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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...

31 August 4:01 pm

Sporting Kansas City sits in fourth place in the Western Conference with 40 points and an 11-7-7 record with nine games remaining in the MLS regular season. A key contributor to the team's success this season is central midfielder Benny Feilhaber. The 30-year-old MLS veteran is having the best season of his career, tallying eight goals and 13 assists. Feilhaber's 13 regular season assists are second most in MLS in 2015 and a single-season career high for the UCLA product.

Feilhaber says a big motivator for his on-field success this season has been the birth of his daughter Sofia, but he credits the majority of his output to the exceptional performance of his teammates. FOX 4 anchor Jason Lamb sat down with Feilhaber to take an in-depth look at the record-setting season. Watch 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.

05 August 5:31 pm

Following Sporting Kansas City's recent home draw against Western Conference rivals, Houston Dynamo, the guys were left with several talking points. Nate Bukaty, Andy Gruenebaum, and Carter Augestine discuss the controversial hand-ball that was not called, the possibility of integrating a replay system into the league and more. 

The guys were also joined by Sporting KC goalkeeper coach, John Pascarella. "JP" weighs in on the possibility of a replay system, saying,

"Any coach would say that you want to get it right. If there's a way that they can implement it where it makes sense, then I'm all for it. "

Pascarella also shared his views on how to improve the quality of officiating, suggesting the league implement new technology to assist the referees, or use additional referees to help keep up with the fast pace of the modern game. 

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). 

20 July 2:31 pm

The Sporting Spotlight series this week focuses on Sporting KC team captain Matt Besler. The hometown star talks about changes to his personal life after success as an MLS All-Star and as a member of the US Men's National Team. Besler also discusses his love for giving back to the community he grew up in, the fans that support Sporting KC and his new commercial with Me Undies.

Continue to watch 38 the Spot every Monday morning for a new Sporting Spotlight with Crystle Lampitt.