World Cup http://kcur.org en LISTEN: World Cup Songs From Around The Globe In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/listen-world-cup-songs-around-globe-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the 32 national soccer teams that made it to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup this&nbsp;year, Germany and Argentina</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">will face off at 2 p.m. Sunday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 58640 at http://kcur.org LISTEN: World Cup Songs From Around The Globe In Kansas City Immigrants Bring Power Soccer To Kansas City's Historic Northeast http://kcur.org/post/immigrants-bring-power-soccer-kansas-citys-historic-northeast <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coach </span>Foday<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kamara<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is proud that countries in the World Cup are represented among the immigrants living in the Historic Northeast neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kamara — an immigrant from Sierra Leone - has been in the United States for nine years. He was a professional soccer player before he came.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:50:12 +0000 Laura Ziegler 58284 at http://kcur.org Immigrants Bring Power Soccer To Kansas City's Historic Northeast Kansas City World Cup Watch Events Spawn Serious Soccer Fans http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-world-cup-watch-events-spawn-serious-soccer-fans <p>At least 13,000 fans chanting “I believe that we will win!” jammed the central common area of the Power &amp; Light District in downtown Kansas City, Mo., to cheer on the U.S. men's soccer team Tuesday in their World Cup match against Belgium.</p><p>Many were literally waving the American flag. Even more were wearing it.</p><p>Miguel Torres, in a red-white-and-blue top hat, beads and body paint, came out to support the country as much as the team.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:18:36 +0000 Frank Morris 58279 at http://kcur.org Kansas City World Cup Watch Events Spawn Serious Soccer Fans Notre Dame Grads Pulling For Besler In World Cup http://kcur.org/post/notre-dame-grads-pulling-besler-world-cup <p>When the U.S. plays Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup soccer tournament Tuesday, three female Kansas City soccer players plan to watch the match together.</p><p>They’ll be paying extra attention to Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler. The three women have a connection with the Overland Park, Kan., native that stretches back a few years.</p><p>Most of the attention on soccer lately has focused on the action in Brazil, but the day before the U.S. match against Portugal, Jen Buczkowski took care of her own business on the soccer field.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:10 +0000 Greg Echlin 58205 at http://kcur.org World Cup Is A Mix Of Sport And Mourning For Kansas City's South Korean Community http://kcur.org/post/world-cup-mix-sport-and-mourning-kansas-citys-south-korean-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of the World Cup attention Thursday will be on the U.S. game against Germany. But there will be some Kansas City-area residents who will have their attention on South Korea’s game against Belgium.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Little Korea in Kansas</span></strong></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:38:26 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 57935 at http://kcur.org World Cup Is A Mix Of Sport And Mourning For Kansas City's South Korean Community World Cup: USA Needs To Draw With Germany On Thursday http://kcur.org/post/world-cup-usa-needs-draw-germany-thursday <p></p><p></p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with Sporting KC player, Chance Myers, for insight on team USA's strategy to move on to the next round and one step closer to the championship.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:02:29 +0000 Steve Kraske & Hannah Copeland 57931 at http://kcur.org World Cup: USA Needs To Draw With Germany On Thursday Kansas City Man Highlights His Culture's Food And Sport During World Cup http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-man-highlights-his-cultures-food-and-sport-during-world-cup <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Italy didn’t even end up in the top four spots in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. For a nation that’s obsessed with soccer, that was basically an utter failure. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This time around, the </span>Azzurri<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, as the Italian team is known by its fans, started the World Cup with a strong victory over England.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:56:30 +0000 Ben Palosaari 57598 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Man Highlights His Culture's Food And Sport During World Cup A Fan's Notes: The World Cup Comes Home http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-world-cup-comes-home <p></p><p></p><p>Before Monday night’s match between the U.S. and Ghana, I’d always found the World Cup just a little bit irritating. Especially when I was young, before I became the cultured citizen of the world that I am today, I didn’t see what was in it for me, an American, from the middle of America.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:56:07 +0000 Victor Wishna & Scott Ross 57545 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The World Cup Comes Home World Cup: The Next Steps For Team USA http://kcur.org/post/world-cup-next-steps-team-usa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. soccer team no longer carries the specter of a prospective defeat against Ghana--so where does that leave them?</span></p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with players from Sporting KC and FC Kansas City to get some analysis of the American team's strategies and chances as they move through the World Cup line-up.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:23:24 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57518 at http://kcur.org World Cup: The Next Steps For Team USA What Kansas City Sounds Like When The U.S. Team Scores In The World Cup http://kcur.org/post/what-kansas-city-sounds-when-us-team-scores-world-cup <p>Even if you missed the game Monday night, you probably know by now that <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-soccer-fans-celebrate-us-victory-over-ghana">the U.S. men's soccer team defeated Ghana in their opener at the 2014 FIFA World Cup</a>.</p><p>The win was sweet revenge after losing to Ghana in the last two World Cups.</p><p>Winning always sounds good, but it sounded especially good coming from Kansas City's Power &amp; Light District where fans cheered on local players, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi:</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:37:28 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 57453 at http://kcur.org What Kansas City Sounds Like When The U.S. Team Scores In The World Cup Kansas City Soccer Fans Celebrate U.S. Victory Over Ghana http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-soccer-fans-celebrate-us-victory-over-ghana <p>Swarms of soccer fans packed the Power and Light District Monday to watch the United States beat Ghana 2-1 in the U.S. team's first World Cup match.</p><p>The KC Live Stage was filled to the brim of fans wearing red white and blue, chanting U.S.A., and S.K.C. to cheer for the two Sporting KC players on the team, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi.</p><p>Kansas City native, Matt Besler played in the first half but had to leave the game due to a hamstring injury. Graham Zusi was brought in at the 77th minute, and assisted in scoring the second goal that brought the team to victory.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:49:57 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 57437 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Soccer Fans Celebrate U.S. Victory Over Ghana Brazilians In Kansas City Watch The World Cup With Divided Hearts http://kcur.org/post/brazilians-kansas-city-watch-world-cup-divided-hearts <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">As the FIFA 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, we have the first installment in a series checking in on some of Kansas City’s international communities and how they’re cheering their home teams from afar.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a rocky path to the World Cup for host country Brazil: there were questions about whether the stadiums would be ready; ongoing crime concerns; and mixed emotions from Brazilians.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:55:05 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 57184 at http://kcur.org Brazilians In Kansas City Watch The World Cup With Divided Hearts The Best Places To Watch The World Cup In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/best-places-watch-world-cup-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off this week in Brazil, many soccer fans in Kansas City will be cheering for the U.S. men's team and Sporting KC players Matt </span>Besler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Graham </span>Zusi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But many other Kansas </span>Citians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will cheer on teams from around the globe.</span></p><p>For optimum World Cup viewing, we've rounded up a list of local places to go for a more international soccer experience:</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:40:38 +0000 Maria Carter, Christina Lieffring, Sylvia Maria Gross & Ben Palosaari 57140 at http://kcur.org The Best Places To Watch The World Cup In Kansas City What To Watch For In The World Cup http://kcur.org/post/what-watch-world-cup <p></p><p>There will be crowds, cheering and that well-known cry of , "Futbol!" as the FIFA World Cup begins this week.</p><p></p><p>In the first part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with Sporting KC's Chance Myers about what to expect from the competition and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">what U.S. team members-- and Sporting KC players-- Graham </span>Zusi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Matt </span>Besler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> might face.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:41:29 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57017 at http://kcur.org What To Watch For In The World Cup Power And Light District Draws World Cup Watchers http://kcur.org/post/power-and-light-district-draws-world-cup-watchers <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53ce963f69b86-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53ce963f69b86-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53ce963f69b86-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-907127.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Missouri – As the World Cup Tournament began on Friday, the Power and Light District's open living room became a destination point for viewing. The Lonely Planet website identified the location as among the top 10 places to view the matches.</p> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:40:55 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6719 at http://kcur.org Power And Light District Draws World Cup Watchers