You've seen them on the field, now watch them on the track.
Last year, Sporting KC winger Graham Zusi competed in Continental Tires' #WhatChaGotMLS series for the chance to win a Lamborghini. This year, Matt Besler and Dom Dwyer took their turn on the course.
On Sunday, FOX Sports 1 will debut Besler's episode following the New York Red Bulls / D.C. United Rivalry week match (kickoff at 6 p.m. CT). All fans are encouraged to tune in to see if Besler was able to top the course record. Currently, Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu leads the East with a time of 36.70 seconds, while LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes leads the West with a time of 37.76 seconds.
So how can you win an autographed Sporting KC jersey? Easy. Correctly predict Besler's course time via Twitter and the person whose time is closest will take home the prize! Tweet @SportingKC and include hashtag #WhatChaGotMLS to be entered.
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— Continental Tire (@continentaltire) August 27, 2015
Crystle Lampitt checked-in with Brazilian midfielder Paulo Nagamura in this week's Sporting Spotlight on 38 the Spot. The 10th-year professional turned in a veteran performance, leading Sporting KC to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps nine days ago. Nagamura scored two goals in the final eight minutes of play, including a stoppage time game-winner, to complete the historic result. Prior to August 15, Sporting KC had never won when trailing by two goals in the 80th minute of a regular season match and this feat has only been acomplished one other time in MLS regular season history (7/27/03 DC at NE).
Nagamura earned MLS Player of the Week honors for his performance, but today took time to chat about some non-soccer related topics including his favorite Brazilian restaurants in Kansas City, the smooth transition to the United States of America and his very adorable full house. Check out the two segments below:
Midfielder Graham Zusi scores his second goal of the regular season in the 62nd minute (assisted by Matt Besler) against the Columbus Crew SC.
Marcel de Jong scores his first career goal for Sporting KC in the 14th minute (assisted by Saad Abdul-Salaam and Dwyer) against the Columbus Crew SC at Mapfre Stadium.
Beer, BBQ and soccer? Those three go hand-in-hand in Kansas City with the KC Cauldron at the forefront.
Earlier this month, MLSsoccer.com's Rachel Bonnetta took a trip to KC to experience life in the City of Fountains and as well as a match at Sporting Park. Check out her video above in the latest episode of Get Me In There, pres. by Heineken.
— Rachel Bonnetta (@rachelbonnetta) August 19, 2015
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Looking for the latest Sporting Kansas City coverage? Tune into Sports Radio 810 WHB, the official radio partner of Sporting KC.
On Monday, Tim Melia chatted with TJ Carpenter on Sports Night (listen). On Tuesday, Peter Vermes joined The Program with Soren Petro (listen). And earlier today, Matt Besler was a gameday guest on The Border Patrol with Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty. Hear the full interview embedded below...
In addition, Sporting KC midfielder Paulo Nagamura -- the reigning MLS Player of the Week -- shared his thoughts on the team's dramatic 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC during a new episode of The Sporting KC Show last night.
Sports Radio 810 WHB will be back at Sporting Park tonight for a live broadcast when Sporting Kansas City takes on the San Jose Earthquakes at 7:30 p.m. CT (tickets). Hosts Danny Clinkscale and Chad Reynolds will call the action, followed by The Final Whistle: Sporting KC Postgame Show with Dave Borchardt on 99.3 FM.
It's been an exciting week for Sporting KC and Manager Peter Vermes. Last Wednesday, the team defeated Real Salt Lake 3-1 in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals. The win clinched a date with Philadelphia Union in the U.S. Open Cup Final and moved Peter Vermes into first place in club history for most wins across all competitions.
Three days later, Sporting KC then came from behind to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-3 at Sporting Park. Vermes' squad was down 3-1 heading into the 80th minute, but Dom Dwyer and reigning MLS Player of the Week Paulo Nagamura propelled the team to a historic victory.
The win moved Vermes into sole possession of 8th place on Major League Soccer's all-time regular season wins chart, breaking a tie with former Kansas City head coach Bob Gansler.
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On Tuesday, Vermes joined Sports Radio 810's Soren Petro to discuss Saturday's dramatic victory and look ahead to Wednesday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes (7:30 pm, Buy Tickets). Vermes also offered his opinion on Deflategate, the player on the team with the hardest shot and ways to keep the team motivated during a busy stretch. Listen to the podcast of the interview below:
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Sports Night on Sports Radio 810 WHB welcomed Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia to the show on Monday. The 29-year-old veteran chatted with host TJ Carpenter about Saturday's 4-3 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the team's U.S. Open Cup run and making the most of his chance as a starter for the first time in his six MLS seasons.
Acquired by Sporting Kansas City prior to the 2015 campaign, Melia has the lowest goals against average (0.93) and second best saves percentage (74.1) in the Western Conference. His 9-2-3 record this year gives him the best winning percentage (0.75) of any MLS player at his position (min. 1 game started).
Listen to the 13-minute interview embedded below and available on the www.810whb.com podcast page.
This week's Sporting Spotlight sees 38 the Spot host Crystle Lampitt catching up with U.S. Men's National Team winger Graham Zusi, who by the way, is officially a home owner in Kansas City. The Longwood, Florida native extended his contract with Sporting Kansas City in July 2014 and made his status as a Kansas Citian official when he bought a house in Prairie Village earlier this year. Lampitt and Zusi discuss the transition to the Midwest including Kansas City cuisine in the first of two segments...
What else are you itching to know about Zusi? Ever wonder about his handywork...
A new week, a new Sporting Spotlight! Yesterday, 38 the Spot host Crystle Lampitt checked in with Sporting KC defender Seth Sinovic. The MLS veteran has been sidelined for the last three months and Lampitt gives us the update on his recovery and recent return to the training pitch.
Once Lampitt assured that Sinovic was well on his way to full strength, it was time for the hard hitting questions...