Summer of Soccer: Kansas City to host slew of international talent

Copa America, Women’s Cup bring top teams to Kansas City

NWSL: Bay FC at Kansas City Current

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2026 FIFA World Cup is officially two years away, but soccer fans don’t have to wait until then to see the world’s best playing here in the Heartland. 

Four major international soccer tournaments are coming to Kansas City this summer. 

To kick things off, Kansas City will host Copa America matches for the first time, including a prime time showdown between the US and Uruguay at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.  

As part of the The Women’s Cup and the inaugural NWSL x Liga MX Femenil Summer Cup, five teams from four different countries are headed to CPKC Stadium to face off against the KC Current, one of the hottest teams in women’s soccer.  

Tickets are already on sale to see the KC Current, Sporting KC and the USMNT take on the world in this international summer of soccer. 

Don't miss this chance to see the world's best playing in the heart of Kansas City! 

Copa America  

Copa America is the oldest national team tournament in the world, and Kansas City is one of 13 host cities—the only one in the Midwest. 

Tickets are already on sale for both marquee matchups: 

NWSL x Liga MX Femenil Summer Cup 

The inaugural Summer Cup will feature all 14 NWSL clubs and six LIGA MX Femenil teams. Of the top five group winners, the top four will advance to the semifinals in August.  

Fans can snag a Summer Cup 3-Pack to cheer on the Current at all three matches at CPKC Stadium:  

  • KC Current vs Houston Dash – 7 p.m. July 20 

  • KC Current vs Pachuca – 7 p.m. July 27  

  • KC Current vs Tigres UANL – 7 p.m. Aug. 1   

Leagues Cup 

There are even more prime time matchups in store this summer when the 2024 Leagues Cup comes to Children’s Mercy Park. 

Sporting KC will host the Chicago Fire and 10-time LIGA MX champions Deportivo Toluca FC. Tickets are already on sale for these matches:  

  • Sporting vs Chicago Fire – 8 p.m. July 28 

  • Sporting vs Toluca FC – 8 p.m. Aug. 5 

The Women’s Cup 

The Current are also set to host even more teams from around the globe in the Women’s Cup.  

The tournament will also feature the 2023 African Champion Mamelodi Sundowns, 2023 Copa de la Reina Champion Atlético de Madrid, and Japanese powerhouse INAC Kobe Leonessa. 

Fans can grab an All-Tournament Pass to catch all the action:  

  • Atlético de Madrid vs INAC Kobe – 5 p.m. Aug. 14 

  • KC Current vs Mamelodi Sundowns – 8 p.m. Aug. 14  

  • 3rd Place Match – 5 p.m. Aug. 17  

  • Women’s Cup Final – 8 p.m. Aug. 17 

With KC Current tickets in high demand, these international tournaments promise the chance for even more visitors to experience top-tier soccer at CPKC Stadium, the first stadium purposely built for women’s professional soccer.  

Kansas City will welcome fans from across the region and around the world during this international summer of soccer.  

 

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