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Sporting KC have a win stolen from them, Vermes has a bit of a rant and some inside stories for Sporting KC media day.



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For the Glory KC is back with the 74th episode of the show!

Sporting Kansas City played their home opener, and it went really well… for 94 minutes. We break down the end of the game, rate the replacement refs and make numerous other observations about the game. Peter Vermes was not very happy, but he didn’t blame the replacement refs. Though he did get very fired up in the post-game press conference.

Before we get to the soccer though, we have to take a detour to Sporting KC media day. I have a fantastic Remi Walter story to share (to Sheena’s utter embarrassment), a few other things that stood out, including Sporting KC’s use of analytics and more.

We also learn how to pronounce Nemanja Radoja’s name, talk about the new stadium upgrades and a lot of other things. Look at the run time!

Plus, we have some league wide news around the US Open Cup (and Sporting KC’s participation), the new rules that are coming in 2025 from the newly formed Sporting & Competition Committee, some silly Don Garber comments and finally we get to talk kits about both MLS and the NWSL.

We also spend a little more time with the KC Current with updates on Nichelle Prince’s health, a free shuttle to games and a tiny bit of preseason news. As for the Current’s kits… why not just do teal? Olive and York did it for them if you are so inclined.

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

  • SKC II make a signing and have another preseason game
  • Hartzell is out as the ‘hype man’ for SKC
  • SKC Academy CB Ramiz Hamouda signed with the Birmingham Legion (USL)
  • Along with a Carlos Vela rumor outside of LAFC, a PRO/PSRA deadline, Paul Pogba is suspended, no blue cards in ‘elite’ soccer and USWNT and USYNT updates

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

  • Sporting KC Media Day Insights – 4:34
  • Sporting KC vs. Philly – Part 1: The end of the game – 17:33
  • Replacement Refs – 27:58
  • SKC vs Philly – Part 2: Other Observations – 32:10
  • How do you say “Radoja?” – 49:39
  • US Open Cup is on, sorta – 53:28
  • Other MLS news – 58:06
  • Kit Conversations (MLS & NWSL) – 1:02:42
  • KC Current – 1:12:09
  • Digital Crawl – 1:18:43

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Inter Miami at Nashville in CCC, Thursday, March 7th at 8:00pm CST (winner plays midweek before the Arrowhead game)
  • Sporting KC at LAFC, Saturday, March 9th at 9:30pm

Spotify took away our ads, so we turned on “Listener Support.” Don’t feel obligated, but if you have a few spare bucks and 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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