<![CDATA[The Full 90: Sports Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:05:59 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:05:59 CST The Full 90 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Sporting KC’s move to deal Krisztian Nemeth may not be as crazy as you think http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article57529198.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City on Friday announced the transfer of forward Krisztian Nemeth to Al-Gharafa SC in Qatar

Believe it or not, Sporting fans: The sky isn’t falling — at least not yet

Kansas City as a destination doesn’t have the same market share as Los Angeles, Seattle or Toronto

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:45:46 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article57529198.html
FCKC’s Sydney Leroux, Sporting KC’s Dom Dwyer expecting their first child http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article56552048.html#storylink=rss She will miss the upcoming season with the Blues

Leroux is third FCKC player to announce pregnancy in the offseason

Click to Continue »]]>
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:35:02 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article56552048.html
Sporting KC preseason underway with beep test challenge http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article56373395.html#storylink=rss Fitness testing was on the docket during Sporting KC’s first preseason practice

Jordi Quintilla is the new preseason beep test champion

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:55:01 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article56373395.html
MLS, Sporting Kansas City SuperDraft observations http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article54806280.html#storylink=rss MLS SuperDraft takes formal and traditional approach à la the NFL and NBA drafts

Only problem is MLS is rarely comparable to its NFL, NBA counterparts

MLS tries to display pagentry with its draft rather than focus on talent that comes from it

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:20:20 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article54806280.html
Three questions for Sporting KC in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article53762075.html#storylink=rss Preparation for Sporting’s 2016 has started

Here are three questions for Sporting KC worth examining ahead of the 2016 season

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:40:34 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article53762075.html
Friend or foe? Sporting KC’s move to add Brad Davis is about a proven track record http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article53761550.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC added Brad Davis to their roster Thursday

Davis said Sporting fans “loved to hate” him

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:37:41 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article53761550.html
Sporting Kansas City year in review http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article52253345.html#storylink=rss A look back at Sporting KC’s up-and-down year

A projection of what’s to come with the team in 2016

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:50:21 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article52253345.html
Sporting KC completes historic deal with Justin Mapp that will bolster its wide play in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article49800760.html#storylink=rss Mapp comes to Kansas City with 15 years of quality MLS experience playing on the wing

Former Montreal midfielder became the first free-agent signing in MLS’s 20-year history

The 15-year league veteran arguably was the most sought-after commodity under new system

Click to Continue »]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:56:35 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article49800760.html
Sporting Kansas City enters offseason with defined needs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48772820.html#storylink=rss Depth will be of most importance this offseason, as Sporting KC looks to round out its core

Here are some areas that Sporting might target to upgrade

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:23:52 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48772820.html
MLS Cup Rewind: Portland Timbers hoist 2015 MLS Cup http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48348295.html#storylink=rss Portland Timbers captured the club’s first-ever MLS Cup, beating Columbus Crew SC 2-1

Diego Valeri at 27-second mark scores fastest goal in MLS Cup history

Timbers take 2-0 lead on unmarked header after questionable no-call; fans hurl objects onto field

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 18:02:41 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48348295.html
Goalkeeping gaffe leads to fastest goal in MLS Cup history http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48337930.html#storylink=rss Portland, Columbus goalkeeping less than stellar in the first half of MLS Cup

Diego Valeri’s 27-second tap in was the fastest goal in MLS Cup history

Portland went up 2-0 six minutes later on a free header

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 17:07:39 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48337930.html
MLS Cup: Three things to watch http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48191560.html#storylink=rss The MLS Cup is Sunday and Portland plays Columbus

This is three things to watch in the game

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 05 Dec 2015 14:33:58 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48191560.html
Want to see 35 minutes of Sporting KC season highlights? You’ve come to the right place http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48066825.html#storylink=rss Catch all of Sporting KC’s 2015 action in one place thanks to club’s video team

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:01:02 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article48066825.html
Watch LA Galaxy midfielder hit ridiculous shot in practice http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article46809335.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:43:16 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article46809335.html
Columbus Crew SC score fastest goal in MLS playoff history, go on to beat New York Red Bulls 2-0 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article45945275.html#storylink=rss The Columbus Crew went up 1-0 on New York in less than 10 seconds during Sunday’s Eastern Conference final in the MLS Cup playoffs.

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:23:01 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article45945275.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:21:35 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article45672669.html
The Full 90’s postseason awards ballot http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article44279106.html#storylink=rss The Full 90’s Tate Steinlage reveals his would-be ballot for the major MLS awards.

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:18:54 CST

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article44279106.html
Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s season-ending loss to the Portland Timbers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41936208.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC’s rookies shine under pressure

Wonder boy Nemeth stuns Portland faithful once again

Kempin gave Sporting KC chance after chance

Click to Continue »]]>
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:24:42 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41936208.html
MLS shattered attendance record in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41809911.html#storylink=rss Average regular season attendance rose to an all-time high of 21,574

The percentage increase is the largest by a major North American pro league since 1993

Sporting KC’s attendance dropped, but only slightly

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:16:27 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41809911.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:54:47 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41736966.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:12:17 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41422698.html
Three-minute preview: LA Galaxy at Sporting Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41337609.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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 17:36:18 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41337609.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 23:00:57 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article41151660.html
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

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article40819371.html
Three-minute preview: Colorado Rapids at Sporting Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article40544112.html#storylink=rss Colorado travels to Sporting Park at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Sporting KC can clinch a playoff spot with a win

It hasn’t lost at home to Colorado since 2002

Click to Continue »]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 19:41:38 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article40544112.html
Sporting KC players write letter to fans ahead of final MLS regular-season games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article40326501.html#storylink=rss Club can clinch a playoff spot this week at home

The team says it needs all the support it can get

Letter addresses highs, lows following dominant summer

Click to Continue »]]>
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:14:11 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article40326501.html
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

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:32:33 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39604932.html
Fan disrupts Sporting KC locker room following 1-0 loss to San Jose http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39586947.html#storylink=rss Security in San Jose, Calif., came under question at Friday’s MLS game

A fan came into Sporting Kansas City’s locker room shortly after the match

The disturbance delayed coach Peter Vermes’ postgame teleconference

Click to Continue »]]>
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 01:25:00 CDT By TATE STEINLAGE

Special to The Star

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39586947.html
Three-minute preview: Sporting KC at San Jose Earthquakes http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39361029.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC can clinch a playoff spot with a win or draw Friday in San Jose

The match will start at 10 p.m. Friday at Avaya Stadium

The club is looking for its fifth straight playoff appearance

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:27:34 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39361029.html
Watch: Sporting KC’s Marcel de Jong scores stunner for Canada http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39262011.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC’s defender/winger scores stunning goal in 1-1draw vs. Ghana

De Jong will be available for Sporting Friday vs. San Jose Earthquakes

He has scored one goal, tallied one assist in 13 regular-season appearances

Click to Continue »]]>
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 02:43:13 CDT

]]>
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article39262011.html