Chance Myers

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Myers Moves to Portland - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Chance Myers officially joins the list of former Kansas City players.The former number one overall pick signed a free agent contract with the Portland Timbers this week, joining the 2015 MLS Cup champions. Myers departs Kansas City having appeared almost 150 times in league play for Sporting, playing over 10,000 minutes, scoring two league goals (both coincidentally against the Portland Timbers).

New away kit, a Union trialist, league news, more

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Union unveil their new away kit. Bild reports Faf Picault trialing with the Union.

It’s Official: Timbers Bring Back Asprilla, Okugo; Sign Myers

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The Portland Timbers added a trio of players with Major League Soccer experience for the 2017 this morning, announcing the return of winger Dairon Asprilla, the re-signing of defender/midfielder Amobi Okugo, and the signing of free agent full back Chance Myers.

All three moves came to light over the weekend before this morning's announcement and now that they have been made official the Timbers have added significant depth to their lineup for 2017.

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Timbers to Sign Free Agent Chance Myers

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Chance Myers has scored against (and for) the Portland Timbers. And now he' going to be a Timber.

On Saturday, The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg confirmed earlier rumors that the Timbers have signed Myers as a free agent.

A source confirmed to me that the Timbers have signed Chance Myers #RCTID #MLS https://t.

Sporting Confirm Juliao Return

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Sporting Kansas City confirmed this morning that former Kansas City outside back, Igor Juliao is returning to the club in 2017. Juliao confirmed the move himself with a Twitter post last night announcing that he was back. Juliao will be on loan to Sporting KC again in 2017 from his parent club, Fluminense, his fifth loan in three years.

Sporting Make More Roster Moves

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Sporting Kansas City today got things moving on what appears to be a busy offseason for the club, announcing they'd picked up options for five players, declined options on five players, and that another six were out of contract.

The club announced that they had picked up options on Saad Abdul-Salaam, Benji Joya, Jimmy Medranda, Lawrence Olum, and Seth Sinovic.

Dynamo Film Session: Wenger secures 2-0 lead with first half blast

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Analyzing Andrew Wenger's screamer of a goal against Sporting KC.

There was some good and some bad for the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. The only thing that matters, though, is that they got those all important three points. To make the postseason, they'll have to do that a lot more over the next few months.

Sporting Take Care of Business

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Sporting KC took care of business on Saturday night at Sporting Park against the Colorado Rapids 2-0. The win was an expected result for Kansas City against a Rapids team that currently sits at the bottom of the Western Conference and has won just twice in their last 31 league games.

Early on, KC was able to take the game to the Rapids and could have taken the lead in the fifth minute off a Benny Feilhaber corner, but Chance Myers wasn't able to direct the ball on goal, instead putting it over the net.

Sporting Win I-70 Derby, Advance in US Open Cup

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In front of a record US Open Cup crowd for the club, Sporting KC won their first match up against a team from across the state of Missouri, defeating St. Louis FC of the USL 1-0 thanks to a 70th minute goal by Graham Zusi. The match up sees KC advance to the fifth round of the Open Cup in late June/early July.

Sporting KC Open Preseason with Loss to Portland

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Sporting Kansas City opened the 2015 season with a loss in their first preseason game, 2-0 to the Portland Timbers.

Sporting kicked off without a number of players, beside Matt Besler and Jon Kempin who are still with the US national team, Roger Espinoza, Chance Myers, Ike Opara, Saad Abdul-Salaam, and Graham Zusi all sat out the game for Kansas City.

Sporting's Protected and Exposed List for the Expansion Draft

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With all the changes that Sporting KC has made near the end of the season there wasn't a lot of flexibility with who the team would choose to protect in this year's expansion draft. After the automatic protection of Kevin Ellis, Jon Kempin, Mikey Lopez, and Erik Palmer-Brown, there aren't a lot of players left on KC's roster to choose from.

D.C. United versus Sporting Kansas City preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Kansas City blog The Blue Testament

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In which we talk to Ben Gartland of The Blue Testament about Peter Vermes and the sputtering Sporting Kansas City.

The suddenly sputtering Sporting Kansas City comes to RFK Stadium tonight. To get the preview of this match, we talked to Ben Gartland of The Blue Testament to get the lowdown on all things Sporting.

United beat Sporks 1-0: Player Ratings

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Possession isn't everything

It was ugly, but gloriously ugly. United's defensive, physical, and scrappy style of play was in full force after Fabian Espindola's 28th minute goal. Sporting Kansas City maintained their possession-based style even without the likes of Graham Zusi, Oriol Rosell, Matt Bieler, and Chance Myers.

Stats

10,000 Minute Club

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The start of the new year means updating stat information ahead of the 2016 season. First is the 10,000 minute club.

Some changes to this list in 2016, two players joined the list while others moved up. Roger Espinoza joined the list and jumped all the way up to 11th place on the list by the end of the season.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Peter Vermes coached his 271st game in all competitions, becoming the club's all time leader for games managed.

Benny Feilhaber's goal was his 25th league goal in his MLS career.

Feilhaber's assist was his 28th in league play for KC, tying him with Mo Johnston for 5th all time on that list.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Peter Vermes coached his 270th game in all competitions, tying him with Bob Gansler for the most games coached for Kansas City.

In the 119th minute, Benny Feilhaber hit 10,000 minutes in all competitions for his Sporting KC career.

Feilhaber's goal was his 11th for KC away from home in all competitions, tying him with Kei Kamara and Graham Zusi for 8th all time on that list.

S.A.S. Friday After Stats

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Since I was away for the DC game, here are stats from both last week's DC game and last night's game vs LA.

Vs DC.

At 33 years, 86 days, Paulo Nagamura became the 17th oldest player to start a league game for KC, knocking Diego Gutierrez out of the top 20.

He also became the 18th oldest player to start a game in all competitions, knocking Uche Okafor off the top 20.

Sunday After Stats

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The goal by Justen Glad for Salt Lake was the 1,000th conceded by Kansas City in all competitions.

At 34 years, 146 days, Brad Davis is the second oldest player in his first start for Kansas City.

Davis is the 10th oldest player to start a game for Kansas City, knocking Alex Bunbury out of the top 20 on that list.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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At 34 years, 133 days, Brad Davis became the oldest player to score their first goal for Sporting KC, topping the old record of 33 years, 256 days set by Claudio Lopez.

Overall, Davis is the third oldest player to score a goal for KC, behind Lopez, Mo Johnston, and Preki, knocking Claudio Bieler off the top 20 list for league play, and Benny Feilhaber off the list in all competitions.

Sunday After Stats

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At 34 years, 125 days, Brad Davis is the second oldest player to make their debut for KC, behind only Richard Gough at 35 years, 35 days.

Davis is the 10th oldest player to play in a game for Kansas City, he knocked Diego Gutierrez out of the top 20.

Dom Dwyer's two goals moved him to 47 in all competitions for KC, moving him past Josh Wolff and into third place all time on that list.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Sporting KC's last three opening goals have been scored by central defenders (2014 - Aurelien Collin, 2015 - Ike Opara, 2016 - Nuno Coelho).

Chance Myers hit the 10,000 minute mark for his career in the 40th minute, he's the 17th player to hit that mark.

In the 61st minute, Myers moved past Diego Gutierrez and into 17th place for minutes played in all competitions, Myers finished the game with 12,276 minutes played.

Most Starts

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More stats heading into the 2016 season, this time it's the most starts.

In league play only one new player hit the 100 start mark, and that was Chance Myers who finished the season with 108 starts for KC. Heading into 2016 KC should have at least one if not more people joining the list.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Matt Besler made his 218th appearance in all competitions for KC, tying him with Jack Jewsbury for 7th all time on that list.

Benny Feilhaber's assist was his 20th in all competitions for KC, he's the second American player to hit 20 assists in a single season in MLS.

Feilhaber's assist was his 25th in league play for KC.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Here are the stats from last night's game. There wasn't much so the less said about the game the better.

Chance Myers started his 107th league game for KC, tying him with Uche Okafor for 20th on that list.

The win was Colorado's first in Kansas City in league play since 2002, a span of 15 games.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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The game was Peter Vermes' 250th in charge of Sporting KC in all competitions.

Paulo Nagamura made his 250th start in all competitions in his MLS career last night.

In the 45th minute, Chance Myers moved past Roger Espinoza and into 18th place for league minutes played for KC.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Krisztian Nemeth's goal was his fifth in the US Open Cup this year, that tied him with Dom Dwyer for the most in the competition this year.

The five goals also ties Nemeth for the most goals in team history in the US Open Cup with Dwyer, Davy Arnaud, and Igor Simutenkov. When you include qualifiers he's tied for first now with those three and CJ Sapong.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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Benny Feilhaber's two goals gave him 10 on the season, he's the first player since Josh Wolff in 2005 to hit double digits in both goals and assists in league play for KC.

Feilhaber's two goals give him 17 in league play for his KC career, tying him with Eddie Johnson and Jimmy Conrad for 14th all time on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Dom Dwyer's goal was his 42nd in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Kei Kamara for 5th place on that list.

Dwyer's goal was his 14th away from home in league play and his 16th away from home in all competitions, both broke ties that he had with Digital Takawira for 5th place on each list respectively.

Sunday After Stats

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Graham Zusi's goal was his 27th goal in all competitions for KC, tying him with CJ Sapong for 10th on that list.

This was the first time KC has lost a game Zusi has scored in. Prior to this game, KC was 18-0-2 in league play and 21-0-2 in all competitions when Zusi scored.

Zusi's goal was his 10th away from home in league play, tying him wtih Scott Sealy and Mo Johnston for 9th on that list.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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It was the 50th league game between KC and San Jose. San Jose leads the all time series 22-21-7.

Matt Besler made his 200th start in all competitions for KC, he's the seventh player to hit that mark.

It was the worst loss for Kansas City since a 6-0 loss in Dallas in 2009.

It was the worst home loss for Kansas City since a 7-0 loss to Chicago in 2001.

Sunday After Stats

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The win was Peter Vermes' 87th in league play for KC, breaking his tie with Bob Gansler for the most leauge wins in KC history.

It was also Vermes' 200th game in charge of the team.

This was the 200th home in in all competitions for KC.

Benny Feilhaber's assist was his 18th in all competitions for KC this season, tying him with Preki in 2003 for the most assists in a single season for KC.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Benny Feilhaber's goal was his 10th goal in all competitions this season, combined with Dom Dwyer and Krisztian Nemeth, it is the first time in club history that three players have his double digit goals in a season.

Feilhaber's goal was his 18th in all competitions for KC, tying him with Matt McKeon for 16th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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The win was Peter Vermes' 86th in league play for KC, tying him with Bob Gansler for the most wins in team history as a coach. He did it in 23 fewer games than Gansler.

The win was his 108th in all competitions for KC, again tying him with Gansler for the most wins in team history. He did it in 33 fewer games than Gansler.

Sunday After Stats

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The draw was Peter Vermes' 51st draw in league play, tying him with Bob Gansler for the most draws as head coach.

Benny Feilhaber made his 150th appearance in all competitions in his MLS career.

Feilhaber's assist was his 21st in league play for KC, breaking his tie with Jack Jewsbury and Kei Kamara for 9th on that list.

S.A.S. Wednesday After Stats

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The win was KC's 300th in all competitions in the club's history.

Dom Dwyer's goal was his 5th in the US Open Cup in all versions of it, and in the USOC proper, that ties him with Davy Arnaud and Igor Simutenkov for first place on that list in the USOC proper, and with Arnaud, Simutenkov, and CJ Sapong when including qualifiers.

Sunday After Stats

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Lots of stats from last night's game.

Matt Besler made his 200th appearance in all competitions for KC, he's the 8th player to hit that mark, the first since Jack Jewsbury did it in 2010.

Dom Dwyer's goal was his 23rd at home in all competitions, tying him with Chris Klein for fourth all time on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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In the 82nd minute, Benny Feilhaber hit the 10,000 minute mark for league play in his MLS career.

Feilhaber's assist was his 19th in league play with KC, tying him with Sasha Victorine and Digital Takawira for 11th on that list.

It was his 26th for KC in all competitions, tying him with Mark Chung for 7th on that list.

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Sporting KC Season Preview - Defenders

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Today on the preview of Sporting KC's roster ahead of the 2016 MLS season we'll take a look at the defenders. With today's announcement about the mutual termination of Marcel de Jong's contract there is one fewer defender on the roster for Sporting KC. The loss of de Jong though doesn't appear to be too big as the team is still two deep at each position along the back line at this time.

Season Review - Defenders - Once Again Injuries Plague the Back Line

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Continuing to work up from the back on our review of the Sporting Kansas City season, we reach the defense. You can read my review of the goalkeeper position here. Sporting's defense in 2015 suffered one of the main issues that plagued the team during their 2014 run. Injuries were a big issue for the team with Chance Myers, Ike Opara, and Seth Sinovic, all three considered starters, missed considerable time due to different injuries.

What Happened and Where Do We Go From Here - Defenders

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Yesterday I looked at Sporting KC's goalkeeping play in the 2014 season and what to look ahead to in the 2015 season. Now I'm going to look at Kansas City's defense.

The stories written about Kansas City's 2014 season will always talk about the bulk of injuries that Kansas City suffered through in the 2014 season.