The players knew it, the club knew it, and the fans knew it. The match against the Colorado Rapids was a massive chance to get the first win of the season and get things going in the right direction. And they failed.
Sporting KC has hit rock bottom, which we had hoped happened last year. They now sit in last place of MLS after another shut out loss. Shades of Blue is joined by long-time Cauldronite Zachary Cobb to help cope with the current state of the club we love.
The most loyal fans, including ourselves, are fed up. While there may be a handful of positives to hang your hat on, like the arrival of centerback Dany Rosero, it’s hard to image a scenario where this season ends up a success.
You can hear the defeat in the voices of Peter Vermes & Johnny Russell as we listen to their postgame comments.
“I’d like to score some goals.” – Peter Vermes
We also get to hear Thad, leaking confidence, ask PV what can be done in training to change things. Because there’s always a silver lining on cloudy days!
From top to bottom, this club has been falling short. The players on the field aren’t performing and the gameday experience for fans has gone stale. Tate Steinlage said it very well on Twitter: “The club feels faceless, a team playing in KC rather than the embodiment of KC. And that’s a massive problem and shift from where things were.”
Vermes certainly has questions to answer – and I always appreciate his candor – but for me ownership bears the brunt of this. The club feels faceless, a team playing in KC rather than the embodiment of KC. And that’s a massive problem and shift from where things were.
— Tate Steinlage (@SteinlageT) April 9, 2023