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Why do Sporting KC Keep Blowing Leads?

Nine points dropped from a winning position in just seven games. Yet, Sporting KC remain just three points out of first.



Credit: Thad Bell

For the Glory KC is back with the 79th episode of the show!

Sheena and her casual takes are back! Two weeks of no regular co-host was weird. So, let’s get weird in a different way with a late-night podcast recording session.

We start the show with Sporting Kansas City who have found a way to drop nine points in just seven games from a winning position. It’s definitely better than how 2023 started, but it feels like a lot of miss opportunities.

The game started so good with a 3-0 Sporting KC lead that evaporated into a 3-3 draw. It feels like there is plenty of praise for how it started, but also plenty of blame for what went down. The game devolved into the second straight collapse in the second half at home. At least they didn’t lose to the Portland Timbers like they did to the LA Galaxy.

Peter Vermes didn’t pull punches after the game saying the team did the exact opposite of what they discussed at halftime. But, how much of that is on Peter? We have some thoughts.

Some of that blame ends up on Willy Agada for missing the net by a good yard on what may have been the game winning penalty kick. That said, he still scored twice, making it three goals this season in just 283 minutes compared to just one goal in 425 minutes for Designated Player Alan Pulido. Is it time for a change at center forward, even if Pulido is healthy?

And it’s almost time to retire a segment that Sheena hates, the “Messi Update.” Inter Miami are coming to Kansas City in less than a week and the question remains if Lionel Messi will be on the field. Sporting KC have bet the house on it.

In the Digital Crawl, we touch on the following topics:

  • SKC II win!
  • Jake Davis and April Fools Day
  • SKC Academy
  • Roger Espinoza and the Des Moines Menace
  • USWNT beat Japan!
  • NWSL Expansion is coming
  • KC Comets attendance records

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

  • Sporting KC Collapse again – 2:34
  • Is Willy Agada the Starting Striker? – 24:28
  • Messi is coming to KC? – 49:51
  • Digital Crawl – 59:46

Upcoming Schedule:

  • USWNT vs Canada – Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 PM CT
  • Inter Miami vs. Monterrey – Wednesday, April 10th at 9:30 PM
  • Sporting KC vs Miami – Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 PM
  • KC Current vs Gotham – Sunday, April 14th at 5:00 PM

Spotify took away our ads, so we turned on “Listener Support.” Don’t feel obligated, but if you have a few spare bucks and are a fan of the pod, we’d appreciate your donation.

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:

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