Sporting KC

July 30, 2013 6:02 PM

Sporting KC’s Matt Besler is the most Kansas City pro athlete we have

Overland Park’s Matt Besler, the Sporting KC defender who will play in the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, is a homegrown star in every sense of that term. He’s a two-time All-Star, last year’s MLS defender of the year, and should be a key part of the U.S. men’s national team in the World Cup next summer. Besler is to Sporting, basically, what Darren Sproles, Josh Freeman or Aldon Smith would be to the Chiefs if they played here — or what the Royals dream Bubba Starling can be for them someday.

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