Amid the hustle and bustle of Friday’s World Cup draw event in the Members Club at Sporting Park, we caught up with a couple of MLS players and asked them two simple questions: Who’s gonna win Saturday, and how do you like the soccer scene in KC?
What is your prediction for the final between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake?
Brad Evans, Seattle Sounders midfielder: “I think Salt Lake 2-1.”
Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles Galaxy defender: “I think it is going be a tough matchup, but with Kansas City being at home, I think I am going to go with Kansas City.”
What do you think of the Sporting Kansas City atmosphere?
Evans: “It was a simple effort of a couple guys coming in and making it a first-rate organization. Now, Kansas City is a destination where players want to play, because you look at the crowd. I’ve played here a couple of times with the Sounders and the national team, and it’s always rocking and it’s crazy. It’s a special place.”
Gonzalez: “I got the chance to play at the stadium before this, and let me tell you, it was a lot different. To see this amazing stadium built here and all the fans who have gotten behind it and to hear that every game is selling out, everyone is having a good time and they want more seats to be opened up is amazing. I always like coming to Kansas City now.”