One of the things I want to try and do on a weekly basis in regards to The Daily Wiz is to have a collection of some of the more recent Sporting Kansas City stories from various sites across the internet. It'll be called the Sporting Kansas City Weekly Round Up, and will probably feature early in the week, most likely every Monday.
I think it might be a good way for Sporting Kansas City fans to be able to find some interesting reads about Sporting Kansas City without having to look all over the place to find them. Let me know what you think.
If you have any Sporting articles that you would like included, feel free to either email me the link to the article (my e-mail is email@example.com), or send me the link on twitter (@justinmayhugh).
With that being said, on to this week's headlines;
Bunbury got on the end of two balls behind the Dynamo defense in either half and applied sure finishes, while Sapong was the beneficiary of a well-worked team goal as Sporting (10-8-10) earned a crucial three points in the battle for playoff position.Sporting Kansas City prevail over the Houston Dynamo 3-0 via MLSsoccer.com
The SKC goalkeeper won the Save of the Week for Week 25 for his sliding stop on Galaxy star Landon Donovan in the 77th minute of the teams' 2-2 draw at Livestrong Sporting Park. Sporting rallied from a 2-1 deficit on Omar Bravo's 92nd-minute penalty kick to earn a crucial point at home.Jimmy Nielsen wins his third MLS Save of the Week via MLSsoccer.com
"In the wake of 9/11, everyone had a story- where you were, who you knew, what you remember. Ten years later, most of those stories have been told. Not this one. Not the one about an MLS team stuck in South America."9/11 Memorial: An oral history of Kansas City's game in Peru on Sept. 12, 2001 via MLSsoccer.com
"Remember where Teal Bunbury was last year, a rookie at Kansas City making his case for U.S. national team attention? Well, that's where Sapong, the No. 10 overall draft pick, is this year, with three goals and four assists. He's kept Bunbury off the field much of the season."
The Castrol Index tracks every move on the field and assesses whether it has a positive or negative impact on a team's ability to score or concede a goal and a key factor for all areas of performance in the Castrol Index is which zone on the pitch the action takes place.Chance Myers currently has the third best Castrol Index rating in MLS via MLSsoccer.com
"We plan on having a world class field next year. We are fertilizing, rolling, over-seeding... all kinds of stuff."
-Sporting Kansas City CEO Robb HeinemanHeineman conducted a Q&A with fans via twitter in regards to the poor conditions of the playing field during the Sporting Kansas City/ LA Galaxy match last week from SportingKC.com
"Sierra Leone is still a dangerous place, a country made infamous in the movie 'Blood Diamond' as a land where rebels rule the countryside and where the good guys and the bad guys are frequently one and the same. Kamara, born and raised in the country, saw the nation's civil war unfold since the first shots were fired in 1991. The conflict would kill as many as an estimated two million, and lasted 11 bloody years."Interesting article from 2009 shedding light on the hard life Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara endured during his youth via ESPN.com