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Thoughts and Observations from Sporting KC versus Houston

Erik Thommy is the low-key MVP of the game against the Dynamo with three amazing volleys that led to two goals and nearly a third.



Credit: Thad Bell

For the Glory KC is back with the 52nd episode of the show!

On this week’s episode, Sporting Kansas City play twice and get two wildly different results. We spend way more time on the happier of the two results as Sporting KC stole all three points off the Houston Dynamo despite playing down a man. We give our thoughts and observations on the squad rotation, Johnny Russell’s red card, Erik Thommy’s hell of a night, Khiry Shelton’s best game of the year and a bit of a stinker from my favorite, Nemanja Radoja.

If you prefer your thoughts in video/Tweet form, I encourage you to check out this thread I did after the game if a podcast isn’t your thing. It’s got video and gifs of the red card, some questionable fouls and officiating and some downright scary plays.

We can’t avoid bringing the ugly Nashville SC game into it, although we keep that brief because to quote Sheena, she forgot about that game.

The KC Current get the week off, so we instead do a mailbag of Sporting KC centered questions, including:

  • How long is Pulido out and what does SKC do next weekend with Russell suspended?
  • Sheena answers for her Tim Melia early season slander
  • Is defense the problem or actually the offense?
  • Is Vermes the man to lead (and build) this team into the future?

The Digital Crawl does get some KC Current love as well as SKC II, the USWNT and USMNT and of course I annoy Sheena by updating her on Messi and briefly saying what’s going on with him (he’s hurt! — maybe). [Sorry for the delay getting the episode out. We recorded yesterday but my mic was all funky and it took a while to try to fix it.]

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

  • Sporting KC battle Houston for all three points – 1:33
  • They also lost ugly to Nashville – 28:02
  • Mini-mailbag – 40:16
  • Digital Crawl – 54:38

Upcoming Games

  • KC Current @ Washington Spirit – Sat. Sept. 30th at 6:00 PM CST
  • Sporting KC @ St. Louis City SC – Sat. Sept 30th at 7:30 PM
  • SKC II will have a home playoff game where they pick their opponent.

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:

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.

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