The Full 90

Important dates for soccer fans in Kansas City this winter

With Sporting Kansas City's season firing up and the Missouri Comets clamoring for a playoff spot, it's going to be a pretty busy winter for soccer fans in Kansas City.

There are drafts, conventions, games, camps, physicals, friendlies, more camps, more friendlies, tournaments, playoffs and, well, more camps on the horizon.

Here's a list of what lies ahead for MLS, MISL and USA soccer fans.

January

Jan. 3:

The U.S. Men's National team's January Camp opens with a nine-day training session in Phoenix, Az. Sporting's Teal Bunbury, CJ Sapong and Graham Zusi are participating in the camp.

Jan. 5?:

The tentative release date of the MLS schedule. (I've heard we'll know this week, but it's anyone guess when it will really come out.)

Jan. 6-10:

Five-day MLS adidas Combine. The combine is the last chance for collegiate players to perform on the field MLS coaches and scouts before the SuperDraft.

Here's the list of players invited

.

Jan. 9:

Exclusive pre-sale for the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament for season ticket members. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Here's a

chart of seating prices and ticket options

.

Jan. 11:

Olympic tickets go on sale for the general public.

Jan. 11-15:

The NSCAA Convention comes to Kansas City. For more on the convention,

check out this

.

Jan. 12:

The MLS SuperDraft, live from Kansas City. The draft starts at 11 a.m. at the Kansas City Convention Center. It will be broadcast, I believe, on ESPN2. (We'll let you know next week.) The Cauldron has a few

events scheduled for the day

, including a pre-party breakfast at Johnny's Tavern in the Power Light District.

Jan. 13:

The Women's Pro Soccer Draft, live from Kansas City at 1 p.m.

Jan. 13-20:

The U.S. Men's National team moves to Los Angeles for training.

Jan. 14:

Missouri Comets vs. Wichita Wings at the Sprint Center. It's the last game the two rivals will play in the regular season.

Jan. 17:

MLS Supplemental Draft, live via teleconference.

Jan. 19:

Entrance physicals for Sporting KC players at Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park.

Jan. 20:

Sporting KC begins training in Kansas City. (The Full 90 will cover the pre-training camp camp.)

Jan. 21:

Transfer window opens for Major League Soccer.

Jan. 21:

U.S. vs. Venezuela in Phoenix, Az.

Jan. 25:

U.S. vs. Panama in Panama City.

Jan. 25:

Missouri Comets vs. Syracuse Silver Knights at the Independence Events Center

Jan. 29:

Sporting Kansas City departs for Tucson to continue off-season training. (The Full 90 will not be going to Arizona for training camp.)

February

Feb. 2:

Friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps (unofficial at the moment)

Feb. 4:

Friendly against San Jose Earthquakes (unofficial at the moment)

Feb. 10:

Missouri Comets vs. Baltimore Blast at the Independence Events Center

Feb. 14:

Sporting Kansas City returns to Kansas City.

Feb. 19:

Missouri Comets vs. Rochester Lancers at the Independence Events Center

Feb. 20:

Sporting Kansas City departs for Orlando.

Feb. 24

Sporting KC vs. Houston Dynamo in 2012 Disney Pro Soccer Classic, group stage match

Feb. 24:

Missouri Comets vs. Milwaukee Wave at the Independence Events Center

Feb. 26:

Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact in 2012 Disney Pro Soccer Classic, group stage match

Feb. 26:

Missouri Comets vs. Milwaukee Wave at the Independence Events Center -- last game of the regular season

Feb. 29:

Sporting KC vs. Vancouver in the 2012 Disney Pro Soccer Classic, group stage match

March

March 3:

2012 Disney Pro Soccer Classic championship and consolation games.

March 4:

Sporting KC returns to Kansas City

March 10-12:

MLS season opens, with Kansas City likely on the road

March 17:

Home opener at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, opponent not known yet

March 31-April 2:

CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Livestrong Sporting Park

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