Regular season games don't come more anticipated than Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Dak Prescott vs. Patrick Mahomes, division leaders, Super Bowl preview? On today's SportsBeat KC, Cowboys' beat writer and columnist Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram brings us the Dallas perspective with host Blair Kerkhoff. How will the Cowboys' high flying offense plan to attack the Chiefs' improved defense? And what can Dallas do to contain Mahomes and company? After a break, you'll hear from Mahomes from his weekly news conference. Right off the bat, he was asked about being a Cowboys' fan growing up in Texas. Story links: Clarence H. Hill Jr.: To be the best Prescott must outduel Mahomes on Sunday Why the Chiefs breakout on offense against the Raiders may persist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Chiefs started Sunday in last place in a tight AFC West race. After their 41-14 victory at the Las Vegas Raiders, they're in first. Patrick Mahomes passed for 406 yards and five touchdowns and the defense was solid for the third straight game. They've now won three straight, too. There was much to discuss after the game, and Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian, beat writer Sam McDowell and host Blair Kerkhoff break it down in this podcast. They also look ahead to this weekend's game at home against the division-leading Dallas Cowboys. Story links: “I got my swagger back,” A 2014 video sparked breakout in Chiefs' victory What happens in Vegas? The Chiefs win. Here's what we learned in their 41-14 victory Chiefs' romp over the Raiders restored order and maybe even faith itself A 101-yard receiving game from who? The Chiefs showed something important in quest to be champions again Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Chiefs, at 5-4, are one of nine AFC teams that have played nine games. The first half of Kansas City's season has been a disappointment, but the Chiefs still have eight games remaining, including five against division foes — starting with a Sunday Night Football trip to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders. On today's episode of The Star's daily podcast, SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell join columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian and host Blair Kerkhoff in previewing Sunday night's game, starting with a Chiefs offense that has totaled just 36 points in the past three games. We take your questions and comments, talk about some midseason grades and of course take a shot at predicting Sunday's outcome. Story links: Why Patrick Mahomes isn't as far off as you might think What the Chiefs must do to avoid falling further behind the Raiders in the AFC West Which KC Chiefs made the grade? A midseason report card Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said Chiefs have met the enemy and he is... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on Just Pod Baby, Evan recaps the loss to the Giants in week 9 and talks about the addition of DeSean Jackson. Later in segment one, Evan discusses the AFC playoff picture at the halfway point in the year. Sportswriter, Blair Kerkhoff from the Kansas City Star joins the show to break down the Chiefs matchup with the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Chiefs took down the Green Bay Packers 13-7 on Sunday, and if you'd offered that outcome to Chiefs fans before the season they'd have grabbed it in a heartbeat. That it happened without Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the field doesn't matter in the standings. The Chiefs improved to 5-4 with the victory. Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger along with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell discussed the game with host Blair Kerkhoff on SportsBeat Live, which is now presented as a SportsBeat KC podcast. We broke down the continued troubles for Patrick Mahomes and the offense — although no turnovers for the first time since the opener is a nice achievement. We also talk about the good things the Chiefs' defense and special teams delivered. Story links: Patrick Mahomes was bleh again, until the moment he wasn't Even with no Rodgers or Mahomes magic, win over Packers huge for Chiefs Credit for the Chiefs win: Everything but the offense. Is this sustainable? Has the Chiefs' defense finally arrived? Grading Chiefs vs. Packers: Best game for defense but woes continue on offense Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sporting KC is in the thick of the Western Conference race, and KC NWSL has turned Legends Field into a fortress. But the biggest soccer news in Kansas City this week is a site visit by FIFA officials. Kansas City wants a piece of the 2026 World Cup, and now is the time to shine. On today's episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily podcast, soccer reporter Shaun Goodwin discusses Kansas City's bid with host Blair Kerkhoff. After a break, we hear from Katherine Fox, director of the KC2026 World Cup bid committee. What does FIFA want to see while its delegates are visiting Kansas City, and how can one of the smallest markets in the bidding process put its best foot forward this week? Story links: Newly wrapped streetcar displays KC's efforts to host 2026 World Cup ahead of FIFA visit Sporting Kansas City played a late one in Vancouver, and came away with a loss KC NWSL routs Houston 3-0, extends unbeaten streak in home matches to six Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Chiefs continue to look for a complete, four-quarter game. But three solid quarters was enough on Sunday as they defeated Washington 31-13 on the road. Here, in podcast form, sports columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian and beat writer Herbie Teope join host Blair Kerkhoff in breaking down the game on SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily podcast. The Chiefs proved that when this offense doesn't turn it over, they're tough to beat — especially when their defense plays as well as it did on Sunday. Story links: The Chiefs aren't fixed with one victory, but maybe the fix has begun Darrel Williams shines in big moment as Chiefs running back Do the Chiefs have their swagger back? It's just one victory but here's why it seems so vital Why the Chiefs offense, despite the turnovers, had its best day against Washington KC Chiefs report card: Offense clicked but defense also shined in Washington Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A downtown stadium for the Royals is now a front burner issue. John Sherman, who leads the Royals ownership group, went public with the idea last month, and now it's out there for everyone to consider. Where would it be built? How much would it cost and who gets the tab? What becomes of Kauffman Stadium, and does the popular Royals ballpark even need to be replaced? Those questions and more are explored in a Kansas City Star series of stories by columnist Sam Mellnger, beat writer Lynn Worthy and reporter Blair Kerkhoff and in this special edition of the SportsBeat KC podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Chiefs should have a good sense of the AFC North after this weekend. After knocking off the Browns in their season opener, it's time to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football. In this episode of the daily SportsBeat KC podcast, we talk about both games with beat writer Herbie Teope, columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger and host Blair Kerkhoff. What needs to be fixed, and what must Chiefs do to make it four victories in four years over the Ravens? Story links: Chiefs Orlando Brown Jr. faces former team, but he's no snitch Thrown into action, Chiefs (and former Mizzou linebacker) Nick Bolton made plays How Patrick Mahomes is handling the “priceless” feeling of parenthood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chris Schmidt and Elijah Herbel are back at it for a Wednesday edition of Hail Varsity Radio as they open the show by discussing the Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry with Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star. Mike Babcock also joins the show to rank his favorite OU-NU games of all time before Brad Edwards takes a look at who could be a College Football Playoff contender in 2021. Later, Rick Pizzo joins for his Big Ten Buffet segment to take a look at what's going down in the rest of the Big Ten this weekend.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Cleveland Browns had about an 87% probably of winning their season opener against the Chiefs. Never count out Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, who rallied for a 33-29 triumph Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The SportsBeat KC crew discussed the dramatic triumph after the game. You'll hear from The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Herbie Teope, Blair Kerkhoff and Sam McDowell, along with Andy Reid and Mahomes and an audience that supplied many questions and comments. We talk about the critical moments of the game, like Mahomes' 75-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill, the Browns' dropped punt that led to the go-ahead touchdown, and much more. Story links: Chiefs' rally over Browns is testimony to hard-wire resolve of Mahomes' era After trailing early, Chiefs make big statement in beating Browns in opener Chiefs beat Browns with overwhelming pressure, “It's just that fast.” “I saw this little hand pop. up:” How Mahomes TD pass to Tyreek Hill unfolded Chiefs grades: Mahomes, Hill, Kelce (really entire offense) can cure plenty of ills Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9-9-21 The Program is joined by Blair Kerkhoff, sports columnist from the Kansas City Star, for his thoughts on conference realignment and what he saw from the locals on the gridiron. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The team that has played in three straight AFC Championship Games and back to back Super Bowls is about to kick off the 2021 season and we're here to talk about it. Beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian join Blair Kerkhoff to discuss all things Chiefs. The show started as a SportsBeat Live stream with questions and comments from you. We covered the challenge of starting over at offensive line with five new starters, the Chiefs' top wide receiver after Tyreek Hill, what oddsmakers think of the Chiefs and much more. Story links: Why Patrick Mahomes is more prepared for this opener...and defenses less so for him What the Vegas odds say about the Chiefs' Super Bowl chances and the 2021 season Protecting Mahomes: Chiefs quarterback likes the look of his new offensive line Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joey Kenward and Adam Forsythe are joined by Chiefs reporter Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star to preview how the team is looking this season. They also talk about Roberto Luongo on the anniversary of his 12-year contract being signed with the Canucks. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and […]
8-26-21 The Program is joined by Blair Kerkhoff, sports columnist from the Kansas City, for his thoughts on college realignment and everything else happening in the college sports landscape. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A new alliance of power conferences was formally introduced Tuesday, when commissioners Kevin Warren of the Big Ten, Jim Phillips of the ACC and George Kliavkoff of the Pac-12 met with reporters to lay out their plans for consolidating influence in the wake of the SEC's recent power-grab of Texas and Oklahoma. Conspicuously absent from that allied group? Bob Bowlsby and the Big 12. In this episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast, K-State beat writer Kellis Robinett and Drew Davison, who covers TCU for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, discuss the alliance with host Blair Kerkhoff and attempt to determine what it all means for the Big 12. After a break, you'll hear from the commissioners, who were asked directory about the future of the Big 12. Story links: What does the Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 alliance mean for the beleaguered Big 12? The Big 12 column I'd rather not write: Options for the league's remaining eight schools stink What's next for the Big 12 and realignment? We make some predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8-19-21 The Program is joined by Blair Kerkhoff, college columnist from the Kansas City Star, for his thoughts on the importance of the AP Poll and everything else happening with college athletics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
To be or not to be—at full strength. That was the question for Sporting KC's Peter Vermes this week as his team was assigned at Leagues Cup contest in the heart of a busy stretch of MLS games. Sporting lost to Club Leon of Liga MX 6-1 at Children's Mercy Park and on today's SportsBeat KC, Shaun Goodwin, who covers soccer for The Star, speaks to the Cup conundrum with host Blair Kerkhoff. After a break, we discuss how close KC NWSL is to grabbing its first victory, and the transfer of Lionel Messi from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain opens the door to this discussion: Is he the best soccer player in the world...and of all-time? Story links: Was Sporting KC right to field young tam for Leagues Cup? Let's analyze pros and cons https://amp.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article253429509.html KC NWSL loses on the road 3-1 to Racing Louiville: analysis https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/fc-kansas-city/article253352138.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Royals-Yankees game on Monday was one for the books. All zeroes on the line score through six innings, and all runs for both teams every inning after that. The Yankees prevailed 8-6 in 11, blowing four leads along the way. It was a gritty effort by both teams. We talk about the game, and the emergence of starting pitcher Carols Hernandez plus several other topics, in this edition of The Star's daily sports podcast, SportsBeat KC. The show started as a SportsBeat Live stream Tuesday morning with beat wrtier Lynn Worthy, columnist Sam Mellinger and host Blair Kerkhoff. Also, why is Mike Matheny going with a six-man rotation? And although the Royals are not in the postseason hunt, some players are making strong cases to be part of this team's future. Story links: Royals rally from behind in 4 straight innings but lose in 11 to Yankees Mellinger Minutes: Nicky Lopez, Big 12 mistakes, awesome SKC and football superspreaders Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Well, that was quick. Two weeks after Missouri announced Jim Sterk was stepping down as athletic director, the university found a successor in Desiree Reed-Francois, who had spent the previous five years at UNLV. She'll become the first woman to lead the Tigers' athletic department. On today's SportsBeat KC, Briar Napier, who has covered the Tigers for The Star, joins host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss the hiring of Reed-Francois. Also discussed: The opening of football camp. Head coach Eli Drinkwitz and defensive coordinator Steve Wilks spent time with reporters last week and hear what they had to say about the upcoming season. Story links: Five things to know about Desiree Reed-Francois Missouri Tigers hire first woman as athletic director, UNLV's Desiree Reed-Francois “We got to improve,” Eliah Drinkwitz on Missouri's first preseason practice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every week brings a new set of story lines for the Big 12 since the news of Texas and Oklahoma's impending departure to the SEC. Earlier this week the commissioners of the Big 12 and Pac-12 had a conversation about the future of their leagues and the possibility of some kind of alliance or merger. On today's SportsBeat KC, three Big 12 beat writers Kellis Robinett, Gary Bedore and Drew Davison, who cover Kansas State, Kansas and TCU join host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss the latest happenings. Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram also tells us what he heard at the Texas Senate Select Committee on the Future of College Sports earlier this week. Story links: Appealing options exist for Big 12, Pac-12 as commissioners talk realignment alliance Here's how much money the Big 12 expects to lose without OU and Texas “A major and perpetual blow,” Big 12 commissioner speaks out on UT, OU leaving the Big 12 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Big 12 members Texas and Oklahoma have applied for and been accepted into membership of the SEC. But when will the Longhorns and Sooners begin play in their new conference? What happens to the Big 12? And what impact will Texas and Oklahoma have on SEC football and basketball? Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star joins Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay to discuss those topics and more. Find Blair's work at www.kansascity.com. For coverage of University of Kentucky and SEC sports check out www.kentucky.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7-29-21 The Program is joined by Blair Kerkhoff, sports columnist from the Kansas City Star, for his thoughts on Chiefs Training Camp and what he makes of all this conference realignment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Big 12 is in a state of flux. Texas and Oklahoma have formally applied to the SEC. It's only a matter of timing for those schools to be part of major college football's first 16-team conference. What happens to the remaining Big 12 schools? On today's SportsBeat KC, Kansas State beat writer Kellis Robinett (KC Star, Wichita Eagle) and TCU beat writer Drew Davison (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) join host Blair Kerkhoff in covering the Big 12 and college sports landscape. They discuss the possible options for the schools. Some could be better than others. And how basketball could look in a different Big 12. Story links: Stay or go? What are options for Big 12 leftovers once Texas, OU leave? https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article253055588.html With the Big 12 on life support, what's next for TCU? We break down some options https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article253045508.html Former KU football coach Mark Mangino hopes Big 12 can survive loss to OU, Texas https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article253045783.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Chiefs are at Missouri Western for training camp and it feels right. The team conducted camp at Arrowhead Stadium last year because of the pandemic, but they're back in St. Joseph for the 11th time in 12 years. Coaches, quarterbacks and first-year players arrived on Friday. The veterans reported on Monday and fans are allowed to attended at mid-week. On today's SportsBeat KC, Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes are among the Chiefs who met with reporters at camp. Reid addressed Frank Clark, vaccines, and what he wants to get out of this year's camp. Mahomes provided an update on his health. Chiefs beat writer Herbie Teope gets the conversation started with host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: Why Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill sees a rebound season coming this fall Andy Reid gives update on Frank Clark, camp, in wake of gun requests Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7-22-21 The Program is joined by Blair Kerkhoff, sports columnist from the Kansas City Star, for his thoughts on the latest news with Conference Realignment and everything else around the Kansas City sports scene. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chiefs training camp begins Friday at Missouri Western in St. Joseph, and story lines abound. Who lines up on the right side of the offense line? How will the defensive end rotation work? Position battles, impact newcomers, it all begins when quarterbacks and first-year players report on Friday. The full squad arrives the following week. Today's SportsBeat KC previews camp with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell with host Blair Kerkhoff. We start by asking why Andy Reid camps tend to be different than those of other teams and the value of the most recent signing, defensive end Alex Okafor. And no Chiefs conversation these days is complete without mentioning Tyrann Mathieu's contract progress and Frank Clark's legal situation. Story links: With camp approaching, Chiefs turn to familiar face for pass-rush help https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article252901563.html Chiefs go camping: What look for, sleepers and more as practices loom https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article252734588.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Tuesday, the Royals played at the Milwaukee Brewers. But a more interesting game happened in Papillion, Nebraska, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers. Suiting up for the Royals' Class AAA team were top Royals prospects Bobby Witt Jr. and Nick Pratto, who were called up this week from Northwest Arkansas. Daniel Lynch was the Storm Chasers' starter. In this episode of the daily SportsBeat KC podcast, Star columnist Sam Mellinger joins host Blair Kerkhoff to track the prospects' progress and expectations in their new environment. Of note, this episode was recorded right before the Royals placed starting pitchers Danny Duffy and Brady Singer on the injured list. Story links: Mellinger MInutes: Royals promote Bobby Witt Jr. and Pratto How the Royals' Nicky Lopez got his swagger back at the plate Royals' Hunter Dozier opens up about root of his issues at the plate Worthy tweet 0720 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed until 2021, the hope was the COVID-19 pandemic would have been eradicated … or at least no longer be a major storyline. That is not the case. With competition beginning Tuesday and opening ceremonies scheduled for Friday, the Summer Games in Tokyo, a humongous city that‘s been reporting more than 1,000 new cases each day for the past week, are happening. This will be the first Olympics contested without fans present. And already, athletes are testing positive for the virus, including United States gymnast Kara Eaker from the Kansas City area. In this episode of the daily SportsBeat KC podcast, Vahe Gregorian, who has covered numerous Olympic Games, joins host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss the event and pose this question: Can we enjoy these Olympics? Story links: Alternate from U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team from KC tests positive for COVID-19 NBC News: Tokyo 2020 sponsor Toyota pulls Olympic TV ads public support lags Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The U.S. Men's National Team was more aggressive in Thursday night's 6-1 Gold Cup victory over Martinique at Children's Mercy Park. And the scoring was capped by a goal with local flavor: Sporting KC's Gianluca Busio's cross found the cleat of Nicholas Gioacchini, a Kansas City native. In this episode of The Star's daily sports podcast, SportsBeat KC, Shaun Goodwin, Cora Hall and Briar Napier break down the game and what's in store for the USMNT team with host Blair Kerkhoff. Among other topics covered: What's coming up for Sporting KC, KC NWSL and the USWNT team coached by Kansas City's Vlatko Andonovski in the Olympics, and why we've enjoyed the soccer-based TV series Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis — who's also from Kansas City — as the show's second season approaches. Story links: Sellout for Sunday's U.S.-Canada Gold Cup match sign of times in rivalry Kansas City players combine for storybook goal in U.S. Soccer's 6-1 victory over Martinique U.S. soccer cruises to Gold Cup victory over Martinique in Kansas City Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7-15-21 The Program is joined by Blair Kerkhoff, sports columnist from the Kansas City star, for his thoughts on Big 12 Media Days and everything else happening around the Kansas City sports scene. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Reaction to our list of the top 25 greatest games in Kansas City sports history has been strong. The story was posted on KansasCity.com last weekend and appeared in the Tuesday editions of The Star and many generally agreed with the choices and enjoyed the trip down memory lane. A common thought among those who disagreed was our omission of Chiefs regular season games. One was included: The Joe Montana-led victory at Denver on Monday Night Football in 1994. We consider several more. On today's SportsBeat KC, Pete Grathoff and host Blair Kerkhoff discuss the list with columnist Vahe Gregorian and Chiefs beat writer Sam McDowell. The podcast was recorded before the stories appeared in the newspaper and on the website. Story link: Check out these 25 best ever games involving Kansas City-area teams. What did we miss? https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article252521933.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7-7-21 The Program is joined by Blair Kerkhoff to talk about the make up of the Kansas basketball roster and the win totals for Kansas State, Kansas and Missouri's football teams. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Catching up with the Royals means breaking down the latest news. Andrew Benintendi is back, or at least he was for one game. Brad Keller and Mike Minor pitched well the previous two games but the Royals lost them both. Salvador Perez is in the Home Run Derby, and Bobby Witt Jr. and Nick Pratto will be in the Futures Game. Looking ahead, what should the Royals objectives be now that the season has crossed the midway point? In last place in the AL Central, is it time to look ahead to 2022 and start reshaping the lineup and rotation? On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnist Vahe Gregorian discuss that topic and more with host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: Reds get to Mike Minor quickly in seventh, and Royals lose series opener Royals general manager Dayton Moore on losing: “I'm not making excuses for anybody.” Check out these 25 best-ever games involving Kansas City-area teams What did we miss? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a Kansas City and baseball treasure ... and so is its, president Bob Kendrick. Fortunate are those whose tours through the building at 18th and Vine are led by this man. And now, Kendrick and the museum are bringing its history to the digital world. Negro Leagues 101 is a daily video collection that commemorates the 101st anniversary of the establishment of the Negro Leagues. Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association don't often see eye to eye, but they do for this project. On today's episode of SportsBeat KC, our landmark 500th in The Star's daily KC sports podcast series, Kendrick sits down with host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss that project and other topics, too, such as the importance of incorporating Negro Leagues numbers into MLB's stats. And no conversation with Bob would be complete without discussing Buck O'Neill. Story links: Black Diamonds: Podcast showcasing Negro League history Negro Leagues 101 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sporting Kansas City can't seem to lose these days. And they're winning dramatically with their tendency to fall behind early. It helps to have players like Gianluca Busio, who has been named to the national team that will play in the Gold Cup next week. On today's SportsBeat KC, The Star's soccer coverage team of Shaun Goodwin, Briar Napier and Cora Hall join host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss Busio and what might be his short future with Sporting KC as he's getting more interest from European clubs. Also, KC NWSL is getting closer to victory but can't get over the hump. We wrap up talking the compelling Euro 2020 and one of the group has a strong rooting interest. (Hint: He's from Liverpool). Story links: Sporting KC's Busio gets the call, will play for U.S. at home later this month Women's soccer fandom in KC, where advocacy, inclusion, devotion take front-row seats Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices