Sporting Kansas City will continue preparations for the 2013 Major League Soccer season on Thursday with the No. 14 overall selection in the first round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft in Indianapolis. Fans can watch the entire event live on SportingKC.com beginning at 11 a.m. CT or follow pick-by-pick on MLSSoccer.com.
Photos and video from the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday will be available via FTP for media use. Additionally, media are encouraged to submit all interview requests for Sporting Kansas City's draft selection to Alice Schroeder (913-302-1565) of the Sporting Kansas City communications department.
The team will hold their first training session of the 2013 season on Friday at the Kansas City Chiefs Indoor Practice Facility, located west of Arrowhead Stadium at the Truman Sports Complex. All media are encouraged to attend for video, interview and photo opportunities and will be allowed to enter the facility at 10:45 a.m. CT. Media members are asked to please park in the extended portion of the player lot on the west side of the practice facility and enter through the doors on the side of the practice field.
Please note: Friday's training will be the only media availability in Kansas City for Sporting KC players and coaches before the team departs for Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday for the first leg of their pre-season. All media members planning to attend Friday's practice are encouraged to contact Alice Schroeder (913-302-1565) of the Sporting Kansas City communications department in advance for assistance in facilitating media access.
Sporting Kansas City coverage will be available over the airwaves at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight when hosts Dave Borchardt and Andy Edwards go live from La Bodega in Leawood, Kan. for a special hour-long edition of The Sporting KC Show on Sports Radio 810 WHB, including an interview with midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the U.S. Men's National Team Camp in California. Fans are encouraged to call 913-3-810-810 to join the discussion.