Looking back at the previous professional soccer matches in the city, you can understand their excitement:
- February 4th, 1996: Atlante (Mexico) 1, FC Linz (Austria) 1 at Arizona Stadium (8,500)
- March 18th, 1979: San Jose Earthquakes 3, Dallas Tornado 1 at Arizona Stadium (6,000)
- March 12, 1978: Dallas Tornado 2, Los Angelez Aztecs 0 at Arizona Stadium (4,000)
Those games brought international soccer stars like Manchester United teammates George Best and Alex Stepney, as well as Mexico National Team icons Jorge Campos and Hugo Sanchez. Now this weekend will feature three of Major League Soccer's newest Designated Players in Sporting KC striker Omar Bravo and the New York Red Bulls duo of Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez.
Action gets underway tonight at 7 p.m. CT when Sporting plays the NPSL's Arizona Sahuaros at Hi Corbett Field, followed by tomorrow's marquee match between Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls at 9 p.m. CT. We'll be hosting live chats with in-game updates for both, so join in and follow along right here on The Sporting Way.