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April 22, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Sporting Kansas City News Release

After a three-match homestand, Sporting Kansas City is now set to play three straight away matches beginning this Saturday against Minnesota United FC. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT at Allianz Field in St. Paul and the Western Conference match-up will stream live on Apple TV for MLS Season Pass subscribers. Pub partners in the Sporting Pub Network will also show all of the action -- including a watch party at No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power and Light District -- and radio coverage will air locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SIGNING DAY : In partnership with Unified Sports and Special Olympics Kansas, The Victory Project and Sporting KC will welcome area athletes from local Unified Schools to Compass Minerals National Performance Center on Tuesday. The Unified Team will watch Sporting Kansas City train, eat a team lunch in the Great Hall, be presented with their personalized jerseys from adidas, sign contracts alongside Sporting KC Academy Director Declan Jogi in the Media Studio and take professional photos to commemorate the occasion. Sporting KC defender Chris Rindov and forward Daniel Salloi will be in attendance for the festivities, as well as The Victory Project Executive Director Lexie Clark and representatives from Special Olympics Kansas.

EARTH WEEK DAY OF SERVICE: Sporting is teaming up with the Heartland Tree Alliance in partnership with Kansas City Parks and Recreation for a day of service during the week of Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting trees at Swope Soccer Village (6310 Lewis Rd., Kansas City, MO) in Swope Park on Wednesday. The club's front office staff will volunteer alongside Sporting KC players in support of Kansas City's initiative to plant 10,000 trees as part of an environmental effort to improve the urban tree canopy to enhance green spaces for a healthy, sustainable community. The day of service aligns with "Sporting Sustainability Month" during which Sporting KC will showcase the club's multi-faceted platform to reduce food waste, raise awareness for recycling and composting, renewable energy sources and water conservation.

Fans can take advantage of 20% off orders over $49 at until 10:59 p.m. CT on Tuesday with the code 20ASSIST (terms and exclusions apply), including Sporting Kansas City's new One Planet pre-match top in adult and youth sizes.

Major League Soccer's Primary Transfer Window, during which an MLS team may request the international transfer certificate of a player under contract in another country, will close on Tuesday. The Secondary Transfer Window is set to take place from July 18 to August 14. All in-season trades between MLS clubs that involve players must take place within these transfer windows.

A new episode of The Sporting KC Show will air from 7-8 p.m. CT this Wednesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB with co-hosts Jon Kempin and Blake Aerni previewing Saturday's match-up with Minnesota. The Sporting KC Show Podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes and , giving supporters a weekly destination to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.

New in 2024, Behind the Shield presented by Audi will be available after every match this season with the video series - produced by Sporting's full-time digital storytellers - providing fans with an immersive viewing experience highlighted by exclusive interviews and all-access footage from SKC players, trainings and matchdays. This week's BTS captures the sights and sounds from the club's rivalry rematch with St. Louis and will premier at noon CT on Thursday on and Sporting Kansas City's YouTube channel.

New spring sessions of Sporting Stripes and Sporting Stars , early childhood soccer programs for 2-8 year olds, will start on Saturday at The Soccer Lot (2525 Jefferson St.) in Kansas City, Missouri, and Homefield (2115 E. Kansas City Rd.) in Olathe, Kansas. The programs are offered on Saturday mornings for four weeks. For more information, visit

The Sporting KC Academy U-19s will continue their UPSL spring campaign at 3 p.m. CT this Saturday when the team hosts Emporia FC at Swope Soccer Village (6310 Lewis Rd.) in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, the Sporting KC Academy U-14s will host Real Colorado in MLS NEXT action at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday at Swope Soccer Village. Fans can follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for updates.

Coming off a 1-1 draw at MLS NEXT Pro leaders Ventura County FC, Sporting KC II return home to host MNUFC2 at 4 p.m. CT on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kansas. Tickets are available online at SeatGeek and the match-up will be streamed live on Fans can also follow @SportingKCII on Twitter for updates.

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