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Johnny Russell’s Real Middle Name

Sporting KC faithful know the fiery passion in Johnny Russell as JFR. But do you know our great Scotsman’s actual middle name?



Credit: Thad Bell

You hear it from The Cauldron. You see it on signs and social media. It’s a rallying cry when the beast within Johnny Russell has been unleashed.

Johnny F****** Russell.


Johnathan F. Russell.

Our captain has been there, red faced and screaming from behind that glorious beard, fighting for every inch to pull us out of our darkest days. His 60 MLS goals are more than anyone in club history not named Preki, and he’s not even finished yet. Johnny Russell is already a Sporting KC Legend.

But do you know our great Scotsman’s actual middle name?

Johnathon Simpson Snedden Russell

He’s always going above and beyond. One middle name wasn’t enough.

The Shades of Blue Soccer Show is talking Johnny Russell and his heroics this week after JFR made an appearance and changed the game for Sporting KC. It’s the first victory pod in over two months. Drink it in.

But can we expect them to turn the season around? The show covers Sam McDowell’s article as we’re joined by his KC Star colleague, Daniel Sperry.

Find the KC Soccer Journal wherever you get your podcasts. Please subscribe, rate, & review! Feel free to yell at Cody @ThatCodyTho, Thad @TheBackpost, and Robert @SpKCLife.


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Fun pod, happy to hear Khiry get some credit.

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