LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021) – Playing the second of three games in the span of eight days, the LA Galaxy earned their second consecutive win with a 3-0 shutout victory on the road over Houston Dynamo FC at PNC Stadium on Wednesday night. Sacha Kljestan registered the game-winning goal and Kévin Cabral notched his fifth goal of the season, while Jonathan Bond registered seven saves in the shutout. Greg Vanney Earns 100th MLS Regular-Season Win With the Galaxy's win over Houston, LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney became the 12th manager in MLS history to win 100 regular-season matches. Dating back to the beginning of the 2015 MLS regular season, Vanney ranks first amongst all MLS head coaches in wins (98). Sporting KC's Peter Vermes ranks second (94), while Philadelphia's Jim Curtain ranks third (89). Orlando's Oscar Pareja (85) ranks fourth, while Seattle's Brian Schmetzer (84) rounds out the top five.
Sporting Kansas City, KC NWSL, the U.S. Men's National Team, Kansas City's 2026 World Cup bid, we talk about it all on today's SportsBeat KC with The Star's soccer reporter Shaun Goodwin. The women's team is coming off one of its best results of the season, a scoreless draw with Portland. They continue their excellent play at Legends Field. Sporting KC looks to stay in the hunt for the MLS Western Conference title. The U.S. men's national team is in action tonight, and is the World Cup coming to Kansas City? Peter Vermes weighs in. Story links: KC NWSL, Portland show unity during Sunday's game. Then KC extends home unbeaten streak Sporting Kansas City's Felipe Hernandez suspended for betting on MLS matches Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy Thursday From YOUR KC Morning Show!On the show today, it's all about "The Beautiful Game."Hear from USWNT Manager, Vlatko Andonovski, ahead of their USWNT match against the Republic of Korea on October 21st at Children's Mercy Park. See Carli Lloyd in one of her final two Sendoff Matches before her well deserved retirement!We wrap with Sporting Kansas City Manager, Peter Vermes, and his thoughts on bring the World Cup To KC in 2026!A Good Day To Be A Kansas Citian, yeah? Always.xoxo - @hartzell965 & @holeyhearts
Grant has an in-depth conversation with Sporting Kansas City manager and sporting director Peter Vermes about a number of topics, including how he deals with defeats, what he’s learned about this year’s team, how he balances selling young talent and winning games, his four bedrock principles, his family’s connection to Hungary, how he maintains his job longevity, the story behind THAT .gif and much more.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe
It's Thursday, so it's time for another episode discussing some of the more interesting statements made over the past week in Kansas City sports. This week I have some Chiefs quotes leading up to opening day. Peter Vermes makes his That's What They Said debut. And, of course, we have the head coaches of the three local schools. Let's talk sports! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9-7-21 The Program opens the show recapping the college football weekend and what grades the y would the three locals. The Program is also joined by Peter Vermes, manager from Sporting Kansas City and to give you the end of the hour question for a chance to win great food from Goodcents. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
KC NWSL is on a roll, and that's a nice change from the season's first few months. The team picked up its second straight home victory, a 2-1 decision against Louisville this week, and now seeks its first road win of the year this weekend. In this episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast, soccer writer Shaun Goodwin explains how the first-year club has turned the corner. Also, Sporting KC continues to find success this season. Peter Vermes' club earned a scoreless draw at Minnesota after playing a man down for the final 70 minutes. Goalkeeper Tim Melia was terrific, per usual. And what's a soccer podcast in Kansas City without mentioning Daniel Salloi? A goal in this week's MLS All-Star Game and a national team call-up? It's been the summer of Salloi. Story links: Twice is nice: KC NWSL record second straight victory, beating Louisville How KC NWSL's Rachel Corsie was able to adapt to a new life, and soccer style in America Sporting KC's Salloi scores in penalty shootout to help MLS All-Stars to victory With Tim Meila's stout effort in goal, KC manages scoreless draw in Minnesota Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's a nice weekend with plenty of cool results, but also plenty of heated conversation from the guys who lead. Sporting shows guts and Peter Vermes is fired up, the Royals show life, the Chiefs are cool, and some class acts get their due.
Alexi and Mosse open the show with the latest MLS news which includes, a recap of Sunday's Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders rivalry game, an explanation of where NYCFC ranks in Alexi's Top 5 MLS teams, Atlanta United's new coaching hire Gonzalo Pineda, and NYRB's struggle for relevancy (08:40). They then look at the Leagues Cup competition and question the lineup choices SKC head coach Peter Vermes made in his 6-1 defeat vs. Leon at the Leagues Cup. Then the guys move to Concacaf Champions League to breakdown Philadelphia Union's loss to America and answer the age old question, will we ever see an MLS team win the competition (33:03). We then run through all of the European soccer news, Pulisic's goal at Chelsea, Joe Scally's Bundesliga debut, Messi's PSG saga, and so much more in the European Roundup (44:12). Questions about how the USMNT's style of play in the Gold Cup and Nation's League left fans concerned about the future of the team, David Ochoa's decision to commit to Mexico, and what the soccer equivalent of the Field of Dreams baseball game would be are all answered in #AskAlexi (1:00:53). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a celebration of Carli Lloyd's decorated career as she announces her retirement from soccer in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast (1:18:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gonzalo Pineda to Atlanta United! Leagues Cup lows and highs! Hernan Losada explains how he's transformed D.C. United! It's a been a busy week, and Andrew, Charlie and David do their best to run down all the news and action and also prepare you for the weekend. 2:15 - Quick CCL Prediction for America - Philadelphia 4:26 - Is Gonzalo Pineda the right hire for Atlanta United? 22:43 - Why has LAFC struggled so much this season? 30:53 - How Minnesota can keep their great run of form going against the LA Galaxy 42:24 - SKC gets rolled in Leagues Cup, did Peter Vermes make the right choice with the lineup? 49:36 - Seattle dominates Tigres, are they about to go on ANOTHER second-half run? 58:38 - Interview: Hernan Losada on how he's transformed D.C. United 1:20:11 - ESPN+ Games of the Week 1:23:31 - Mailbag
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
It was a 3-1 final-score week for Kansas City soccer teams. Sporting Kansas City came out on top, while KC NWSL did not. In this episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily sports podcast, we talk about both teams' results with Shaun Goodwin, Cora Hall and Briar Napier. Once again, Daniel Salloi was the story for Sporting KC. He played one of his best games yet on Wednesday, befuddling the Colorado Rapids with two goals and an assist. KC NWSL, meanwhile, got on the board at home for the first time in the regular season and took a rare lead with Marianna Larroquette's goal. But the Orlando Pride quickly responded, then scored twice more in the second half. We talk about these games, the teams' upcoming schedules and take a stab at who will win Euro 2020. Story links: Daniel Salloi's two goals and an assist push Sporting Kansas City past Colorado Rapids. Peter Vermes' connection to Hungarian soccer about more than signings, family stories KC NWSL scores first home goal of the season, but a former KC star lifts Pride Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6-17-21 The Program is joined Peter Vermes, manager and technical director of Sporting Kansas City, for his thoughts on the upcoming match against Portland and what could be in the works with Gianluca Busio. The Program reacts to the comments of Peter Vermes and talks about the future of MLS and gives you the end of the hour question for a chance to win great food from Goodcents. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the second season (and first full one) of Soccer from the Zou's Kansas City Soccer Update. Today, Joe Lowery joined the podcast to give some national perspective on Sporting Kansas City. We went through each position group, looked at Peter Vermes' setup, and discussed what it will take for SKC to make an MLS Cup run in the fall. As always, you can follow the podcast on Twitter at @SoccerattheZou, Joe Lowery at @joeclowery and Kyle at @Kyle_Pinnell_.
The only Sporting KC player to be on the field for every minute of the season so far, Andreu Fontas, spoke with us this week. The Catalan centerback has faced quite a few struggles since arriving in Kansas City, including a serious injury. But now the world is restarting after Covid and Fontas finds himself at the top of Peter Vermes' defensive depth chart. He shared how difficult that time was for him & family, but says he's now having fun on the field again. You can hear in his voice just how happy he is to be healthy & playing. We think you'll enjoy getting to know him because 'Fonty' is a wonderful guy, great family man, and loves him some KC BBQ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5-19-21 The Program is joined by Peter Vermes, technical director of Sporting KC, for his thoughts on his teams form as the gear up for their next match against San Jose. The Program also talks a little bit about defining success is for a coach and GM, as well as snacks and is KU is the new transfer U? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS. What a difference a week makes. We were all feeling quite optimistic about the Whitecaps last weekend, but two straight defeats has quickly taken the wind out of our sails a little bit, but is it really all doom and gloom? We look back at the 'Caps defeat in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon, and try and work out not so much what went wrong, as that was painfully obvious, but how on earth they can go about fixing it. Plus we hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Marc Dos Santos and KC's Paddington Bear-esque Peter Vermes, and look ahead to Vancouver next match against Houston. Plus we round up the best of the action across MLS this past weekend and bring you some football stories from around the world that caught our eyes this week. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode: 02.40: Intro and football cards 08.08: Sporting KC v Vancouver postgame analysis and coaches audio 61.16: MLS weekend round-up 89.30: Houston v Vancouver preview 101.45: Around The World - some stories that have caught our eye 124.35: Wavelength - Beerzone - Gazza Gazza
Former Houston Dynamo player, Eddie Robinson joins Glenn to talk about the MLS. Glenn also brings on Head Coach for Sporting FC, Peter Vermes on to discuss their upcoming match versus the Dynamo. Glenn closes out with part 2 of his interview with Dwayne De Rosario.
RSL... we meet again. They won their first match, but are they any good? We wanted to give injury updates, but Peter Vermes gave essentially no updates on his star players being injured. Will Johnny Russell or Alan Pulido get their first starts of the season? Who is more likely to play? Plus, Isimat-Mirin went off injured last game. We don't know if he is match fit or not. So we're left with a lot of questions. But as always, accurate, partial information. Also, tune in to hear Thad try to say the word specificity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gianluca Busio scored Sporting Kansas City’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Orlando City in last weekend’s home opener, and it was a beauty. On today’s SportsBeat KC with Star beat writer Shaun Goodwin and Aly Trost of WHB 810, we talk Busio and his potential this season. KC NWSL approaches its fourth and final game in the Challenge Cup looking for its first victory of the season. What needs to happen for Kansas City’s newest team to pull off the triumph on Monday at Legends’ Field. Also, did you see Christian Pulisic’s goal for Chelsea this week against Real Madrid? It was the shot heard around U.S. soccer and we discuss its significance. Story links: Busio get it going for Sporting, but KC yields late goal in 1-1 tie against Orlando With milestone near, Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes reflects on his tenure in Kansas City KC NWSL has festive first game, but Brittany, Patrick and scores of fans had a blast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Sporting Kansas City captain joins the show. Johnny Russell shares a conversation with Peter Vermes, his epic pranking history, and what wearing the captain’s armband means to him. The gritty forward also explains his relationship (and NYC trip) with Daniel Salloi and his knowledge of fine tequila. Here for that.
Sporting KC’s home opener provides the perfect time to revisit a frank, fascinating, and enjoyable conversation with the soccer lifer who has succeeded at multiple levels. Part II takes you from a varied professional playing career and into coaching excellence.
Sporting KC’s home opener provides the perfect time to revisit a frank, fascinating, and enjoyable conversation with the soccer lifer who has succeeded at multiple levels. Part I details how the son of courageous immigrants thrives as a youth player and moves to the cusp of a professional career.
Are you ready for MLS Week 2? Charlie is back to help Andrew and David dig into the three-day soccer weekend, including an interview with Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber (why MLS, Amaya, Klimala, MLS Cup aspirations). First up, Peter Vermes hits a major MLS milestone as Sporting host Orlando City, sans Pato. Oscar Pareja has a tough decision up top, and Alan Pulido and Johhny Russell would change the level for Sporting. On Saturday, Carlos Vela may or may not be back when LAFC host the Seattle Sounders, what does that mean? After Yeimar sat out the opener – and Brian Schmetzer addressed it – Charlie explains how he approached DNPs and what Schmetz’s quote might have meant. Plus, how FC Dallas is setting up under Luchi, ESPN+ games of the weekend (Philly-Inter Miami) and more in the Mailbag. 4:34 - SKC v ORL Preview 16:56 - LAFC v SEA Preview 35:15 - LA v RBNY Preview 41:13 - Interview: RBNY Head Coach Gerhard Struber 1:03:08 - SJ v DAL Preview 1:07:45 - Our ESPN+ Games of the Week 1:15:22 - Toronto FC Linked to Yeferson Soteldo 1:17:06 Mailbag
The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat. The 2021 MLS season gets underway on Friday night with a pair of matches, Saturday sees the Canadian derby between Toronto and Montreal played in Florida, and Sunday see's Vancouver host the first Cascadian derby of the season against Portland in Utah. It's going to be that kind of year. There will be a lot of unpredictableness along the way in typical MLS fashion, but this is shaping up to be an entertaining season and already feels like a wide open one in the quest to raise the MLS Cup. We have you covered all the way from start to finish here at AFTN and to get you even more in the mood our latest daily episode this week previews the action ahead this season in both the Western and the Eastern Conferences. Are there any favourites? Which teams have made the best offseason acquisitions and which sides have been surprisingly quiet? Can the Galaxy turn things around under Greg Vanney and how will TFC fare without him? Will the Sounders make it to yet another MLS Cup? Who will be the surprise packages in both conferences? We delve into all of that and a lot more, with audio from some of the players and coaches from around the league. In the West, on the coaching side we hear from LAFC's Bob Bradley, LA Galaxy's Greg Vanney, Sporting KC's Peter Vermes, and Seattle's Brian Schmetzer, while on the playing side we have audio from Chicharito, Johnny Russell, and Mark Anthony Kaye. In the East, we hear from Philadelphia's Jim Curtin, TFC's Chris Armas, and Montreal's Wilfried Nancy on the coaching side and from Atlanta United defender Brooks Lennon. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode: 01.22: Intro and football cards chat 09.50: MLS Western Conference preview and audio 67.16: MLS Eastern Conference preview and audio
The Shades of Blue Season Preview continues with Part 3 from a current player's perspective. Jaylin Lindsey tells us what it's like in Peter Vermes' classroom, and which of his teammates are good students. Fresh off his 21st birthday, he is expecting to take on a larger role with more minutes this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to the second season (and first full one) of Soccer from the Zou's Kansas City Soccer Update. Today, Kyle took a final tactical look at KC NWSL ahead of the team's opening game against the Thorns, discussed American soccer's new concussion sub rule, dove into Peter Vermes' comments on how "winning is the most important thing" (duh) and shared plenty of audio from this weeks press conferences. As always, you can follow the podcast on Twitter at @SoccerattheZou and you can follow Kyle at @Kyle_Pinnell_.
Soccer training is on its final days and Kansas City once again will have two teams in action. Sporting Kansas City is on a mission to repeat as MLS Western Conference champs. KC NWSL is the women’s team that returns to the region. The team formerly known as FCKC left Kansas City in 2017. The women will open next week. The men’s first game is April 17, and beat writer Shaun Goodwin is back to discuss all things soccer. There is also a rant about the United States’ failure to qualify for the Olympic Games. Sporting Coach Peter Vermes gets in on that. Story links: Ask not what this newcomer can do for SKC, but also what SKC can do for him Shut out of Olympics again: Peter Vermes has some thoughts about latest U-23 stumble Here’s who won the starting goalkeeper job for KC NWSL team Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the final hour of the show, we hear what Seattle thought about the newest Chief. Plus, the Royals are making moves to win, could the AFC West have multiple playoff teams, and Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes joins the guys as their season approaches. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Sporting KC players are back together this week for unofficial preseason and we got to hear from them for the first time this year. Peter Vermes doesn't sound overly optimistic that a we'll see a new signing on the front line before the regular season begins. But Gianluca Busio sounds ready to step up and THAT dude for SKC. We also talk about all the new kits being released around Major League Soccer. Why are they all so plain? Is Sporting KC waiting to be the grand finale? We'll have the club's designer on the show next week to talk about his team's newest creation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We may not be able to watch it yet, but Sporting KC (preseason) soccer is back! We take a look at the latest comments from Peter Vermes regarding roster construction, our thoughts on the versatility of Gianluca Busio, and try to figure out what's going on with SKC's yet-to-be-announced new jersey. Follow us on Twitter @NoOtherPod, @DanKooser, and @JCMack03.
Peter Vermes came to Kansas City for the final three years of his long playing career in 2000 as a member of the Kansas City Wizards, helping the club win the 2000 MLS Cup. Once a high-scoring forward, he switched to defense because his pro team needed someone with his skills and knowledge in that role. He was just as good in that role, and was named the MLS Defender of the Year in 2000. When the career of the native of southern New Jersey ended, he stuck around. He became the club's manager and technical director in 2009, and he's now the longest-tenured manager/head coach in MLS. As manager of Sporting Kansas City, he's won one MLS Cup and three US Open Cups. He joins “Sports Connections” to talk about his coaching success and his love for his adopted hometown.
He's one of those guys you love if he's on your team, but you hate him if he's not. Peter Vermes once said he had the biggest mouth in the league so we were very excited to have him join the show. The one and only Benny Feilhaber joined Cody, Thad, and Robert this week! We cover a range of topics from Tom Brady vs Patrick Mahomes as Super Bowl LV approaches, the angriest he's ever seen Peter Vermes, all the way to more serious topics like the Major League Soccer CBA debate & potential lockout. If you have somehow been missing out, make sure you subscribe to Benny's pod with Sal Zizzo & Ike Opara, BSI The Podcast. Follow Cody @ThatCodyTho, Thad @TheBackpost, & Robert @SpKCLife. And of course Benny @b_feilhaber22. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on What's Trending, Reports are that Aaron Rodgers wants a new deal, Missouri at Auburn tonight at 8pm. Other locals later on in the week, Benny Feilhaber joins Peter Vermes technical staff, and Florida bidding to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out. The Chiefs don't have a real challenger in the AFC. Has Sammy Watkins lost all the good will he earned last post season? Patrick Mahomes on the Drive yesterday said the team is tired of hearing how the Chiefs can repeat as champions. Serda eat basically everything cold and people are mad about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We kick off Season Four of the Shades of Blue Soccer Show with pressing topics like how to pronounce the word wash. Is there an 'r' in there somewhere? Is our nation's capitol in 'Warshington D.C'? Thad is always full of surprises. It's a time for new beginnings in this world! Sporting Kansas City signed three new Homegrown Players and picked up two more in the MLS (not so) SuperDraft. But head coach Peter Vermes recently held a press conference and the updates weren't quite as optimistic as fans would have hoped at this point in the offseason. Are Gerso Fernandes & Erik Hurtado gone? Will a deal get done with Felipe Gutierrez? PV just simply didn't inspire the same confidence we are used to hearing. Is he growing frustrated with his search to add players to the roster? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mailbag pod! Andrew, David and Doyle dig into a bevy of listener questions and chat with MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert to get the lay of the land as the January transfer window heats up. From the Corey Baird trade to MLS broadcasts on Nickelodeon to Jozy Altidore’s role with the US men’s national team in 2021 and so much more, your questions answered! 2:11 - Start the Matthew Hoppe hype train! 9:03 - SuperDraft Preview 12:35 - Corey Baird traded to LAFC, good move for both sides? 17:40 - Tom Bogert joins the show 26:00 - Are Portland legit CCL contenders? 33:28 - Updates on Reggie Cannon and Mark McKenzie 43:19 - Soooooo what’s up with that D.C. United coaching search? 51:35 - Are Columbus Crew SC the deepest championship team ever? 56:52 - How good have Austin FC’s MLS signings been so far? 1:01:37 - Would DeAndre Yedlin be a fit in Atlanta? 1:03:26 - Moises Caicedo to Atlanta United???? 1:05:46 - Will Jozy get one more shot with the National Team? 1:08:41 - Should Sporting KC move on from Peter Vermes?
Sporting Kansas City’s playoff game against Minnesota United will have to wait an extra day. The game is now set for Thursday. But we couldn’t wait to talk about it on SportsBeat KC with beat writer Shaun Goodwin. Will the extra time have an impact? What role will Alan Pulido assume in this game? The star missed Sporting’s first playoff victory over San Jose that came down to goalkeeper Tim Melia’s performance in the shootout. After a break, you’ll hear from Sporting manager Peter Vermes and how he came up with the underdog role for his team. Story links: Sporting KC wins in shootout on Melia perfection, advances past Quakes in MLS playoffs https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article247314899.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Patrick Mahomes is the focus of most things Chiefs. And that’s deserved. That’s how it should be. But particularly this week I’m thinking of someone else whose impact cannot be overstated. We’ve got questions on the Raiders revenge game, a long-term trend to look for the rest of this season, why it’s so hard to win consecutive championships, and the easy-to-miss part of Mahomes’ game. Then we finish with some insight from Peter Vermes, who led Sporting KC to the biggest one-year turnaround in MLS history. Sporting’s first playoff game is Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After 285 days, the US national team is back … for a scoreless draw! Despite the lack of goals, there were plenty of positive signs from the young squad for Andrew, Charlie and David to discuss: Weston McKennie is a boss, Tyler Adams is the No. 6, Sergino Dest has sauce, Yunus Musah might/could/maybe commit his future to the squad and Gio Reyna is full of talent even if the final ball didn’t come off. The guys go through their winners then welcome Fox Sports’ Stu Holden to the show for his USMNT and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs takeaways. Plus, Peter Vermes stops by to talk Sporting Kansas City, soccer during Covid and Alan Pulido’s injury. 2:10 – USMNT are back! First impressions 4:54 – Tyler Adams/Weston McKennie boss the midfield 7:47 – Yunus Musah … How does he fit? What did we see from the 17-year-old? 19:36 – INTERVIEW: Stu Holden jumps on to give his thoughts on Wales 22:11 – Holden on Musah … What is his future? Is it with the US? 36:39 – Holden on MLS Cup Playoffs, including Cup prediction 43:07 – INTERVIEW: Peter Vermes on Sporting KC, soccer during Covid 1:09:29 – Mailbag!
On this all sports episode, I've got a feeling Andy Reid is going to feed Le'Veon Bell like a horse Sunday against the Jets, Bell's former team. And he should. I'll explain why. Mizzou and KSU have season defining opportunity games on the road this week, we'll break it down. And Silvio De Sousa could go down as the biggest mistake Bill Self ever made. What a mess. Sporting is in the post season and I think Peter Vermes is a Hall of Fame manager.
Sporting KC is 4-1-1 in October and has moved into first place in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer. Three games remain in the regular season with the playoffs looming. In this episode of The Star’s daily podcast, SKC beat writer Shaun Goodwin chats with SportsBeat KC host Blair Kerkhoff about Sporting and standout Alan Pulido, who makes a difference every time he steps on the field. So far, the $9.5 million transfer fee his presence in Kansas City required seems well worth the investment. After a break, you’ll hear from Sporting manager Peter Vermes, who previews Wednesday’s game at Cincinnati FC and breaks down Pulido’s strengths. Sporting takes advantage of Rapids’ long layoff on way to 4-0 home victory Analysis: Is Sporting KC in a rebuilding phase? Reloading with fresh legs more likely Analysis: What makes Alan Pulido such a weapon for Sporting KC? Let’s break it down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sporting KC's Peter Vermes joins the guys and was brutally honest about the MLS bubble. Plus, our weekly chat with our sports betting insider Nick Kostos, the Big Story, Terez Paylor joins teh guys fro his weekly visit, and Bob & Ryan fight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Conferences playing college football in the fall will have started by Sept. 12, except for the SEC. The nation’s top football conference is waiting until Sept. 26 to kick off. That means more time for Missouri to get work under new head coach Eli Drinkwitz. What can the Tigers get done in the next three weeks? Polish up the offense, for starters. Mizzou beat writer Souichi Terada talks Tigers on this episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast, with host Blair Kerkhoff. After a break, you’ll hear from Shaun Goodwin, who covers Sporting KC for The Star. The club is coming off a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas, but the game will likely be remembered for the lineup changes made, and the young midfielders played by coach Peter Vermes. Story links: Mizzou’s cornerbacks are making life hard for the MU offense, and that’s not a bad thing A call for unity: Why Mizzou athletes organized a peaceful march for racial equality Sporting KC settles for draw vs. Dallas in midweek showdown at Children’s Mercy Park A Sporting KC stalwart, sandwiches and high school sports. Here’s how they’re connected Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fans clicked through the turnstiles for Kansas City’s first pro sports game since March Tuesday night, as Sporting KC played host to the Houston Dynamo at Children’s Mercy Park. Seating was limited to about 2,300 spectators, but they were loud, energetic and appreciated by coach Peter Vermes and the players. If only they were rewarded with a better result. Sporting KC fell to the Dynamo 5-2 in a game that got out of hand in the second half. “This is one of those times where you say it’s a bad day,” Vermes said. “It happens sometimes. ... After 30 minutes or so, we started chasing shadows.” Star columnist Sam Mellinger and beat writer Shaun Goodwin attended the game — masks on, of course — and share their observations here with host Blair Kerkhoff on SportsBeat KC, The Kansas City Star’s daily sports podcast. Story links: s:Sporting played Kansas City’s first game with fans in months. Here’s what it felt like Sporting KC, back in action with fans in the stands, coughs up 5-2 loss to Houston The fans return: Limited capacity crowd cheers on Sporting KC at Children’s Mercy Park Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Travis Kelce says the Chiefs feel safe in their training camp facility at Arrowhead Stadium. The important thing is for players to be responsible when they leave the facility to return home. The Chiefs tight end touched on a range of topics head on SportsBeat KC, The Kansas City Star’s daily sports podcast. Also, on the episode, running back Damien Williams tells Sirius XM that opting out this season was based on a family illness. You’ll also hear from Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes who disappointed in himself after Thursday’s elimination loss in the MLS is Back Tournament. Finally, Kris Bubic tells us how he found out he would make his major league debut as the Royals starting pitcher in tonight’s home opener. Story links: Chiefs vets like Mathieu, Kelce will step up leaders during unusual training camp Sporting KC gets bounced by Philadelphia in MLS is Back Tournament This Royals pitcher will make his MLB debut in Friday’s opener against the White Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices