(Aug. 5, 2013) -- Sporting Kansas City enters an international competition this week for the first time under Manager Peter Vermes as the team kicks off the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League with a trip to face Real Esteli FC in Esteli, Nicaragua on Wednesday. The match will kick off at 9 p.m. CT and air live on FOX Soccer Plus in the United States.
The midweek match-up, the first of four games in the group stage, comes three days before Sporting Kansas City hosts the New England Revolution at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Sporting Park. A limited number of tickets are available for the Eastern Conference clash and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Sporting Park Box Offices.
Sporting Kansas City will train at 10 a.m. CT today at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park (6310 Lewis Rd., Kansas City, MO) before departing for Nicaragua on Tuesday. The team returns on Thursday and will train at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, immediately followed by Sporting Kansas City's weekly press conference at 12 p.m. CT at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park. All media are encouraged to attend for video, photo and interview opportunities.
The Sporting KC Show will air from 7-8 p.m. CT on Tuesday on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Hosts Callum Williams and Andy Edwards will discuss all the latest developments around Sporting Kansas City and Major League Soccer. Fans can join the discussion by calling 913-3-810-810.
On Thursday, Sporting Kansas City defender Seth Sinovic will make a special appearance from 6-7:30 p.m. CT at Rally House (8650 N Boardwalk Ave.) in Kansas City, MO. The fourth-year professional and Kansas City native will meet fans, sign autographs and take photos inside the store.
Mon., Aug. 5 10am Sporting KC Training at Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park
Tue., Aug. 6 7pm Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB
Wed., Aug. 7 9pm CCL: Sporting KC vs. Real Esteli FC in Esteli, Nicaragua
Thur., Aug. 8 6pm Seth Sinovic at Rally House (8650 N Boardwalk Ave.)
Fri., Aug. 9 10am Sporting KC Training at Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park
12pm Sporting KC Weekly Press Conference at Sporting Club Training Center
Sat., Aug. 10 7:30pm MLS: Sporting KC vs. New England Revolution at Sporting Park