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Sporting KC 2019 Schedule released

Home schedule is pretty good but road trips will not be easy this year.

Besler is pumped for the new season! Or maybe it was for a goal last year.
Thad Bell

Major League Soccer announced the schedules for each team and Sporting Kansas City was no exception. Sporting KC’s full 2019 34-game schedule is out. The 2019 home opener is against the Philadelphia Union on March 10 and the last regular season match at Children’s Mercy Park will be September 29th versus the Portland Timbers. SKC will wrap up the regular season on October 6th at FC Dallas.

The home schedule is pretty good for Sporting KC in 2019, there will be nine Saturdays, five Sundays, two Wednesdays and one Thursday. Of the four games on the schedule in June, none of them are at home but of the six games in August there will four in Kansas City. Fortunately none of them will be afternoon games (of course times may change).

The road schedule is not friendly to traveling supporters this year. On the road they will play five Saturdays, eight Sundays, two Wednesdays and two Fridays. The three closest road trips are Colorado on Sunday March 17th, Minnesota on Wednesday September 25th and Dallas on Sunday October 6th.

Even with the MLS shrinking the length of the season and keeping the same number of games, the congestion is not too bad. At least when the regular season is taken into account it is not bad, with only two bad stretches. In late May SKC will host Seattle on the 26th, then the LA Galaxy on the 29th then traveling to Houston on June 1st. Three games in six days.

The other bad stretch is in August when Sporting KC will play four game in twelve days. At home against Salt Lake on the 10th, then at Orlando on the 14th. Then back home for San Jose on the 17th and Minnesota on the 22nd. It will be a good time to test the depth and conditioning of Peter Vermes’ squad.

Of course CONCACAF Champions League and U.S. Open Cup play will add additional congestion for Sporting KC as well.

Quick notes:

  • Sporting KC will face all the teams in the Western Conference twice, home and away and face each team in the Eastern conference once.
  • SKC will open the season on the road against LAFC the same team they last played in the last game of 2018. It is the sixth time SKC open against the last team they played in regular season.
  • MLS expansion side FC Cincinnati will be SKC’s sixth game of the year and third on the road. Sporting KC has handed the first loss to six different teams in their home stadiums and will be hoping to make it seven.
  • Atlanta United, LA Galaxy, Vancouver Whitecap and the Columbus Crew have all recently added new/old managers. Former SKC asistant and Swope Park head coach Marc Dos Santos will return to KC on May 18th.
  • Former Sporting KC forward Diego Rubio is now in Colorado joining well traveled Kei Kamara as a new Rapids’ striker tandem. SKC will see them on March 17th in Colorado and then again back home in September.


Sunday, March 3 at LAFC 7:00 ESPN
Sunday, March 10 PHILADELPHIA UNION 2:00 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, March 17 at Colorado Rapids 8:00 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, March 30 MONTREAL IMPACT 2:00 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, April 7 at FC Cincinnati 2:00 ESPN
Sunday, April 14 NEW YORK RED BULLS 6:00 FS1
Saturday, April 20 at San Jose Earthquakes 9:00 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, April 27 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, May 5 ATLANTA UNITED FC 8:00 FS1
Sunday, May 12 at D.C. United 6:00 FS1
Saturday, May 18 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, May 26 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 5:00 FS1
Wednesday, May 29 LA GALAXY 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, June 1 at Houston Dynamo 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Friday, June 7 at Toronto FC 7:00 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, June 23 at Columbus Crew SC 6:30 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, June 29 at Real Salt Lake 9:00 FOX Sports KC
Wednesday, July 3 LAFC 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, July 6 CHICAGO FIRE 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, July 13 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 9:00 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, July 20 FC DALLAS 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Friday, July 26 at New York City FC 6:30 FS1
Sunday, Aug. 4 at Seattle Sounders FC 9:00 FS1
Saturday, Aug. 10 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Orlando City SC 6:30 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, Aug. 17 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Thursday, Aug. 22 MINNESOTA UNITED FC 8:30 ESPN
Saturday, Aug. 31 HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, Sept. 7 at Portland Timbers 9:30 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, Sept. 15 at LA Galaxy 9:00 FOX Sports KC
Saturday, Sept. 21 COLORADO RAPIDS 7:30 FOX Sports KC
Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Minnesota United FC 7:00 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, Sept. 29 PORTLAND TIMBERS 6:30 FOX Sports KC
Sunday, Oct. 6 at FC Dallas 3:00 FOX Sports KC
SKC 2019 Schedule