TBT: The King of Futsal

On Tuesday, the Sporting KC Academy U-17 squad took home the proverbial gold, grabbing first place in the US Youth Futsal national championship.

Are you really surprised, though? 25 years ago, Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes won his own futsal medal, taking third place at the first FIFA Five-a-Side World Championship in Holland.

Vermes scored six goals in the tournament, including two in the bronze medal match to lead the United States back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Belgium in overtime.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Soccer Communications

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