Kick the Ball - Kansas City's Soccer Podcast.

Past Episodes

Kick The Ball - Episode 89 - Saprissa gets Dos-Vale'd, MLS says whats NEXT, We Talk.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:00:00 CDT

We discuss the great result against Saprissa and Look forward to the Real Estelli game, New England and talk about what's NEXT with MLS.

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Kick The Ball - Episode 88 - The return of the points.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 CDT

Sean, Zach and Kevin talk about the domination of Chivas and other news of the week.

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Kick The Ball - Episode 87 - Evaluting where Sporting KC stands after the recent lack of good form.

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:00:00 CDT

Sean and Zach are joined by Kevin Shook to discuss the past few games, the rough patch and general happening in the league. Everybody Hurts, Sometime.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 86 - DC brings the pain.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:00:00 CDT

Sean and Zach review the painful loss against DC United, look ahead to Houston and talk about Jermaine Jones.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 85 - Catching up!

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:00:00 CDT

Sean and Zach recap the past couple of weeks including Vancouver, Toronto and the start of CCL as well as Big Kempin.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 84 - Sporting keep winning on the road.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:00:00 CDT

Sean and Zach recap the last two weeks in Sporting KC land.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 83 - Sporting KC record wins in Montreal and Columbus. World Cup.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:09:00 CDT

James and Sean are joined by Andy Edwards. We look back on the World Cup Final, and the Sporting Kansas City wins in Montreal and Columbus.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 82 - Sporting draw with the Chicago Fire, Brazil humbled by Germany

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:24:00 CDT

James, Sean and Zach look back on Sporting KC's draw with the Chicago Fire and Brazil's devistating defeat at the hands of Germany.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 81 - The USA bow out of the World Cup

Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:05:00 CDT

James, Sean and Zach talk about the US losing to Belgium and discuss the USMNT World Cup campaign, discuss the future of Matt Besler and Graham Zusi at Sporting Kansas City and talk about the Portland and Fire games.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 80 - SKC exit the USOC, Suarez gets bitey, USMNT stuff

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:18:00 CDT

James, Sean and Zach chat about the USOC defeat to Portland, the USMNT's performance in the World Cup and Luis Suarez.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 12 - Peter Vermes and Steven "Nevets" Lenhart

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:40:00 CDT

James chats with Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes about the US World Cup performance and surrounding topics, before Nevets from the 5 Minutes to Kickoff Podcast chimes in on the Timbers.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 79 - USA 2-1 Ghana

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:30:00 CDT

James, Gooch and Zach look back on the US win over Ghana and talk about the World Cup's first week.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 11 - Bruce McGuire talks Minnesota United FC

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:52:00 CDT

Bruce McGuire (http://www.dunordfutbol.com/) talks us through Minnesota United FC and the Twin Cities soccer scene.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 78 - Houston 0-2 Sporting KC, World Cup

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:16:00 CDT

James and Gooch look back on Sporting Kansas City's 2-0 win in Houston before talking about the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 77 - Sporting lose again, Rosell leaves Kansas City.

Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:40:00 CDT

James, Gooch and Alan look back on the loss to DC United, chat about Rosell leaving and the realities of economics on MLS before looking at the latest reports of fraud and incompetence regarding FIFA.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 76 - Sporting KC draw with Toronto and New York

Wed, 28 May 2014 14:38:00 CDT

James, Laura, Gooch and Sean look back on Sporting's draws against Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls. We also discsss the final USMNT World Cup roster including the exclusion of Landon Donovan... and donuts.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 10 - Dan Dickinson talkes New York Red Bulls

Mon, 26 May 2014 10:30:00 CDT

Dan Dickinson (Gothamist.com) joins KTB to talk New York Red Bulls ahead of Tuesday's game at Sporting Park. We also have a bit of chat about the remainder of the New York soccer scene.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 75 - Sporting Kansas City drop two in a row

Wed, 21 May 2014 22:15:00 CDT

James, Laura, Zach and Alan look back on the Sporting KC loses to Philadelphia and Chicago before switching focus to Toronto and New York.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 9 - Jeff Krause talks Chicago Fire

Fri, 16 May 2014 12:48:00 CDT

Jeff Krause and James Starritt talk about Sunday's Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City game.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 74 - Montreal Impact 0-3 Sporting Kansas City

Tue, 13 May 2014 13:42:00 CDT

Zach, James and Sean look back on Sporting Kansas City's win against struggling Montreal, chat about the MLS TV deal, World Cup Roster and look forward to the Union and Fire games.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 8 - Eli Pearlman-Storch talks Philly

Mon, 12 May 2014 23:30:00 CDT

Eli Pearlman-Storch joins James to talk about the Union. Eli writes for phillysoccerpage.com and co-hosts CBS Philly's Philly Soccer Show.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 73 - Sporting Kansas City 2-0 Columbus Crew

Wed, 7 May 2014 18:57:00 CDT

James, Zach, Charles and Alan recap Sporting KC's win over the Columbus Crew and some of the bigger news from the US and international Soccer scene.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 7 - Patrick Murphy talks Columbus Crew

Thu, 1 May 2014 11:26:00 CDT

Patrick Murphy (Massive Report / Massive Report Podcast - http//massivereport.com) talks Columbus Crew.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 72 - New England Revolution 2-0 Sporting Kansas City

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:35:00 CDT

James, Zach and Laura look back on the New England Revolution game, and forward to the Columbus Crew.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 71 - Sporting Kansas City 4-0 Montreal Impact

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:07:00 CDT

James and Zach recap Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 dominantion of the Montreal Impact, look ahead to the New England Revolution game and catch up on some of the news and stories surrounding Sporting KC and MLS.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 6 - Sofiane Benzaza talks Montreal Impact

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:25:00 CDT

Sofiane Benzaza talks Montreal Impact (http://www.mountroyalsoccer.com/) talks Montreal Impact ahead of their meeting with Sporting Kansas City this weekend.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 70 - A week without a game.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:18:00 CDT

James, Alan, Gooch and Zach launch into KTB's first live show. Topics of the day: Ike Opara's injury and the impact on the team, Sporting KC vs Montreal, FC Kansas City, the Atlanta MLS expansion, New York City FC will play at Yankee Stadium and the Hillsborough documentary.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 69 - Sporting Kansas City 0-0 Real Salt Lake

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:43:00 CDT

James, Alan, Sean and Zach look back on the 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake before rambling through recent MLS news.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 5 - Brian Dunseth talks Real Salt Lake

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:51:00 CDT

Brian Dunseth (TheOriginalWinger.com / Bumppitch.com) talks Real Salt Lake ahead of Saturday's re-run of the 2013 MLS Cup Final.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 68 - Colorado Rapids 2-3 Sporting KC, roster changes.

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 13:20:00 CDT

James, Laura and Alan look back on Sporting Kansas City's excited 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids before chatting about Mechak Jerome's release and the signing of Victor Munoz.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 4 - Chris White talks Colorado Rapids

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:12:00 CDT

Chris White (The Burgundy Wave) joins James to talk about the Colorado Rapids, everything from the off-season coaching switch to being owned by Stan Kronke.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 67 - Sporting get thumped by Cruz Azul, bounce back against the Quakes

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:00:00 CDT

James and Gooch are joined by new host Alan Schrader, the trio look back on Sporting Kansas City's humbling defeat against Cruz Azul, the win over San Jose before chatting about the Josh Gardner and the Colorado Rapids.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 3 - Robert Jonas talks San Jose Earthquakes.

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:57:00 CDT

Robert Jonas (Comcast SportsNet) joins James to talk about the San Jose Earthquakes. We talk CCL, San Jose personel, players to look out for, the recent rebranding and kit changes before we soak in some stadium news.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 66 - Sporting 1-0 Cruz Azul, Sporting 1-1 FC Dallas

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:50:00 CDT

Gooch, Zach and James recap the Cruz Azul and FC Dallas games before talking about Wednesday's big game in Mexico City. We also chat about Jack Warner, the Missouri Comets, Napoleon Dynomate characters as MLS teams and other Snippets of Sporting

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KTB Shorts - Episode 2 - Drew Epperley talks FC Dallas

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:57:00 CDT

Drew Epperley (wvhooligan.com, bigdsoccer.com) talks FC Dallas with James ahead of this weekends game against Sporting Kansas City.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 65b - Sporting lose to Seattle, Cruz Azul and FC Dallas chatter

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:40:00 CDT

James and Gooch recap the Sporting KC defeat in Seattle before looking ahead to Cruz Azul and FC Dallas.

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KTB Shorts - Episode 1 - Tom Marshall talks Liga MX and Cruz Azul

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:00:00 CDT

ESPNFC and Goal.com's Tom Marshall joins James to talk Liga MX and Cruz Azul ahead of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League game at Sporting Park.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 64 - SKC vs Seattle, New Jersey, New Captain, New Season.

Wed, 5 Mar 2014 13:00:00 CST

James, Laura and Gooch preview the Sporting KC vs Seattle game with help from Jeremiah Oshan, MLSSoccer.com beat writer for the Sounders, contributor to Sounder at Heart and the Nos Audientes Podcast. New Jersey chat. New captain chat. New season chat. Chat chat.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 63 - MLS buys Chivas USA. MLS Eastern Conference Preview.

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:00:00 CST

James, Zach and Laura chat about Chivas USA being re-acquired by MLS before launching into a team by team preview of the Eastern Conference. We also chat about Laura's attraction to men with a particular name ....

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Kick the Ball - Episode 62 - Teal Bunbury moves to the Revs, Western Conference Preview.

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:20:00 CST

James and Zach are joined by Charles Gooch as they react to Teal Bunbury moving to the New England Revolution before evaluating the Western Conference teams prior to the start of the 2014 MLS Season.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 61 - Is there a glass ceiling for Americans playing in Europe?

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:00:00 CST

James shares his thoughts on the glass ceiling for Americans playing in Europe before rounding up the news from a quiet week in the KC Soccer scene.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 60 - MLS returns to Miami with David Beckham, Chance Myers re-signs with SKC

Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:45:00 CST

James, Zach and Sean chat about MLS returning to Miami, and Chance Myers re-signing with Sporting Kansas City.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 59 - Erik Palmer-Brown and Juventus, Chance Myers contract situation.

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:00:00 CST

James and Zach talk about Erik Palmer-Brown being courted by Juventus, Chance Myers being out of contract, MLS teams investing in their own USL Pro teams, and where MLS fits in the landscape of world football.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 58 - Adnan Gabeljic and Nick Cardenas, the draft and the Camilo affair.

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:00:00 CST

James, Zach and Laura talk about the MLS Superdraft, the ramifications of the Camilo affair. Interviews with the first Sporting Kansas City draft pick of 2014 Adnan Gabeljic and 2010 36th pick Nick Cardenas.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 57 - Toronto FC sign Michael Bradley and Jermain Dafoe

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:40:00 CST

James, Zach and Laura react to the Michael Bradley and Jermain Dafoe signings, talk about how this changes the MLS game if at all.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 56 - FC Kansas City move homes, Sporting & US Soccer news.

Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:30:00 CST

James, Zach and Sean talk about FC Kansas City moving to the Durwood Soccer Stadium, catch up on Sporting Kansas City news, USMNT callups, and peak back on a 1997 article on the Kansas City Wizards.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 55 - Off Season Chatter.

Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:50:00 CST

James, Zach and Sean catch up on some of the off Season movement and talk about relationships with non-soccer fans.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 54 - Sporting sign Sal Zizzo and the Hebrew Hammer

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:45:00 CST

James and Sean take a rambling look at the happenings in the Kansas City soccer landscape, the Re Entry draft, and news from around Major League Soccer and the NWSL.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 53 - Sporting Kansas City win MLS Cup

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:25:00 CST

James, Zach, Laura and Sean talk about the MLS Cup Final, Jimmy Nielsen's retirement and the World Cup Draw.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 52 - Sporting Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake - MLS Cup Final Preview

Wed, 4 Dec 2013 15:20:00 CST

James, Zach and Sean look forward to the MLS Cup Final.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 51 - Sporting Kansas City march into the MLS Cup

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:45:00 CST

James, Sean, Laura and Zach look back on the Eastern Conference Final vs Houston and talk MLS Cup, Real Salt Lake beating Portland, and spend time looking at the recent prominent ticketing problems.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 50 - Sporting Kansas City vs Houston Dynamo, Eastern Conference Final.

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:00:00 CST

James, Laura, Zach and Gooch look forward to the Eastern Conference Final.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 49 - Houston 0-0 Kansas City, Playoff chatter

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:30:00 CST

James, Laura and Gooch look back on the 0-0 draw in Houston, and talk about the MLS playoffs.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 48 - Sporting KC beat the Revolution, Eastern Conf Final vs Houston looms.

Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:19:00 CST

James, Zach and Sean look back on Sporting Kansas City's win over the New England Revolution, and look forward to the Eastern Conference Final with the old enemy - the Houston Dynamo.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 47 - New England Revs 2-1 Sporting KC, MLS Post Season

Tue, 5 Nov 2013 13:15:00 CST

James, Zach and Sean talk about Sporting Kansas City's 2-1 defeat to the New England Revolution in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 46 - Sporting win in Philly but fail to win the Supporters' Shield.

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:40:00 CDT

James, Zach and Sean talk about the final days of the regular season, New York winning the Supporters' Shield, and the upcoming playoffs.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 45 - Sporting KC 1-0 DC, Olimpia, Union

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:30:00 CDT

James, Zach, and Sean talk about the win over DC United, and look forward to the crucial games against Olimpia and the Philadelphia Union. We talk Supporter's Shield, Orlando and contrasts between European and MLS fans.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 44 - Columbus 0-1 Sporting KC, Sporting KC vs Houston, USA vs Jamaica

Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:20:00 CDT

Laura, Charles and Zach talk up Sporting KC's big road win in Columbus, the wacky Supporter's Shield race, the Houston trip and the U.S.-Jamaica game on Friday.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 43 - Sporting KC 0-1 Philadelphia Union

Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:00:00 CDT

Zach Cobb, Laura Byrne and Sean Dane look back on the home defeat to the Philadelphia Union and chat about fan frustration.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 42 - Toronto FC 1-2 Sporting Kansas City, Philadeplhia Union Preview

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:30:00 CDT

James Starritt, Zach Cobb and Charles Gooch look back on the 2-1 win over Toronto FC, chat about the Supporter's Shield, and look forward to this Friday's game vs Philadelphia.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 41 - Sporting KC 1-1 Real Esteli, CCL chatter, Toronto FC preview

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:00:00 CDT

James, Zach, Laura and Sean look back on the 1-1 draw with Real Esteli in CCL play, chat about the CCL overall and preview Toronto FC with the help of Kurt Larson from the Toronto Sun.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 40 - USMNT 2-0 Mexico, Sporting KC 3-0 Columbus

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:55:00 CDT

James is joined by Mike Kuhn and Adam Yarnevich at Johnny's Tavern to wrap out this weeks soccer. The US Men's National Team qualify for the World Cup in Brazil, beating Mexico 2-0 in Columbus, and Sporting KC dominate Columbus Crew 3-0 at Sporting Park.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 39 - The Rapids win, Kei Kamara, USMNT Qualifiying, 28 game MLS, Crew

Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:48:00 CDT

James, Laura and Sean recap the 2-1 win over Colorado, talk about Kei Kamara's move to Middlesbrough, the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, the potential for 28 game MLS Regular seasons in the future, Dom Dwyer returning to Orlando and this weekend's Columbus Crew game.

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Kick the Ball - Epsiode 38 - Chicago 1-0 Sporting, Olimpia 0-2 Sporting, Rapids preview.

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 CDT

James, Zach, Laura and Sean recap the 1-0 defeat in Chicago as well as Tuesday's commanding 2-0 CCL victory over Honduras' Olimpa before previewing the Colorado Rapids game, chatting about Seattle vs Portland and the American Outlaws.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 37 - San Jose 1-0 Sporting, Sporting vs Chicago and Olimpia.

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 CDT

James, Zach, Laura and Sean recap the 1-0 defeat to San Jose, chat about FC Kansas City, and preview the road games in Chicago, and the CCL matchup in Honduras vs Olimpia.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 36 - Real Esteli 0-2 SKC, SKC 3-0 Revs, San Jose Preview

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:05:00 CDT

James, Zach and Sean Dane recap the 2-0 over Real Esteli in Nicaragua, the 3-0 domination of the New England Revolution, as well as Bosnia vs USA, and the San Jose Earthquakes.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 35 - All Star Game, New York, CCL and New England previews.

Tue, 6 Aug 2013 13:00:00 CDT

James, Gooch and Laura look back on Sporting KC home defeat to the New York Red Bulls, and the All Star Game before previewing Real Esteli in the CCL and New England at the weekend. Topics also include Don Garber's expansion announcement, Clint Dempsey and Sporting Legends

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Kick the Ball - Episode 34 - Defeat in Montreal, All Star Game, USA/Gold Cup, New York Preview

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:15:00 CDT

James, Laura and guest Isaac Knopf look back on the Sporting KC loss in Montreal, the US winning the Gold Cup, preview the New York Red Bulls Game, the All Star Game, and use too many Star Wars analogies.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 33 - Real Salt Lake 1-2 Sporting KC, Peter Vermes' contract extension, Montr

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:50:00 CDT

James, Laura, Gooch and Zach look back on the important 2-1 for Sporting Kansas City in Salt Lake, preview the Montreal Impact Game, and chat about the Gold Cup, Peter Vermes' contract extension and HBO's Real Sports expose on Chivas USA.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 32 - Sporting KC 3-0 Toronto FC, RSL Preview, Gold Cup

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:15:00 CDT

James, Laura, Gooch and Zach look back on Sporting Kansas City's commanding 3-0 win over Toronto FC before previewing Real Salt Lake, and chatting about the Gold Cup.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 31 - Sporting KC 1-1 Vancouver, Chicago 1-2 Sporting KC, Sapong/Ellis Loans,

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:24:00 CDT

James, Gooch and Sean Dane look back on Sporting Kansas City's draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the win over Chicago and forward to the Toronto game this weekend. We chat about CJ Sapong and and Kevin Ellis being loaned to Orlando and expectations for the back half of the season.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 30 - Sporting KC 3-2 Columbus Crew, Vancouver and Chicago previews

Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:30:00 CDT

James, Zach, Laura and Gooch look back on the entertaining Sporting KC 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew, and chat about the Vancouver and Fire games, Carlos Bocanegra, Zusi's new contract, and the YSA chant.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 29 - FC Dallas 2-2 Sporting Kansas City, Sporting Kansas City vs Columbus Cr

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:20:00 CDT

James, Zach, Laura and Gooch look back on Sporting Kansas City's draw with FC Dallas, and look forward to the Columbus Crew. We also chat about Peter Vermes and the time frame that it becomes reasonable to start talking about his job.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 28 - USA 2-0 Panama, USA vs Honduras, Sporting 0-1 Orlando, Dallas Preview

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:00:00 CDT

James, Zach, Laura and Gooch recap the USA's win over Panama, preview the game with Honduras, look back on the Sporting Kansas City loss to Orlando in the US Open Cup, and finally look forward to Dallas this weekend.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 27 - Jamaica 1-2 USA, USA vs Panama, Sporting KC vs Orlando

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:20:00 CDT

James, Zach and Kansas City Cauldron guy Jeff look back on the USA's win in Jamaica, ahead to Panama and the Sporting Kansas City vs Orlando City SC in the US Open Cup.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 26 - Des Moines, Montreal, USMNT

Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:00:00 CDT

James, Zach, Laura and Andy discuss the recent Montreal Impact, Des Moines Menace, and USMNT games. Chat about Dom Dwyer and the Sporting players being prevented from playing on June 12th in the US Open Cup.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 25

Tue, 28 May 2013 13:00:00 CDT

James, Laura and Zach are joined by MLS writer and Sporting KC radio guy Andy Edwards. We look back on the 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo, talk USOC and the Des Moines Menace, Montreal Impact and the USMNT friendly vs Belgium.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 24 - Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Tue, 21 May 2013 12:00:00 CDT

The crew go all in this week and talk about the DC United game, FC Kansas City beating the Boston Breakers, US Men's National Team call ups, Landon Donovan's exclusion, Sporting Kansas City player call ups, New York City FC MLS Expansion, David Beckham, Scholes and Owen retiring, and finish with some rare Bundesliga chat as we preview this weekend's UEFA Champion's League Final.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 23 - Seattle defeat, Houston win, DC Preview

Tue, 14 May 2013 11:35:00 CDT

James and Laura are joined by Mike Kuhn. We look back on the Seattle Sounders defeat, the Houston Dynamo win, preview DC United on Sunday and segway into the FA Cup Final, Gus Johnson, Watford, and Alex Ferguson.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 22

Tue, 7 May 2013 13:22:00 CDT

James, Laura, Zach and Andy Edwards talk about Sporting's storming 4-0 win over Chivas USA, Kei Kamara, and look forward to Seattle and Houston.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 21 - Sporting 2-3 Portland, Chad Reynolds talks 3rd strip, Chivas USA

Wed, 1 May 2013 14:51:00 CDT

James, Laura, Gooch and Zach look back on Portland, preview Chivas, chat about FC Kansas City and spend some talking talking to Sporting KC Creative Lead Chad Reynolds about his design of the new black and argyle 3rd strip.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 20

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:05:00 CDT

James, Laura and Gooch look back on the New York Red Bull's and Los Angeles Galaxy games, revisit Alan Gordon's homophobic outburst in light of his suspension, revisit the topic of San Jose fans causing problems in Portland in light of the Earthquakes dropping the hammer on the 1906 Ultras, preview Portland Timbers, and chat about Luis Suarez.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 19 - FC Kansas City, LA and NY Previews, Fan Behavior... Alan Gordon

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:50:00 CDT

James, Laura, Zach and Gooch talk about the debut of FC Kansas City and the NWSL in Kansas City, crowd trouble in Europe and misbehavior of MLS fans, Alan Gordon and how MLS is dealing with homophobic behavior on the field as well as previewing Sporting Kansas City's games in New York and Los Angeles.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 18 - Sporting KC 1-0 DC United, FC Kansas City's Brian Budzinski.

Tue, 9 Apr 2013 13:08:00 CDT

James, Gooch, Laura and Zack look back on Sporting Kansas City's 1-0 win over DC United, look forward to the FC Kansas City opener and interview FC Kansas City owner Brian Budzinski.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 17 - Sporting 2-0 Montreal, Mexico 0-0 USA and DC United.

Tue, 2 Apr 2013 11:40:00 CDT

James, Laura and Gooch talk about Sporting Kansas City's dominant win over Montreal, look back on the Mexico vs USA game and forward to this Friday's game vs DC United.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 16 - New England vs Sporting KC, USMNT vs Costa Rica / Mexico and Sporting v

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:20:00 CDT

James, Laura and Gooch look back on the awful goalless draw with New England, the snow bound US qualifier vs Costa Rica and look forward to the massive clash with Mexico and Sporting's next game against Montreal.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 15 - Chicago recap, previewing New England and the US vs Costa Rica.

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:35:00 CDT

Laura, Gooch, Zach and James look back on the scoreless draw with Chicago and forward to the road game against the New England Revolution before talking US World Cup Qualifing vs Costa Rica.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 14 - Toronto recap, previewing Chicago, rivalry chatter.

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:35:00 CDT

The Kick the Ball team look back on Sporting Kansas City's defeat in Toronto, look forward to the home opener against the Chicago Fire and chat about rivalries.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 13 - Philadelphia Union 1-3 Sporting KC

Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:35:00 CST

James, Laura, Zach and Gooch talk about the Sporting Kansas City victory over the Philadephia Union, look forward to the Toronto FC game next week, and hit some MLS talking points for the week.

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Kick the Ball - Supporter's Shield Special

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:00:00 CST

James sits down with Sam Pierron and Sean Dane to discuss the Supporter's Sheild history, and the new Supporter's Shield Trophy and Foundation.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 12 - 2013 Sporting KC Season Preview

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:06:00 CST

James, Laura and Charles talk about the Sporting KC 2013 home jersey unveiling before launching into a preview of the First Kick game vs the Union and discussion about the upcoming season as a whole.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 11

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:43:00 CST

James, Laura and Zach are joined by guest Andy Edwards. We talk Robbie Rogers, Sporting KC preseason. We also catch up with Sporting Kansas City forward Teal Bunbury and chat about his injuries and aspirations for the upcoming season.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 10

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:22:00 CST

The team talk about the USMNT World Cup Qualifying loss to Honduras, Sporting Kansas City preseason and FC Kansas City's new venue.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 9

Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:58:00 CST

Kei Kamara's move to Norwich, Sporting KC friendlies vs FC Tucson and Portland. Peterson Joseph. USA vs Canada, and a look forward to the USMNT World Cup Qualifier vs Honduras.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 8

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:24:00 CST

The crew preview the upcoming Sporting KC vs FC Tucson, Sporting KC vs Portland, and USMNT vs Canada friendlies, chat about Kei Kamara and his potential move to the English Premier League''s Norwich City and bicker about the USL Pro / MLS agreement.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 7

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:13:00 CST

James Starritt, Charles Gooch, Laura Byrne and Zachary Cobb chat about recent sponsorship news, Beep tests and Bobby Convey, and assorted news from around MLS.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 6

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:29:00 CST

James Starritt, Laura Byrne and Zachary Cobb are joined by FC Kansas City Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski, talk FC Kansas City and NWSL, the MLS All Star Game, and MLS Schedules.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 5

Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:08:00 CST

James Starritt, Laura Byrne and Charles Gooch discuss Dom Dwyer's St Mirren loan collapse, CJ Sapong and the Arsenal rumors, Graham Zusi and his trial at West Ham United. Ivy Fund's rumored Sporting KC Shirt Sponsorship. US Men's National team call ups and venues.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 4

Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:23:00 CST

James Starritt, Charles Gooch and Zachary Cobb discuss Sepp Blatter's recent comments with respect to Major League Soccer, and take a look back at some of 2012's big soccer moments.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 3

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:54:00 CST

James Starritt, Charles Gooch, Laura Byrne and Zachary Cobb chat about how new signings Claudio Bieler, Benny Feilhaber, Ike Opara and Yann Songo'o will fit into Sporting KC's plans.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 2

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:56:00 CST

James Starritt, Laura Byrne and Zachary Cobb talk about the Josh Gardner signing, Don Garber's recent comments on profanity in the stands, and Benny Feilhaber.

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Kick the Ball - Episode 1

Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:47:00 CST

The debut of Kick the Ball. James Starritt, Zachary Cobb, Laura Byrne and Charles Gooch talking about the recent player departures, what the team needs looking forward to 2013, the MLS Cup, and the departures of David Beckham and potentially Landon Donovan.

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