Defender Kevin Ellis heads in a Graham Zusi corner kick to score his first career MLS goal at Sporting Park against FC Dallas.
Midfielder Graham Zusi scores his first goal of the season (assisted by Connor Hallisey) in the 64th minute at Sporting Park against FC Dallas.
Midfielder Benny Feilhaber scores his fourth goal of the season (assisted by Krisztian Nemeth and Jalil Anibaba) in the 51st minute at Sporting Park against FC Dallas.
Forward Krisztian Nemeth scores his sixth goal of the season in the 19th minute (assisted by Kevin Ellis and Graham Zusi) with a header from close range at Sporting Park against FC Dallas.
This week, The Victory Project hosted its annual fundraiser soccer clinics at Sporting Park. Over 135 participants registered for this year’s clinics, including five of The Victory Project’s previous in-game honorees.
Each clinic was 90 minutes, including 60 minutes of on-field instruction with Sporting KC players and Sporting Club Network coaches. Following the clinic, players hosted an autograph session and tours of the team’s locker room were provided.
During the clinics, participants learned various drills that were split up into four different stations designed to focus on a variety of attacking and defending skills. A Sporting KC player and Sporting Club Network coach was assigned to each station and groups rotated every few minutes to insure everyone had an equal chance to participate in each station.
Sporting KC players in attendance were Graham Zusi, Seth Sinovic, Servando Carrasco, Soni Mustivar, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Jon Kempin, Tim Melia, Connor Hallisey, James Ansu Rogers, Marcel de Jong and Jalil Anibaba. All funds benefit The Victory Project in its mission to help children thrive through life's challenges.
Krisztian Nemeth scores his fifth goal of the season in the 46th minute (assisted by Jacob Peterson and Benny Feilhaber) at Sporting Park against the New England Revolution.
Benny Feilhaber scores his third goal of the season in the 43rd minute at Sporting Park against the New England Revolution.
Krisztian Nemeth scores his fourth goal of the season in the 39th minute (assisted by Benny Feilhaber) at Sporting Park against the New England Revolution.
Dom Dwyer scores his fourth goal of the season (assisted by Krisztian Nemeth and Jalil Anibaba) in the 29th minute at Sporting Park against the New England Revolution.
Last week, Sporting Kansas City and The Victory Project teamed up with Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer for the fourth annual calendar photo shoot at Sporting Park.
The calendar will be featuring players and "Hope Heroes" -- children who are currently battling or have survived cancer. Each “Hope Hero” not only has a month dedicated to them in the calendar, but they also posed with players including Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Benny Feilhaber, Dom Dwyer, Kevin Ellis, Jalil Anibaba, Chance Myers and Marcel de Jong.
Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer is named after Braden Hofen, a courageous boy who has recently beaten a relapse from a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. His mother, who was battling stage 2 breast cancer during the time of his relapse, started the non-profit organization to raise awareness and funds to help find treatments and cures for childhood cancers.
The 2016 Braden’s Hope Calendar will be available in the fall and proceeds will go toward The Victory Project and Braden’s Hope. To learn more about The Victory Project please visit VictoryKC.org or follow @VictoryKC on Twitter.