Team History


S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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Last night's win was Sporting's 17th, setting a team record for wins in a non-shootout season. It also ties the 1996 season for the second most wins in team history.

It was the 21st win in all competitions for Sporting this year, tying the 1997 season for the most wins in team history.

The second goal last night was Graham Zusi's 8th home goal in league play, tying him with Claudio Lopez, Jose Burciaga, and Teal Bunbury for 15th on that list.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Kei Kamara's goal was his 32nd in all competitions for KC, tying him with Mo Johnston for 5th on that list.

Kamara's goal was his 21st at home in league play tying him with Chris Klein and Mo Johnston for 3rd on that list.

Kamara's goal was his 23rd in all competitions at home for KC, tying him with Klein for 3rd on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Kei Kamara's goal was his 28th in league play for KC, tying him with Digital Takawira and Scott Sealy for 6th on that list.

It was Kamara's 20th league goal at home for KC, tying Josh Wolff for the 5th most in team history.

It was his 21st in all competitions at home, breaking his tie with Scott Sealy for 6th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Sporting KC has gone 325 minutes without a goal at home, the second longest streak in team history behind 367 from the end of the 1998 season through the start of the 1999 season.

Peter Vermes coached his 110th game in all competitions for KC, tying Ron Newman for the second most games coached for KC.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Sporting KC tied a team record for goals in a USOC campaign with 10, tying the record set in 2004.

Aurelien Collin made his 50th appearance in all competitions for KC.

Teal Bunbury made his 50th start in all competitions for KC.

The win was Jimmy Nielsen's 37th in all competitions, tying him with Bo Oshoniyi for the second most wins in team history.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Graham Zusi's winner was his 3rd in league play for KC, tying him with Frank Klopas, Francisco Gomez, Diego Gutierrez, Chris Henderson, and Aurelien Collin for 19th on that list.

Zusi also made his 50th league start for KC tonight. He's the 39th player to hit that mark for KC.

Kei Kamara scored his 7th away league goal for Sporting KC, tying him with Eddie Johnson, Matt McKeon, and Mark Chung for 10th on that list.

S.A.S. Wednesday After Stats

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The game was Peter Vermes' 100th game in charge of KC in all competitions.

The own goal tonight was the first own goal that Colorado have conceded against KC.

With 6 goals, Teal Bunbury is the 5th leading scorer for KC against the Rapids all time.

Bunbury has scored 6 of KC's last 13 goals against the Rapids in all competitions since Bunbury came into the league.

S.A.S. Monday Edition

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Lots of stats from yesterday's win over San Jose.

Seth Sinovic made his 50th league appearance in his MLS career.

KC is now 9-0-0 when CJ Sapong scores in league play. In all competitions, KC is 12-0-0 when he scores.

CJ Sapong's goal was his 8th in all competitions at home for KC, tying him with Jose Burciaga and Chris Henderson for 19th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Here's a look at some stats from last night's game against Chicago.

Bobby Convey scored his first goal for Sporting KC last night.

Convey's goal was the 50th goal that KC has scored against the Fire.

Kei Kamara recorded his 12th assist for KC on Convey's goal, that ties him with Paul Wright for 19th for the most assists in league play.

Home Average Attendance Through 5 Games

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photo courtesy of Jarred Donalson
The third largest crowd at Livestrong Sporting Park saw KC fall to Montreal 2-0 last night in the team's 5th home game of the season. The 2012 season continues to lead the way for average attendance so far this season, ahead of the 2011 season, which is the best attended season in team history.

Sunday After Stats (Times Two)

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Here are some stats for KC's two games in the Pacific Northwest.

Bobby Convey's start against Portland was his 175th in all competitions in his MLS career.

Roger Espinoza made his 75th career MLS start against Portland.

The loss to Portland was Kansas City's 200th loss in team history, the team is 201-200-100 in league play.

Sunday After Stats

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The win was KC's 200th in league play. They're the 5th MLS team to hit 200 wins.

The win also put KC over the .500 record. The team is currently 200-199-100 in league play. Wednesday in Vancouver will be the team's 500th game.

The game was the 250th league home game for KC. The team is 135-72-43 in league play at home.

Herculez Gomez

Jamaica Stuns U.S.

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The United States road woes in CONCACAF 2014 World Cup Qualifying continued on Friday night as they fell 2-1 in Jamaica.

Clint Dempsey put the U.S. in the lead just 36 seconds into the match, but Rodolph Austin knotted the score directly off a free kick in the 23rd minute and then Luton Shelton scored the winner for Jamaica on another set piece in the 62nd minute.

Analysis: US 5-1 Scotland

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Last night, the US Men's National Team played the first of five games in eighteen days, culminating in the first two games of World Cup Qualifying, against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala. The US were coming off three straight 1-0 victories, including an historic win against Italy, in Italy, back in February, and the defense was expected to be solid.

Alex Morgan

Pia Sundhage steps down from US Women's national team

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Pia Sundhage returns to Sweden

Caught in the midst of angst and anxiety of Arsenal getting on board with scoring, comes the news of Pia Sundhage's stepping down as US Women's national team coach over the weekend. She joined in 2007 in one the lowest points in team history, the 4-0 loss to Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals following a huge conflagration between Greg Ryan and Hope Solo which resulted in the US goalie's dismissal.

Sounders Women vs LA Strikers Game Thread

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If the recent Sounders match again Montreal has you down, you could clear your palate with a nice afternoon Sounders Women match. The national team players are still away in Sweden warming up for the World Cup, and just beat the Swedish team 3-1 thanks in part to an Alex Morgan goal. Morgan is now on a long-term goals per game pace that is rivaled in team history only by Mia Hamm.

New York Red Bulls

To the Dynamo tape: Saturday highlights showcase good, and some bad

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As we all know, the Houston Dynamo defeated Toronto FC 2-0 Saturday night at BMO Field, to notch the Orange's fourth win in a row and pull them within a point of New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference. The highlights above tell the tale, but also put on display both good and point points to take from the win.

Match #5 Preview: Philadelphia Union Vs. Columbus Crew

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Setting: Saturday, April 14 at PPL Park in Chester; kickoff scheduled for 3:51 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: NBC Sports Network (Arlo White, Kyle Martino) nationally, with coverage beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern / 610 WTVN-AM (Neil Sika) and 103.1 WVKO-FM (Carlos Cordova, Benny Pietrangelo) in Columbus / MLS Live (Canada only)

Columbus's Record: 2-2-0, six points (fourth in East)

Columbus's Last Match: L, 4-1 vs.

Major League Soccer

Union Notes: Hackworth sees value in Cup loss, Okugo impresses and more

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The Philadelphia Union's first run into the later rounds of the U.S. Open Cup in team history came to an end Wednesday night, but manager John Hackworth thinks the 2-0 semifinal loss to Sporting Kansas City is a great opportunity for his team to grow.

Coaching Longevity and Success in Major League Soccer

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Coaches are lightning rods for criticism whether teams win or not. Charlie Manuel's competence is called into question frequently despite marching his Phillies through back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back National League East titles, a franchise record 102-win season, two National League Championships, and a World Series ring.

San Jose Earthquakes

FC Dallas announces jersey sponsor deal

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At long last, FC Dallas has a jersey sponsor.

FC Dallas announced a multi-year, multi-million-dollar jersey sponsorship deal with AdvoCare, a Plano, Texas-based health and wellness company. Financial terms of the deal, the first jersey sponsorship deal in team history, were not disclosed, but it will last for three and a half years.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Frank Yallop

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Photo: Courtesy of San Jose Earthquakes

There's no rest for the Philadelphia Union as the top team in the west, the San Jose Earthquakes, come to town this Saturday. And the KYW Philly Soccer Show previews it.

In Part 1, KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch sit down with Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop.

Trying to Get this Trending #FirstInTheWest

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Real Salt Lake and San Jose, 1 and 2 in the West respectively, met in San Jose last night to duke it out for top spot in the West. Coming into the match the Quakes had been unbeaten in 4 games and Real Salt Lake had won 5 of 7. The previous 2 meetings between these two teams in San Jose went Real Salt's way, with a 3-0 drumming in 2010 and a rain soaked 1-0 win in 2011.

Sporting Kansas City

Back to Business

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KC had the week off after their 7 game winning streak to start the season ended at the hands of the Portland Timbers. The break can lead to the game going one of two ways, either KC comes out a little flat and deflated from the week off and the loss in Portland, or the loss to Portland has been stewing for 2 weeks now and they come and totally destroy Montreal tomorrow at Livestrong Sporting Park.

Comparing Streaks

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This blog is mainly a place for news regarding Sporting Kansas City, but from time to time I like to throw in a little historical perspective in there as well. With Toronto FC going to 0-7 over the weekend, matching the record of the Kansas City Wizards in 1999 for futility.

So let's take a trip back through KC's history to compare Toronto's 0-7 start to Kansas City's 0-7 start in the 1999 season.

Home Average After 4 Games

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KC had another standing room only crowd for last night's game against Real Salt Lake, the 4th SRO crowd of the season. The 19,422 actually puts Sporting KC ahead of last seasons attendance rate which was the highest attended game ever. Here's a look at the rest of the 4th home game attendances in team history.

Game of the Week

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Tomorrow at Livestrong Sporting Park, Sporting KC compete in what is being called the biggest game of the early season MLS schedule, when they take on the LA Galaxy in their 5th league game of the season. KC will look to continue their best start in team history against the Galaxy who are currently 1-2 after their 3-1 loss to New England last week.

The Rest

This Date in Dallas Sidekicks History: 1-0

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Fans of outdoor soccer don't notice a 1-0 scoreline because it happens so often. Indoors, however, a game has ended with a score of 1-0 only 8 times in the 36 years that indoor soccer has been played as a professional sport.

On this date in 1989, the Sidekicks were involved in their first 1-0 game, losing to the Tacoma Stars at Reunion Arena in front of 3,227 fans.

Colleges: Vorberg joins Marquette staff

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Longtime Milwaukee Wave goalkeeper Nick Vorberg is getting further involved in Milwaukee-area soccer.

Marquette men's coach Louis Bennett named Vorberg a volunteer assistant on Thursday, with his primary duties to train and mentor the Golden Eagles' goalkeepers and instruct at the program's camps.

Revolution Midseason Grades: "We Will Attack" Off to Good Start, Finish May Be Even Better

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In today's installment of our midseason grades series I'm going to take a look at the strikers and forwards, breaking down how Jay Heaps plan to attack has fared thus far in 2012.

With expectations entering the 2012 campaign bordering on the optimistic, last year's 16th ranked scoring side (out of 18, mind you) had really nowhere to go but up.

Team Argyle!!!

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Congrats to Ryder Hesjedal, a member of the Boulder-based Garmin-Barracuda pro cycling team as moments ago he became the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour as he won the Giro d' Italia by 16 seconds! Its Garmin's first major stage race win in team history!
Hopefully we'll see Ryder here in Colorado in August for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

From Hell to Seventh Heaven

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Thiago celebrates goal in 0-7 victory over Rayo Vallecano (Photo: Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Barcelona rebounded from perhaps the most devastating week in team history to trounce Rayo Vallecano 7-0 in Madrid on Sunday night. Amidst all the heartbreak of the last few days: losing to Real Madrid in the Camp Nou, being eliminated from the Champions League, seeing their league hegemony as three-time defending champions come to an end and bidding goodbye to Josep Guardiola, the greatest coach in team history, the Catalans responded with a dominant performance to return to winning ways.