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Two Wins and a Loss but Things Still Feel Bad in KC Soccer

The KC Current lift us up for Sporting KC to knock us down. But it wasn’t even all back in SKC soccer this week.



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For the Glory KC is back with the 86th episode of the show!

Sporting Kansas City have extended their losing streak to five games. But before we get to the bad results, they did have a good result this week. They did what a Major League Soccer team should have done and downed FC Tulsa, a second division foe, 4-0 in the US Open Cup. That sets Sporting KC up to play FC Dallas in the quarterfinal where they only need three more wins to lift a trophy in an otherwise abysmal year.

While Sheena sneaks some negativity in that Open Cup conversation, we do eventually switch gears to talk about the 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on the road. The “starters” were all back except Remi Walter, who was replaced by the goal scorer Memo Rodriguez. The game went poor from a chance creation perspective, results perspective, and an injury perspective.

Erik Thommy appeared to pull his hamstring and had to sub out early and then Memo Rodriguez picked up a suspension for yellow card accumulation. That led to a conversation of what the midfield could possibly look like against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday. I think it’s time for an SKC II loan over playing someone out of position.

The Kansas City Current did what they often do and kept winning! This time in the first ever meeting against the Utah Royals. Despite the win, it wasn’t all good news as Gabby Robinson went down with an injury and we fear the worst.

And of course, we have to talk about the surprise resignation of General Manager Camille Ashton from the KC Current.

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

  • Gianluca Busio on the verge of Serie A again
  • KC Current have so many international call ups
  • SKC Academy have a couple as well
  • And a clarification on pay “raises and cuts”

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

  • Sporting KC advance in the Open Cup – 7:23
  • But lose their 5th straight in MLS play – 24:16
  • Clarification on a new MLS rule – 53:43
  • KC Current win! – 55:01
  • Camille Ashton resigns – 1:02:32
  • Digital Crawl – 1:06:41

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Sporting KC vs Vancouver Whitecaps, Wednesday, May 29th @ 7:30 PM CDT
  • USWNT vs. South Korea, Saturday, June 1st @ 4:00 PM (TNT/Max/Peacock)
  • Sporting KC at Minnesota United, Saturday, June 1st @ 7:30 PM
  • SKC II at MNUFC 2, Sunday, June 2nd @ 6:00 PM
  • The KC Current are off for the international break

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