<![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 The Full 90 Mailbag (Part Two): 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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The Full 90 Mailbag (Part 1): 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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Talkin’ Touches #6: Is Sporting KC back on track after late victory over Philly? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article17815931.html#storylink=rss With week 5 in the books, the podcast duo of Charles Gooch (The Full 90) and Andy Edwards (NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk) review an exciting Sporting Kansas City victory, the return of the Major League Soccer’s international superstars and all that was good (and maybe bad) around the league.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 23:09:17 CDT

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Three Thoughts: Sporting KC snatches late victory over Philadelphia http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article17480852.html#storylink=rss You know how some people call soccer "the beautiful game"? Yeah, no one is stepping out on a ledge to describe Kansas City's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union that. But it was definitely exciting.

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Sun, 05 Apr 2015 21:51:08 CDT

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Full 90 Mailbag: What is Benny Feilhaber’s best position? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article17274770.html#storylink=rss Fresh off its first win of the season, The Full 90 mailbag roars back to life with multiple questions about Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber, some love for Oriol Rosell, Dom Dwyer’s continued drought and the lower tiers of American soccer.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 23:35:38 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #5: Sporting KC picks up first win during ragged MLS weekend http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article17063699.html#storylink=rss In this week’s installment of the podcast, Charles Gooch and Andy Edwards dissect Sporting Kansas City’s 1-0 win over New York City FC and the rest of the MLS action.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:33:19 CDT

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Sporting KC players re-enact George Brett's pine-tar incident inside Yankee Stadium http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article16755653.html#storylink=rss In 1983, George Brett hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to put the Royals ahead 5-4, only to have it wiped away after the umpires ruled he had too much pine tar on his bat. Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic and Benny Feilhaber re-enacted the incident after Sporting KC’s 1-0 victory Saturday.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:34:11 CDT

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Full 90 Preview: Sporting KC vs. New York City FC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article16550810.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City travels to Yankee Stadium to take on New York City FC for the first time. Here's the tactical preview.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:55:12 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #4: Sporting KC still struggling to find identity http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article16422722.html#storylink=rss This week's episode of podcast looks at Sporting Kansas City's slow start to the season and recaps a low-scoring weekend in Major League Soccer.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:36:42 CDT

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Video: Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes discusses playing on smaller dimensions inside Yankee Stadium http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article16404497.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:02:11 CDT

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Major League Soccer expected to add Minnesota United FC as league’s 23rd franchise http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article16242728.html#storylink=rss MLS grows closer to fulfilling promise of 24 clubs by 2020 as commissioner Don Garber starts hinting that the league isn’t done growing yet.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:46:00 CDT

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The Full 90 Reviewed: Blown call, deja vu define tough road loss for Sporting KC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article15431348.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:17:31 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #3: Sporting KC struggles, MLS expansion nears http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article15212999.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:55:23 CDT

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Full 90 Mailbag: Will Sporting KC turn to teenager Erik Palmer-Brown to replace Matt Besler? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article13990259.html#storylink=rss After a season-opening 1-1 draw between Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls, The Full 90 mailbag was stuffed with questions about third defenders, midfield balance and more.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:04:43 CDT

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The Full 90 Reviewed: Sporting KC still loves the long ball, still sorting out recalibrated midfield http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article13720859.html#storylink=rss A look back at the tactics, moments and gifs that have slipped beneath the cracks of the 1-1 draw between Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:31:54 CDT

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Talkin’ Touches #2: Major League Soccer is back http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article13328999.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:57:40 CDT

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Monday Morning Rewind: A look at Major League Soccer’s opening weekend http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article13084793.html#storylink=rss The best talking points, chipped penalties, goals, links and highlights of the opening weekend of MLS action.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:55:56 CDT

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Sporting KC notebook: Sunday's starting lineup features four players set to make club debuts http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article13042493.html#storylink=rss Rookie defender Amadou Dia, goalkeeper Luis Marin, forward Bernardo Anor and midfielder Krisztian Nemeth are all making their Sporting KC debuts Sunday.

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Sun, 08 Mar 2015 17:45:41 CDT

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Matt Besler in his underwear is no match for ‘Soccer Babes’ in their underwear http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article12867983.html#storylink=rss Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler can add another item to his list of accomplishments: Underwear model.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:04:19 CST

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Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman weighs in on Major League Soccer’s new CBA http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article12725033.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:36:15 CST

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Talkin’ Touches #1: A Sporting KC and Major League Soccer podcast http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article12560126.html#storylink=rss Full 90 blogger Charles Gooch and NBC Sports blogger Andy Edwards discuss Sporting Kansas City’s offseason overhaul and the upcoming Major League Soccer season.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:11:40 CST

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2015 Preview: New look Sporting KC midfield features familiar face of Roger Espinoza http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article12048689.html#storylink=rss In the wake of the loss of Oriol Rosell during the 2014 season, Peter Vermes and Sporting Kansas City turn to a returning fan favorite to swing the midfield back into high gear.

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2015 Preview: Sporting KC refills tank after defense sputtered to the finish line http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article11323763.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:17:40 CST

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Full 90 Mailbag: How to pitch MLS to the American soccer fan http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article11186813.html#storylink=rss 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?

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:17:24 CST

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2015 Preview: Changing of the guard in goal for Sporting KC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article11096897.html#storylink=rss A position-by-position preview of what lies ahead as Sporting Kansas City shifts to the mighty Western Conference in 2015, starting with Peter Vermes’ overhaul at goalkeeper.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:00:04 CST

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With start of season nearing, MLS labor situation still unsettled http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article10730309.html#storylink=rss Two weeks from now, Major League Soccer’s 20th season will kick off — but only if the league and the players can settle a thorny dispute of the collective bargaining agreement.

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:06:50 CST

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Desert Diamond Cup Primer: Sporting KC back to work in Tucson http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article10558322.html#storylink=rss After a brief recovery period in Kansas City, Sporting Kansas City is back in Arizona prepping for a 10-day tournament in the desert.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:52:06 CST

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Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer weds U.S. women’s national team star Sydney Leroux http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-full-90/article10367921.html#storylink=rss Dwyer and U.S. women's national team star Sydney Leroux announced via Twitter late Saturday that they tied the knot last month.

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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:33:14 CST

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