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The Schedule Makers Shine on Sporting KC (finally)

Talking Sporting KC’s big win, the KC Current losing an opportunity, a first-hand account of the USWNT at the World Cup and more!



Credit: Thad Bell

For the Glory KC is back with the 45th episode of the show and it’s a weird one. No co-host, just me talking to myself. If that sounds like something you’d like to listen to, give it a go.

On this week’s episode, Sporting Kansas City beat the best team in Mexico in the Leagues Cup (and were a 96th minute handball away from beating the best team in MLS). That said, how much of that was the schedule finally favoring Sporting KC for the first time in a long time? I definitely think it was a factor with the short rest for Chivas, which was compounded by their game against FC Cincinnati being delayed the better part of a day due to the weather.

But it’s not all pessimism (I think it was a resounding performance overall). Plus, injury updates on Tim Melia, Willy Agada and Graham Zusi are forthcoming.

The ladies can’t be left out though! The KC Current were back in action and their injury woes continue. They had a chance to almost lock down a spot in the semi-finals of the UKG Challenge Cup but instead give the Chicago Red Stars their first point of the whole tournament (here is that chart I referenced). Plus, the United States squeak their way out of the group stage, and I give a first-hand account of the action in Auckland, New Zealand.

Don’t worry y’all, Sheena will be back next week.

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

  • Sporting KC control and defeat Chivas – 2:10
  • KC Current draw Chicago – 15:30
  • USWNT Survive and Advance – 20:05
  • Digital Crawl – 28:01

Upcoming Games

  • Sporting KC vs. Toluca – Fri, August 4th @ 8:00PM CST
  • USWNT vs. Unknown (but Probably Sweden) – Sun, August 6th @ 5:00AM
  • SKC II @ Houston Dynamo 2 – Sun, Aug, 6th @ 6:00PM
  • KC Current vs. Racing Louisville – Sun, Aug, 6th @ 7:00PM (CMP)

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:

Spotify | Apple | Amazon | iHeartRadio | Google

Be sure to like and subscribe to the podcast. Five-star ratings and reviews will help others find the pod. On Spotify you can review on the mobile app by clicking the three dots. On Apple, it’s much more straight forward. If it’s not quite five-star worthy yet, feel free to let us know in the comments or on Twitter (@PlayFor90 or @ForTheGloryKC) Sheena essentially runs our FTG Twitter, so that’s a great way to get her takes.

Also, you can find the podcast on all the social media platforms: @ForTheGloryKC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or you can email us at ForTheGloryKC at Gmail.

The temporary intro/outro music is by Kristian Leo and is from the song “Ride it Like You Mean It.”

Transcript from Revoldiv available after about 24 hours. Click the link, then search “For the Glory KC” for a free transcription (or you can transcribe any podcast you’d like).

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