Kitman Michael Flaherty with Sam Jaksen

In the fourth episode of The Nutmeg Podcast on 610 Sports Radio, host Josh Klingler wanders past the practice pitch, recovery room, gym and lounge, descending to the bowels of Pinnacle where he catches up with Sporting Kansas City Director of Equipment Operations Mike Flaherty.

Nicknamed "Kitman" for his important role at the club, Flaherty has never played or coached a professional match but nevertheless plays an instrumental role in getting the squad ready to roll before each game. In a fast-paced and insightful discussion with Klingler, Flaherty gives a behind-the-scenes look at his daily routine alongside trusted Assistant Equipment Manager Sam Jaksen.

Listen to the full podcast below.

Flaherty and Sporting traveled north today in advance of tomorrow night's MLS matchup between Sporting and Minnesota United FC at the new Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus, FOX Sports GO, Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.