The Jacqui Report – Dwyer Brace Gives Sporting KC A Much Needed Win

Sunday afternoon in Kansas City was extremely hot (98 degrees at game time) and not just temperature wise. KC torched Seattle for three goals in front of 18,563 fans, making it 82 consecutive sellouts for the club. It was an electric atmosphere from the whistle, led by the enthusiastic supporters group who call themselves the […]

Second Half Surge Propels Swope Park Rangers to Victory

Saturday night the Swope Park Rangers defeated Orange County Blues FC at Swope Village to a 3-0 score line. Both teams brought high energy and pace to start the game but creativity and transition were heavily lacking. In the second half it was a different story as the Rangers wore down their opponent and found […]

The Jacqui Report – Pugh Impresses, USWNT Rolls

In their final tune up match before the Olympics, the U.S. Women’s National team put on a strong performances in front of 12,635 to beat Costa Rica 4­0. As temperatures reached triple digits, not even that could slow down the attack which was heavily controlled by Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh. Goals: 15’ […]

Soccer on TV – USWNT Road to Rio and International Champions Cup

It’s game day for the US Women’s National team as they wrap up their “Road to Rio”. They face Costa Rica tonight in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN. I’ll be on hand along with my #WoSo (Women’s Soccer) correspondent Jacqui. In case you’ve missed it, she’s excited and you should be too! […]

The Jacqui Report – US WNT vs Costa Rica and Rio 2016

My #WoSo writer Jacqui Porter and I will be on hand for the US WNT match vs Costa Rica Friday in Kansas City as the team completes their local preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Jacqui has prepared a discussion of the roster and what to expect from the send-off game. USWNT/Costa Rica Preview The […]

Becky Sauerbrunn Named to 2016 Rio Olympics Squad

CHICAGO (July 12, 2016) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 18-player roster for the 2016 Olympic Games. Seven players make a return to the Olympics after helping the USA to the gold medal in 2012 in London while 14 players who were members of the USA’s 2015 Women’s World […]

Update on National Training and Coach Development Center in KC

Sporting Club, U.S. Soccer and Children’s Mercy broke ground Sunday on the National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The NTCDC will provide a world-class environment to develop players, coaches, and referees of all ages. . Set to open in November 2017 at the southeast corner of Parallel Parkway and 98th Street […]

Soccer on TV – USWNT, European Final and MLS

How much fun was June in terms of Soccer on TV. Great stuff although not much help in terms of productivity in the office. Fortunately the pendulum didn’t swing all the way to the other side, we just have a better balance of soccer to enjoy while feeling somewhat responsible. Like Summer. The key highlights […]

US Women’s National Team Pay Dispute

Four weeks in advance of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the US Women’s National team has begun a public relations campaign, looking to build public support for their pay dispute. That comes on the heels of Megan Rapinoe’s comments in an article in the NY Times: “It’s quite frustrating to know that he’s making comments that […]

US Soccer National Training Center Breaks Ground Sunday in Kansas City

Sporting Club, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Children’s Mercy Kansas City will host a groundbreaking ceremony this Sunday for the US Soccer National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. CT at 9677 Parallel Parkway, half a mile east of I-435 (just 10 minutes […]