Sporting KC Show Podcast: Peter Vermes opens up ahead of Monterrey clash

The Sporting KC Show, held throughout the season on Sports Radio 810 WHB, is now available on Spotify and iTunes. With Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine hosting the weekly podcast, Sporting fans now have a place to go to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.

The newest episode of the Sporting KC Show Podcast debuted Tuesday night on Sports Radio 810 WHB, shining the spotlight on Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes.

The 11th-year head coach shared a candid discussion with hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine, who opened the episode by recapping last week’s two-game road trip to Monterrey and Cincinnati.

The duo then shared the air with Vermes for a half-hour interview that touched on several compelling topics, including the development of Gianluca Busio, bridging the gap between Mexican and MLS clubs, the club’s resolute attitude in Sunday’s draw at FC Cincinnati and the team’s mindset ahead of their monumental second-leg showdown with Monterrey on Thursday at Children’s Mercy Park.

Podcast highlights are listed below.

  • 17:10 – Why 16-year-old Gianluca Busio’s performance was unprecedented, plus the positive contributions of debutants Nicolas Hasler Adrian Zendejas
  • 24:10 – Vermes’ reaction to what went wrong in a heavy first-leg defeat at Monterrey
  • 29:40 – Vermes discusses the financial disparity between heavy-hitting Liga MX clubs like Monterrey and MLS teams, plus other key differences between American and Mexican soccer
  • 33:46 – Vermes hints at future youth and senior international competitions involving MLS and Mexican clubs
  • 38:05 – Vermes lauds the Sporting KC fanbase and expects his team to give a spirited fight against Monterrey on Thursday, noting that incredible things happen every so often in sports

After joining the Sporting KC Show on Tuesday night, Vermes caught up with 610 Sports Radio host Josh Klingler on Wednesday morning. Listen to the entirety of both podcasts below.

Tickets to Sporting’s two home matches this week are available now at, with Thursday’s 8 p.m. CT Champions League clash versus Monterrey followed by a marquee matchup with reigning MLS Supporters’ Shield winners New York Red Bulls at 6 p.m. CT Sunday.

Peter Vermes on The Sporting KC Show

Peter Vermes on 610 Sports Radio