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May 13, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Sporting Kansas City News Release

Sporting Kansas City will return to the road to face Austin FC at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Q2 Stadium in the Texas capital.

Saturday's showdown will be available to watch on Apple TV for MLS Season Pass subscribers and radio coverage will air locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM with live audio streams available in the Sporting KC App. Pub partners in the Sporting Pub Network will also show ATXvSKC -- including a watch party at No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power and Light District with food and drink specials for fans.

Fans can take advantage of free shipping orders over $24 at until 10:59 p.m. CT tonight with the code MLS24 (exclusions apply), including Sporting Kansas City spring arrivals in men's, women's and youth sizes.

Today is the deadline to register for the Sporting Kansas City 5v5 Fest, a one-day five-aside soccer festival for 1st and 2nd grade recreational teams as well as U8-U13 competitive teams on Saturday, May 25 at Central Bank Sporting Complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Proceeds from the tournament - which will feature a special appearance by a Sporting Kansas City player -- will support The Victory Project's Soccer Assist Grant and all teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three games.

The Sporting KC Academy U-15s and U-17s will conclude their participation in MLS NEXT Flex in Maryland on Tuesday. The U-15's will play the San Francisco Glens (12 p.m. CT ) while the U-17's will face Atlanta United (7:30 a.m. CT) with the winner automatically qualifying for the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs.

This weekend, the Sporting KC Academy U-19s will continue their UPSL spring campaign at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday when the team hosts Eagles Football Club at Swope Soccer Village (6310 Lewis Rd.) in Kansas City, Missouri. The U-14s (1 p.m. CT), U-15s (3 p.m. CT) and U-17s (1 p.m. CT) will travel to Oklahoma to play FC Dallas in a doubleheader on Sunday on the campus of the University of Tulsa. Fans can follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for updates.

The U.S. Men's Olympic Soccer Team will face Asian champion Japan at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, June 11 at Children's Mercy Park in the team's final preparation match before the USA heads to France for the 2024 Olympics and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Tuesday via SeatGeek . Sporting Kansas City Season Ticket Members currently have access to an exclusive pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets in advance.

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 dramatic win at Union Omaha as well as a disappointing defeat to the Houston Dynamo and will premier at noon CT on Thursday on and Sporting Kansas City's YouTube channel.

A new episode of The Sporting KC Show will air from 7-8 p.m. CT this Friday on Sports Radio 810 WHB with co-hosts Jon Kempin and Blake Aerni previewing Saturday's Western Conference clash against Austin FC. 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.

Coming off a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Colorado Rapids 2 on Sunday, Sporting KC II will also travel to Austin this week to play Austin FC II at 8 p.m. CT on Friday at Parmer Field in a rematch of last year's MLS NEXT Pro Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Frontier Division match-up will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and fans can also follow @SportingKCII on Twitter for updates.

For news, videos, photos and instant updates from the club, follow Sporting Kansas City on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and download the official Sporting KC app.

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