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Soccer for the City

Sporting Kansas City and Sporting Brookside are proud to announce the renewal of their Academy Affiliate partnership, a partnership that continues to provide benefits, resources, and opportunities to players of all levels throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas.

Swope Soccer Village will serve as the home for Sporting Brookside and Sporting East. With six turf fields and three grass fields, this state-of-the-art facility will be the training site for all Sporting City East competitive teams. Sporting Brookside will continue to provide recreational practices, youth league play, and adult league play at Swope Soccer Village throughout the fall and spring seasons, as well as quality soccer programming for over 3200 soccer players, 200 volunteer coaches, and 75 referees every season.

“Sporting Brookside is elated to renew our partnership with Sporting Kansas City that will allow for us to continue to call the Swope Soccer Village home for the foreseeable future while supporting Sporting East’s competitive pathway,” said Nick Garcia, Sporting Brookside Executive Director. “Our new partnership will provide more opportunities for our young male and female players to grow and develop into the players they strive to be on and off the field.”

As an Academy Affiliate, Sporting Brookside and Sporting City East players and coaches will benefit from the best resources, education, and developmental opportunities both on and off the field, in addition to unparalleled access to Sporting Kansas City. These opportunities include player and coach education sessions, the Academy Affiliate All-Star Experience, Sporting Development League, Affiliate Market Experiences and more.

Sporting City East Pre-Tryout Camp will take place on June 5-7 and tryouts will be hosted on June 9-11 at Swope Soccer Village. Registration for Sporting City East’s Pre-Tryout Camp and Tryouts is now open. To learn more about the club and to register, visit

Sporting Brookside will open the 2023 Fall Recreational Soccer League registration platform in mid-June. Play will begin the weekend of Sept 8 & 9 for First Grade through High School, and Sept 16 for Pre-K and Kindergarten players. Visit for league details and to register.

ALL existing Brookside teams, coaches and players will have a home at Sporting City East should they choose to continue on the competitive pathway. ALL existing competitive players will be offered a roster spot on a team for the upcoming new competitive year.  An email offer from Sporting Brookside will come later this week with details on how to move forward and how the transition will play out. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Sporting City East, please reach out to Tammy Stauffer at .

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