🗣️ PRESEASON IS HERE. SOCCER IS BACK.
🔜 #SportingKC | @ChildrensMercy Preseason pic.twitter.com/ZTlZs3sQyL
Sporting Kansas City announced on Monday the club’s schedule and roster for the 2023 preseason presented by Children’s Mercy.
The team kicks off preseason training today in Phoenix, Ariz., where the club will be based from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8 and will return from Feb. 15-24 in preparation for the upcoming Major League Soccer season. Sporting’s preseason schedule is slated to feature five closed-door scrimmages as Sporting plays preseason matches in Arizona for a 14th consecutive season. For live coverage of the club’s five preseason exhibitions, fans can follow @SKCMatchday on Twitter.
*Originally scheduled for 1 p.m. CT
Sporting Kansas City’s full roster, including offseason acquisition Nemanja Radoja, will travel to Arizona. In addition, the club’s preseason training camp is currently slated to feature nine additional unsigned invitees with MLS SuperDraft pick Chris Rindov, a pair of Sporting KC II players, three Sporting KC Academy members and three unsigned trialists.
Note: 2023 MLS SuperDraft selection Stephen Afrifa will return to Florida International University for the spring semester of his senior year and will be placed on Sporting KC’s College Protected List.
Sporting Kansas City’s 2023 season will kick off in Portland with the earliest regular season match in club history on Saturday, Feb. 25 during MLS is Back opening weekend. The club’s highly-anticipated home opener is set for 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 11 against five-time MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy. Tickets are available online at SeatGeek.com and fans can also take advantage of the Home Opener Pack.
Welcome to 2023, fellas 🏜️#SportingKC | @ChildrensMercy Preseason pic.twitter.com/0Wr2fklly0