How are Sporting Kansas City players staying fit during Major League Soccer's temporary suspension amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In some ways, the gymnasium has been delivered straight to players' front doors.
Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star penned an insightful feature story today about the lengths Sporting's training staff has gone to ensure that all players have adequate access to exercise equipment during the MLS-mandated training moratorium and city-wide Stay at Home Order.
"A a couple of weeks ago, Director of Sports Performance Joey Harty helped load equipment into a cargo van that made door-to-door deliveries across the city," writes McDowell. "Ilie Sanchez got weights and a bench. Johnny Russell wanted an exercise bike. Other players asked for mats, foam rollers or kettlebells. With the coronavirus halting Major League Soccer through at least May 10 and preventing players from attending group training sessions or even going to the gym at Pinnacle, Pinnacle has now come to them."
To read McDowell's full story, click here. The Kansas City Star has lifted all paywalls indefinitely, giving readers across the city and throughout the nation thorough coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.