Martin Steuble

former SKC Wizards

10 Call Ups for Former SKC Wizards - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Heading into the upcoming international break, a number of former Kansas City players will be busy with their respective national teams. Ten players who have played for Kansas City will be representing their country in Olympic qualifiers, World Cup qualifiers, and friendlies.

In CONCACAF you have the likes of Mechack Jerome representing Haiti, Marcel de Jong with Canada, Daneil Cyrus with Trinidad, Jorge Claros with Honduras, and Pablo Punyed with El Salvador all having World Cup qualifiers.

National Team Duty Takes Center Stage - Former SKC Wizards Update

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The club seasons in Europe have wound down and much of MLS was on an international break this week, so the national teams were in center stage. Three former KC players, Sunil Chhetri, Martin Steuble, and Pablo Punyed all played for their national teams. Chhetri and India struggled, losing both games 2-1 to Oman and Guam while Chhetri scored both of India's goals.

Reports of Johnson's Impending Retirement Continue - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Reports that former KC Wizards forward continue to build and while no official word on his announcement has been made, it seems it will be only a matter of time before the 31 year old is officially announced as having retired from soccer.

Here's the rest of his week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Scott Angevine
Federico Bessone
Bobby Convey
Will John
Michael Kafari
Neal Kitson
Jonathan Leathers
Carlos Marinelli
Nelson Pizarro
Ivan Trujillo
Konrad Warzycha

MLS
Davy Arnaud - DC - Started and played 90 minutes in DC's 1-1 draw with KC.

Rough Week 1 for Former SKC Players - Former SKC Wizards Update

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The 2015 MLS season has kicked off, but it wasn't exactly a smooth kick off for a number of former players. Teal Bunbury, Aurelien Collin, and CJ Sapong all had disappointing ends to their first games of the season. Collin's game ended in the 83rd minute when he was sent off for a sliding challenge on NYCFC's David Villa.

John Looking for a New Club - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Former KC Wizard midfielder, Will John is looking for another club. The former US U20 player left his Moroccan club, Mas de Fes over unpaid wages. John had a recent trial with Irish club, Shamrock Rovers, but could not come to an agreement with the club on a contract. So his search continues as he's played in eight countries in his club career at this point (USA, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Morocco, Denmark, Croatia, and Azerbaijan).

Gansler in the Hospital - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Some sad news to report first this week. Former Kansas City head coach and Sporting Legend, Bob Gansler was hospitalized over the weekend after suffering a stroke on Saturday. The 73 year old who led Kansas City to the 2000 MLS Supporters' Shield, 2000 MLS Cup, and 2004 US Open Cup is in the hopsital recovering from the stroke.

Graham Zusi

Most Capped Players While with Sporting KC

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Updating another list tonight, the caps players got for their country while a member of Sporting Kansas City. Graham Zusi has moved up to be the second most capped Sporting player, trailing only Josh Wolff. Matt Besler also jumped up the list. And with the return of Roger Espinoza, the potential for someone new to top Wolff in the next few years is certainly there.

What Happened and Where Do We Go From Here - Midfield

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Part three of my look at what happened to Kansas City in the 2014 season and where to look at going forward is taking a look at Kansas City's midfield. While Sporting's midfield wasn't hit nearly as hard by injuries as the defense was, other factors led to Sporting's issues in midfield this season.

The biggest issue for Kansas City ended up coming early in the season.

Updated MLS Player Salaries

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The MLS Players' Union today released their updated salaries for the 2014 season. The union usually does this two to three times a year. This year the second release was later in the season than most people expected it to be released.

With it there are some updates to Sporting KC's salaries from earlier in the year.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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Martin Steuble was the 30th different player to start a league game for KC this year.

In the 9th minute, Graham Zusi hit the 10,000 minute mark in league play for his MLS career. He's the 15th player to hit that mark for KC.

Zusi made his 166th appearance in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Josh Wolff for 12th on that list.

GAME THREAD: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union hope to continue their 3-match unbeaten streak in MLS play with a huge win on the road at Sporting Kansas City.

UNION GAME #22
VS
Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS
August 1, 2014
8:00 PM ET
NBCSN - Steve Cangialosi and Shep Messing, Reporter: Rob Carlin
Know Thy Enemy: The Blue Testament
Starting XI
Antonio Dovale, Dom Dwyer, Graham Zusi Forward Conor Casey
Jorge Claros, Mikey Lopez, Benny Feilhaber Midfield

Danny Cruz, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Brian Carroll, Amobi Okugo

Igor Juliao, Aurelien Collin, Kevin Ellis, Jacob Peterson Defense Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams
Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Jon Kempin, Erik Palmer-Brown, Martin Steuble, C.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Besler Called Up for US Friendlies

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Sporting KC's season is over, but some of KC's players are still going playing. Two players are currently with their respective national teams.

Team captain, Matt Besler was called up this morning for a pair of friendlies in Europe against Colombia and Ireland. While calling him up makes sense from a team composition stand point, and Jurgen Klinsmann likely wants to get him more time in central defense next to Jermaine Jones, this seems like a foolish call up.

“Statement game:” Recaps & reaction to win over NYRB, Pfeffer scores again, MLS results, more

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Recaps and reaction from the Union's big win over Red Bulls. Zach Pfeffer scores again for US U-20s. League results. USA news. More.

The Rest

Sporting Blue Wedding Continues, Sporting Waive 2 More, Will Have New Announce Team

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The changes to Sporting KC roster continue, and they've now expanded beyond the field to the broadcast booth as well.

The team has made no formal announcement, but with the waiver draft this afternoon, after the expansion draft, two more Sporting KC players appeared on the list available to be drafted, Christian Duke and Martin Steuble.

Sporting KC Sign Jorge Claros and Martin Steuble

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Sporting KC announced today the signings of midfielders Jorge Claros and Martin Steuble. The pair of midfielders, both internationals join the club for the second half of the MLS season.
Claros, a Honduran international has been a long time target of Sporting KC. He was pursued by the club during last summer's transfer window, but a deal did not get done to bring the now 28 year old to Kansas City.