KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mark your calendars, Kansas City soccer fans.
The schedule for Sporting Kansas City’s group play games in the MLS is Back Tournament next month in Orlando has been announced.
Manager Peter Vermes’ squad opens Group D play Minnesota United at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.
Five days later, Sporting KC is back in action at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 17, against the Colorado Rapids.
SKC, which crushed its first two opponents and led the Western Conference standings when the season was halted in March, wraps up the group stage at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, against Real Salt Lake.
All three games, which will count in the regular-season standings, will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
The top two teams in each group and select third-place group finishers will advance to the knockout round, a 16-team tournament that will not count toward regular-season standings.