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Three Losses and Another Three Goals Conceded

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Sporting Kansas City lost their third straight game for the first time since early 2012, and once again gave up three goals. This time on the road to the New England Revolution. It's the first time since 2009 that Sporting has allowed nine goals in three games (that streak was helped by a 6-0 loss in Dallas that cost then coach, Curt Onalfo, his job).

Revolution Make it Three in a Row

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on Wednesday night, overturning an early deficit behind a first half goal by Teal Bunbury and two second half strikes from Lee Nguyen at Gillette Stadium in front of 11,707 – the second lowest home crowd of the season – in U.

Match Day 27 - Trying to Right the Ship

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Sporting Kansas City head on the road for the beginning of a three game road trip, starting tomorrow night in New England. Kansas City will be looking to end their two game winless run after allowing six goals in their last two games, both at home. The hope has to be that going on the road where KC is 8-5-4 this year will help Kansas City to right the ship.

Sporting Fall at Home Again

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Sporting Kansas City finds themselves in a rare situation from the past few years. For the first time since opening Sporting Park, and the first time since 2010, KC has lost back to back home games, falling 3-1 to the Houston Dynamo. It's also the first time since 2010 that KC has allowed three goals in back to back matches (4-3 win over Houston 3-1 loss to Dallas).

Sporting KC form Partnership with Brazilian club, Fluminense FC

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Sporting Kansas City announced today that they have entered into a "strategic partnership" with Brazilian club, Fluminense FC. The Brazilian club is the home club of current on loan defender, Igor Juliao. Based on the announcement, this is something that Sporting has been looking to do for at least a little while.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Forking the Sporks

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We relive Saturday's win, check in on alumni and partners, and mull the grown up network TV drama.

As one who thought D.C. United didn't have much of a chance even after learning Sporting Kansas City, allow me to share that my words were sauteed in butter and olive oil, served over veggie pasta with focaccia.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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With a win tonight, D.C. United will go to the top of the MLS table. To do so, however, they'll have to beat Sporting Kansas City on the road, which has been among the toughest assignments in MLS in recent years. Your spot for pre-, in-, and post-game discussion of tonight's game.

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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 to get the lowdown on all things Sporting.

D.C. United travels to Kansas City to take on Sporting Kansas City in a showdown of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. To preview the game, we talked to Ben Gartland of The Blue Testament to get the lowdown on all things Sporting.

Dwyer enjoying breakout year after struggling with consistency in 2013

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By TATE STEINLAGE

The life of a Major League Soccer forward is never easy. Ask Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer.

After scoring25 goals for Orlando City SC last season onloan, the 24-year-old Dwyer made his way back to Kansas City — back to MLS action — only to struggle to find the net, scoring just twice in a four-month spell.

Monday Morning Game Changers keeps its head up at all times

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Every week we "Monday Morning Manage" every game with our fellow Union faithful. What could have been done better? What were the missed opportunities? Did that sub really need to happen? We bring all the talking points to you each week right here.

Here are the game changers of the Union's dramatic 1-1 draw on the road at Sporting Kansas City.

The Whole Story: Matchday 22 at Sporting Kansas City

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The Union heads back to Kansas City to face the defending MLS Cup holders.

Moving past the Rais M'Bolhi press conference, the Union need to focus on their Friday night opponent. This is the second of three meetings between the Union and Sporting Kansas City this season with the Union currently up 1-0-0 against Kansas City by virtue of a 2-1 win on May 14th that saw goals from Danny Cruz and Cristián Maidana.

Brown-ing the Blue: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union entered the realm of MLS Cup contender Sporting Kansas City and left with a very valuable point.

Facing a somewhat depleted Sporting Kansas City line-up, the Philadelphia Union took advantage and managed to wrangle yet another point from Sporting at Sporting Park, this time a 1-1 draw thanks to a goal from second half substitute and newly signed Jamaican mystery man Brian Brown.

Recap: Sporting Kansas City 1–1 Philadelphia Union

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In a rollicking, end-to-end game that could have seen more goals but for the excellent play of both goalkeepers, especially Sporting Kansas City's Andy Gruenebaum, the Union left KC with a point, as the teams drew, 1–1.

Opposite View: Three Questions With The Blue Testament

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We caught up with Ben Gartland from SB Nation's Sporting Kansas City blog The Blue Testament to ask them a few questions regarding the defending MLS Cup holders Sporting Kansas City.

tBG) Sporting Kansas City's president Robb Heineman recently said that SKC was "the greatest (club) in MLS)".

Preview: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City

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The playoff race is on and the Union are in the thick of it. Will they continue their good form against Sporting Kansas City?

Moving past the Rais M'Bolhi press conference, the Union need to focus on their Friday night opponent. This is the second of three meetings between the Union and Sporting Kansas City this season with the Union currently up 1-0-0 against Kansas City by virtue of a 2-1 win on May 14th that saw goals from Danny Cruz and Cristián Maidana.

This is YOUR House Kansas City - Toronto lacks guts and skill and finish-TFC 1 SportingKC 2

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Sporting Kansas City visited Toronto last night and it was a rare home game missed for me. I watched it on TSN. I had spent the day at the Hillside Music Festival just north of Guelph at it was just too much of geographical challenge to get from Wellington County to lakeside Toronto in time.
TFC went into halftime with a 1-0 lead.

U.S. Soccer National Training Center heading to Kansas City

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By TATE STEINLAGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The U.S. Soccer Federation is heading to this burgeoning soccer mecca in a major way.

Joined by the United Government of Wyandotte County and representatives from Schlitterbahn Water Park and EPR Properties Wednesday, Kansas Gov.

"Major Announcement" Today

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It's game day for Sporting Kansas City as the team takes on BPL Champions, Manchester City in a friendly at Sporting Park. The game though looks like it may not be the biggest news of the day (at least for me). Yesterday, Sporting Club announced that they would have a "major announcement" today that would include the club, Wyandotte County unified government representatives, and Kansas governor Sam Brownback.

Match Day Friendly - Friendly Time

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Let's face it, this game tomorrow between Sporting KC and Manchester City is not a game that I'm the primary target for. This game is set up for the fans of City and those neutrals who are interested in seeing the BPL champions play. I was much more interested in Saturday's league game against the Galaxy than I am in the game tomorrow against City.

Feilhaber caps off big week, leads Sporting KC past Galaxy

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By TATE STEINLAGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It's been a good week to be Benny Feilhaber.

The 29-year-old midfielder followed up his midweek dominance over the Columbus Crew with a marvelous free kick in a 2-1 victory over the LA Galaxy Saturday to help Sporting Kansas City see its unbeaten streak move to six matches.

Besler and Zusi Given New Contracts, Made DPs

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A big announcement today ahead of Sporting KC's game against the LA Galaxy, the team announced that they'd re-signed the clubs two World Cup veterans, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to new contracts. The new contracts will not only keep the pair in Kansas City through the 2018 season, but also makes the two players designated players, filling all three of KC's DP slots at this time.

Zusi, Besler sign Designated Player contracts to stay in KC

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By TATE STEINLAGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Graham Zusi and Matt Besler are fine calling Kansas City home.

Ahead of its home match against the LA Galaxy Saturday, Sporting Kansas City has announced that both Zusi and Besler have signed Designated Player contracts to stay with the club long term.

Besler confirms transfer bids from Sunderland and Fulham

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Matt Besler's stock is at an all-time high following an impressive World Cup campaign with the United States. His options? Equally so.

Wednesday the Sporting Kansas City defender and captain confirmed two of at least 10 clubs in England and Germany bidding for his talents.

Sporting KC sign midfielders Claros and Steuble

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By TATE STEINLAGE

More than a month after transferring Oriol Rosell to Portugal, Sporting Kansas City has refueled its midfield depth with the signings of Jorge Claros and Martin Steuble.

"We are always looking for players to enhance our roster," Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said in a release.

Kansas City Sweep Montreal

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Sporting KC allowed a goal against the Montreal Impact for the first time this season, but it wasn't enough to keep Kansas City from sweeping the season series last night in Montreal. Sporting KC got a pair of goals from Dom Dwyer, his fourth and fifth against the Impact this year.

Dwyer got Kansas City going very early.

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Kansas City Claim The National Women’s Soccer League Championship

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Kansas City might be the new home of soccer. Sporting KC were 2013 MLS champs. Now FC Kansas City are 2014 NWSL champions.

It's hard to call them underdogs, but when up against the 16-2-6 Seattle Reign FC, most fans and experts would not have been on the side of the Blues. Even away from home and facing the best team in the league, FCKC was able to capture the final victory of the season.

FC Kansas City tops Thorns in NWSL semifinal rematch

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

FC Kansas has exacted their revenge on the Portland Thorns FC.

In an identical rematch to last year's semifinal, the Kansas City Blues dismantled the defending National Women's Soccer League champions Saturday, 2-0, and will advance to next week's final.

NWSL Semifinals: A Look Ahead

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

While the 2014 regular season of the National Women's Soccer League has allowed some teams to change course and blaze a new trail, for others it's looked like deja vu. With two very different playoff scenarios this weekend, both of those sentiments are set to play out.

NWSL: Chicago Red Stars cerca de los Playoffs. Resumen general de la Jornada 18

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Se acerca el final de la Temporada yya nos preparamos para los Playoffs. Tenemos ya confirmados dos equipos que pelearán por estar en la final de la NWSL ellos son: Seattle Reign yFC Kansas City. Al campeón defensor Portland Thornsse le está complicando llegar, mientras que Chicago Red Stars pelea fuerte por un lugaral igual queWashington Spirit.

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Rodriguez brace powers FC Kansas City to NWSL title

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By JASON MITCHELL

Tukwila, Wash. Conventional wisdom said theSeattle Reign would winSunday's NWSL championship match against FC Kansas City.

The Reign, after all, finished the season with the best record in the league, only lost twice all year, and featured both the coach of the year and the league MVP.

FC Kansas City Fall in Regular Season Finale

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From FC Kansas City

FC Kansas City lost 2-1 to the Chicago Red Stars in front of 2,111 fans at Benedictine University. Melissa Tancredi scored first for Chicago in the 9th minute then Christen Press in the 40th minute. Morgan Marlborough's goal came for Kansas City in the 43rd minute of the match.

FCKC Draw in Top of Table Clash

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FC Kansas City (11-6-5 38pts) battled to a 1-1 draw with Seattle Reign FC (15-1-5 50pts) tonight in front of 3,029 fans at Verizon Wireless Field. Amy Rodriguez scored the first goal of the night then Megan Rapinoe took credit for Seattle's goal.

Rodriguez started the night off with an explosive goal in the 6th minute.

Match Recap: Spirit defeat FC Kansas City 2-1 to Remain in Playoff Contention

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After falling behind early, goals from Christine Nairn and Kerstin Garefrekes, both assisted by Lisa De Vanna, lift a resilient Washington side to victory over FC Kansas City Wednesday night in front of 2,744 at the Soccerplex in Boyds, Md.

In what can only be described as a stunning turnaround from the woeful season that was 2013, the Washington Spirit (9-8-4, 31 points) have surged into third placed in the NWSL with three games remaining.

FC Kansas City Fall in Washington

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From FC Kansas City.

FC Kansas City (11-6-4 37pts) lost 2-1 to the Washington Spirit (9-8-4 31pts) tonight in front of 2,744 fans at Maryland SoccerPlex. The Blues got on the board first when Becky Sauerbrunn scored in the 18th minute but two late goals from Kerstin Garefrekes and Christine Narin gave Kansas City a road loss.

FCKC Draw in Rochester

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From FC Kansas City

FC Kansas City (10-5-4 34pts) tied 1-1 with the Western New York Flash (7-9-3 24pts) tonight at Sahlen's Stadium in front of Rochester fans. Sarah Hagen scored the Blues' sole goal of the night in the 17th minute. Samantha Kerr scored the Flash's goal in the 22nd minute.

FC Kansas City Blown Out by Portland

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From FC Kansas City

FC Kansas City (10-5-3 33pts) visited Portland Thorns FC (7-6-4 25 pts) tonight and lost 7-1 in front of 9,672 fans. This was the first unfortunate result for the Blues since May 14th. Katrina Gorry tallied her first National Women's Soccer League goal for FC Kansas City tonight.

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Prepare Your Heart...With Two Games Left, Spirit Race for the Playoffs Is On

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Washington (10-8-4, 34 pts) managed six massive points without leading scorer Jodie Taylor this week, with two 2-1 wins over Kansas City and Chicago at home.

Yael Averbuch's 94th minute game-winning rocket of a goal Saturday night sent Washington in the thick of the playoff race, nudging just ahead of Portland (9-7-6, 33 pts), Chicago (7-7-7, 28 pts), and Western New York and in striking distance of Kansas City (11-6-5, 38 pts.

Game Recap: Spirit Squeak Out 1-1 Draw with Houston, Remain in Third Place

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After a playoff-boosting win last Saturday on the road against Western New York, the Washington Spirit managed to escape Houston with one valuable point Thursday night against the Dash.

In the hunt for one of only four playoff spots, the win helped Washington (8-7-3, 27 points) hang on to third place, after Portland (7-6-5, 26 points) and Chicago (7-6-5, 26 points) tied last night, as well.

The Rest

Throwback Thursday: 2009 D.C. United ends its season with dramatic, disappointing draw in Kansas City

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In October 2009, D.C. United went into Kansas City needing a win over the team then known as the Wizards to make the playoffs. It came down to a red card and a penalty with practically the final kick of the ball.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Philadelphia Union; Match Day 22

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Another trip to Kansas City and another trip home with a hard earned point. It might not have been a full 3 points, but trips to the Cauldron have not been the worst road trips for the Union. That is not to say that there wasn't a bad and ugly in play Friday night.

The Good: Strides on and off the field

In the week leading up to the Kansas City game, Rais Mbohli was announced as a new signing.