<![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 Benny Feilhaber dropping too deep? Peter Vermes isn’t concerned http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article32789055.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City’s Benny Feilhaber is among the top playmakers in Major League Soccer, but not when he’s forced to sit deep in the midfield. When asked about the concerns with his team following a third-consecutive loss, a 2-1 setback Saturday night to the Colorado Rapids, coach Peter Vermes said, “None. I have no concerns with my team.”

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:28:37 CDT

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Three-minute preview: Sporting Kansas City at Colorado Rapids http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article32666193.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC travels to face Colorado at 8 p.m. Saturday. Sporting KC is unbeaten against the Rapids over the past 11 MLS regular season meetings, a streak that dates back to March 2009.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:54:25 CDT

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Philadelphia Union to scout Sporting KC ahead of U.S. Open Cup Final http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article32497923.html#storylink=rss The Philadelphia Union are going all in on the U.S. Open Cup Final. The team, which will face Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 30 in the championship match, is making sure it’s prepared.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:09:31 CDT

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Good, bad, ugly: Columbus Crew SC 3, Sporting KC 2 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31945491.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City is still reeling from its midweek 5-0 blowout loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. For some, though, Saturday night’s 3-2 loss on the road to the Columbus Crew was even more of a gut punch despite some positive takeaways.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 22:30:53 CDT

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Three-minute preview: Sporting Kansas City at Columbus Crew http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31774815.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC will play its next four games on the road, starting with Saturday’s trip to face Columbus. The match starts at 6:30 p.m.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:41:33 CDT

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Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s 5-0 blowout loss to San Jose http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31600565.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City got shut out 5-0 by the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night at Sporting Park, proving that the MLS is truly impossible to predict.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:35:04 CDT

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Alex Morgan says KC hotel room had bedbugs; women’s soccer league responds http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31452503.html#storylink=rss Alex Morgan posted on Twitter that the National Women’s Soccer League has “continuing problems” with where it puts players in hotels, specifically calling out a recent trip to Kansas City that she said included bedbugs and mold. The league commissioner said new rooms were found for teams coming to play FC Kansas City in the future.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:57:28 CDT

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Three-minute preview: San Jose at Sporting Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31473263.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC plays its third home match in eight days when San Jose visits Sporting Park at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sporting KC has won 10 straight home matches against the Earthquakes.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:15:44 CDT

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Three thoughts on Sporting KC’s dramatic 4-3 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31241009.html#storylink=rss On a bizarre night at Sporting Park, we saw the best and worst of Sporting Kansas City in a 4-3 comeback win. The first 45 minutes was uninspiring as fatigue set in right from the onset. It was easily the worst half of soccer for Sporting KC this season. It stayed that way until the 81st minute, when Dom Dwyer headed home his eighth goal of the season.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:05:31 CDT

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Three-minute preview: Vancouver at Sporting Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31139822.html#storylink=rss The two best defensive teams in MLS will meet at 8 p.m. Saturday at Sporting Park. Sporting Kansas City defeated Vancouver 1-0 on July 12.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:30:40 CDT

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Introducing The Kansas City Star’s new Full 90 soccer blogger http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article31007259.html#storylink=rss Tate Steinlage, a local writer and soccer aficionado who’s already known to some of you as a regular observer of Sporting Kansas City and the soccer scene at large, is coming aboard as The Star’s new soccer blogger.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:45:40 CDT

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Three-minute preview: Sporting Kansas City at Toronto FC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article30438069.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC travels to take on Toronto FC at 3 p.m. Saturday —a matchup that features MVP candidates Benny Feilhaber (Sporting KC) and Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC).

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:38:05 CDT

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If it reaches U.S. Open Cup final, Sporting KC will play on the road http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article30101190.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC plays host to Real Salt Lake on Aug. 12 in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals. If it wins, it will travel to Chicago or Philadelphia for the championship.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:34:23 CDT

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Three-minute preview: Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article29698636.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC welcomes Houston to Sporting Park at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Sporting KC is unbeaten in 10 home MLS matches this season (7-0-3), and it has allowed only six goals at home, fewest in the league.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:09:27 CDT

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Three-minute preview: Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article28454584.html#storylink=rss In search of its fourth straight MLS win, Sporting KC will travel to Real Salt Lake for a 10 p.m. match Friday. The rivals are meeting for the third time this season.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:31:54 CDT

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Area soccer teams compete in U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article28315267.html#storylink=rss Three soccer teams from the Kansas City area competed in pool play Tuesday at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:42:12 CDT

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Watch former U.S. forward Brian McBride talk Gold Cup, soccer in KC and Matt Besler http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article27129772.html#storylink=rss The former national team forward previewed Monday’s Gold Cup match at Sporting Park and discussed soccer growth in KC and his impressions of Sporting KC.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:25:54 CDT

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Three-minute preview: Sporting Kansas City at Vancouver Whitecaps http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article27042031.html#storylink=rss Sporting KC will travel to face Vancouver at 8 p.m. Sunday. While Vancouver leads the Western Conference with 32 points, Sporting KC leads MLS in points per match.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:16:03 CDT

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Ask The Full 90: Top 3 favorite moments covering Sporting KC/Wizards? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article26928703.html#storylink=rss Looking back at one blogger’s favorite moments in Sporting KC history, deciphering some potential future roster moves and more in this week’s edition of the mailbag.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:48:43 CDT

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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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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:24:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article23750731.html
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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