Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes, who is no stranger to small field dimensions after his club played at Community America Ballpark five years ago, was asked about the dimensions during Thursday's weekly press conference.
This week, the podcast returns with actual games to discuss. In Part 1, Charles Gooch and Andy Edwards discuss Sporting Kansas City’s 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls. In Part 2, the duo dig into the return of MLS.
Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman said he was “very concerned” about the possibility of a player strike. That worry was alleviated late Wednesday with the announcement of a new collective bargaining agreement.
While 2014 was fairly frustrating for Sporting Kansas City, Dom Dwyer stood out as a shining bright spot. The young forward bulled his way into the KC record books with 22 goals — breaking Preki’s single-season record of 18.
Quite simply, Kansas City’s defense was a shell of its former self in 2014. A unit once renowned for its consistency, ability to stifle shots and scoring chances, and stick together while pressing a high defensive line collapsed after the World Cup.
With less than 10 days to go (fingers crossed) until the start of the 20th Major League Soccer season, this week’s mailbag is bursting at the seams with questions. How to lure American soccer fans? Who to bet on for the MLS Cup? How are the rookies looking for Sporting KC?