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PODCAST – Hello Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we get you ready for the Gary Smith Derby. Rabbi and Red banter about the MLS player salaries being released. Jason Maxwell had a great write up on that. We recap the loss at Sporting KC and win over Seattle Sounders. Then we […]


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 […]

2022 mls season preview

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? On this episode of Last Word SC Radio, we do a full 2022 MLS Season Preview. The four cohosts predict the results of each conference from 1-14 and give their reasoning. We also guess individual season awards and who will win what trophies. Last Word SC Radio: 2022 MLS Season […]

mls jersey week

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Dan, Rachael, and Harvey team up to recap CCL Leg 1 and talk MLS Jersey Week. They break down their favorite new jerseys in 2022, no not the state, the kits. Last Word SC Radio: MLS Jersey Week Broken up into three categories, […]

United Soccer Coaches Convention

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, the boys get back together to talk transfer news. Portland and Colorado are parting ways with midfielders. NYCFC could have two open DP slots. Sporting KC is now thin at striker. And a bunch of teams are spending money. Also, Dan is going […]



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