Continuing the stats for appearances and minuts against each team, today it is Colorado. Being one of the original teams in the league with KC, these two have played a number of times. Less so in recent seasons since KC's move to the East. So the top players on this list are players from KC's early years.
Since it'd been a few days without a post I figured I'd give you a second post today as well on
stats. This time it's all competition goal scorers for Sporting KC in their history. First here are
some previous years for you.
One more new stat before I start doing some updating on some of the stats I already had been
tracking. Today it's a look at landmark goals for KC. I'm tracking league goals, competitive goals,
both home and away. I'm also tracking US Open Cup, playoff, and international goals, but those 3
won't be listed here simply due to lack of many landmark goal numbers.
Continuing with the statistical updating that I've been doing, here's another new stat that I
hadn't previously done. Here are the top 10 single season minutes for players throughout the team's
history. As I mentioned a few times late in the year this year, Matt Besler ended up tied for the
3rd most minutes played in league play in team history.
So one of the longest careers in Sporting Kansas City Wizards history ended today with Davy Arnaud
being traded from Sporting Kansas City to the Montreal Impact for Seth Sinovic and allocation
money. I've never been good at eloquently writing down how good a player was for this team or how
much I'll miss seeing them in a Kansas City jersey.
Not Aron's best look...By all accounts, Aron Winter was a very bright football mind -
and more importantly, a true gent. Things just didn't go the way he wanted, or we wanted for that
matter, at Toronto FC. Whether the lion's share of the blame lies with Winter, with the toxic TFC
Front Office or a combination of both - we'll never likely know.
"The Teflon Tom"
There was a great temptation today to go back and simply re-post whatever it was that we wrote when
Mo Johnston "moved upstairs", John Carver "stepped down", Chris Cummins was axed, Preki was sacked
and Nick Dasovic was tossed aside. We could have done that - but pressing "Ignore" in spellcheck
every time "Anselmi" popped up would have been exhausting.
Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena was named MLS Coach of the Year for the third time,
winning the 2011 award after leading the Galaxy to the Supporters Shield as the team with the best
record in the MLS regular season. The Galaxy's 19-5-10 record was also the second best record in
Welcome to tonight's In-Game Blog for the match between the U.S. Men's National Team and Brazil.
We'll have all the information on this international friendly for the USA, including lineups,
pre-game facts and in-game notes from Landover.
U.S. goalkeeping legend Kasey Keller has traded in his boots for a microphone and will be part of
the ESPN broadcast team for tonight's match against Brazil. With the U.S. looking for only its
second ever win against Brazil, it's serendipidous to have the man who recorded a clean sheet in
the USA's first and only victory.
In one of the biggest upsets in the history of the U.S. Men's National Team, the USA beat Brazil
1-0 on Feb. 11, 1998, in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. That game was the first U.S. win
against the South American side, and today it remains the only time in 16 matches the U.S. has
With the 2012 season 4 days away for Sporting KC, I thought I'd take a look back at past year's
season openers for the club. Some of the earlier matches are blurred together in a mix of games
from before my college years but I'll add comments where I can.
1996 - KC Wiz vs Colorado Rapids 3-0
The inaugural game for the team saw the Wiz pull off the shutout win over the Rapids.
"This guy was a thing, wasn't he?"With a number of season tickets still unsold, Toronto
FC's bean-counters can't be happy with the sudden sputter of the 2012 season. After the highs of
The Reds' CCL exploits, things looked very bright for "SIXual Healing" but a pair of major injuries
coinciding with a pair of shambolic fixtures to open the MLS season has tempered emotions.
The Wizards celebrate with their MLS Cup.An unseasonable warm mid-October day in Washington D.C.
was the setting for the 2000 Major League Soccer Cup. The championship game pitted the Chicago
Fire, the league's most potent offense, against Supporter's Shield winners, Kansas City
Miklos Molnar would capitalize on some unusually poor Fire defending to score on Zach Thorton in
the 11th minute.
Goat guy: former Sounders favorite James Riley will bring experience and a winning attitude
next season to Chivas USA's back four, which badly needed strengthening, after arriving via a trade
today with Montreal (AP Photo).
Perhaps the most surprising thing to me about today's now-completed Expansion Draft - no players
from the MLS champion Galaxy were among the 10 selected by the Montreal Impact.
Since Davy Arnaud was traded to Montreal, the debate has gone on about who should replace him as
captain of Sporting KC. From Roger Espinoza to Matt Besler to Kei Kamara to Jimmy Nielsen to Julio
Cesar have all had their names brought up as potential captains for Sporting KC this season. Today
on Twitter, Robb Heineman let the cat out of the bag on who the new captain would be,
congratulating the White Puma, Jimmy Nielsen, on being selected.
Two Sporting KC players were representing their national team at two different levels. Roger
Espinioza was away representing the Honduran national team as they took on Ecuador yesterday as
part of the international window. Espinoza started for Honduras, earning another cap, his 22nd for
Honduras. He has the fourth most caps for his national team while a member of Sporting KC, behind
only Josh Wolff, Jimmy Conrad, and Preki.
When Chivas USA owner revealed on Tuesday that former Chivas USA head coach Preki was once offered Mexican national team star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, only to turn him down for not being good enough, the story made plenty of waves.
Sources tell SBI Vergara took some liberties with the truth when re-telling that story.
Cummins, Carver, Preki, Winter and Dasovic - Live at The BandshellEvery year around
this time, a long-honoured tradition takes place at Toronto's Exhibition Place. No it's not when
Toronto FC is mathematically eliminated form the playoffs (you correct cynics!) but rather the
Canadian National Exhibition.
Eddie Johnson's a thing... right?FLORIDULL
There's a strange feeling amongst TFC supporters that training camp is quiet... too quiet. So
unaccustomed are we to a drama-free lead up to the season that some are getting worried. Why no
more trialists? Why not enough friendlies?