Sporting KC declines latest offer for Palmer-Brown

Sporting KC technical director Peter Vermes confirmed Juventus has twice re-upped its initial January offer for homegrown player Erik Palmer-Brown, and Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman indicated on his Twitter account that Juventus has traveled to Orlando to watch Palmer-Brown in the preseason. But the two sides have not reached an agreement, and no deal is imminent.

Sporting KC to face Brazilian team in preseason match Saturday

Sporting Kansas City will kick off the MLS regular season schedule only two weeks from Saturday, opening with a match in Seattle on national TV. In the meantime, the team is slated to continue its final preparations Saturday with another group play match in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic. Sporting KC will battle Fluminense FC U23 of Brazil at 2 p.m. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.

Sporting KC beats New York 1-0 in preseason match

After a lackluster performance from his starting group in Wednesday’s preseason match against the New York Red Bulls, Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes watched his reserves take control of the match and lift Sporting KC to a 1-0 victory in its opening game of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Kissimmee, Fla.

Sporting KC to tangle with New York Red Bulls

Sporting KC is set to play the Red Bulls at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the opening round of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. It’s the second tour of preseason matches for Sporting KC, which finished 2-0-1 on its trip to Tucson, Ariz., this month.

Sporting KC’s David Ficklin helped design Sochi Olympic venues

When Sporting KC executive David Ficklin flies to Sochi, Russia, this week for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he will hope for a window seat. A few minutes before his plane is scheduled to land, its route will provide the passengers with an overhead view of Sochi Olympic Park. In other words, Ficklin’s own creation.

Sporting KC opens preseason schedule with victory

Sporting KC opened its preseason schedule Tuesday with a 1-0 win against FC Tucson of the Premier Development League. Forward C.J. Sapong scored the game’s lone goal in the 20th minute at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.

Sporting KC set to begin its MLS Cup title defense

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura says he spent the past six weeks taking his mind off of soccer after a mentally-draining season that included a lingering ankle injury, an unexpected comeback and then his second MLS Cup championship. Break time, however, is over. Less than seven weeks after hoisting the MLS Cup trophy, Sporting KC departed Friday for Tucson, Ariz., for its annual preseason training and three exhibition matches at Kino Sports Complex.

New Roasterie coffee blend for Sporting KC

Sporting Blend is described as a premium quality French (medium) roast with origin as in Brazil, Ethiopia and Sumatra with a flavor profile that is “delicate with a sweet, mesquite-like aftertaste.”