It's been 21 months since Sporting KC grabbed a point at Seattle. It's been even longer since they grabbed three points. The last time Sporting KC came away with a result at CenturyLink Field (then called Qwest Field), Jacob Peterson scored an 8th-minute goal in a 1-1 draw.
One could go so far as to say that broke the Sounders' hex, as Sporting KC faced Seattle two months later and dethroned the three-time defending U.S. Open Cup champions in the championship game.
So for today's TBT, we're throwing it back to that Peterson goal (pictured, right).
Will we see more of the same on Saturday? Tune into NBCSN at 2 p.m. CT for Seattle vs. Sporting KC and the first match of the 2014 MLS season.
Forget about Matt Besler's long throw-ins, did Chance Myers just unveil Sporting KC's new weapon?
A year ago today, we unveiled our new primary kits at a special event for Sporting KC Season Ticket Members.
Want to see the new secondary kits for 2014? Get your ticket for Sporting Takeoff. Tickets for next Tuesday's event are in limited supply, with the deadline to reserve your spot set for Friday afternoon.
Sporting Takeoff will feature the 2014 Sporting KC team, the announcement of the new captain as well as interactive games and food and beverage.
For more information, or to reserve your ticket, visit SportingKC.com/Takeoff.
Happy birthday, Ike!
On Tuesday, the Sporting KC Academy U-17 squad took home the proverbial gold, grabbing first place in the US Youth Futsal national championship.
Are you really surprised, though? 25 years ago, Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes won his own futsal medal, taking third place at the first FIFA Five-a-Side World Championship in Holland.
Vermes scored six goals in the tournament, including two in the bronze medal match to lead the United States back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Belgium in overtime.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Soccer Communications
In case you missed it, our All-Star center back Aurelien Collin tied the knot this week. Twitter was buzzing last night with congratulatory messages for the Frenchman.
For today's #TGIF, we thought, what better way for AC to say thank you than with a kiss?
Happy Valentine's Day, SKC Nation!
It's unclear if Kansas City soccer fans knew what they had in Jimmy Nielsen when Peter Vermes signed the then-32 year old goalkeeper on February 11, 2010. The veteran goalkeepr was coming off an accomplished career in Denmark's first division, but was relatively unknown on this side of the Atlantic.
But with his effusive personality (and willingness to buy fans beer) the White Puma endeared himself quickly to the KC faithful. Fast forward four years later, and Nielsen leaves MLS as one of the most accomplished goalkeepers in MLS history and one of the most accomplished players in Sporting KC history.
So for today's #TBT, we're taking it back four years, when Nielsen opened his Kansas City career with a 4-0 shutout win over D.C. United.
So things with U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo and our beloved striker C.J. Sapong didn't work out. No hard feelings though, only good news for the ladies of Kansas City. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, four lucky applicants will have a chance to win a date with Sporting KC's lyrical genius. Make sure to sign up by Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT.
Maybe one day, C.J. will serenade you...