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The Morning Kickoff: More on the draw and the US Open Cup awaits

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The good news:

Livestrong Sporting Park is almost two months away from opening.

Now the blog roll takes on the 3-3 draw with Vancouver.

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(Sporks Take).

Listen to The Full 90's Charles Gooch and The Sporting Times' James Starritt break down last night's game on The Stoppage Time podcast. You can find it at

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Sporting Kansas City doesn't have an MLS fixture this weekend, but there is a U.S. Open Cup game during the week. On Wednesday, KC will travel to College Station, Texas to face the Houston Dynamo. It will be very interesting to see what sort of lineup Peter Vermes takes. Without a game on the weekend, will he use a full-strength squad? Or will he let depth players (and younger guys like Kevin Ellis) see their first game action of the year?

The most impressive result on the weekend?

Colorado's 4-1 beat down of D.C. United.

Colorado, Columbus and Los Angeles were the only (ONLY!) MLS teams to win on the weekend. Toronto-Chivas, New England-Portland and New York Houston all ended 1-1; San Jose-Seattle was 2-2.

Former Kansas City midfielder Jack Jewsbury got the lone goal for the Timbers. (It was his second of the week after his game-winner in the U.S. Open Cup.)