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

The team kicked off preseason training on Jan. 17 in Phoenix, Ariz., for five weeks of preparation for the upcoming Major League Soccer season and already have three exhibition matches in the books: a closed-door scrimmage against the United States Men's National Team, a scoreless draw against the Colorado Rapids in the Desert Showcase and, most recently, a 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers with goals from Johnny Russell and Nicolas Isimat-Mirin.

Sporting's preseason match-up with El Paso Locomotive FC, originally scheduled for this Wednesday, will no longer be played. The club will have two additional preseason contests before returning to Kansas City, facing USL Championship hosts Phoenix Rising FC at 5:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 12 before closing the preseason campaign with a trip to Austin, Texas, to take on Toronto FC at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Saturday's match against Phoenix Rising FC will be live-streamed on SportingKC.com/Live and in the Sporting KC Mobile App. Nate Bukaty and Jacob Peterson will be on the call with the stream available to Sporting fans in Kansas and Missouri (excluding the St. Louis area per MLS policy).

Fans can also follow @SKCMatchday on Twitter for live updates for all Sporting Kansas City matches, including play-by-play coverage of the team's preseason finale against Toronto FC on Feb. 19.

Sporting KC 2022 Preseason Schedule (subject to change)
Date
Time (CT)
Opponent
Location
Friday, Jan. 21
12 p.m.
USMNT (closed)
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Jan. 29
5 p.m.
Colorado Rapids (0-0 draw)
Tucson, Ariz.
Thursday, Feb. 3
12 p.m.
Portland Timbers (2-2 draw)
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 12
5:30 p.m.
Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 19
3 p.m.
Toronto FC
Austin, Texas

Sporting Kansas City offseason additions Logan Ndenbe and Robert Voloder are now with the team in Arizona, while the club awaits the impending arrival of 20-year-old forward Marinos Tzionis.

In addition, a pair of Sporting KC Academy players are linking up with the squad in goalkeeper Matthew Hudson and midfielder Jayvin Van Deventer while freshly signed Sporting KC II forward Rauf Salifu has also reported to Arizona to train with the first team.

MLS SuperDraft selections Esai Easley and Brett St. Martin have returned to Kansas City for the start of Sporting KC II’s preseason, though Easley is recovering from an ankle injury sustained in Arizona. Also returning to Kansas City for SKC II preseason are midfielder Jahon Rad, trialist Ethan Bandre and Academy player Coby Jones. Sporting KC Academy player Ryan Reid has also returned to KC.

2022 Sporting KC Preseason Roster (as of February 7, 2022)
#
Player
Position
Age
1
John Pulskamp
Goalkeeper
20
2
Ben Sweat
Defender
30
3
Andreu Fontas
Defender
32
4
Robert Voloder
Defender
20
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
26
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
28
23
Tyler Freeman
Forward
19
24
Kayden Pierre
Defender
18
25
Ozzie Cisneros
Midfielder
17
26
Jayvin Van Deventer^^
Midfielder
18
27
Marinos Tzionis
Forward
20
28
Cam Duke
Midfielder
20
29
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
35
32
Jose Mauri
Midfielder
25
42
Rauf Salifu^
Forward
19
48
Kaveh Rad
Defender
20
50
Aljaz Dzankic^
Defender
19
54
Remi Walter
Midfielder
26
55
Matthew Hudson^^
Goalkeeper
16
80
Spencer Glass^
Defender
24

^Sporting KC II Player
^^Sporting KC Academy Player

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 at Children's Mercy Park 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.