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Not again: Sporting KC drop points in final minutes


This will be quick and I'll do my best to go into more detail later Sunday.

Sporting KC was beat on a corner kick in the second minute of second half stoppage time against the Seattle Sounders Saturday to lose once again. The storyline is all too familiar at this point. The worst part about this loss is that Sporting controlled the majority of the game. It had great possession and played great defense until that final ball into the box.

No matter how you look at this one, it's simply another point Kansas City let slip away. More later.


maxcrabb 7 years ago

Because it's a blog centered on Sporting KC... I still don't understand people who go to an article just to say, "Why is this here?". Why did you click the link in the first place?

jpreiner 7 years ago

You'd be incorrect in saying no one cares. There is a large soccer community, both youth and adult, in Lawrence. The Lawrence Adult Soccer League alone has more than 400 participants in its most recent season which just ended last weekend. There are often party buses that leave from downtown and go to the Sporting KC home games. Several bars downtown show soccer from around the world almost exclusively, even opening early to do so. Also, Sporting KC plays closer (29-37 minutes) to Lawrence than the Royals (Kauffman is 50-57 minutes), who are also not a great team. I hope if that's your argument you post the same things on our KC Royals blog to show consistency.

Sporting KC, formerly the Wizards, also won an MLS championship as recently as 2000, making them slightly more relevant on the competitive stage than any other major KC professional sports team. The Royals last won it all in 1985 and the Chiefs last won it all in 1969.

The blog is also by no means daily. The team usually plays one game each week, so I do a preview and a recap, sometimes with in-game updates and sometimes an extra post if something noteworthy happens with the club.

I hope that sheds some light on why I'm doing this. Thanks for reading and commenting.

-Joe Preiner

not_that_crazy 7 years ago

Would rather have better coverage of local high school soccer. There are 1000's of kids that play soccer in Lawrence every weekend...and Lawrence Free State alone has over 120 kids that play soccer each season.

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