Open Game Thread: Chivas USA Vs. Sporting KC - MLS First Kick 2011 Edition

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It's been a long, long while since we've had a Sporting Kansas City (actually, it's never happened under that particular namesake) game to get pumped up for. Tonight, the club formerly known as the Wizards take on Chivas USA in each club's 2011 season opener. It's been 147 long, torturous days since our beloved Kansas City club last took the field in Major League Soccer action. That last time - a 4-1 thumping of San Jose Earthquakes in the 2010 season finale. Here's to hoping for much more of the same success tonight out on the west coast.

Pregame Coverage

MLS First Kick 2011: Other Season Openers For Sporting KC Fans To Watch

MLS First Kick 2011: Sporting KC Kickoff Against Chivas USA, Jimmy Conrad

Three Questions: Chivas USA Vs. Sporting KC - MLS First Kick 2011 Edition

MLS First Kick 2011: Sporting KC Season Storylines

MLS 2011 Preview: Sporting Kanas City Has Sights Set On Playoffs - SBNation.com

The big KC Cauldron watch party is at Johnny's Tavern (1310 Grand Blvd.) Power&Light District location in downtown Kansas City, MO. There should be a couple hundred rabid Sporting KC fans there tearing it up for their team's MLS First Kick 2011 kickoff. But, for those of you watching from the comforts of home tonight, come inside and join Andy Edwards of The Daily Wiz, and (hopefully) a few of its readers for what's known around these parts as an Open Game Thread. We'll be discussing tonight's action live, as it happens on the field.

All you need to do is sign up for an SB Nation account, which can be done here. That account and screenname are good for all 300 of the network's sites, many of which are team-specific. Meaning, you're a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks, Missouri Tigers, etc.? There's sites for each one of those teams, including all NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL teams if that's your thing, plus about 100 college team sites. Once you've done that, simply agree to join the membership here at TDW, and you're in!

Also, take this chance to follow The Daily Wiz on Twitter, and "Like" us on Facebook, too. That way you can keep up with all news, information and analysis that is SKC.

"I LOVE KANSAS CITY; SPORTING KANSAS CITY"

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