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Sporting KC Players and Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

April 12, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Sporting Kansas City News Release

Earlier today, Sporting Kansas City teamed up with grocery partner, Price Chopper, to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Sporting KC players and staff.

"We are proud to help meet the needs of our partners at Sporting Kansas City," said Casie Broker, CMO of Price Chopper Enterprises. "We appreciate their commitment to our community and look forward to a great season."

For more information on receiving the vaccine at Price Chopper in the Kansas City area, click here.

MEDIA ASSETS: Photos and videos of Sporting KC players Roger Espinoza, Ilie Sanchez, Khiry Shelton and Graham Zusi receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are available to download here. For soundbytes from Manager & Sporting Director Peter Vermes, Espinoza and Zusi, click here.

All residents of Kansas and Missouri that are 16 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To date, over 4,500,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Kansas and Missouri combined.

For further data regarding the vaccine in Kansas, visit, while data on Missouri's vaccine rollout is available at

Sporting KC opens their 26th MLS season this weekend when the team travels to take on the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT on Bally Sports Kansas City.

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