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KC Baby! A Perfect Soccer Weekend in Kansas City

All four KC soccer teams won locking in the Soccer Capital of America moniker. From the grand opening of CPKC to Sporting KC’s win this week!



Credit: Thad Bell

For the Glory KC is back with the 76th episode of the show!

This week, there is no place to start but with the KC Current and their historic opening of CPKC Stadium. 11,500 showed up for the sellout in an all too thrilling win over the Portland Thorns. The final score of 5-4 almost ruined an otherwise perfect opening day (well, that an Debinha getting injured). But they got the win!

Sheena got the fan perspective and got tickets to opening day, and I brought the behind-the-scenes views from the media room, press box and elsewhere in the stadium. From fan experience, to atmosphere, to food and a well-run transportation system, opening day went off with minimal flaws.

And of course we talk the thrilling soccer with five different goal scorers, including Vanessa DiBernardo who will forever be the first player to score in the stadium. She was joined by rookie Ellie Wheeler, new signing Bia, KC’s returning champion Kristen Hamilton and another rookie, the youngest goal scorer in NWSL history, Alex Pfieffer! And while she didn’t score, Temwa Chawinga had an immediate impact, Lo LaBonta was everywhere and 18-year-old rookie Claire Hutton really locked down the midfield.

We can’t avoid discussing the four goals that got in and look to see if it’s a worrying trend or just world class play from a couple Portland superstars.

Not to be left out of the amazing weekend are Sporting Kansas City who are undefeated. ‘Winless’ no longer applies as they got the monkey off their back against the San Jose Earthquakes. Robert Voloder got a surprise start for the injured Andreu Fontas. There were set piece goals in both directions, as well as the return of Remi Walter from injury and Alan Pulido from obscurity.

In the Digital Crawl, we touch on the following topics:

  • Benny Feilhaber is a Legend
  • Sporting KC II win and make seven signings
  • The KC Comets win
  • The USWNT win the first ever CONCACAF W Gold Cup
  • Former SKC and KC Current players on the move
  • and will Messi make it to Arrowhead?

Here is a rundown of topics (and approximate start times):

  • Sheena Learns What a “Celly” is – 2:04
  • KC Current open their stadium – 4:24
  • The Actual KC Current Game – 19:12
  • Those Four Goals Allowed… – 33:09
  • PSA From Sheena & Food Reviews – 38:44
  • Sporting KC Win – 42:53
  • Were the Fans Worn Out by Saturday Night? – 1:01:36
  • Leagues Cup Schedule – 1:07:28
  • Errors and Corrections – 1:09:08
  • Digital Crawl – 1:09:43

Upcoming Schedule:

  • USMNT vs Jamaica, Thurs, March 21st @ 6:00 pm CST (Nations League Semi-final)
  • Sporting KC vs. LA Galaxy, Saturday, March 23rd @ 7:30 PM
  • KC Current at San Diego Wave, Saturday, March 23rd @ 9:00 PM

Spotify took away our ads, so we turned on “Listener Support.” Don’t feel obligated, but if you have a few spare bucks and are a fan of the pod, we’d appreciate your donation.

Big thanks to Splitter Conspiracy (listen to them here) for our theme music made with the permission of the KC Cauldron.

You can find For the Glory KC wherever you get your podcasts. Just search “For the Glory KC” and be sure to subscribe! Here are some helpful links:

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