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A compilation of headlines from around the web regarding Sporting Kansas City. 

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will return to the field for the first time since the conclusion of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup when it faces Canada at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on September 17th at 6pm Central Time. 

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The USWNT plays host to Canada tomorrow at LIVESTRONG via the stadium website

Olum, 27, joins Sporting Kansas City after a brief trial period and will be added to the team's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. In keeping with team policy, terms of the contract will not be disclosed. 

Sporting Kansas City sign defender Lawrence Olum via SportingKC.com

The stadium and field, which debuted June 9 as a gleaming sea of green, has gradually faded to a rough surface of loose sod marked by pocket sand and dirt. Chunks of grass and soil fly up with nearly every step and part of the field are more brown than green. For some players, the problem has escalated from an eyesore to a safety concern. 

Sporting Kansas City's long home stand, weather take it's toll via The New York Times

Another NFL season is upon us, and so is one of the greatest inventions known to man; the NFL Red Zone channel, which whips from city to city, allowing you to see live look-ins, real-time highlights and all the scoring plays from every NFL game on any given Sunday.


Not long ago it hit me; Why couldn't FIFA do the same thing with the 824 World Cup qualifiers that take place on action-filled match days around the world? I'd pay for that channel, and so would millions of soccer fans all over the planet.

 

Grant Wahl makes his case for a stat, highlight driven all-soccer channel via Sports Illustrated 

According to Vermes, the stumbling block right now is whether or not Sporting has a roster spot available to sign Cardenas until the end of the season. Konrad Warzycha and Daniel Cyrus are both on the injured reserve list, creating an opening that Vermes said he hoped the league would allow him to fill with Cardenas.

Vermes trying to bolster squad before deadline via MLSsoccer.com 

Drafted by the Wizards out of Division II West Texas A&M- where is Canyon, TX?- Arnaud took a little time to show his quality. He played just 43 minutes his rookie year. But since then, he's become one of the most dynamic, tireless attackers in the league. In seven seasons, the 28 year old has made 166 appearances and scored 32 goals, plus has earned two caps with the national team.

From 2009, Greg Lalas' top five sleepers in MLS history via Goal.com