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19 June 3:36 pm

Sporting Kansas City advanced to the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament defeating Minnesota United FC 2-0 last night. Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum, affectionately known as G-baum, recorded a shut out in his first competitive match for the team. Ever vocal, G-baum is shouting about something and we need you to tell us what! The winning entry will receive two (2) tickets to our next home match against the Portland Timbers on June 24 as we continue our Open Cup run. All submissions must be in by 5:30p.m. CT on Friday. Good luck!

18 June 11:15 pm

Cast your vote below for the Man of the Match for Sporting Kansas City's 2-0 victory over Minnesota United FC at Sporting Park. Voting is open until Thursday evening.

12 June 1:00 pm
Calling all Sporting Club Network members: do you have World Cup fever? We sure do! And because of that we are hosting a social media contest with some awesome prizes up for grabs, including a chance to win free tickets to Sporting KC vs. Manchester City later this summer.
 
Here’s how it works. Any SCN member who posts a picture on Twitter or Facebook showing off their Sporting Club Network team gear or Sporting KC attire WHILE watching any World Cup game will be entered into our contest.
 
#ForClubAndCountry Contest Rules:
  • Must be following @SportingKC_SCN on Twitter or like the page on Facebook
  • Must tag @SportingKC_SCN in the tweet or post their picture to the Facebook page
  • Must include the hashtag #ForClubAndCountry in the social media post
  • Must include a picture of an SCN member watching a World Cup game, while wearing their SCN team gear or Sporting KC attire.
We will be picking three winners with the most creative pictures immediately after each U.S. Men’s National Team game, as well as the World Cup final on July 13. Each winner will be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind “For Club And Country” SKC/USMNT scarf. At the conclusion of the World Cup, one lucky SCN member will win four tickets to the Sporting KC vs. Manchester City match on July 23rd at Sporting Park.
 
#ForClubAndCountry Contest Prizes:
  • For Club And Country limited edition SKC/USMNT Scarves: three (3) to be given away to SCN members after each USMNT game, as well as the World Cup Final
  • GRAND PRIZE – Four (4) match tickets to Sporting KC vs. Manchester City (face value of $60/each) at Sporting Park on July 23rd
What are you waiting for? Start following and liking the Sporting Club Network on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to take a picture showing your support for SKC and the SCN while watching the World Cup during the month ahead!
10 June 12:47 pm
On Monday, Major League Soccer released the latest results from fan voting for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game and six Sporting Kansas City players are among the leaders at their respective positions. Captain Matt Besler has received the most votes of all defenders, while Eric Kronberg, Aurelien Collin, Seth Sinovic, Graham Zusi and Benny Feilhaber are also in early contention for selection to the All-Star Fan XI.
 
Voting opened on May 28 and will continue through July 11. Additionally, votes will be tallied thru Twitter from July 2-6 and via EA SPORTS FIFA 14. The All-Star Fan XI -- one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards -- will be revealed on July 16.
The 2014 MLS All-Star Game will be held on Aug. 6 featuring German champions Bayern Munich at Portland's Providence Park. 
 
GOALKEEPERS
1. Nick Rimando (RSL)
2. Julio Cesar (TOR)
3. Eric Kronberg (SKC)
4. Donovan Ricketts (POR)
5. Jaime Penedo (LA)
 
DEFENDERS
1. Matt Besler (SKC)
2. Omar Gonzalez (LA)
3. DeAndre Yedlin (SEA)
4. Aurelien Collin (SKC)
5. Chad Marshall (SEA)
6. Seth Sinovic (SKC)
7. Steven Beitashour (VAN)
 
MIDFIELDERS
1. Clint Dempsey (SEA)
2. Michael Bradley (TOR)
3. Kyle Beckerman (RSL)
4. Graham Zusi (SKC)
5. Tim Cahill (NY)
6. Will Johnson (POR)
7. Benny Feilhaber (SKC)
09 June 10:23 am

Last night, FOX4KC aired the finale of a three-part (part one, part two) series featuring Matt Besler leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Sports anchors Jason Lamb and Al Wallace provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Kansas City native's transition to the world stage. Besler, along with his parents Greg and Diane, share a sampling of moments that help to quantify the magnitude of Matt's recent success and his selection to Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man roster. Watch part three of the series below.

05 June 3:00 pm
Six months after meeting in the MLS Cup playoffs for a third straight postseason, Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo renew the rivalry tomorrow night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Friday's match will air live on KMCI 38 the Spot locally and on SKCTV across the Midwest with the team's official watch parties at Johnny's Tavern in the KC Power & Light District and Prairie Village.
 
Check out the video below as MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Matt Doyle look at the key storylines ahead of the Friday night fixture, including international absences, Houston's scoring struggles and the keys to snapping Sporting's five-game winless streak. Then tune in tomorrow night to see which Eastern Conference contender emerges on top.
05 June 11:53 am

The 2014 Community MVP Contest, presented by Major League Soccer and Wells Fargo, is now accepting nominations through July 6. 

Fans are encouraged to nominate themselves or others who have used the game of soccer to make a positive impact in their community in one of the following areas:

  • Social Issues focusing on acceptance, equality and inclusion
  • Health Issues affecting men, women or children
  • Community Service for a local, national or international charity or community organization

After the July 6 nomination deadline has passed, each of MLS' 19 clubs will select a winner to be entered into the Grand Prize pool. The Grand Prize winner, who will be selected by a combination of online and Twitter votes (using the hashtag #CommunityMVP), and his or her nominator will win a trip for two to the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Portland. Each club's winner will be announced July 10, with the Grand Prize winner voting running through July 25.

For more information and to nominate your Community MVP, click over to www.mlssoccer.com/communitymvp.

04 June 9:57 am

Sporting KC captain Matt Besler, defender Kevin Ellis and Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman each made an appearance on Kansas City's Sports Radio 810 WHB on Tuesday to discuss happenings with both club and country. Listen to Besler's segment on the Border Patrol, Heineman's call in to Between the Lines and the full episode of the Sporting KC show below.

On the Border Patrol, Matt Besler discusses his time with the U.S. Men's National Team as it undergoes final preparations for Brazil:

Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman talks transactions, team dynamics and World Cup watch parties on Between the Lines:

Kevin Ellis joins The Sporting KC Show to talk about re-joining Sporting KC midseason and adjusting to an ever-changing back line at Sporting Park: