Sporting KC Weekly Schedule: Sept. 9-14, 2013

By: Sporting, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: Sporting, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

(September 9, 2013) -- Following a 3-0 victory on Saturday, Sporting Kansas City remains in a three-way tie for first place in the Eastern Conference entering the team's off week in Major League Soccer. The club's next match comes on Tuesday, Sept. 17 against Nicaragua's Real Esteli FC in CONCACAF Champions League action at Sporting Park.
A limited number of tickets remain available for the match and can be purchased online at or at the Sporting Park box offices. Due to CONCACAF regulations, standing room only tickets will not be sold for CONCACAF Champions League matches.
Sporting Kansas City will train at 10 a.m. CT on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park (6310 Lewis Rd., Kansas City, MO). All media are encouraged to attend for video, photo and interview opportunities.
On Tuesday, defender Chance Myers will make a special appearance at the Rally House (18701 E. 39th St. S) in Independence, Mo. from 6-7:30 p.m. CT. Myers -- the League's No. 1 overall draft pick in 2008 out of UCLA -- will meet fans, sign autographs and take photos inside the store.
Graham Zusi and the U.S. Men's National Team will take on CONCACAF rivals Mexico at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Zusi has 15 appearances for the United States and has played in nine of the team's last 10 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The match will air live on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas.
Sporting Park, which will host the U.S. MNT's final home FIFA World Cup Qualifier on Oct. 11, welcomes the three-day Flatlands Country Music Festival beginning with a free show on Thursday headlined by the Charlie Daniels Band. Doors open at 2 p.m. CT on Friday and Saturday with Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Darius Rucker among the award-winning artists to take the stage. Tickets are available, starting at $59 for single-day general admission, by visiting Follow @FlatlandsFest on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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