Sporting Kansas City Home Schedule
Sporting Kansas City’s 2019 season includes 17 home games at Children’s Mercy Park. They start the season on the road before hosting the Philadelphia Union (March 10) in their home opener. Other key matchups at home include a showdown with the defending champion Atlanta United FC (May 5), as well as rivalry games against Real Salt Lake (August 10) and Houston Dynamo (August 31).
Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park
Kansas City received one of the 10 foundational franchises that made up the newly formed Major League Soccer in the 1990s. Originally known as the Kansas City Wiz, they lengthened the name to Kansas City Wizards after their inaugural season in 1996.
The Wizards struggled for the first few years of their existence, but they turned things around after the hiring of head coach Bob Gansler. In Gansler’s first full season as coach in 2000, the Wizards won 12 consecutive games and won the MLS Supporters’ Shield as the league’s best regular-season team. They finished the year with a win in the MLS Cup final for their first championship.
After missing the playoffs two years in a row, the franchise was renamed Sporting Kansas City after the 2010 season, moved to Children’s Mercy Park the following season, and immediately returned to prominence. Since the rebrand, Sporting Kansas City has won another MLS Cup, won the U.S. Open Cup three times, and made the playoffs in every season.
Sporting Kansas City play in the Western Conference of MLS. They are joined by the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Los Angeles FC, FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Minnesota United FC, and Colorado Rapids.
Individual game tickets are available.
All game times are local and subject to change.