AUDIO: Peter Vermes on The Program

It's been an exciting week for Sporting KC and Manager Peter Vermes. Last Wednesday, the team defeated Real Salt Lake 3-1 in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals. The win clinched a date with Philadelphia Union in the U.S. Open Cup Final and moved Peter Vermes into first place in club history for most wins across all competitions.

Three days later, Sporting KC then came from behind to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-3 at Sporting Park. Vermes' squad was down 3-1 heading into the 80th minute, but Dom Dwyer and reigning MLS Player of the Week Paulo Nagamura propelled the team to a historic victory.

The win moved Vermes into sole possession of 8th place on Major League Soccer's all-time regular season wins chart, breaking a tie with former Kansas City head coach Bob Gansler.

Rank Coach All-Time Regular Season Wins (*denotes active)
1 Sigi Schmid 218*
2 Bruce Arena 188*
3 Dominic Kinnear 147*
4 Frank Yallop 129*
5 Bob Bradley 124
6 Steve Nicol 112
7 Jason Kreis 97*
8 Peter Vermes 87*

On Tuesday, Vermes joined Sports Radio 810's Soren Petro to discuss Saturday's dramatic victory and look ahead to Wednesday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes (7:30 pm, Buy Tickets). Vermes also offered his opinion on Deflategate, the player on the team with the hardest shot and ways to keep the team motivated during a busy stretch. Listen to the podcast of the interview below: