Running throughout the season on Sports Radio 810 WHB, the Sporting Kansas City Show presented by Michelob Ultra is available on several podcast hubs such as Spotify and iTunes as well as SportingKC.com. With Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Conall McCourt hosting the weekly program, Sporting fans have a place to go to catch up on club storylines, guest interviews and more.
Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7, 58 points), after playing five matches in 16 days, enters the international break with the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs on the horizon. After finishing third in the Western Conference, Sporting KC will host sixth-place Vancouver Whitecaps (12-9-13, 49 points) at Children’s Mercy Park for Round One of the postseason on Nov. 20 with kickoff at 4 p.m. CT.
While Sporting had their playoff ticket punched in late October, Vancouver had to fight their way into the playoffs. The Whitecaps earned their spot with six straight results, five of which came against teams fighting for their own playoff lives.
Just before the start of the MLS Cup Playoffs, Sports Radio 810 WHB welcomed Sporting KC Academy product Gianluca Busio on the Sporting KC Show. Busio transferred to Serie A side Venezia in th summer and has been a mainstay in their starting XI since joining the club.
The show also dove into the controversial handball no-call on MLS Decision Day, discussing Sporting KC’s manager Peter Vermes’ press conference as well as the handling of the call by VAR. They also conversed about Whitecaps interim manager Vanni Sartini’s comments about beating Sporting Kansas City.
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On Wednesday, Busio called into the show from the U.S. Men's National Team training camp in Ohio to discuss the upcoming World Cup Qualifier between the U.S. and Mexico. With the U.S. trailing Mexico by three points on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and only having a three-point hold on the second qualifying spot, a lot rides on these upcoming qualifiers in addition to the storied rivalry between the U.S. and El Tri.
Busio also went into detail on his time with Sporting KC and the transition to the Italian soccer scene. He discussed taking boats to matches, keeping in touch with former Sporting KC players and someday potentially returning to Kansas City for a World Cup match in 2026.