‘We defend together’ say the reigning MLS Champions

Dan Moreno

Reigning MLS Champions Sporting Kansas City lost its last two home games 0-3 against D.C. United and 1-3 against Houston Dynamo.

Last Friday, Sporting Park’s attendance was 20,323 which marked its 50th consecutive sellout. It is clear that Kansas City will keep supporting its soccer team—as long as it keeps up the consistency that fans have gotten used to.

Sporting legend Head Coach Peter Vermes and his team currently stands second in the Eastern Conference just behind D.C. United with an overall record of 12-8-6.

Other than defending the MLS Championship conquered last December, Sporting KC is also participating in the CONCACAF Champions League which is a tournament that features teams from North and Central America.

Kansas City is located in Group 2 along with Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica) and Real Estelí FC (Nicaragua).Kansas City and Real Estelí tied 1-1 last week. Saprissa comes to Sporting Park on September 18.

Being consistent proves a difficult task for Kansas City, especially when the team is unable to use the same starting lineup in more than two consecutive games due to injuries. Chance Myers and Ike Opara are out for the rest of the season.

Sporting KC also featured in the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted by Brazil with defender and captain Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi playing for the U.S. National Team.

With only nine games left in the MLS regular season, Kansas City will most likely make the playoffs with looks to win the club’s third championship and its second Supporters Shield.
Only nine games remain in the MLS regular season. There is potential for Kansas City to make the playoffs and win the club’s third championship and its second Supporters Shield.

Next up, Sporting Kansas City hosts a crucial clash against the Houston Dynamo in the 2013 Eastern Conference final rematch this Friday at 7 pm.