Cast your vote below for the Man of the Match from Sporting Kansas City's 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids. Voting is open until Sunday evening.
UPDATE: Voting is now closed and Graham Zusi led the way 38.49% of the vote.
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Wearing the No. 14 shirt, it is only fitting Sporting Kansas City striker Dom Dwyer is off to a strong start to his 2014 campaign both on and off the field. Three weeks into his third professional season, Dwyer has appeared in all five games for the club in addition to appearances on the cover of INK magazine and the USL PRO media guide. Top that off with his acting debut in the recently released Great Clips commercial and a picture-perfect backflip to celebrate his game-winning goal in Saturday's 1-0 victory over San Jose and it's easy to see how the spotlight shines on a dynamic young talent like Dwyer.
Last night, The Sporting KC Show caught up with the former first round draft pick to hear his thoughts on the season's early stages. Listen to the full podcast from Sports Radio 810 WHB embedded below as hosts Callum Williams and Andy Edwards are also joined by Colorado Rapids play-by-play voice Richard Fleming to preview Saturday's game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler joined The Border Patrol with Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty on Sports Radio 810 WHB this morning. Listen to the full podcast embedded below as the Overland Park, Kan. native discusses his trademark long throw-in's, the team's 1-0 win over San Jose on Saturday, his new leadership role as the team's captain and the club's next match at the Colorado Rapids.
New Week. New Goal. Getting our first points on the road this season. #focused
— Matt Besler (@mbesler) March 24, 2014
Besler was recently named Sportsman of the Year by the Kansas City Sports Commission and will be formally presented with the award, sponsored by the Kansas City Downtown Marriott, at the Awards Banquet on April 11.
For more Sporting Kansas City coverage on talk radio, tune into Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT on Wednesday for The Sporting KC Show with hosts Callum Williams and Andy Edwards. Listeners can join the discussion by calling 913-3-810-810 and the show is available live via 810 AM, 810whb.com or through the station's free mobile app.
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Sporting Kansas City's central defense pairing of Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin have garnered their fair share of attention over the last three seasons. Both are two-time MLS All-Stars and Best XI selections. Besler led the U.S. Men's National Team to a first place finish in the Hex and the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup championship. Collin was named MVP of MLS Cup 2013 and started his own AC78 fashion line.
Not exactly men of mystery. Or are they? Besler and Collin are up first for the new "Two Lies and a Truth" series, presented by The Parking Spot, that will play on the Sporting Park videboard throughout 2014.
Cast your vote below for the Man of the Match for Sporting Kansas City's 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at Sporting Park. Voting is open until Sunday evening.
UPDATE - Voting is now closed and Benny Feilhaber has won with 64%.
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Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes joined The Program with Soren Petro on Sports Radio 810 WHB on Friday. Listen to the full interview below as he discusses Wednesday's match in Mexico City and the quick turnaround to host San Jose at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Sporting Park (limited tickets remain available).
With the team's next victory, Vermes -- now in his sixth season on the sideline -- will tie Peter Nowak and Glynn Myernick for 15th on Major League Soccer's all-time regular season wins chart among MLS managers. Seven of his 63 regular season wins have come in the month of March, one of his top two months as a manager:
Sports Radio 810 WHB's Nate Bukaty and Jake Gutierrez will broadcast Saturday's match on ESPN 102.9 FM starting at 7 p.m. CT live from Sporting Park. Following the match, coverage will continue with The Final Whistle: Sporting KC Postgame Show with hosts Dave Borchardt and Jake Gutierrez. Tune in to 810 AM, 810whb.com, 810whbtv.com and via the station's free mobile app.
Sporting Kansas City earned a 1-1 draw on Saturday night vs FC Dallas in their MLS regular season home opener. Aurelien Collin put Sporting KC on top with an 81st minute header but FC Dallas' found an equalizer from Matt Hedges in the 90th minute. Who was the Man of the Match for Sporting KC? Aurelien Collin, Benny Feilhaber, or perhaps Matt Besler?
You can cast your vote below for which Sporting KC player is Man of the Match.
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With no shortage of talking points, the Sporting KC Show aired on Sports Radio 810 WHB on Tuesday with hosts Callum Williams and Andy Edwards bringing listeners all the latest in Major League Soccer and CONCACAF Champions League action. Last night's episode featured two guests in winger Sal Zizzo, who made his Sporting KC debut in the season opener at Seattle on Saturday, and FutbolMLS.com reporter Diego Pinzon, in town for the signing of Spanish midfielder Antonio Dovale and tonight's CCL quarterfinal against Cruz Azul (7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports 2 and Univision Deportes Network).
Listen to the full podcast below and stay tuned to 810 WHB throughout the day as their coverage will feature Todd Leabo live at Sporting Park from 3-6 p.m. CT during Between the Lines with Kevin Kietzman. Then at 6:30 p.m. CT, the duo of Callum Williams and Jake Gutierrez will begin more than three hours of programming dedicated to Sporting KC's first home match of 2014. The 30-minute pregame show will set the stage for tonight's showdown between the reigning MLS Cup champions and Liga MX leaders, followed by live match commentary and The Final Whistle: Sporting KC Postgame Show.
The Sporting KC Show will air tonight on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT. Hosts Callum Williams and Andy Edwards will be joined by Sporting KC winger Sal Zizzo and FutbolMLS.com's Diego Pinzon. Both guests will preview Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champions League matchup against Cruz Azul (7 pm, FOX Sports 2, Univision Deportes Network) as well as Saturday's home opener vs. FC Dallas (7:30 p.m., KMCI, SKCtv Network).
Tonight's show will air from 7-8 p.m. CT on 810 AM, online at 810WHB.com, and through the 810 WHB App (Android, iOS). You can join the conversation for tonight's show by calling 913-3-810-810 or tweeting your questions to CalWilliamsSKC and @AndyEdMLS.
On Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field, the Major League Soccer season will kick off with Sporting Kansas City traveling to face the Seattle Sounders. It's one of the marquee matches of the weekend which features USMNT stars Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Clint Dempsey, and Brad Evans.
To get you ready for the match, check out the video below as MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Scouting Report break down the key factors.