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The Waiting Game

You can’t even get a silly season rumor around here anymore.



Sporting KC fans celebrating a goal vs St. Louis City SC in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2023
Credit: Thad Bell

The Major League Soccer offseason is in full swing with signings & rumors across the league. Luis Suarez is set to join Lionel Messi and Inter Miami. Atlanta United is bringing in veteran Dax McCarty. USMNT keeper Zack Steffen is leaving Manchester City for the Colorado Rapids.

On the Sporting KC front, however, all is silent.


The club is currently working to fill the third Designated Player spot, left open by the departure of Gadi Kinda. Reinforcements are needed on all three lines. With the preseason just a week away, you can’t blame fans for getting a bit antsy.

It’s cold and dark out there, Kansas City. I need something I can hold on to. A guy can’t even get a silly season rumor around here anymore!

I’ll take a story from a sketchy outlet about Ronaldo wanting to leave Saudi Arabia. I need Antoine Griezmann to like a random tweet from Patrick Mahomes. Or maybe a cryptic Instagram story from Gianluca Busio. Just to hold me over.

Of course, a lack of rumors doesn’t actually mean Sporting KC aren’t close to signing anyone. They have plenty of time to bring in new players during this window. Remember, this is still largely the same team that earned 1.71 points per game over the final 24 matches last season.

Do you think we’ll have to wait until the summer transfer window for a new DP?

Shades of Blue is back at it again for the first time in 2024! The longest running Sporting KC podcast is back for a seventh season.

We start off discussing the “imminent” work stoppage for PRO. The group that everybody hates is threatening to quit? That sounds great, but be careful what you wish for.

With the start of new year, the show has some wishes for 2024. What do you want to see out of our Kansas City teams this year?

Plus we are talking about Zach Reget and the red-hot Comets, January Camp for the USMNT, and an exciting new addition for the KC Current.

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.

2:45 – PRO Work Stoppage “Imminent”
15:00 – Thad & Robert’s combined knowledge of KC soccer
16:20 – Waiting for an SKC signing
19:00 – Debbie Downer
27:30 – Peter Vermes & avoiding last year’s disaster
31:00 – Potential 2024 Road Trips
35:30 – Fighting for the press box vs Miami
38:00 – Wishes for 2024
47:15 – The future of The Journal
52:35 – USMNT January Camp
56:30 – The Comets are shooting
58:50 – The highest scoring player on the planet

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