Over the last year, Sporting KC paid a lot to lock up its key players — Matt Besler, Graham Zusi and Dom Dwyer — to long-term deals, but in the race to acquire high-dollar transfers, it has yet to enter the field. Meanwhile, its coaching staff, led by Peter Vermes is attracting interest domestically and overseas, but Vermes says “at this moment, my focus is on Sporting Kansas City.”
Sporting KC and Children’s Mercy Hospital entered into a deal that will include the renaming of Sporting Park to Children’s Mercy Park. This was an important deal for Sporting in particular, which was burned in its deal with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation.
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