The Royals will have four 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions on hand when they play host to the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday.
Lauren Holiday, Becky Sauerbrunn, Amy Rodriguez and Heather O’Reilly of FC Kansas City are scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium just more than a month and a half after winning the World Cup in Canada. The first three are also defending National Women’s Soccer League champions for the Blues, who secured a playoff spot for the third straight season this weekend.
FC Kansas City will play its final home game of the regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday against the Washington Spirit at Swope Soccer Village. Holiday, who is retiring after the conclusion of the NWSL season, will have her jersey retired before the game. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and is the reigning U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.