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Two young defenders are the key to Sporting KC’s hot streak

The Shades of Blue podcast on Sporting KC’s 4-1 win over STL and the rise of Jake Davis & Logan Ndenbe.



Credit: Thad Bell

Just a few months ago, the starting outside backs for Sporting KC were Graham Zusi (37) and Ben Sweat (32). The aging Zusi, while still serviceable, struggled with fitness and Ben Sweat was jettisoned released back in April.

(Sweat Be Gone really works!)

But Sporting KC have turned things around since those dark days. They’ve now won eight of the last 11 matches since returning from the Leagues Cup break. One of the keys to this hot streak has been the progression of Jake Davis and Logan Ndenbe.

On this week’s Shade of Blue, we talk about the two young fullbacks and the impact they’ve had over the last month. The show takes you through the 4-1 smackdown Sporting KC gave to St. Louis City SC and puts you in the stands with their cold, wet, and sad fans. Darth Vermes works in mysterious ways and he’s getting credit for a tactical shift. Plus, we give a full preview of Game 2 of the MLS Cup Playoffs this weekend.

Are you making any lineup or tactical changes for Sporting KC on Sunday?

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.

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