This week's edition of The Sporting KC Show aired last night on Sports Radio 810 WHB, featuring interviews with Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber and New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell. The two sides will meet at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Gillette Stadium as Feilhaber faces his former club and Farrell anchors a Revs backline that will likely be missing Kevin Alston (suspended) and Jose Goncalves (injury).
Watch last night's show above -- streamed live via 810whbtv.com -- or listen to the archived podcast below, along with audio from Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler's appearance on The Border Patrol with Sports Radio 810 WHB hosts Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty earlier this morning.
Sporting KC Show feat. Benny Feilhaber and Andrew Farrell
The Border Patrol feat. Matt Besler
To honor National Recycling Month in April, Sporting Kansas City along with The Victory Project and the Sporting Club Network have been hosting a series of donation drives for new and gently used soccer gear. Fans attending pre-designated games and events were encouraged to clean out their garages and bring used soccer equipment to the collection sites. At the conclusion of the campaign, more than 100 pairs of soccer cleats, shin guards and soccer balls were contributed to the cause.
Last night, a clinic was hosted featuring Sporting KC players, coaches and nearly 70 kids from the El Padrino soccer league at Soccer Nation in Wyandotte County. Thanks to the support of KCP&L, each child was provided food and given a drawstring bag with a soccer ball, water bottle and t-shirt. Each child was also able to go home with a pair of donated soccer cleats.
"This is a big event for us because our fans have been donating used soccer equipment," Sporting KC assistant coach Mateus Manoel said. "As we know, without equipment you can't really play. So for them, it's a joy to be able to have some of this stuff and learn from some of our coaches."
Check out the video above for sights and sounds from the event, as well as the photo slideshow below.
Acquired prior to the start of the 2014 season, Sporting KC winger Sal Zizzo is settling into life in Kansas City.
"I really like the city. The fans are great," Zizzo told KC Live last week. "I've been blessed to be able to play in the city of Portland where the fans were also crazy and now here as well. I think you can thank the ownership of the team and the rebrand of Sporting KC and the stadium they've built."
On the field, Zizzo is one of four field players to appear in each of the team's six MLS matches thus far. His strong start to the season has him second on the team in shots (10) and assists (2), and he nearly bagged his first goal in a Sporting KC uniform over the weekend if not for a sliding stop by former Timbers teammate Troy Perkins.
He's appeared on the cover of INK magazine and has become a recurring guest in The Benny Feilhaber Show. And on Saturday, he was the latest Sporting KC player to be featured in the Two Lies and a Truth series on the Sporting Park videoboard. Watch the video below for this week's dose of fact or fiction...
Fresh off a two-goal performance against the Montreal Impact on Saturday (and a run-off in MLS Player of the Week voting) Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer joined Simon Borg and Andrew Wiebe on MLS ExtraTime Radio.
Dwyer discussed his growth in Sporting KC's system over the past three years, his goals for the 2014 sesaon and his recent "Twitter-feud" with Real Salt Lake Nick Rimando.
Wiebe closed the interview by asking Dwyer to name the vainest player in Sporting KC's locker room. Want to hear the answer? Listen to the interview.
Congratulations to Jonathan Nevins for winning this week's caption contest. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Last Saturday, Sporting Kansas City gave a four goal thumping to Montreal, with Dom Dwyer and Aurelien Collin contributing three goals between them. But were they secretly planning it the whole time? You tell us by captioning this photo that captures the two of them in deep conversation! The winning entry will receive two  tickets to our next home match against the Columbus Crew on May 4, 2014. All entries must be submitted by 5:30p.m. CT on Wednesday. Good luck!
Cast your vote below for the Man of the Match for Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 victory over the Montreal Impact at Sporting Park. Voting is open until Sunday evening.
UPDATE - Voting is now closed and Dom Dwyer leads the way with nearly 46% of the vote.
What might Saturday have in store when Sporting Kansas City hosts the Montreal Impact at Sporting Park? MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Matt Doyle preview the Eastern Conference match-up with two overarching storylines:
- Will Jack McInerney strike again? He scored on his Montreal debut last weekend and scored in his last match against KC (10/26/13). His three career goals in eight appearances against Sporting rank second most among active IMFC players.
- Can Montreal defend Sporting's set pieces? The Impact have conceded 10 times through six games to start the 2014 campaign and three of those goals have come from set pieces. Montreal will be looking for their first MLS shutout since August of 2013, a span of 15 regular season games without a clean sheet.
Secure your seat at Sporting Park for Saturday's showdown -- a limited number of tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com or on gameday at the box offices. Can't make it to the match? Catch the game live on KMCI 38 the Spot, SKCTV, Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Gran D 1340 AM.
Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer, along with Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Darren Mattocks, are the latest two Generation adidas graduates featured in MLSsoccer.com's Generations video series. Dwyer is tied for the league lead with two game-winning goals in 2014 and ranks fifth among MLS shot takers with 19 attempts through five matches.
Generation adidas is a youth player development program that identifies and nurtures elite youth soccer talent in the United States to become future stars of MLS and U.S. Soccer. Athletes who participate in Generation adidas receive incentives and unprecedented opportunities to develop their game at the highest level.
Five current Sporting Kansas City players were selected in the MLS SuperDraft through the Generation adidas program:
Jacob Peterson (2006, No. 21 overall)
Chance Myers (2008, No. 1 overall)
Ike Opara (2010, No. 3 overall)
Dom Dwyer (2012, No. 16 overall)
Mikey Lopez (2013, No. 14 overall)
He was a whiz in the Wiz's midfield. For two years, Frank Klopas featured for the Kansas City Wiz (and Wizards) playing 49 games with seven goals and 11 assists.
The U.S. Men's national team veteran helped to usher in a new era of professional soccer in the city of Kansas City before finishing his professional career with the Chicago Fire in 1998 and 1999.
On Saturday, Klopas will return to Kansas City again, but this time as the new head coach of the Montreal Impact.
As manager of the Chicago Fire - where he led the charge from 2011-2013 - Klopas managed against Kansas City seven times and had a 3-2-2 record.
So for today's Throwback Thursday, we're throwing it wayyy back to when Klopas patrolled the midfield at Arrowhead Stadium as a member of the Kansas City Wizards.