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04 September 11:59 am


Erik Palmer-Brown captained the U.S. U-20's today against France (Courtesy of @USSoccer_YNT)

For the second straight day in Serbia, Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown started for the United States Under-20 Men's National Team in the 2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament. The U.S. U-20's dropped a 6-1 decision to France, which won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and will now play Israel in the competition's fifth-place match on Monday.

Palmer-Brown, 18, has appeared in nine matches for Sporting Kansas City across all competition since signing as a Homegrown Player in August 2013. He made his MLS debut in May 2014, becoming the youngest player to appear in an MLS match in club history.
 
The Lee’s Summit, Missouri native attended the prestigious U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida and has started in the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game each of the last two years.
03 September 12:02 pm

Sporting Kansas City homegrown defender Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 45 minutes for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team on Thursday in the opening game of the 2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament at Subotica City Stadium in Subotica, Serbia. The US U-20's fell 3-1 to the hosts Serbia, who won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup earlier this summer.

The competition, held in honor of former Yugoslavia manager Stevan Cele Vilotic, features six teams in its 22nd edition with Israel, Ukraine, Montenegro and France rounding out the field. The United States will next face France on Friday in Senta, Serbia to set up a final placement match on Monday.

Palmer-Brown, 18, has appeared in nine matches for Sporting Kansas City across all competition since signing as a Homegrown Player in August 2013. He made his MLS debut in May 2014, becoming the youngest player to appear in an MLS match in club history.

The Lee’s Summit, Missouri native attended the prestigious U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida and has started in the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game each of the last two years.

02 September 4:21 pm


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This week's Sporting KC Show, hosted by Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine, aired last night on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Among the topics of discussion were Sporting Kansas City's two recent road losses in Columbus and Colorado, as well as the full slate of international action during the FIFA fixture window that sees Sporting KC enjoy a weekend off before embarking on a stretch of seven games in 24 days.

Sporting KC captain Matt Besler is one of the team's four players on international duty and he checked in from the U.S. Men's National Team camp during the second half of the show. Hear the full interview below...

19 August 11:17 am


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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.

18 August 11:00 am


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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.

10 August 6:31 pm


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Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia was a guest on MLSsoccer.com's ExtraTime Radio on Monday with hosts Andrew Wiebe, David Goss and Ben Baer. Listen to the full episode below or via SiriusXM FC from 12-1 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

Melia -- whose 0.77 goals against average is second best among MLS goalkeepers -- improved to 8-2-3 in 2015 with four saves in Sporting Kansas City's 3-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday. Next up? A match-up against his former club, Real Salt Lake, in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals on Wednesday at Sporting Park.

03 August 3:18 pm

Captain Matt Besler and Sprint are kicking off a 12-day #AllinforSKC Scavenger Hunt today. In addition to daily prizes ranging from match tickets to an autographed scarf to a Sporting Style gift card, the grand prize pack features a personal soccer clinic led by Besler at Swope Soccer Village, a custom training kit, an Apple iPad Air 2 and one year of free Sprint service.

Follow @MattBesler on Twitter for clues at 11 a.m. CT each day and be the first to tweet a photo of the hidden soccer ball to @Sprint with the hashtags #AllinforSKC and #contest to claim that day's prize. The next 10 fans to arrive at the location each day will be entered in a drawing to win one of five consolation prizes. In conjunction with the Scavenger Hunt, Besler will make a special appearance to sign autographs for fans at the Sprint Store (11411 W. 95th Street) in Overland Park, Kansas from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday. 

03 August 1:13 pm
Sporting Kansas City assistant coach John Pascarella takes his turn to be featured in the Sporting Spotlight series as 38 the Spot host Crystle Lampitt continues her weekly interviews with key individuals surrounding the club. Pascarella, who joined the team's technical staff in 2009, discusses his background in the game, his experience playing professionally in Peru and the unique role of training goalkeepers on a daily basis. 
 
Check out the videos below and tune in to 38 the Spot every Monday morning throughout the season for the latest Sporting Spotlight segments.
 

28 July 9:06 am

This week's Sporting Spotlight catches up with Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara as 38 the Spot host Crystle Lampitt gets the latest on his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon, his favorite hangout spot in KC and the role his father played early in his soccer career. Check out the video segments below and be sure to tune in to 38 the Spot every Monday morning as the series continues all season long.

20 July 8:27 pm

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber was a guest on today's edition of ExtraTime Radio, joining MLSsoccer.com staffers David Gass, Simon Borg, Arielle Castillo and Ben Baer during the 70-minute show. ExtraTime Radio is the official podcast of Major League Soccer and is available on SiriusXM FC every Tuesday and Friday.

Feilhaber was recently named to the MLS All-Star Fan XI and will take part in his first MLS All-Star Game next week alongside teammates Matt Besler and Graham Zusi. The World Cup veteran is in the midst of a career year, starting all 20 of the club's competitive matches while setting new personal highs in MLS play for both goals (6, T-2nd on SKC) and assists (10, T-2nd in MLS).