Copa America, which begins June 3, is the Americans’ top competition in 2016. Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler and Graham Zusi will represent the U.S. in the tournament. The team will visit Children’s Mercy Park on May 28 for an exhibition match.
Sporting KC has attempted 51 shots over its last two home games. Coach Peter Vermes attributes the better play to an improved effort. The club will seek its second straight win when Real Salt Lake visits Kansas City on Saturday.
Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s 2-1 win over Orlando City SC. Sporting KC snapped a seven match winless skid as Jacob Peterson, in a span of five minutes late in the second half, delivered both the game-tying assist and winner.
On an afternoon in which it broke the club record for shots in a match, Sporting KC needed to come from behind to halt a seven-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Orlando City SC at Children's Mercy Park.
Sporting Kansas City filed an appeal Friday to overturn defender Ike Opara’s ejection from Wednesday’s loss in Colorado. Opara was ejected for receiving a second yellow card in the 76th minute Wednesday in Colorado. A three-member panel will review the play. If it’s not overturned, Opara will serve a one-game suspension Sunday.
In a match defined by its dreary pace, the Colorado Rapids extended Sporting Kansas City’s winless span to seven with a 1-0 result Wednesday night in Commerce City, Colo. Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna scored the game’s only goal in the 78th minute, less than two minutes after Sporting defender Ike Opara was ejected for a second yellow card on a questionable foul.