Monday, February 20, 2012

Sporting KC Reserve Schedule Released

Today, MLS released this year's reserve schedule for all teams. Once again Sporting is in the Central Conference, where they will play each of the other 5 teams home and away to give them a total of 10 games. Sporting though, has already announced one other reserve game, on their schedule on their team site.

The Swope Park Rangers open their season against Creighton University, 3 days after the season opener against DC United. They then kick off their "league" season a week later in Salt Lake against RSL. They play their next 4 games at home, all at LiveSTRONG Sporting Park.

The full team will then travel to Chicago on the weekend of May 12th, because the day after the first team plays the Fire, the reserves play the next morning. Double the games for a Cauldron road trip, as long as at least 1 bus is willing to leave Chicago around noon.

After the Chicago game, the Rangers play only 1 game in June, 1 in August, and 2 in September. Certainly a front loaded schedule for the reserves. Hopefully some other games get scheduled in there as well.

The best part of the schedule for me though, has to do with the times of the games in Kansas City. Of the 6 reserve games that they've announced, 5 of them are at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, and will be played in the evening. That means, should the games be open to the public (and I have no reason to believe that they won't, there's a greater likelihood of fans being able to attend.

Here is the team's schedule.

Date Opponent Local Time Location
Tuesday, March 13 CREIGHTON UNIV. 7:30pm LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Tuesday, March 20 at Real Salt Lake 11:00am RSL Training Field
Tuesday, March 27 HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:30pm LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Tuesday, April 10 CHICAGO FIRE 7:30pm LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Tuesday, April 24 COLORADO RAPIDS 7:30pm LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Tuesday, May 1 FC DALLAS 7:30pm LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Sunday, May 13 at Chicago Fire 10:00am Toyota Park Practice Field
Saturday, June 9 at Colorado Rapids 11:00am DSG Park Field 20
Tuesday, August 14 at Houston Dynamo 10:00am Houston Amateur Sports Park
Tuesday, September 11 REAL SALT LAKE 11:00am Sporting Club Training Center
Tuesday, September 25 at FC Dallas 7:30pm FC Dallas Stadium

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