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04 March 11:22 de la mañana

The Sporting KC Show returned to the airwaves last night with its debut episode of 2015. SKCTV's Nate Bukaty and Andy Gruenebaum were joined by Carter Augustine to discuss Sporting KC's offseason transformation and look ahead to the 2015 season. The trio was also joined by Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes who offered his thoughts on Sporting KC's roster and the offseason move to the Western Conference.

Listen to the full podcast of the show below:

04 March 9:15 de la mañana

On the field, Sporting Kansas City has seen a lot of turnover from 2014 to 2015. With 13 new players on the roster, Peter Vermes had a busy winter retooling a roster that finished in fifth place in the Eastern Conference last year.

But that turnover has not been limited to on the field. In the broadcast booth, Sporting Kansas City has welcomed three new faces including 41 Action News reporter Kacie McDonnell, who will join Nate Bukaty (Play-by-Play), Andy Gruenebaum (Color Commentator) and Jake Yadrich (Lead Analyst) on SKCTV broadcasts in 2015.

McDonnell has been busy over the past week making the media rounds, with features in both Ink and Pitch. Pick up your copy of both papers on newsstands starting today!

03 March 9:52 de la mañana

Sporting Kansas City will kick off their 20th season in Major League Soccer on Sunday evening against the New York Red Bulls at Sporting Park (Buy Tickets). The match will kick off at 6 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes with radio coverage on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Gran D 1340.

Leading up to the opening weekend, MLSsoccer.com has created video previews for each team. Check out Sporting KC's video preview to see where experts think Peter Vermes' club will finish in 2015 as well as which individual hardware could find itself in KC by year's end.

24 February 9:16 de la mañana

As he has repeatedly shown during his time at Sporting Kansas City, Dom Dwyer is one of the most vibrant personalities in Major League Soccer. Even during a typical day of preseason training in Tucson, Arizona -- where Dwyer's team is competing in the 2015 Desert Diamond Cup -- the Englishman is quick to embrace the words of MLS veteran and fellow friend Mike Magee: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."

MLSsoccer.com followed Dwyer on a sunny Tucson afternoon earlier this month. Check out the video above, as the newlywed 24-year-old shows off his new tattoos, goes ding dong ditching with his teammates and enjoys a little poolside relaxation.

 

21 February 4:21 de la tarde

With Sporting Kansas City in the midst of preseason, there are lots of great storylines coming out of preseason training camp. Sports Radio 810's Nate Bukaty, who will also be the voice of Sporting KC in 2015, has been in Tucson over the past few days covering the team's camp. Bukaty has been interviewing players as well as joining his 810 colleagues on their various shows to provide updates from Tucson. Check out the podcasts below to hear three different interviews from Friday.

Nate Bukaty chats with Matt Besler on The Border Patrol

Nate Bukaty joins Soren Petro on The Program KC (includes interview with Peter Vermes)

Nate Bukaty joins Kevin Kietzman on Between the Lines (includes interview with Kevin Ellis)

Dom Dwyer also had the opportunity to speak with 610 Sports Radio's Bob Fescoe and Josh Klinger on Friday about his recent marriage to U.S. Women's National Team star Sydney Leroux and his goals for the upcoming season. Listen closely to hear which U.S. Men's National Team star audiobombs the interview!

19 February 7:01 de la tarde

After a two-year stint in England with Wigan Athletic, All-Star midfielder Roger Espinoza has returned to Major League Soccer. Sporting Kansas City's marquee offseason signing, the 28-year-old Honduran international is back where he spent his first five professional seasons from 2008-2012.

Espinoza appeared today on the latest episode of MLSsoccer.com's Extra Time Radio to discuss his move to Kansas City, wedding gifts for Dom Dwyer and his experience playing in England. You can catch Espinoza's segment below and visit MLSsoccer.com for the full podcast episode.

 

18 February 11:57 de la mañana

The Sporting KC Academy U14's and U18's won U.S. Youth Futsal national titles last weekend at the New Century Field House in Gardner, Kansas. The U14's defeated Ginga Academy 4-1 in Sunday's championship match, while the U18 division featured an all-Sporting KC championship as Team Indigo topped Team Argyle 8-7.

The Sporting KC U16's finished the group stage in first place with a 2-1-0 record and claimed a 6-5 semifinal win before falling 6-0 to Samba Black Boys in the championship. Fellow Academy clubs Sporting Blue Valley and Sporting Lincoln also competed in the tournament, which hosted 126 teams from 19 different states.

Check out the event's Storify below, and for the latest Academy updates, follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter and Instagram.

16 February 10:19 de la mañana

As Dom Dwyer soared to the top of Sporting KC's single-season scoring charts last year, the one question on many people's mind was how many goals will he finish with? And better yet, what number did he set for himself at the start of the year? Although the Sporting KC Golden Boot winner would not reveal the number at year's end, he did say that his 22 goals was shy of his preseason goal.

In a recent interview with ESPNFC's Alejandro Moreno, Dwyer hinted that 30 goals might be in the cards for his goal this coming year. He also made a bet with Moreno if he were to score more than 18 goals. The terms of the bet? You'll have the watch the interview to find out.

16 February 10:12 de la mañana

The SKC Academy U16s finished the second phase of the 2014-15 Generation adidas Cup with a 1-0 loss to FC Dallas on Monday. Despite heavy wind and rain, Sporting KC held Dallas scoreless through the first half. A second half penalty kick, however, sealed the win for the Texas squad, who is currently in first place in the USSDA U-15/U-16 Central Conference with a 10-1-2 record.

The Sporting KC Academy U-16s entered Monday following a two-goal victory over an MLS opponent on Saturday at the Houston Sports Park. The win secured a top-two finish in the Central Region standings, qualifying for the coveted GA bracket at the national event to be held in Dallas in April.

The Sporting KC U16's prevailed 2-0 over the Colorado Rapids with goals from Fernando Borges and Chase Bromstedt. Goalkeepers Steve Tekesky and Dakotah Bainter combined for the clean sheet as the squad increased their goal difference to +9 in the competition (11 goals scored, two goals allowed) thus far.

Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter and Instagram for updates.