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Legends Outlets in Kansas City, Kan., will add Jose Pepper’s Mexican restaurant and Eddie Bauer Outlet this fall.

Since its founding in 1988, Jose Pepper’s has grown to more than 13 restaurants in Kansas and Missouri with 25 years of experience creating Mexican food.

A new location of the Jose Pepper’s Mexican restaurant will open in Legends Outlets this November in the 6,200 square-foot space next to Cavender’s Western Outfitter at 1847 Village West Parkway, Suite K131.

According to its website, Eddie Bauer is “an active, outdoor company rooted in the Great Northwest . . . outfitting the world for almost 100 years, and are passionate about inspiring and enabling (customers) to get outside.” Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells sportswear, outerwear, footwear, gear and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle.

Eddie Bauer Outlet will open this November between J. Crew | crewcuts and OshKosh B’Gosh at 1813 Village West Parkway, Suite Q116, occupying 3,964 square-feet.

The Legends Outlets at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan., has nearly 10 million visitors annually and 110 unique designer outlets, retail and dining options.

Eddie Bauer Outlet and Jose Pepper’s will join other recent additions, including the only area sweetFrog and Pizza Studio, Bath and Body Works, Woody’s Automotive concept, full-service Nail Envy spa and the Coach Factory pop-up location.

Other designer and outlet shopping options including the only area outlets featuring current fashions at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J.Crew | crewcuts, Under Armour Factory House, Nike Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan and more. Dining and entertainment include the local Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen, STIX Sushi, the local Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Yard House Brewery and the only area Dave and Buster’s.

“We think our customers will love how these newest additions help round out and complement the incredible shopping, dining and personal services already available at Legends Outlets,” said Jessica Bachtel, marketing director of Legends Outlets Kansas City.

Sporting Kansas City renews its rivalry with the Houston Dynamo on Friday in Kansas City, Kan.

The Eastern Conference match will kick off at 7 p.m. on NBCSN. Additional coverage can be found on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Gran D 1340 AM.

The match will mark the 50th consecutive MLS sellout at Sporting Park. A limited number of standing room only tickets remain available and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Sporting Park Box Offices on Friday.

Sporting KC and the Dynamo have met on 15 occasions in all competition since 2011, making it the most played matchup among MLS teams over the last four seasons. Five of those 15 matches have come during the MLS Cup Playoffs, where the teams have met the past three seasons. The Dynamo eliminated Sporting KC in 2011 and 2012 before Peter Vermes’ squad prevailed 2-1 on aggregate in their journey to hoisting the 2013 MLS Cup trophy.

Sporting KC is 7-9-9 all-time against the Houston Dynamo in MLS competition (including playoffs), but is unbeaten in seven straight meetings dating back to 2012. During the seven-match unbeaten run against the Dynamo, Sporting KC has posted five clean sheets and allowed just two goals.

Sporting Kansas City and Houston have already met once in 2014. Sporting KC earned a 2-0 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium in June despite playing a man down for the majority of the match after referee Juan Guzman handed Sporting KC midfielder Antonio Dovale a straight red card.

Houston is 1-10-1 on the road this season with seven goals scored and 29 goals allowed, while Sporting KC is 5-2-6 at home this season. Both teams are coming off 3-0 losses in their most recent matches, but Sporting Kansas City remains only one point back of D.C. United for the Eastern Conference lead.

Friday’s match could feature up to four players who started for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, DaMarcus Beasley and Brad Davis. Beasley started and played 90 minutes in his first three matches since joining Houston in late July, but the Designated Player missed Houston’s last match and is listed as questionable with a left hamstring strain.

Follow the match online at SportingKC.com/GameOn or via Twitter @SKCGameday.
- Story from Sporting KC

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A 60 percent chance of rain is in the Wyandotte County forecast today, mostly after 3 p.m. into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of rain is possible. Today’s high will be 84 degrees.

While the overall severe weather threat is low, a few storms will have the potential today for gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall, the weather service said.

The next widespread round of thunderstorms is expected Sunday evening into Monday morning. A few of these storms may be strong to severe, according to the weather service.

Saturday, there will be a 10 percent chance of storms and a high of 86. The rain is most likely before 7 a.m. Saturday. The rest of the day will be mostly sunny.

Sunday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high of 88.

On Monday, Labor Day, the forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Skies will be partly sunny with a high near 86.

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