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Does the first win bail out Sporting KC ownership?

How does this impact ownership’s response to the letter from The Cauldron?



Credit: Thad Bell

Sporting KC defeated the Seattle Sounders over the weekend for their first win of the season, officially making them the greatest team in the world again.

Beating the first place team on the road is as good of a response from the players as anyone could dream of, but the letter from the Cauldron last week addressed the ownership and front office staff. On this episode of Shades of Blue, we’re discussing how this win affects the situation. Does it bail them out from responding at all?

Erik Thommy had a great game after a run of poor form. The 28-year-old played a role in both goals, scoring the first and assisting the second. Alan Pulido got on the scoresheet for the first time since 2021 and reminded us all what it feels like to have a quality striker. Jake Davis is also getting a lot of praise for his a breakout performance at right back. Finally, Sporting KC fans have plenty to cheer about!

The win is a wonderful start and if they continue to do so, that will heal all wounds. It’s a no-win situation for the ownership group, but the Cauldron specifically requested a response. The owners and/or front office need to show them something sooner rather than later. But what will that look like? A carefully crafted letter? Or an invitation to a face-to-face meeting?

It’s a double-game week with a US Open Cup match with the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday. Now that he’s got more healthy bodies for the first time in a year, what will Peter Vermes do with the lineups this week?

Start – Reliving the first win
14:30 – Don Garber & US Open Cup match
23:00 – Cauldron Letter & Response

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