Category: Sporting Kansas City

Lampard strikes but N.Y. City downed by Kansas in MLS

Los Angeles (AFP) – Frank Lampard scored his fourth goal in five games but it was not enough to stop New York City FC from slipping to a 3-1 defeat at Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.  Former Chelsea and England star Lampard on Sunday stroked in a 14th-minute equaliser for City after Brazilian midfielder Benny Feilhaber had given Sporting an early lead after only eight minutes.  But two minutes after Lampard’s goal, Sporting regained the lead when a speculative long-range effort from Colombian midfielder Jimmy Medranda resulted in a goal for the home side.  There appeared to be no ... Read more

Sporting KC remain perfect in young Major League Soccer season

Sporting KC’s 1-0 win over Toronto FC on Sunday leaves the Midwest outfit as the only Major League Soccer team to have a 100% win record. Brad Davis’ 70th minute goal kept Sporting perfect as the team continue a strong start to 2016. While the club were limited in turnover during the offseason, few would have expected the team to come together so quickly. “We have only played three games so far and one thing we are, is well organized,” manager Peter Vermes stated following the match. “I think the team is disciplined.  I think we have been taking our ... Read more

Sporting Kansas City defeats Philadelphia Union to win 2015 US Open Cup; Highlights [VIDEO]

After a 1-1 scoreline at the end of regulation time, Sporting Kansas City had to go through extra time and penalty kicks in order to defeat the Philadelphia Union to be crowned the 2015 US Open Cup champions. Philadelphia Union forward Sebastien Le Toux scored the game’s opening goal in the 23rd minute. Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth equalized in the 65th minute and midfielder Jordi Quintillà scored the winning penalty kick in the eighth round of the shootout to give Sporting Kansas City a 7-6 win on penalty kicks and the club’s third Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ... Read more

Trailing 1-3, Sporting Kansas City mount incredible 4-3 comeback [VIDEO]

Sporting Kansas City completed an historic comeback on Saturday night to defeat Western Conference leaders Vancouver Whitecaps 4-3. Trailing the Whitecaps 3-1 in the 80th minute, Sporting’s Dom Dwyer scored to give the Blues hope. Six minutes later, Paolo Nagamura equalized before getting the winner four minutes into stoppage time as Sporting Park erupted in ecstasy. “When we went out to get him [Nagamura] a few years back, when I was the technical director, I remember watching him play with Chivas and I saw him prior to that when he was with LA,” Sporting coach Peter Vermes said about after the ... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann’s eventual replacement: How about Peter Vermes? By Steve Davis

Jerry Seinfeld once famously observed that guys generally aren’t interested in what is on TV; rather, armed with the remote and an itchy finger, guys are infinitely more interested in what else is on TV. Sports fans have a lot of the same in them. When it comes to your favorite team, you certainly like some of your players. But what really makes your little soccer shorts go crazy is who else might soon be scooped up via trade, transfer or draft. Whether it’s a coach, a wow-boy transfer target or the “next big thing” in the U.S. national team ... Read more

Larin and Feilhaber show it’s not all about the ex-EPL designated players

Major League Soccer has received mass media attention from all corners for their designated player recruitment this summer.  The likes of Steven Gerrard, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Giovani Dos Santos have signed lucrative deals to play in MLS; and rumors of more big names in 2016 are floating around.  MLS has even attracted some former Premier League and Bundesliga stars in the form of Shaun Wright-Phillips and Tranquillo Barnetta on non-designated player contracts. Although both are making healthy salaries. With new eyes and ears tuned into MLS in 2015, those new fans may forget about the past ... Read more

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 21

Here are the 10 things we learned from the 21st week of the MLS season. 1. Pirlo! Andrea Pirlo is royalty. There is no other way to explain why opposing players refuse to tackle him, refuse to harass him, refuse, really, to even look threateningly at him. Pirlo played just a shade over 30 minutes in his NYCFC debut on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, and he was absolutely magnificent. He looked the part and played the part of the international icon he is, starting two-goal sequences with brilliant passes, and lifting his entire team with his mere presence on the ... Read more