MLS http://kcur.org en Preview: Sporting KC Takes On Salt Lake For MLS Cup http://kcur.org/post/preview-sporting-kc-takes-salt-lake-mls-cup <p>There's a flurry of professional sports activity in Kansas City this weekend, but it's not for a football game. Soccer is taking center stage.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, Sporting Kansas City will host&nbsp;Real</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Salt Lake at Sporting Park for the MLS Cup championship. It’s the first time a championship game has been played in Kansas City, and if Sporting wins, it will be their first title since 2000, when they were still known as the Wizards.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:45:32 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 47800 at http://kcur.org Preview: Sporting KC Takes On Salt Lake For MLS Cup Roma Defeats MLS All-Stars, But Kansas City Still Wins http://kcur.org/post/roma-defeats-mls-all-stars-kansas-city-still-wins <p>AS Roma defeated the MLS All-Star team Wednesday night 3-1 in the MLS All-Star game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.</p><p>The MLS team included three players from Sporting Kansas City, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi. Their opponent from Italy included United States National Team center midfielder Michael Bradley who received high praise during from stadium fans on his announcement onto the field.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:27:50 +0000 Briana O'Higgins, Suzanne Hogan, Greg Echlin & Laura Ziegler 41218 at http://kcur.org Roma Defeats MLS All-Stars, But Kansas City Still Wins After Great Progress, Sporting Kansas City Looks For Next Step http://kcur.org/post/after-great-progress-sporting-kansas-city-looks-next-step <p>Major League Soccer’s all-star game will offer the best of its league against Italy’s AS Roma at Sporting Park Wednesday in Kansas City, Kan. Though it’s tough to get a ticket for the match, it follows the pattern lately for Sporting Kansas City’s home games with a string of 27 straight sellouts.</p><p><strong>Kansas City: soccer hotbed</strong></p><p>It was raining Monday afternoon, but fans showed up with umbrellas to watch professional soccer players aim for a soccer goal across Brush Creek in the plaza.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:55:09 +0000 Greg Echlin 41151 at http://kcur.org After Great Progress, Sporting Kansas City Looks For Next Step MLS All-Star Game Gives Kansas City A Fever Pitch http://kcur.org/post/mls-all-star-game-gives-kansas-city-fever-pitch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday is the&nbsp;</span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Major League Soccer All-Star Game and it will pit the best that MLS has against Italy’s AS Roma team. &nbsp;All of this will happen right here in Kansas City.</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:29:41 +0000 Suzanne Hogan & Matthew Long-Middleton 41133 at http://kcur.org MLS All-Star Game Gives Kansas City A Fever Pitch MLS All Stars Share Excitement About Wednesday's Game http://kcur.org/post/mls-all-stars-share-excitement-about-wednesdays-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Major League Soccer All Star Game team was arriving in Kansas City Monday as the hype and festivities grow for Wednesday’s big game.</span></p><p>Sporting KC Coach Peter Vermes, who will coach the All Star team, told national and international media how proud he was about the success of soccer in Kansas City.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Vermes has been in Kansas City since the team was called The Wizards, and played in Arrowhead Stadium.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:19:20 +0000 Laura Ziegler 41059 at http://kcur.org MLS All Stars Share Excitement About Wednesday's Game