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MLS Announces 2024 Regular Season Schedule

December 20, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Sporting Kansas City News Release


Major League Soccer announced todaySporting Kansas City's full 34-match schedule for the 2024 MLS regular season, which will kick off in Houston against the reigning U.S. Open Cup champions with the earliest regular season match in club history on Saturday, Feb. 24 during MLS is Back opening weekend and will conclude 34 weeks later on Saturday, Oct. 19 again in Texas to face fellow MLS charter club FC Dallas on Decision Day.

Sporting Kansas City's home schedule in 2024 begins with the club's highly-anticipated home opener at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 2 against perennial Eastern Conference powers Philadelphia Union. The 2024 home slate features a total of 17 matches, highlighted by a dozen Saturday dates that include visits from reigning Leagues Cup champions Inter Miami CF - captained by eight-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi - on April 13 as well as a pair of home matches against regional rivals St. Louis CITY SC on April 20 and July 20 in the Soccer Capital of America. The club's regular season home finale will arrive on Oct. 5 against reigning MLS Golden Boot winner Denis Bouanga and Los Angeles FC.

Season tickets for Sporting Kansas City's 2024 campaign are available by calling 888-4KC-GOAL and feature exclusive benefits, including a subscription to MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and complimentary away match tickets - including road trips to play MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew on June 22 and St. Louis CITY SC on Sept. 28. Sporting also offers a variety of ticket packages and promotions including the Home Opener Packas well as the My Five ticket contest.

In addition,single-match ticketsfor Sporting Kansas City's home matches at Children's Mercy Park in March, April and May are now on sale via SeatGeekwith the exception of the club's April 13 home match against Inter Miami CF. College students can also secure $15 tickets to the club's first three home matches in March with the return of the popular Sporting U Pass in 2024.

Led by Manager Peter Vermes and captain Johnny Russell, Sporting will face 11 clubs in the Western Conference twice - once home and once away - while having the opportunity to play the team's two closest geographic rivals, Minnesota United FC and St. Louis CITY SC, three times each in 2024. The remaining fixtures come against six of the Eastern Conference's 15 teams with match-ups against Philadelphia, Toronto, Miami, Columbus, Orlando and the New York Red Bulls.

Sporting KC 2024 Regular Season Schedule

Home games in caps; subject to change

DATE OPPONENT TIME CT (TV)

Saturday, Feb. 24 at Houston Dynamo FC 7:30

Saturday, March 2 PHILADELPHIA UNION 7:30

Saturday, March 9 at Los Angeles FC 9:30

Saturday, March 16 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 7:30

Saturday, March 23 LA GALAXY 7:30

Saturday, March 30 at Toronto FC 6:30

Sunday, April 7 PORTLAND TIMBERS 12:30 (FOX)*

Saturday, April 13 INTER MIAMI CF 7:30

Saturday, April 20 ST. LOUIS CITY SC 7:30

Saturday, April 27 at Minnesota United FC 7:30

Saturday, May 4 at Real Salt Lake 8:30

Saturday, May 11 HOUSTON DYNAMO FC 7:30

Saturday, May 18 at Austin FC 7:30

Saturday, May 25 at Portland Timbers 9:30

Wednesday, May 29 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 7:30

Saturday, June 1 at Minnesota United FC 7:30

Saturday, June 8 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 7:30

Saturday, June 15 at LA Galaxy 9:30

Wednesday, June 19 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30

Saturday, June 22 at Columbus Crew 6:30

Saturday, June 29 AUSTIN FC 7:30

Thursday, July 4 at Colorado Rapids 8:30

Sunday, July 7 FC DALLAS 7:30

Saturday, July 13 at San Jose Earthquakes 9:30

Wednesday, July 17 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 9:30

Saturday, July 20 ST. LOUIS CITY SC 7:30 (FS1)*

Saturday, Aug. 24 ORLANDO CITY SC 7:30

Saturday, Sept. 7 at New York Red Bulls 6:30

Sunday, Sept. 15 at Seattle Sounders FC 6:00 (FS1)*

Wednesday, Sept. 18 COLORADO RAPIDS 7:30

Saturday, Sept. 21 MINNESOTA UNITED FC 7:30

Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Louis City SC 7:30

Saturday, Oct. 5 LOS ANGELES FC 7:30

Saturday, Oct. 19 at FC Dallas 8:00

*Matches to also air on FOX Deportes

Following a record-setting first year of a 10-year partnership with Apple, all of the MLS action in 2024 returns to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. Available in more than 100 countries and regions and offering the most expansive and accessible programming lineup ever, MLS Season Pass is the first global streaming service to offer every match across a professional league in one dedicated destination. Fans can enjoy every MLS game with no blackouts and more in-depth coverage and analysis than ever before on billions of devices through the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, game consoles, and online at tv.apple.com.

MLS Season Pass also features an array of exclusive on-demand content in addition to MLS 360, the four-hour live whip-around show providing live look-ins from every match alongside expert analysis and discussion, and MLS Wrap-Up, featuring full recaps and postgame coverage of all the matchday action in English and Spanish.

Beyond the MLS regular season, MLS All-Star Game 2024 presented by Target will be played on July 24 in Columbus, Ohio and the Audi 2024 MLS Cup Playoffs will conclude with MLS Cup presented by Audi on Dec. 7. In addition, all 47 clubs in MLS and LIGA MX will participate in Leagues Cup 2024 from July 26 to Aug. 25.

In preparation for the upcoming campaign, Sporting KC will begin the club's 2024 preseason on Jan. 13 when players report to Kansas City for entrance physicals, testing and meetings. The team will travel to Coral Gables, Florida from Jan. 14-31 and Feb. 4-17 for preseason training and matches.

The 2024 MLS season will feature several new initiatives approved by Major League Soccer's Board of Governors last week. For more information, visit MLSsoccer.com.

Off-Field Treatment Rule

The Off-Field Treatment Rule allows medical professionals time to assess and treat players off the field of play in a less pressurized environment.

If a player with a suspected injury remains on the ground for more than 15 seconds, the referee will stop play and wave the medical crew onto the field to evaluate the player. When safe, the player will be removed from the field and remain off the field for a minimum of two minutes for further assessment and treatment.

Exceptions to the Off-Field Treatment Rule include instances of potential head injury, goalkeeper injuries, serious medical events, and fouls resulting in yellow or red cards.

Timed Substitution Rule

Maximizing effective match time, the Timed Substitution Rule requires that a substituted player exit the field within 10 seconds. Failure to exit from any point on the field within the 10 seconds will cause the incoming player to wait for a 60-second holding period, before entering the game at the next stoppage. During the holding period and prior to the substitute entering, the team will play down a player. Exceptions to the rule include injury and goalkeeper substitutions.

In-Stadium VAR Announcements

Pending International Football Association Board approval, VAR decisions will be announced by the referee to fans in stadium and viewers at home.

Stoppage Time Clock

Scoreboard, videoboards, and/or stadium clocks will run until the completion of each half, including any additional time at the end of either the first or second half.

Return To Play Equity

Opposing players that simultaneously incur head injuries requiring off-field treatment, who are subsequently cleared to return to play, will return to the game at the same time, once both medical evaluations have been completed.


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