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Shaking off the dust

Why Sporting KC surviving in Houston with a point is actually a nice result to kick off 2024.



The season opener for Sporting KC wasn’t pretty. There’s plenty for them to fine-tune and sharpen up as they get into the flow of the MLS season. But the newest Shade of Blue will tell you why earning a point on the road against a strong Houston Dynamo side, is actually a nice result to kick off 2024.

Rustiness was most apparent when SKC tried to play out from the back. Too many poor passes and bad touches allowed the Dynamo to control possession. As well as nearly every other stat you can think of.

The attacking core struggled all game. Pulido let a couple chances go by the wayside. But the real kicker is that even the substitutes failed to make a real impact on the game.

On the other hand, Sporting KC played far below their potential… and still came out with a result.

This bodes well for the optimists out there.

The show also talks next week’s matchup with the Philadelphia Union. Robert says Jim Curtain and the Union are what we WISH Sporting KC would be.

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

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