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23 May 11:20 am

If you haven't heard of The Victory Project, get crackin'. The community-focused arm of Sporting Kansas City is changing lives in Kansas City by helping children through life's challenges.

And if you don't believe us, check out this video from KCPT, the local public television network in Kansas City that chronicled Rachel Mast's experiences with The Victory Project.

Be sure to follow @VictoryKC on Twitter for more details.

22 May 6:09 pm

Sporting KC defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi were named to the U.S. Men's National Team's final roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Thursday.

Just 24 years ago, their current club coach was in a similar position, competing for the U.S. in soccer's most coveted tournament. Here's a shot of Peter Vermes snapping a header on goal during a 1990 FIFA World Cup match in Italy.

 

22 May 11:32 am

The Sporting KC Show aired last night on Sports Radio 810 WHB. Hosts Callum Williams, Andy Edwards and Carter Augustine spoke with Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin and previewed Friday night's game against Toronto FC with Kurtis Larson of the Toronto Sun.

21 May 5:47 pm

Sporting Kansas City will host Toronto FC Friday night at Sporting Park. Limited tickets are available for the match and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 888-4KC-GOAL.

Ahead of Friday's match, presented by adidas, MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiek and Matt Doyle looked at the key storylines for the match including the questions surrounding the Sporting KC in defense.

21 May 1:58 pm

As the U.S. Men's National Team gathers in California for the pre-World Cup training camp, so does ESPN.

U.S. Soccer has given ESPN unprecedented access into the team's training camp as we build toward the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Tonight, the second episode of ESPN's series Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil will air at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN.

The first episode featured interviews with head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and various players as the squad worked toward the April friendly against Mexico in Arizona. Tonight's episode will take a closer look at specific players and the difficult that Klinsmann faces narrowing down his roster to 23.

Sporting KC's Matt Besler and Graham Zusi are currently part of the 30-man training camp in Palo Alto, California. Zusi will be participating in a series of U.S. Soccer Google Plus Hangouts offering U.S. Soccer fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite national team stars. Zusi, along with San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski will be taking fan questions on Friday at 4 p.m. CT. Click here for more information on the hangouts. 

20 May 2:30 pm

With the U.S. Men's National Team pre-World Cup training camp in full swing, Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi spoke with SI.com's Brian Straus about the current camp and the role that Sporting KC and MLS have played with the national team.

19 May 12:28 pm

When it comes to following one's club on the road, supporters of MLS clubs have it harder than other parts of the world. With a league that spans two countries and thousands of miles between coasts, no one can blame a supporter for not making the trek for an away match. Kansas City to Chicago is about an eight-hour drive and Saturday at 11:30 p.m., the traveling KC Cauldron's #roaddron embarked on that journey with about 450 people in tow.

By plane, train, and various automobiles, the #roaddron arrived in the Windy City to watch Sporting Kansas City take on the Chicago Fire. After a memorable match, I heard few complaints from the traveling support. We watched our promising young center back make his league debut, saw our team nearly come back for a road result with only 10 men and filled in the corner of Toyota Park with Sporting KC chants, songs and cheers. Heads and scarves held high, the #roaddron took off for home following the match.

A special thanks to the Chicago Fire organization for their accomodations on Sunday and an even bigger thanks to the KC Cauldron for being the best fans in the league.

18 May 8:03 pm

Cast your vote below for the Man of the Match for Sporting Kansas City's 2-1 loss against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park. Voting is open until Monday evening.

16 May 10:07 pm

It's not every day that Sporting Kansas City has the opportunity to make a child's dream come true. But that is exactly what happened today, when six-year-old Isai, a Shawnee native with Leukemia, transformed into Muchacho de Hierro (Iron Man) and saved the MLS Cup, when his nemesis KC Cucaracha stole it from Sporting Park.

After getting the trophy back from the MLS Cup champions, Isai celebrated with his new friends. 

Watch the full video of Isai's adventure here. You can also follow Isai's adventure on Twitter with the hashtag #MHSavesKC.