Sporting KC unvieled the 2014/15 secondary kits Tuesday night in front of 2,000+ fans at Sporting Takeoff. Sports Radio 810-WHB's Between the Lines broadcasted live from Hangar 1, as Danny Clinkscale and Kevin Kietzman interviewed Sporting KC defender Matt Besler.
From 7-8 p.m., Callum Williams and Andy Edwards previewed the 2014 season with a new edition of the Sporting KC Show, featuring an interview with goalkeeper Eric Kronberg. Later in the night, T.J. Carptenter spoke with Dom Dwyer to get his thoughts on the coming season.
Lastly, after being named the new Sporting KC captain, Matt Besler joined Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty on Wednesday morning's The Border Patrol. Listen to the podcasts of all of the interviews below:
Matt Besler on Between the Lines
Dom Dwyer with T.J. Carpenter
The Sporting KC Show
Matt Besler on The Border Patrol
Sporting Kansas City supporters filled the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport on Tuesday night as Sporting Takeoff, presented by Ivy Funds, took over Hangar 1. The team's brand new secondary jerseys were unveiled -- and are now available to buy at shop.sportingkc.com while supplies last -- and Matt Besler was introduced as the 2014 team captain.
The Victory Project held a silent auction to raise funds in its mission to help children thrive through challenges, Recycle Your Game collected gently used soccer equipment donations and a handful of fans walked away with once-in-a-lifetime prizes, including a day with the MLS Cup trophy and authentic MLS Cup champions medallions.
Check out all the sights and sounds in the photo slideshow above, as well as the video features below:
Sporting KC unveils new secondary kit
Matt Besler named captain
Peter Vermes addresses the fans
The Sporting KC Show will air tonight on Sports Radio 810 WHB live from #SportingTakeoff. Hosts Callum Williams and Andy Edwards will be joined by Sporting KC goalkeeper Eric Kronberg and Seattle Sounders broadcaster Ross Fletcher. Both guests will preview the upcoming season along with Saturday's season opener against the Sounders (2 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Network).
Tonight's show will air from 7-8 p.m. CT on 810 AM, online at 810WHB.com, and through the 810 WHB App (Android, iOS). You can join the conversation for tonight's show by calling 913-3-810-810 or tweeting your questions to CalWilliamsSKC and @AndyEdMLS.
ESPNFC's Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman cover all things Sporting KC in the latest Big Head Red Head Season Preview.
Photo by USA Today Sports Images
That's a wrap. Sporting Kansas City's 2014 preseason came to a close on Saturday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. and while the team had to settle for a second place finish in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, Claudio Bieler's 87th minute volley capped off a phenomenal preseason as the Designated Player enters his second MLS campaign in 2014. After leading the team with 11 goals in MLS competition last year, Bieler started 2014 with five goals and six assists in seven preseason appearances.
Check out the full stat sheet below...
Major League Soccer's 19th season kicks off a week from today, when Sporting KC travels to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Sounders. That match will kick off at 2pm CT and can be seen nationally on NBC Sports Network.
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.
Sporting Takeoff, presented by Ivy Funds, is taking over Hangar 1 at the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport from 5:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 and today we're giving fans a sneak peek at the food and beverage options that will be available at this one-of-a-kind, free event. Attendees can choose from three different meals on the menu, in addition to a discounted kids meal:
MEAL 1 ($8): 1/4 lb. pulled pork sandwich on egg bun with pickle spear, corn cobbette and cookie
MEAL 2 ($8): Three Chipotle chicken street tacos with avocado crema, pickled red onion, cojita corn cobbett (Mexican street style) and cookie
MEAL 3 ($8): Roasted vegetable wrap, herb whipped goat cheese, corn cobbette and cookie
KIDS MEAL ($4): Grilled hot dog, potato chips and cookie
The beverage options will include Boulevard Beer, red or white wine, a specialty signature drink, soda and water. All alcoholic drinks will cost $5 and are available to fans age 21 and up; soda and water will be available for $2 each. Cash and credit card will be accepted at all vending locations.
All supporters planning to attend Sporting Takeoff must reserve a boarding pass online (limited availability). Fans can also take advantage of the Sporting Takeoff Special, which includes two drink vouchers, a $5 merchandise voucher to be used at the event and a free picture with the MLS Cup trophy. The package is available for adults ($12 in advance online, $15 day of event) and youth ($6 in advance online, $10 day of event).
Sporting Kansas City's new secondary jersey will be unveiled at the event, along with the introduction of the 2014 roster and the announcement of the team captain. All who attend will be entered into a raffle to win the MLS Cup trophy for a day, along with other prizes, and there will be a silent auction with proceeds going toward The Victory Project in its mission of helping kids thrive through challenges.