<![CDATA[Sporting KC MLS Soccer News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/ en-us Mon, 11 May 2015 22:00:41 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 11 May 2015 22:00:41 CDT Sporting KC 60 Sporting KC exercises contract options on 12 players http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article46526525.html#storylink=rss Five players will be out of contract as of Dec. 31

Those five are Soni Mustivar, Paulo Nagamura, Mikey Lopez, Jon Kempin and Seth Sinovic

The club plans to extend offers to all five players

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:41:32 CST

Sporting KC ponders an uncertain future, on the field and the sidelines http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article46041105.html#storylink=rss Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman says team is looking to add transfers

None of the team’s players ranks among 29 highest-paid in MLS

Coaching staff, led by Peter Vermes, is drawing interest domestically and overseas

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:13:56 CST

Sporting KC’s naming-rights deal with Children’s Mercy is a win-win http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article45560799.html#storylink=rss Sporting Park will be renamed Children’s Mercy Park

Sporting now is aligned in 10-year deal with hospital that’s a symbol of excellence

Club was wounded by its last naming-rights deal, with Livestrong

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:37:18 CST

The official Full 90 preview of the MLS Cup Playoffs: Conference Finals edition http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article45672669.html#storylink=rss MLS Cup Playoffs return this weekend for the first leg of the conference finals

League took past two weeks of postseason off for international matches

It’s Columbus vs. the NY Red Bulls in East, Portland vs. Dallas in the West

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:21:35 CST

Swope Park Rangers introduce Marc Dos Santos as first head coach http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article45613377.html#storylink=rss Rangers are Sporting Kansas City’s new USL team announced last month

Dos Santos led the Ottawa Fury to the NASL championship match

The team also introduced Christian Duke as the first player signing

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:49:31 CST

Sporting Kansas City’s stadium will be named Children’s Mercy Park http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article45468786.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City-based pediatric medical center will have exclusive naming rights of Sporting Park

The 10-year partnership was announced on Thursday

Children’s Mercy will open a sports medicine and rehabilitation center at the National Training Center

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:10:04 CST

Sporting KC keeper Tim Melia named MLS comeback player of the year http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article45380661.html#storylink=rss Melia posted a 15-8-5 record across all competitions with Sporting KC

He had started only five matches over his first five MLS seasons

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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:51:49 CST

Overland Park man was at stadium near Paris when bombs went off http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article44891940.html#storylink=rss Overland Park man was at Paris soccer match Friday

Like others in the crowd, he was unaware the blasts he heard were a terrorist’s bombs

James Larson recounts the experience in detail in a blog post

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:30:36 CST

On night of violence in Paris, panicky soccer fans invade the pitch http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article44799666.html#storylink=rss Francois Hollande was evacuated from Stade de France, during game that France won, beating Germany 2-0

2 explosions heard outside stadium; fans fearing for safety come down to soccer pitch

They were assured they could safely go home

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:59:49 CST

Matt Besler called up to U.S. men’s national team for World Cup qualifiers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article43445232.html#storylink=rss U.S. plays St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Nov. 13 and Trinidad and Tobago on Nov. 17

Besler has appeared 27 times for the U.S. national team

Graham Zusi was not part of the 23-player U.S. roster

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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:30:22 CST

Sporting Kansas City reflects on its 2015 season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article43230366.html#storylink=rss The team lost to Portland last week in the knockout round of the playoffs

In September, it won the U.S. Open Cup championship

Defender Seth Sinovic and goalkeeper Jon Kempin are out of contract

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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:46:05 CST

Sporting KC falls to Portland in record-setting penalty kicks in Western Conference playoffs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41905893.html#storylink=rss Portland defeated Sporting KC 2-2 (7-6 in penalty kicks)

It required an MLS-record 11 rounds of penalty kicks

Sporting KC's season is over in the first round for the second straight year

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:41:15 CDT

Matt Besler ‘grows into role’ as Sporting KC captain as team opens postseason http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41725809.html#storylink=rss Besler said he’s worked to be a more vocal presence this season

It’s his second year as the Sporting Kansas City captain

Sporting KC plays Portland at 9 p.m. Thursday in the Western Conference playoffs

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:34:05 CDT

Three-minute preview: Sporting Kansas City at Portland Timbers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41736966.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC faces Portland at 9 p.m. Thursday in first round of MLS playoffs

Sporting KC was 1-0-2 against Portland this season

It shut out the Timbers in all three meetings

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:54:47 CDT

Sporting KC earns playoff berth with 2-1 win over LA Galaxy in final regular-season match http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41412726.html#storylink=rss Sporting will travel to Portland for one-game playoff with spot in conference semifinals at stake

Benny Feilhaber came off bench to provide Sporting with his typical spark

Kevin Ellis and Dom Dwyer, assisted by Feilhaber, scored Sporting’s goals

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:24:42 CDT

Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41422698.html#storylink=rss Benny Feilhaber still came through in clutch, even if it wasn’t in his expected role

Sporting enters play-in game against Portland with different mindset

MLS Decision Day was fun, entertaining and a success

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:12:17 CDT

Sporting KC’s Feilhaber, Melia among finalists for MLS honors http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article42746934.html#storylink=rss Midfielder Benny Feilhaber is one of three players nominated for the Landon Donovan MVP award

Goalkeeper Tim Melia is a finalist for Comeback Player of the Year

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:48:03 CST

Sporting KC’s Benny Feilhaber on playoff-clinching win http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41420943.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 22:50:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41420943.html Photo gallery: Sporting KC 2, LA Galaxy 1 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41417592.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:38:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41417592.html Sporting KC’s playoff hopes rest on regular-season finale against LA Galaxy http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41338944.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC takes on the LA Galaxy at 6 p.m. Sunday

Sporting KC would clinch a fifth straight playoff spot with a win

With a draw or loss, it would need help reaching playoffs

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 17:41:28 CDT

Sporting Club releases plans for USL team, Swope Park Rangers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article41142108.html#storylink=rss The Swope Park Rangers will begin play in 2016

The team will serve as a minor league team for Sporting KC

The Rangers will be the 30th team in the USL

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 21:13:45 CDT

Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer’s among top-selling jersey’s in MLS this season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41151660.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City’s forwards chart in the top 15 of 2015 jersey sales

The list headlined by Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 23:00:57 CDT

Sporting KC loses 2-0 to Colorado Rapids, misses chance to clinch playoff berth http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article40811061.html#storylink=rss Sporting will be in battle for its playoff life Sunday vs. LA Galaxy

Colorado midfielder Dillon Powers and reserve Marcelo Sarvas scored goals

Sporting KC was shut out in opening 45 minutes for its ninth straight MLS match

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 21:46:38 CDT

Inexplicable loss leaves Sporting KC’s postseason hopes up to final regular-season match http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article40819371.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:05:33 CDT

Photo gallery: Colorado Rapids 2, Sporting KC 0 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article40814634.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 22:22:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article40814634.html Sporting Club to announce plans Thursday for United Soccer League franchise http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article40681668.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City team will be the 30th franchise in USL

The USL has emerged as a minor leagues, of sorts, for Major League Soccer

The announcement will take place at 5:45 p.m. Thursday

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:27:42 CDT

Sporting KC aims to clinch fifth straight playoff appearance with win against Colorado http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article40534749.html#storylink=rss Beyond that, the club is hoping to gather momentum before postseason

Sporting Kansas City faces Colorado at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Sporting KC would clinch a playoff spot with a win

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:44:04 CDT

As MLS regular season draws to close, Sporting KC continues to juggle starting lineups http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39604932.html#storylink=rss Injuries, international call-ups result in multiple starting line-ups for Sporting Kansas City

Reserves Jordi Quintilla and Bernardo Anor have stepped up

The team has two regular-season games left before the playoff

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:32:33 CDT

San Jose defeats Sporting KC 1-0 after captain Matt Besler departs early http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article39584214.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC has not won in San Jose since 2000, a span of 17 MLS matches

Besler departed the match early in the second half with an undisclosed injury

Coach Peter Vermes considered the Besler injury minor

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 00:45:04 CDT

After contemplating retirement, Sporting KC defender Ike Opara nears return http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article39296517.html#storylink=rss After an Achilles' tendon rupture in April, Opara considered retiring

He has undergone rehab and could return this season

Injuries have limited him to nine games over the past two years

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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:26:28 CDT