Today's kickoff will be short and sweet. I'm headed out to the Chiefs Indoor Training Facility for the first look at the 2011 Sportings. Or Sportos. Or whatever.
In case you haven't seen (and see it you really should), the team'sFacebook page
is filled with fans proposing their own "Teal BoonBooRee" shirts (in honor
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made after hisfirst international goal
Here's how it works: Anyone can submit a T-shirt design (by posting them as a fan photo on the Facebook page of eitherSporting KC
) and the most popular (as voted by fans) will be printed. For each shirt sold, $5 will be given to the Cauldron to support them in 2011.
The combined "likes" between the two Facebook pages wins not only the honor of seeing your work printed on a piece of cotton, but a Sporting KC ball autographed by none other than Mr. BoonBooRee himself. Voting closes at noon on Wednesday.
• Oh, and in case you didn't see it, there are
. There might be up to 35 guys (including contracted players of course) with the team for preseason.
Games on TV today
A few interesting cup games and a Premiership make-up game between Manchester United and Blackpool.
• ENG: Manchester United vs. Blackpool, 1:30 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel
• German Cup: Schalke 04 vs. Nurnberg, 1:30 p.m., ESPN3.com
• Carling Cup (ENG): Arsenal vs. Ipswich Town, 1:30 p.m, Fox Soccer+
• Coppa Italia (ITA): Palermo vs. Parma, 2 p.m., ESPN3.com