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Sporting KC’s Vermes Thinks We’re Too Worried About Blown Leads

14 points dropped from a winning position by Sporting KC. 12 of those at home. Four straight home games with blown leads.



Sporting KC trying to overcome the red team AND yellow team on Saturday. | Credit: Thad Bell

For the Glory KC is back with the 81st episode of the show!

[This is a weird request, but if this is the first time you’ve ever listened to the podcast, don’t. There are some audio issues, and I wouldn’t want to leave you with a bad impression. Sheena and I’s audio tracks are out of sync and I’m responding to things she said, but she hasn’t said them yet because of a delay. We recorded on Sunday night, and she hasn’t had time to re-record. We polled Twitter and they said release it, so here you go!]

Sporting Kansas City ended their homestand leaving us wanting more. We commiserated on what went wrong on the goals as well as what went right on the ones Sporting KC scored. But we simply can’t avoid discussing Peter Vermes’ somewhat stunning postgame comments after the draw against St. Louis City SC. He either thinks the media, or the fans, are too worried about not closing out games. But he isn’t worried. Wild! We have thoughts!

Then, much like PV snuck into his presser, Sporting KC were playing against more than just St. Louis City. He didn’t say it, but he meant the referees. It was one of the worst officiated games in recent memory. Alan Chapman called ticky tack fouls early, nothing for a huge stretch, then back to the ticky tack at the end. Inconsistent. 21 fouls to St. Louis. No yellows during the run of play. No persistent infringement. Either let them be physical or don’t.

And Taylor Twellman, noted St. Louis native, and about everyone else who isn’t a St. Louis mark thought this Klauss challenge on Willy Agada was a foul. But Chapman saw nothing in it, immediately calling it shoulder to shoulder, and a goal was scored right after.

I will say, this gif some St. Louis fan made was pretty amazing.

Thanks goodness there are other KC soccer teams though. The Kansas City Current continued their winning ways with a 5-2 thrashing of Bay FC. Sheena has found her favorite KC Current player and it’s an embarrassment of riches on that talented team. In sad news from the game, Alex Loera announced she tore her ACL against her former club and will miss the rest of the season.

In the Digital Crawl, we hit a few topics, including:

  • When Sporting KC can sign players next
  • SKC’s trip to Union Omaha for the US Open Cup
  • Ozzie Cisneros going out on loan
  • SKC II’s game and a signing
  • Loera’s ACL tear

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

  • I Refereed a game! – 2:08
  • SKC/St. Louis atmosphere, chants, tifos and a draw – 6:10
  • Peter Vermes thinks we’re too worried about the blown leads – 22:49
  • PRO: Consistently Inconsistent – 34:34
  • Kortne Ford retires – 47:16
  • Thank God for the KC Current – 50:39
  • Competing KC soccer events – 1:04:26
  • What is the MLS Icon rule? – 1:10:24
  • Digital Crawl – 1:13:15

Upcoming Schedule:

  • KC Current at Angel City FC – Friday, April 26th @ 9:00 PM
  • Sporting KC at Minnesota United – Saturday, April 27th @ 7:30 PM
  • KC Comets vs. Chihuahua Savage – Sunday, April 28th @ 4:05 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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