Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer scores his ninth goal of the regular season (assisted by Krisztian Nemeth) in the 47th minute at Dick's Sporting Goods Park against the Colorado Rapids.
Crystle Lampitt checked-in with Brazilian midfielder Paulo Nagamura in this week's Sporting Spotlight on 38 the Spot. The 10th-year professional turned in a veteran performance, leading Sporting KC to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps nine days ago. Nagamura scored two goals in the final eight minutes of play, including a stoppage time game-winner, to complete the historic result. Prior to August 15, Sporting KC had never won when trailing by two goals in the 80th minute of a regular season match and this feat has only been acomplished one other time in MLS regular season history (7/27/03 DC at NE).
Nagamura earned MLS Player of the Week honors for his performance, but today took time to chat about some non-soccer related topics including his favorite Brazilian restaurants in Kansas City, the smooth transition to the United States of America and his very adorable full house. Check out the two segments below:
Marcel de Jong scores his first career goal for Sporting KC in the 14th minute (assisted by Saad Abdul-Salaam and Dwyer) against the Columbus Crew SC at Mapfre Stadium.
This week's Sporting Spotlight sees 38 the Spot host Crystle Lampitt catching up with U.S. Men's National Team winger Graham Zusi, who by the way, is officially a home owner in Kansas City. The Longwood, Florida native extended his contract with Sporting Kansas City in July 2014 and made his status as a Kansas Citian official when he bought a house in Prairie Village earlier this year. Lampitt and Zusi discuss the transition to the Midwest including Kansas City cuisine in the first of two segments...
What else are you itching to know about Zusi? Ever wonder about his handywork...
Sporting Kansas City forward Jacob Peterson scores his first goal of the season in the 87th minute go seal the victory at BMO Field.
Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth scores his eighth goal of the regular season with a header in the 29th minute at BMO Field.
Sporting Kansas City midfielder scores his eighth goal of the regular season by converting a penalty kick in the 22nd minute at BMO Field.
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.
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.
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.
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.