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D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City Player Ratings

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We assign numbers to those who wore Black-and-Red Friday night.

D.C. United came into Friday night's game with Sporting Kansas City with nary a road win in a stat that was particularly entertaining to some jerk on the masthead. So naturally when a 1-0 win happened for the good guys following a hectic 24 hours of travel and redirection, combined with a weather delay, it was a earned win in the karma department to some degree.

Debutante Alhaji Kamara fires D.C. United to late 1-0 win over Sporting KC

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After weather troubles before and during the game, Alhaji Kamara handed United their first win of the season on the road with a goal in the first 33 seconds of his MLS debut

D.C. United had a torrid time even getting to Kansas City for Friday's night game against Sporting Kansas City. But after a whirlwind 24 hours, United picked up all three points at Children's Mercy Park, with new signing Alhaji Kamara supplying the only tally in a 1-0 win.

D.C. United's game against Sporting Kansas City moved to 9:30

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We will have soccer tonight, but not when we thought

Due to extreme weather yesterday in Kansas City, D.C. United's flight was diverted to Chicago. And due to continuing bad weather, United is unable to get to Kansas City, forcing MLS to delay the game. The game will still be played today but, to allow for travel and for some of the storms to pass, the game has been moved to 9:30PM Eastern time.

D.C. United's four keys to victory over Sporting KC

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The mental game, pressure, and a specific match-up in the midfield are all important for United in tonight's match

D.C. United's 2016 season has been a roller coaster, with wins and losses generally following one another with regularity. They have one last chance to put together a winning streak before MLS takes a break for the Copa America Centenario, and that requires taking all three points against a Sporting Kansas City team that is also looking to bounce back from a dissatisfying loss last weekend.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS

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The Black-and-Red will go for their first road win of the season tonight against a KC side that has just one win in their last nine games

After six straight games against Eastern Conference opposition, D.C. United has left their preferred time zone for the first time in a month in a half to face Sporting Kansas City tonight.

Yes, We Conifa! D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 27 May 2016

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Conifa? Conifa.

Summer is ready when you are.

Copa America call-ups sting D.C. United and Kansas City ahead of MLS match - WaPo: Looks like we'll get to see Kofi Opare and Alhaji Kamara on the field tonight.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Sporting Kansas City vs DC United - MLSGB: Across the pond, they predict a 1-1 draw.

Match Day 14: The Monkey Gone, Time to Move Forward

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For the first time in five weeks Sporting KC finally got a win on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Orlando City. Now with that monkey off of Sporting KC's back, the club needs to move forward and start to string some results together. This is especially important because while still early, Kansas City is below the red line in terms of playoff positioning and have played the most games in MLS so far this season (along with Dallas and Vancouver).

Sporting KC makes chances count in 2-1 win over Orlando City

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Super-sub Jacob Peterson snapped Sporting KC's winless streak Sunday afternoon, coming on as a halftime substitute and recording a goal and an assist in Sporting KC's 2-1 win over Orlando City. A barrage, and even a club record, of shots for Sporting was barely enough for Sporting to get the win.

Something Gives, But Not in KC's Favor

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A pair of teams with a combined 11 games winless meeting in a game, while a draw was a possibility, something had to give. Unfortunately for Kansas City that didn't give in their favor as they fell on the road to the Houston Dynamo 2-0 to end the Dynamo's six game winless streak, and extended Kansas City's to six, their longest since 2011.

Match Day 11: Something Has to Give

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Tomorrow night in Houston two teams that are winless in a combined 11 straight games will square off a BBVA Compass Stadium when Sporting KC and the Houston Dynamo face off. While Kansas City is winless in their last five games since a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls, the Dynamo are winless in six since a 5-0 win over FC Dallas.

A Look at Sporting KC and Red Cards Around the League

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Sunday night against the LA Galaxy, Sporting KC played up a man for the final 20 minutes of their 1-1 draw at Children's Mercy Park. The red card given to the Galaxy's Ashley Cole was the fourth given to a Sporting KC opponent this season, the most in all of MLS. The next closest teams have only been up a man twice.

Besler, Zusi on US Roster. New Assistant for SKC?

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Two bits of news today regarding Sporting Kansas City. The first is that Sporting KC's Matt Besler and Graham Zusi have both been named to the US national team provisional roster ahead of the USA's CONCACAF Cup match up against Mexico at the Rose Bowl on October 10th. The match will decide which country will represent CONCACAF in Russia at the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Match Day 23: Games in Hand

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Tomorrow night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC will begin their process of making up the one to four games in hand on the rest of the Western Conference when they host the San Jose Earthquakes. It will also be Kansas City's fourth game in 12 days when you include last week's 3-1 US Open Cup win over Real Salt Lake.

Match Day 9: Two Separate Streaks

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Sporting KC welcome the Chicago Fire to Sporting Park tomorrow in a match up of two teams currently in two different kinds of streaks. The Fire head into the game in Kansas City riding a three game winning streak. That three game winning streak though has bee over the course of a month, their win last week against New York City FC was their first game in 20 days due to MLS' schedule and moving games to accommodate Montreal's CONCACAF Champions League run.

Fire v Sporting KC match preview

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Here's another look at the upcoming game by Martin Tomszak. Sporting is nowhere near the defensive club they were two seasons ago.

What Are They All About? Sporting Kansas City Preview

Three in a row. That's the phrase on the tip of everyone's tongue after another hard fought win by the Chicago Fire.

Palmer-Brown Called into US U20 Camp

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US Soccer today announced Tab Ramos' roster that had been called in for a US U20 camp in Linz, Austria ahead of this summer's U20 World Cup in New Zealand. Sporting Kansas City center back, Erik Palmer-Brown was named to the 20 man roster that will train in the central European country from April 18th through the 26th.

HOW TO WATCH And GAME THREAD: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union

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Will this be the Union's first win of the season?

UNION GAME #5
VS
Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS
April 5, 2015
7:00
FS1 - John Strong and Alexi Lalas, Reporter: Julia Stewart-Banks
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: The Blue Testament
Starting XI
Jacob Peterson, Dominic Dwyer, Jimmy Medranda Forward Fernando Aristeguieta
Roger Espinoza, Servando, Carrasco, Benny Feilhaber Midfield

Sebastien Le Toux, Eric Ayuk Mbu, Andrew Wenger

Michael Lahoud, Brian Carroll

Marcel de Jong, Matt Besler, Ike Opara, Jalil Anibaba Defense Fabinho, Steven Vitoria, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis
Luis Marin Goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi
Tim Melia, Seth Sinovic, Kevin Ellis, Paulo Nagamura, Soni Mustivar, Bernardo Anor, Krisztian Nemeth Bench John McCarthy, Raymond Lee, Vincent Nogueira, Jimmy McLaughlin, C.

Match Day 5: The Union Visit Looking to Bust Another Slump

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Sporting Kansas City return home, one week after getting their first win of the season. This weekend they'll play a team that's made Sporting Park a bit of a second home over the past few years. The Philadelphia Union, who I mentioned in this week's Throw Back Thursday is unbeaten in their last three trips to Sporting Park, going 2-0-1 in the three games played here.

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City: The Whole Story - Match 5

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While the Philadelphia Union have historically done well against Sporting Kansas City in Kansas, they're also 0-2-2 on the season and desperately need the points. From previews to reviews, this is the whole story.

I hate.

Hate.

HATE!

I HATE SPORTING KANSAS CITY

There is no team in Major League Soccer I hate more than Sporting Kansas City.

I hate Sporting Kansas City

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"Hate" is such a strong word. Sometimes though, it's not strong enough.

I hate.

Hate.

HATE!

I HATE SPORTING KANSAS CITY

There is no team in Major League Soccer I hate more than Sporting Kansas City.

I have no respect for them.

I have no respect for their fans.

Match Day 4: Still Searching for a Win

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Sporting KC are back on the road for their fourth game of the season as they travel to New York City to take on the expansion New York City FC at Yankee Stadium. Kansas City is still searching for their first win of the season after two home draws and a road loss to Dallas. New York on the other hand is actually unbeaten on the season with a 1-0-2 record after a 0-0 draw on the road last week against Colorado.

Sporting's Defense Cleans Up, but Offense Still Lacks in 0-0 Draw

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Sporting Kansas City is off to their worst start to the season since 1999. Last night at Sporting Park made it three straight to start the season without a win as they played the Portland Timbers to a 0-0 draw. The defense stepped up against a Portland team that has shown to cause Kansas City trouble on the counter in the past, shutting out the Timbers offense while Luis Marin came up with saves when he was called upon.

De Jong and Espinoza Called Up

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Sporting Kansas City's first trip to Yankee Stadium will be with a bit of an undermanned roster. Today Canada and Honduras named their rosters for the upcoming FIFA International window and Kansas City had players from both countries named to the rosters.

Canada has called up KC left back, Marcel de Jong for their friendlies on March 27th against Guatemala and March 30th against Puerto Rico.

Match Day 1: Sporting KC vs New York Red Bulls

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Compared to the offseason ahead of the 2014 MLS season, this past offseason seems like it has dragged on forever for Kansas City. The early playoff exit last season has made for a long offseason, but tomorrow it finally ends when Sporting KC take the field against the New York Red Bulls at Sporting Park.

Sporting are Offering van der Vaart How Much?

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Germany media has really picked up on the Rafael van der Vaart to Sporting KC rumors. After Robb Heineman and Mike Illig were at Saturday's Bundesliga match between Frankfurt and van der Vaart's Hamburg, the rumors really picked up with German site Bild jumping all over it.

Now the German tabloid is reporting the price tag that Kansas City is offering the Dutch international.

Sporting Sign 3rd Round Pick, James Ansu Rogers

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Sporting Kansas City announced today that they had signed third round draft pick, James Ansu Rogers to a contract with the club. Ansu Rogers was selected with the 53rd pick of this year's MLS Superdraft, and becomes the fourth of Kansas City's five draft picks to sign with the club this year.

Ansu Rogers has been impressive this preseason, appearing in all four of KC's games, scoring one goal, the game winner on Saturday against Seattle, as well as providing an assist to Krisztian Nemeth in KC's 4-2 win over FC Tucson in the team's first phase of preseason.

Claros Called Up by Honduras

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Sporting KC midfielder, Jorge Claros has been called up by the Honduran national team for a pair of upcoming friendlies against Venezuela. The two teams will play once in Honduas on February 4th and again in Venezuela on February 11th.

With the call up, Claros will join Sporting captain, Matt Besler and goalkeeper, Jon Kempin in missing Kansas City's second preseason game on February 9th against FC Tucson.

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.

United States

Pulisic makes history, shows poise ahead of Copa America

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas — For those following the U.S. Men's national team, any time Dortmund's 17-year-old Christian Pulisic takes the field is a landmark.A player so young playing in a top European league and featuring regularly with the national team is somethingto behold.

Pulisic and the national team completed their preparation for the upcoming Copa America Saturday night with arout of Bolivia, 4-0, at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kans.

Mexico vs Paraguay Friendly Confirmed for Arrowhead

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The friendly between Mexico and Paraguay to be played in Kansas City has been confirmed today by the Mexican Federation. The game will take place on Tuesday, March 31st with an 8pm Central Time kick off at Arrowhead. The game will be the second of two friendlies that Mexico is playing in the United States during that international break.

Houston Dynamo

DT Rewind: Week of May 1

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The Dynamo and Dash topped the week off playing Kansas City.

Sunday

Sorting out the MLS players in contention for a roster spot on the USMNT's Copa America roster

Three things from the Houston Dynamo's loss at Real Salt Lake

Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake: Lowlights

DT Rewind: Week of April 24

Monday

Cubo Torres may not be enough to save the Houston Dynamo

Tuesday

Dynamo Film Session: Leonel Miranda's goal almost helps the Dynamo earn a point vs.

Houston Dynamo vs FC Kansas City: Watch Live

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FC Kansas City vs. Houston Dash
Swope Soccer Village - Kansas City, Mo.
7:30 p.m. CT

Roger Espinoza

RVDV Deal Unlikely, de Jong Injured, Espinoza Sits, and More

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Catching up on some news from the past day or so that I've brought up on Twitter, but I'll mention further here.

RVDV Deal Unlikely

Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl was present at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night for Sporting KC's game against New York City FC. Around half time, Wahl provided an update on the rumored move by KC to acquire Rafael van der Vaart, who has been told he won't be offered a new contract at Hamburg.

Claros Departing Kansas City for China?

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Reports out of Honduras today by journalist, Julio César Núñez are that Jorge Claros' time in Kansas City is coming to an end. Núñez is reporting that Claros is headed to join Qingdao Jonoon, of the Chinese League One (the second division in China).

The move, while a little surprising considering that Claros was brought in just this past summer, isn't a huge surprise.

The Rest

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City GIFs

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D.C. United started Thursday in Washington, started Friday in Chicago, and start Saturday in Kansas City after a hectic 30-plus hour travel snafu put them at the mercy of charters, wings and prayers. And late Friday night, a goal to seal a 1-0 win by a team who last won on the road in August?

Rangers Snap Losing Streak

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One Kansas City soccer team finally got themselves back into the win column. After a rough couple of weeks for all Kansas City soccer teams, the Swope Park Rangers were finally able to get a win for Kansas City tonight against the visiting Tulsa Roughnecks. The win was the Rangers second of the season over the Roughnecks, winning the previous encounter by the same 2-1 scoreline.

Reign vs Kansas City: Stream and Game Thread

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Seattle takes on their playoff nemesis when they host the two-time defending champions FC Kansas City at Memorial Stadium today.

The Seattle Reign will be looking to right two ships when they kick off against FC Kansas City at 4pm this afternoon. For one, it'll be their first home match since the shock opening weekend loss against Sky Blue — their first ever loss at Memorial Stadium.

MATCH RECAP: Portland Thorns FC 1, FC Kansas City 1

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Thorns salvage a point on the road against 10-man FC Kansas City as Horan scores in second-straight match

Lindsey Horan scored her second goal in as many matches to rescue a point for Portland Thorns FC as the club battled to a 1-1 draw on the road against 10-man FC Kansas City Saturday night in front of 3,022 at Swope Soccer Village.

USA vs. Panama, Gold Cup 2015: Time, TV schedule and team news

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The USMNT has clinched first place in Group A, but they'll still want to show well against Panama tonight.

The United States and Panama meet tonight in Kansas City in the final group stage games for both sides in the 2015 Gold Cup. The US has sealed first place in Group A and will be more focused on improving on what have been two straight poor performances.

Single Season Minutes Played

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Another updated stat, this time it's single season minutes played for Kansas City. In league play, no new players joined the top 10 for minutes played, the closest was Seth Sinovic who played 2,755 in league play this past season.

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