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Sporting KC vs. LAFC: The Jekyll and Hyde Game

Sporting Kansas City have a very up and down night in Los Angeles. And the good and the bad was from nearly every player on the pitch.



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For the Glory KC is back with the 75th episode of the show!

Sporting Kansas City are still undefeated, but three straight draws aren’t exactly what most were hoping for to start the season. But hey, at least they didn’t lose!

Sheena and I break down the game and get into all sorts of details. We start on a new starting XI that was forced because Remi Walter was out dealing with his ankle injury he picked up against the Philadelphia Union. He was replaced by Memo Rodriguez who had an up and down game.

In fact, the whole team had a bit of Jekyll and Hyde vibes. Pretty much every player on the team had at least a good moment or two mixed in with a potentially disastrous play or two. In some cases, it was a lot of good moments from one player (like Andreu Fontas or Tim Melia) but even they had really bad plays too. Of course, we have to address that weird indirect free kick.

We talk about our best and worst players, but nearly everyone gets a comment or two in each direction. The conversation also turned to Dany Rosero, in Sheena’s eyes, underperforming. It’s fitting that she wants him to be more dangerous on set pieces because most of his teammates think he’ll lead the team in defenders who score.

After the LAFC versus Sporting KC discussion, we turn to news about now former SKC Academy player Ramiz Hamouda. The KC Star’s Daniel Sperry put out a nice Twitter thread that broke down the whole situation. We weighed in on it and let the conversation take us back to the SKC/LAFC game a bit.

And we can’t ignore the KC Current and the start to their season this weekend! They added two more signings, locking down draft picks Ellie Wheeler and Hope Hisey, as well as recalling goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz from the Brisbane Roar. Plus, our expectations for the first home game both on and off the field.

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

  • SKC II make two signings and wrap up preseason
  • USWNT advance to the Gold Cup Finals
  • Will Messi make it to Arrowhead?

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

  • Sheena has a request – 5:27
  • No Remi and Yes, it was a Problem – 8:26
  • Jekyll and Hyde – 15:48
  • That Weird Tim Melia Play – 20:39
  • Who Else Stood Out? – 25:00
  • Ramiz Hamouda/Youth Development – 33:32
  • KC Current – 46:21
  • Errors and Corrections – 56:58
  • Digital Crawl – 58:28

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Inter Miami vs Nashville in CCC, Wednesday, March 13th at 7:15pm CST (winner plays midweek before the Arrowhead game)
  • KC Current vs. Portland Thorns – Saturday, March 16th @ 12:00 PM
  • Sporting KC vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Saturday, March 16th @ 7:30 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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