Sporting Kansas City players are starting to trickle in (as some fans witnessed yesterday) as the pre-season officially begins on Monday when players report for camp.
The team has 29 players either under contract or in camp (including 3 foreign trailists and 6 draft picks) and, well, one more coming. Via Sporting KC president Robb Heineman on Twitter:
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Excited about a European attacking mid that agreed to come in today for trial. Max salary type.
Wring whatever details from those words that you can. I'm just going to guess that it's Andrey Arshavin.
• A little more
info on one of Sporting KC's supplemental draft picks, defender Mike Jones.
• If you're planning on being in Omaha this evening, you should stop by the Civic Auditorium for a special indoor game. The Omaha Vipers will play an exhibition against 1994 World Cup vets Marcelo Balboa, Alexi Lalas, Paul Caligiuri, Fernando Clavijo, Tab Ramos, Tony Meola and Eric Wynalda. Also playing are former Kansas City players Diego Gutierrez and Preki, as well as Roy Lassister and Tony Sanneh.
Read more here.
• This could be a really bad sign for the U.S. women's team, they lost the opening game of the Four Nation's Tournament.
Sweden tipped them 2-1.
A preview of the U.S.-Chile game tomorrow.
The game isn't televised, but the American Outlaws chapter in Kansas City is hosting a watch party at Johnny's Tavern in the Power Light District. The festivities start at 9 p.m.
• Also Saturday, the Missouri Comets will battle the Baltimore Blast at 7:35 p.m. at the Independence Events Center.