Sporting Kansas City

Aaron Long New York Red Bulls
Harvey Cruz, Editor - Jul 4, 2022

Aaron Long headed in the deciding goal for the Red Bulls 1-0 win at Sporting KC. It’s their league-leading sixth road win of the season. After a tough first half in which they were outplayed, Gerhard Struber changed the system. Once that happened, the Red Bulls slowly gained momentum and eventually the goal came. On […]

Daniel Salloi brace

KANSAS CITY – Sporting KC have been bad this season. Saturday night, they gave up seven goals at Portland Timbers. Colorado Rapids overcame unprecedented adversity on the weekend to down LAFC. A team looking to resurrect their season needed a result against a team that had just bounced back. Dániel Sallói would not go quietly […]

Gyasi Zardes scores

PODCAST – Hello Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we’re contributing to Robin Fraser’s Swear Jar. Rabbi and Red banter about the upcoming Super Soccer Sunday. We recap an Open Cup loss to Minnesota and the win over LAFC and the “unprecedented circumstances” between the two. Mark breaks down this graph and […]

Sporting KC and NYCFC play to draw
Riley Frain - May 8, 2022

QUEENS, NY – On a rainy Saturday night from Citi Field, Sporting KC and NYCFC play to a 0-0 draw with both sides finding opportunities on goal but failing to break through.  Sporting KC and NYCFC play to a 0-0 draw at Citi Field Goalkeepers keep first half score even  With Valentín “Taty” Castellanos reportedly […]

Sporting Kansas City draw FC Dallas: SKC forward Dániel Sallói scores on April 30, 2022
Alan Hainkel - May 1, 2022

KANSAS CITY, KS — Sporting KC draw with 10-man FC Dallas yesterday. Sporting Kansas City scores two goals in a match for the first time this season to come from behind and draw FC Dallas at Children’s Mercy Park. Dallas was down to 10 men as a result of two yellow cards to Brandon Servania […]

Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi with the ball on March 26, 2022
Alan Hainkel - Apr 18, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA — The first tally on Sunday belonged to the visitors, but it was the only one they would get. LAFC scored just before halftime and twice after the break as Sporting Kansas City fall to LAFC, 3-1, to extend their losing streak to three matches. Their road losing streak has now reached […]

Ben Righetti - Apr 3, 2022

Spanning several years, clashes between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City have developed into a sort of rivalry. Yes, Vancouver has Seattle and Portland, while Sporting have Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo. But this fixture always feels a bit different. Going way back to 2011, Vancouver clawed back with 3 goals in the […]

Sporting KC snap
Alan Hainkel - Mar 29, 2022

KANSAS CITY – On a night when the club marked multiple milestones, Sporting Kansas City snapped a two-match losing streak with a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake. Sporting controlled a majority of the possession and clamped down on the few chances RSL managed to create. Sporting KC Snap Losing Streak, Beat Real Salt Lake […]

Sporting Kansas City Road Struggles
Alan Hainkel - Mar 22, 2022

CHICAGO, IL – Sporting Kansas City lost their third road match of the season on Saturday, a 3-1 setback to the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field. The visitors fell behind 2-0, managed to pull one back, but another midfield turnover led to the Fire’s third, putting the match out of reach. Sporting Kansas City Road […]

Colorado Rapids injuries

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, it’s back to back wins for the Burgundy Boys. We discuss the recent Rapids injuries with Keita tearing his ACL and Larraz’s tibia fracture. Then we do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on the 2-0 win over Sporting KC and look […]

Sporting KC Colorado
Alan Hainkel - Mar 15, 2022

ANALYSIS – Sporting Kansas City dropped its second road game of the season on Saturday night, falling to the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. Here are my three key takeaways from the match. Three Takeaways From Sporting KC Colorado 1. Diego Rubio Should Not Have Been That Wide Open […]

Colorado Rapids set piece

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Colorado Rapids hosted Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night in a key early season match in the MLS Western Conference. Both teams were dealing with injuries. Danny Wilson did not make the team due to a hamstring injury he sustained last week. Golden Boot candidate Daniel Salloi was missing for Kansas […]

Richard Fleming

PODCAST – Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red have a win to discuss! The guys start with club news and Ask HTHL, including the signings of Jackson Travis and Anthony Markanich, GBs Fish and Chips leaving DSG, a bad pitch, and more. Rabbi does a Richard Fleming interview, […]

Sporting KC teammates celebrates Remi Walter's goal on March 5, 2022
Alan Hainkel - Mar 6, 2022

KANSAS CITY, KS – What a difference a week makes. After a 3-1 loss in Atlanta, Sporting Kansas City used ball control and a 60-minute strike to defeat Houston 1-0 at Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday in front of a crowd of 18,872. Defender Graham Zusi said the loss to Atlanta came down to self-inflicted […]

MLS Opening Weekend

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word Radio, your four favorite cohosts are back. We review the MLS Opening Weekend with Thumbs Up, Down, and Sideways. The quartet review the results of CCL Round of 16. Then we discuss the soccer implication of Russia’s aggression and invasion of Ukraine. LWSC Radio: Reviewing […]

Sporting KC player Daniel Salloi celebrates with the Cauldron on November 21, 2021
Alan Hainkel - Feb 25, 2022

PREVIEW – Sporting Kansas City’s 2021 season had a little bit of everything. Daniel Salloi made a run at the MLS MVP award. Johnny Russell became the MLS leading scorer among Scottish players. PRO issued a statement saying they missed a penalty call on the last day of the season, costing Sporting KC second place […]

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