Tuesday is National Dog Day, and it is apparent that Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler and Graham Zusi love their dogs. They talked about the pooches in a video and Besler and his dog are in a Minsky’s Pizza commercial.
After weeks of grinding out results with a lineup beset by injuries, untimely suspensions, timely late goals and surprisingly poor home form, Sporting Kansas City produced a four-goal explosion against Toronto.
Despite Kansas City’s recent run of success, its vaunted defense has started to show a few cracks. Can Peter Vermes get them patched up in time for a rematch with one of KC’s toughest opponents this season?
The MLS All-Star Game isn’t exactly the half-way point of the season — most teams have played more than 17 games — but it does mean Sporting Kansas City and the rest of the league have fully rounded the corner toward the playoffs.
The All-Star break in Major League Soccer isn’t so much a break as a slight pause. However, that pause is just long enough to reflect on Sporting KC leading the Supporters’ Shield race and answer some really excellent questions from Twitter.