan Reid**
Forward
15
27
Coby Jones**
Defender
18
28
Cam Duke
Midfielder
20
29
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
35
31
Esai Easley^
Defender
21
32
Jose Mauri
Midfielder
25
33
Brett St. Martin^
Defender
22
48
Kaveh Rad
Defender
20
50
Aljaz Dzankic*
Defender
19
54
Remi Walter
Midfielder
26
55
Ethan Bandre^^
Goalkeeper
23
80
Spencer Glass^^
Defender
23
84
Jahon Rad*
Midfielder
20

Sporting KC II Player_
*
_Sporting KC Academy Player
^Unsigned MLS SuperDraft Selection
^^Unsigned Trialist

Led by Manager Peter Vermes and captain Johnny Russell, Sporting will begin the team's 27th season on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Atlanta United FC inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the earliest regular season match in club history airing live on FS1. The club's highly anticipated home opener then arrives on Saturday, March 5 against longtime rivals Houston Dynamo FC with kick off set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Univision.

Season tickets for Sporting Kansas City's 2022 campaign and several 2022 ticket packages and promotions are available by calling 888-4KC-GOAL or visiting SportingKC.com.