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24 July 11:54 pm

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber scores his seventh goal of the MLS regular season in the 50th minute to level the match at 1-1 against Real Salt Lake.

17 July 11:52 am

Up to snuff on Sporting Kansas City trivia? Have a penchant for creativity? If so, your chance to win free Open Cup tickets has arrived.

When the team hosts Montreal on Saturday, users of the Sporting Club Uphoria mobile app will have the opportunity to win free tickets to next Tuesday's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match against archrivals Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. CT.

That's right, supporters will have three separate opportunities to win a pair of tickets on Saturday night—so long as they have a Uphoria account registered through Facebook, Twitter or email.

DOWNLOAD: Sporting Club Uphoria on the App Store or Google Play

Three separate Comment Cards will be deployed throughout the evening, each prompting a different response from contestants. The first trivia question will revolve around captain Matt Besler, who is set to make his 200th appearance for Sporting KC in all competitions. The second will be tied to last year's results between Sporting KC and Montreal. Answer correctly on either one, and you'll be entered to win.

Not a trivia guru? The third and final Comment Card will allow fans to use their imagination, and the most creative entry will take the prize. (Hint: think theatrics and Dom Dwyer!)

Pictured in this post are sample Comment Card trivia questions so that you know what to look for on the home screen come Saturday. Please note that only one Comment Card will be displayed on the app's home feed at any given time.

The first Comment Card will deploy at 6 p.m. CT and the second at 7:45 p.m. CT. The third will launch at 9 p.m. CT and expire at midnight. Select "Give Feedback," then type your response and click "Send" to enter.

Participants will be able to submit one single answer for all three cards, and winners will be contacted via Facebook, Twitter or email by Monday afternoon.

In addition to playing for free Open Cup tickets, Uphoria users will have access to live video, statistics, seat upgrades and Sporting KC social feeds throughout Saturday's match.

The app will also link users to Sporting KC's online auction, feauring game tickets, signed gear and more! Bidding is open at auctions.sportingkc.com until Monday with all proceeds going to The Victory Project

16 July 5:36 pm

Did you miss your chance to purchase VIP tickets to Buzz Beach Ball? Have you been looking for some exclusive autographed Sporting KC items and experiences?

Sporting KC supporters now have the opportunity to bid on some serious swag in an online auction featuring five separate items: 

  • 2 Buzz Beach Ball VIP tickets 
  • 4 Victory Suite tickets for Sporting KC vs. Houston Dynamo on Tuesday, July 21 
  • A Dom Dwyer poster signed after his record-setting four-goal performance in the U.S. Open Cup
  • A 2014 team-signed canvas (one of only 50 made!)
  • An authentic 2015 team-signed jersey

Bidding is open online at auctions.sportingkc.com until July 20! All proceeds will benefit The Victory Project in its mission to help children thrive through life’s challenges. 

To learn more about The Victory Project, please visit VictoryKC.org or follow @VictoryKC on Twitter or @VictoryProjectKC on Instagram.

26 June 1:15 pm

Think you know your Sporting Kansas City trivia? You may be in luck.

When the club hosts Colorado on Saturday, users of the Sporting Club Uphoria mobile app will have the opportunity to win free tickets to next Wednesday's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match against FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. CT.

That's right, supporters will have three separate opportunities to win a pair of tickets on Saturday evening—so long as they have a Uphoria account registered through Facebook, Twitter or email.

DOWNLOAD: Sporting Club Uphoria on the App Store or Google Play

Three separate Comment Cards will be deployed throughout the night, each prompting a different response from contestants. The first trivia question will revolve around the #SKCvCOL rivalry. The second will be tied to Kansas City in the Open Cup. Answer correctly on either one, and you'll be entered to win.

Trivia not your cup of tea? The third and final Comment Card will allow fans to use their imagination, and the most creative entry will take the prize. (Hint: think Peter Vermes!)

Pictured in this post are sample Comment Card trivia questions so that you know what to look for on the home screen come Saturday. Please note that only one Comment Card will be displayed on the app's home feed at any given time. 

The first Comment Card will deploy at 6 p.m. CT and the second at 7:45 p.m. CT. The third will launch at 9 p.m. CT and expire at midnight. Select "Give Feedback," then type your response and click "Send" to enter.

Participants will be able to submit one single answer for all three cards, and winners will be contacted via Facebook, Twitter or email by Monday afternoon.

In addition to playing for free Open Cup tickets, Uphoria users will have access to live video, statistics, stadium seat upgrades and Sporting KC social feeds throughout Saturday's match. Whether you're in attendance at Sporting Park or in the comfort of your own home, Uphoria is your comprehensive mobile companion for every game this season.

Best of luck, #SKCNation!

25 June 3:04 pm

Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes joined The Program with Soren Petro on Sports Radio 810 WHB today to discuss the team's late 2-1 loss at Real Salt Lake last weekend, as well a variety of other timely topics that included the play of goalkeeper Tim Melia, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the use of instant replay in professional soccer. Listen to the ful 25-minutel interview embedded below.

Vermes is one win shy of tying Thomas Rongen (83) for ninth on the list of winningest coaches in MLS history. His next opportunity comes at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Sporting Park when Sporting KC hosts the Colorado Rapids.

Vermes played three seasons for each team (1997-1999 in Colorado, 2000-2002 in KC) during a seven-year MLS career. Now in his seventh season as Sporting KC's head coach, Vermes is 5-0-5 in MLS competition against the Rapids.

Twenty-five years ago this month, Vermes represented the United States at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy and appeared in all three group stage matches. He also played for the U.S. at the Summer Olympics (1988), FIFA Futsal World Cup (1989) and Confederations Cup (1992). He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2013.

21 June 10:06 pm

Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer scores his fifth goal of the regular season in the 30th minute (assisted by Benny Feilhaber) to level the match at Rio Tinto Stadium against Real Salt Lake.

10 June 7:42 am


Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes during 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC (photo by Mike Gunnoe)

A new episode of The Sporting KC Show aired on Sports Radio 810 WHB last night featuring an extended interview with Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes, who moved into the top 10 on Major League Soccer's career wins chart with a 1-0 victory on Saturday over the first-place Seattle Sounders FC -- coincidentally led by the winningest coach in MLS history.

  1. Sigi Schmid 215
  2. Bruce Arena 181
  3. Dominic Kinnear 144
  4. Frank Yallop 127
  5. Bob Bradley 124
  6. Steve Nicol 112
  7. Jason Kreis 92
  8. Bob Gansler 86
  9. Thomas Rongen 83
  10. Peter Vermes 82

Vermes shared his thoughts on the team's recent seven-game unbeaten run, as well as recent additions to his technical staff and the upcoming match against St. Louis FC in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Listen to the full show embedded below, highlighted by these comments from Vermes:

We have a lot of young guys that are getting experience and performing well. They're getting a good taste of what it's like to play in some big games and at the same time find results. I think we're getting better defensively. I think Tim (Melia) is finding a real form in goal. At the same time, I think we have found a way to get on the scoresheet quite often as a team. I think that is a strong point no matter how you look at it.

We're very interested in the trophy of the U.S. Open Cup. It's another competition that is extremly important to us and it gives us the opportunity to win something. As much as we won in 2012, we haven't gone far enough the last two years. It's time for us to make a good run at this thing. We're going to do the best we can in that game in making sure that we put a team out there that is going to be very competitive and that helps us get the result. We know that when teams come to play us -- whether it's in regular season or Open Cup -- they're coming into an environment that is very exciting and it's not hard for teams to get up to play us. So we're going to have to be on our best game to make sure that we can get a result.

29 May 11:50 am

All eyes in Major League Soccer will be on #SKCvDAL on Friday night at Sporting Park in the Week 13 "Viernes de Futbol" match-up. It kicks off a three-game homestand for Sporting Kansas City featuring back-to-back matches against the top two teams in the MLS power rankings followed by a highly-anticipated I-70 showdown with St. Louis FC in the U.S. Open Cup.

The best place to see all the action? Sporting Park of course. Standing Room Only tickets are available for tomorrow night's rematch with FC Dallas and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the stadium box offices on gameday.

But if you can't make it to the match, take advantage of the guide below so you don't miss a moment thanks to television, radio and online coverage.

KANSAS CITY

Local TV: KMCI-TV 38 the Spot
Local Radio: Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) | La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish)

Sporting Kansas City's flagship station KMCI-TV 38 the Spot will be providing a live three-hour broadcast for local viewers with the commentary from Nate Bukaty, Andy Gruenebaum, Jake Yadrich and Kacie McDonnell available throughout the duration of the match. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. CT for a 30-minute pre-game show leading up to kick off at Sporting Park.

Sports Radio 810 WHB will simulcast the KMCI-TV call on 810 AM, 810whb.com and through the station's free mobile app before going live from the Boulevard Members Club with The Final Whistle postgame show hosted by Dave Borchardt and Carter Augustine. In addition, La Grande 1340 AM will air the match live for Spanish listeners through the voices of Enrique Morales, Raul Villegas and Alejandro Cabero.

NATIONALLY

National TV: UniMas and Unvision Deportes 
National Radio: SiriusXM FC (Channel 94)
Online: MLS LIVE, UnivisionDeportes.com

Friday's match is the first of three Sporting KC matches in 2015 to be nationally televised on UniMas/UDN -- and streamed online at UnivisionDeportes.com -- as part of the new "Viernes de Futbol" national TV window. Raul Guzman (play-by-play), Marcelo Balboa (analyst) and Jorge Calvo (sideline reporter) will be on-site at Sporting Park for live Spanish commentary, while Paul Caligiuri and Ramsés Sandoval will be the talent for the English-language broadcast available through SAP functionality.

HOW TO: Watch MLS in English on UniMás or Univision Deportes Network

In addition, SiriusXM FC (Channel 94) will carry #SKCvDAL coast-to-coast on Friday for satellite radio subscribers in the U.S. and MLS LIVE users in Canada or Mexico will also have access to the broadcast in real-time on all supported devices. Please note: Friday's match will be blacked out for MLS LIVE users in the United States and made available in the archives 48 hours after the match.

INTERNATIONALLY

Finally, Friday's encounter will be broadcast well beyond North American borders through the following MLS rights holders:

Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
Brazil: Globosat
China: LETV
Europe (excluding UK & Ireland): Eurosport

19 May 11:18 pm

The Sporting KC Show cast of Nate Bukaty, Andy Gruenebaum and Carter Augustine was joined by ESPN commentator Taylor Twellman for tonight's hour-long episode on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Twellman, who was once offered a contract by the Kansas City Royals as a high school shortstop, will be in the broadcast booth at Sporting Park on Wednesday night alongside Glenn Davis when Sporting Kansas City hosts 2014 MLS Cup runners-up New England Revolution at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

Twellman ranks seventh on Major League Soccer's all-time goal scoring chart with 101 regular season goals, five of which came against Kansas City (e.g. this bicycle kick in 2002). His nine-year MLS career with the Revolution included MLS Best XI (2002, 2005) and MLS MVP (2005) honors, while also earning 30 appearances with the U.S. Men's National Team.

Listen to the full show embedded below and tune in every Tuesday for a new episode discussing all the latest news around Sporting Kansas City.

17 May 4:44 am


Photo via @DorseyRocky on Twitter

Sporting KC's 100th match at Sporting Park will have to wait until Wednesday after inclement weather forced the postponement of last night's game against the Colorado Rapids. It was the first such ocurrance in the stadium's four years of operation, though by no means the first time Mother Nature impacted the outcome of a matchday.

In fact, Kansas City played a part in the first abbreviated ending in MLS history in what is now one of five games for the club all-time that failed to be played in its entirety on the originally scheduled date:

  • June 20, 1998: KC vs. D.C. United was cancelled in the 53rd minute due to severe weather at Arrowhead Stadium and was later replayed on Aug. 26.
  • June 10, 2000: KC at D.C. United was suspended at halftime due to the lights failing at RFK Stadium. The 0-0 scoreline stood and Kansas City returned to RFK for MLS Cup 2000.
  • September 16, 2001: The team's regular season finale against Colorado at Arrowhead Stadium was amongst 10 games cancelled league-wide in the aftermath of 9/11.
  • Aug. 2, 2006: Thunderstorms postponed this fourth round U.S. Open Cup match between KC and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois until Aug. 14.
  • May 16, 2015: Severe weather prevented kickoff between Sporting KC and the Colorado Rapids with a rescheduled date to be determined for later in 2015.

While Saturday's match ultimately succumbed to a storm system which delivered flash flooding, tornado warnings and heavy lightning throughout the Kansas City area (resulting in more than 10,000 homes losing power), the initial weather delay was the fourth interruption at home since 2011:

  • July 12, 2011: An 81-minute delay spelled trouble for Sporting KC in the team's first-ever loss at Sporting Park, a 2-0 defeat to the Richmond Kickers (USL) in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.
  • Aug. 8, 2012: Just over a year later, Sporting KC withstood a 43-minute delay en route to the team's U.S. Open Cup championship over the Seattle Sounders FC in a penalty shootout.
  • Aug. 29, 2014: Sporting KC lost back-to-back matches at Sporting Park for the first time after dropping a 3-1 decision to Houston in a match that featured a 75-minute delay.
  • May 16, 2015: After delaying kick off for nearly 75 minutes, MLS determined in its discretion to postpone the match after considering all relevant factors and circumstances.

In the end -- which came close to 8:45 p.m. CT in a break between two patches of storms -- Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman took to Twitter to look ahead to the rescheduled fixture with all options open.