National Training and Coaching Development Center to KC

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(July 23, 2014) — Governor Sam Brownback joined Sporting Club, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and representatives from Schlitterbahn Water Park and EPR Properties tonight to announce the development of a U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex in Kansas City, Kan. The facility will house the National Training and Coaching Development Center, an elite […]

Tommy Meyer’s Major League Development

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Tommy Meyer is a St. Louis native and a graduate of SLUH, the alma matter of MLS star and ESPN commentator Taylor Twellman. He played college soccer at Indiana University before going pro. On Saturday he started and went 90 minutes against Sporting Kansas City. He said his entire family made the 4-hour trip to […]

Jeremy Alumbaugh, St Louis FC GM, on Player Development

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With the completion of the World Cup, player development has become the topic of conversation within the community. So I went to the fellow I know best, who trained my nephews and was instrumental in helping me set my focus on “serving soccer junkies” since I began this effort in 2005, to discuss the topic. […]

Sporting KC Sign Besler and Zusi

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Prior to a sold out match against the LA Galaxy today, Sporting KC announced that they had signed Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to extended contracts that will keep them in Kansas City for years to come. Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi were signed to long-term Designated Player contracts. Per club policy, additional terms […]

ESPN Adds NWSL Broadcasts Beginning Sunday

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Alex Morgan and Portland Thorns FC will host Julie King (Nerinx!), Heather O’Reilly and the Boston Breakers on Sunday in a match broadcast live on ESPN2. Glenn Davis will have all the play-by-play, with Monica Gonzalez providing analysis, as the defending champion Thorns seek their second consecutive appearance in the NWSL Playoffs. Game :Boston Breakers […]

Kansas City Gives Besler and Zusi a Hero’s Welcome

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By Collin and Russell Hickey On a warm, sunny Kansas City afternoon, Sporting Park welcomed back midfielder Graham Zusi and central defender Matt Besler from duty with the United States Men’s National Team. With the smoke from the fireworks still hanging over the field, the crowd began chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” Besler and Zusi appeared […]

Dorsey on the World Cup And The USMNT

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Regular contributor Mark Dorsey looks at the USMNT performance and considers what it might mean. If you’d like to contribute a story contact Ole Reflecting and looking forward: The United States is out of the World Cup after losing in dramatic fashion to Belgium on Tuesday.  Thanks to ESPN and social media, this team captured the […]

US Open Cup: Sporting KC Hosts Timbers Tuesday

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Sporting Kansas City hosts the Portland Timbers in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT and can be seen live on SportingKC.com or heard locally on Sports Radio 810 WHB. (I use the TuneIn radio app) Should Sporting Kansas City defeat […]

Alex Martinez Scores, Sporting KC Advance in US Open Cup

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Sporting KC entered the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Wednesday night, hosting Minnesota United in the fourth round, the entry point for Major League Soccer programs. Soony Saad beat GK Mitch Hildebrandt in the 76th minute with a low, skipping drive, and rookie Alex Martinez notched his first professional goal soon after, as Sporting Kansas […]

Tomas Gomez Faces Portland Timbers Tuesday

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UPDATED – The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup has reached the fourth round and it offers a tasty morsel for fans of St Louis Soccer. Tuesday night the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer will host the Orlando City U23 PDL squad. Orlando City advanced by beating the Charleston Battery of USL Pro. Watch Live […]