<![CDATA[The Full 90: Sports Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:11:31 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:11:31 CDT The Full 90 60 Sporting KC back to taking care of business at Sporting Park http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article25942162.html#storylink=rss Home field finally seems like an advantage again for Sporting KC, with a 6-0-3 record at the halfway point of the season. Over the next few months, the club will get to try to put it to good use as it chases the U.S. Open Cup, Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:18 CDT

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Ask The Full 90: Why did Besler get left off the Gold Cup roster? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article25548856.html#storylink=rss The hot topic around Twitter this week? Not the yellow-card filled late loss to Real Salt Lake. It was Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to leave Sporting KC defender Matt Besler off the 23-man roster for the Gold Cup. Why’d he do that?

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:19:36 CDT

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Sporting Kansas City waives forward James Ansu Rogers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article25180078.html#storylink=rss James Ansu Rogers was a third-round selection by Sporting Kansas City in the MLS SuperDraft earlier this year.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:21:56 CDT

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Video: A chat with Matt Besler and Graham Zusi of Sporting KC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article24966958.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler and Graham Zusi sit down with CineSport’s Noah Coslov to talk about living with Matt’s parents, the Gold Cup and to offer sun protection tips.

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Ask The Full 90: What does the return of Chance Myers mean for Sporting KC? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article24944194.html#storylink=rss Fresh off a successful but stagnant win in the Open Cup, Sporting Kansas City begins the next phase of the season — the grueling and humid summer. The mailbag is here to help get you ready for the stretch run.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:43:55 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #15: Sporting KC finding its stride http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article23750731.html#storylink=rss The Talkin’ Touches podcast crew marvel at the sudden (and drastic) turnaround for KC this season after an impressive five-game stretch against some of Major League Soccer’s top clubs.

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Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article23321304.html#storylink=rss It took until the last 10 minutes of the match to find a breakthrough, but Sporting Kansas City found just enough to beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 at Sporting Park.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 23:18:40 CDT

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Ask The Full 90: So, just how good is Krisztian Nemeth? And who replaces him in the lineup this weekend? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article23161593.html#storylink=rss It's been a pretty good week for Krisztian Nemeth. He had an authoritative star-turn in Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 drubbing of FC Dallas. He got a call-up to the Hungarian national team. His shoulder turn is all the rage. He was the MLS Player of the Month for May.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 23:23:19 CDT

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As FIFA undergoes changes, Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes says CONCACAF needs to follow suit (with video) http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article23115306.html#storylink=rss CONCACAF, a FIFA confederation, is soccer's governing body in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. It oversees the Gold Cup and the Champions League, the latter of which MLS teams qualify for every season.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:24:00 CDT

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Sporting Kansas City finally finding its footing in Western Conference http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article22846794.html#storylink=rss After struggling out of the gate — and dealing with a raft of injuries — Sporting Kansas City is back on the right track three months into the long Major League Soccer campaign.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:31:08 CDT

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Full 90 Mailbag: Sporting KC and Luis Marin part ways, now what? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article22581807.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City shuffles its goalkeepers, is still in need of help on defense and is still trying to cope with a mounting injury crisis. Which means, there are lots of questions for this week's mailbag.

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Thu, 28 May 2015 23:13:22 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #13: Sporting KC survives tough week http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article22403874.html#storylink=rss Fresh off the podcast truck: Two brand new episodes delving into Sporting Kansas City’s two-game week and the upside-down world of Major League Soccer.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 23:26:13 CDT

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Full 90 Mailbag: Sporting Kansas City’s resolve, home form and why the defense is a work in progress? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article21650847.html#storylink=rss Fresh off Sporting Kansas City's 4-2 win over the New England Revolution, some questions still abound about KC's form, defensive shape and new-found attacking panache.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 23:08:40 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #12: Weather delays, injuries and a league turned upside down http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article21445866.html#storylink=rss A trivial matter like not having a game to discuss (thanks to the postponed Sporting Kansas City-Colorado game) can’t stop the podcast team from assembling week.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 22:59:31 CDT

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As schedule toughens for Sporting KC, extra matches and international call ups loom http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article21061476.html#storylink=rss As the FIFA men’s Under-20 World Cup, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup get started in a few weeks, Sporting Kansas City and the rest of MLS will fight thinning rosters.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 23:35:25 CDT

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Full 90 mailbag: What’s next for Tim Melia? Is Soni Mustivar the answer for Sporting KC’s midfield? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article20474562.html#storylink=rss From the mailbag, The Full 90 answers questions about KC’s goalkeeper situation, the new defensive midfielder, options in defense and more.

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Benny Feilhaber making an early season MVP case http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article20396556.html#storylink=rss A look back at Sporting Kansas City’s 1-0 win over Chicago, Benny Feilhaber’s dominance, defensive struggles and more.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 22:37:50 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #10: Talkin’ Tim Melia, Benny Feilhaber, hot dogs and Sporting KC’s 1-0 win http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article20319012.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City picked up all three points in a surprisingly entertaining match with the Chicago Fire. So, this week, your regular Talkin’ Touches podcast crew of Charles Gooch and Andy Edwards teamed up to discuss Peter Vermes’ goalkeeper switch, Benny Feilhaber’s continued dominance, Dom Dwyer’s confidence and hot dogs.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 22:36:43 CDT

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Three thoughts: Tim Melia steps up and Paulo Nagamura rescues Sporting Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article20157852.html#storylink=rss Some instant-ish reactions to Sporting Kansas City's 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

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Sun, 03 May 2015 21:04:01 CDT

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Why is Sporting KC struggling with set-pieces? How valuable are Graham Zusi and Matt Besler? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article20033244.html#storylink=rss With Kansas City still stuck in a low gear to start the season, the questions from Twitter this week came in fast and heavy. We’ll tackle a lot of topics ranging from set-piece defense and the value of KC’s big-name designated players to Luis Marin’s struggles.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 14:57:48 CDT

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Royals kick it with Sporting KC players Friday at Kauffman Stadium http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article20049981.html#storylink=rss Royals and Sporting KC players met Friday night before the Royals played the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Royals players were presented with Sporting KC jerseys and kicked around a soccer ball.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 17:47:25 CDT

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Sporting KC to debut new all-white uniform this weekend http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article19829580.html#storylink=rss When Sporting Kansas City takes on the Chicago Fire at Sporting Park this weekend, the team will wear a brand-new all-white alternate jersey.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #9: What’s up with Luis Marin and Sporting KC? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article19843239.html#storylink=rss On this week’s piping hot double-shot of the Talkin’ Touches podcast, Charles Gooch (The Full 90) and Andy Edwards (NBC Pro Soccer Talk) dig into Sporting Kansas City’s thrilling but problematic 4-4 draw with Houston.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:33:30 CDT

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How important are the next four games for Sporting Kansas City? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article19374045.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City currently sits near the bottom of the MLS Western Conference. It’s early in the season, of course, but the next few weeks could make or break Kansas City’s attempt at a rebound season.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:29:56 CDT

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Watch: Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes and Graham Zusi ready for Houston Dynamo http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article19337367.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes and midfielder Graham Zusi talked with Cinesport about Sporting Kansas City’s match against the Dynamo on Saturday in Houston at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:54:50 CDT The Kansas City Star

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Video: Sporting KC’s Benny Feilhaber details why he doesn’t like Real Salt Lake http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article19324317.html#storylink=rss Asked to name his club's biggest rival, Feilhaber said, "I’ve never liked Salt Lake. ... I think they think they're special when they're not."

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:01:16 CDT

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What is Sporting KC’s sputtering offense lacking? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article18814416.html#storylink=rss In part one of this week’s Full 90 mailbag, we discussed questions/issues related to Ike Opara’s injury and Sporting Kansas City’s issues on the backline. In part two, we’ll dive deeper into questions about the team’s attack, overall construction and midfield strength.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:42:54 CDT

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With Opara out, who will Sporting KC turn to at CB? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article18656358.html#storylink=rss Sad news from Sporting Kansas City, as the team announced on Monday that Ike Opara will likely miss between four to six months with a ruptured Achilles tendon. With so many questions surrounding the situation, this calls for a mailbag.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:43:17 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #7: Sporting KC prepares for life without Ike http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article18557612.html#storylink=rss In this week’s installment of the podcast, Charles Gooch (The Kansas City Star) and Andy Edwards (NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk) dig into the injury to Ike Opara and dive into a full weekend’s worth of often crazy MLS action.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:43:39 CDT

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Full 90 Mailbag: Where does Krisztian Nemeth fit? How will FC Kansas City draw at Sporting Park? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article18028145.html#storylink=rss With Sporting Kansas City riding high off a stoppage-time victory this weekend a pretty big weekend looming for soccer in Kansas City, it's time to open up the mailbag and see what's on the minds of The Full 90's twitter followers.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:41:22 CDT

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