2018 Swope Park Rangers
Swope Park Rangers: Who Stays and Who Goes
With the 2018 USL season over and the short offseason underway, we look at every player on the SPR roster and their likelihood to return.
2018 USL Season Review: Swope Park Rangers
Sporting KC’s second division squad put in another solid performance despite existing as a "development" team.
The Swope Park Rangers End Their Season with Loss in Phoenix
Paulo Nagamura and company put on a thriller, but can’t quite get it done.
Swope Park Rangers Upset #2 Sacramento in Playoffs
SPR’s history of early postseason success continued in Northern California.
The Swope Park Rangers Crush Los Dos to Earn Playoff Spot
The final score was 5-1 but it could have easily been 8 or 9 to 1.
Video: Swope Park Rangers stumble against Sacramento
FULL TIME:@SacrepublicFC (3) - @swoperangers (1)— USL (@USL) October 4, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/ztZKQMs5DO#SACvSPR pic.twitter.com/AMIy3fSeAP
Their playoff hopes now hinge on the final game of the season at home.
Video: Swope Park back on track versus SAFC
FULL TIME:@SwopeRangers (2) - @SanAntonioFC (0)— USL (@USL) September 20, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/3oBLxBBllA #SPRvSA pic.twitter.com/yU7eLbPj8B
Hadji Barry set a league record by scoring in seven straight games. Impressive. This one will have huge playoff implications.
Video: St. Louis end Swope Park's Streak
FULL TIME:@SwopeRangers (3) - @SaintLouisFC (4)— USL (@USL) September 15, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/OLreS8rpYI#SPRvSTL pic.twitter.com/4WFyEInzlZ
The winning streak comes to an end in a wild game in Children's Mercy Park.
Video: Swope Park wins fourth straight.
FULL TIME:@SwopeRangers (1) - @FFCFoxes (0)— USL (@USL) September 9, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/nRMHTyqA4Y#SPRvFRS pic.twitter.com/8e5kZgcqML
Again, not always pretty, but Naga's SPR team is getting the job done as the playoffs rapidly approach.
Video: Swope Park win again!
FULL TIME:@SwopeRangers (2) - @RoughnecksFC (1)— USL (@USL) August 30, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/upHo4K3Ncr#SPRvTUL pic.twitter.com/vlrVICaBIL
Kuzain and Barry bag goals in another unattractive win. It was a wide open game that was a bit sloppy at time, but this makes two in a row. Four more home games on this stretch.
Video: Swope Park Rangers beat San Antonio
FULL TIME:@SanAntonioFC (1) - @SwopeRangers (2)— USL (@USL) August 26, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/IX68w51GaN#SAvSPR pic.twitter.com/JFrArxAHns
It wasn't always pretty, but three points on the road were much needed. Five straight home games are on the docket.
Video: Swope Park Rangers pull off a dramatic draw
FULL TIME:@swoperangers (3) - @reno1868fc (3)— USL (@USL) August 19, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/7aTe7ylllM#SPRvRNO pic.twitter.com/sOLwhKxWAU
Through torrential downpour the goals just kept coming.
Swope Park Rangers add two more young players
Catherine and Vanacore-Decker join the Rangers.
Video: Depleted Swope Park Rangers lose to Orange County
FULL TIME:@orangecountysc (2) - @SwopeRangers (1)— USL (@USL) August 5, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/0dmZgDucBQ#OCvSPR pic.twitter.com/3AN1twRAx1
With Hadji Barry suspended the utter lack of offense doomed SPR. A Felipe Hernandez set piece goal made it look better than it otherwise was in California on Saturday.
Swope Park Rangers add Midfielder and Forward
Learn more about the previously rumored Jose Barragan and Rassambek Akhmatov.
Poor Officiating mars Swope Park Rangers vs LA Galaxy II
An otherwise entertaining game gets lost by bad call after bad call. Or you could call this a "recap" mostly about bad reffing.
Report: Swope Park Rangers sign forward Jose Barragan
It’s no DP first team signing but hey... it’s something!
Video: Swope Park breaks losing streak against RGV
FULL TIME:@SwopeRangers (0) - @RGVFC (0)— USL (@USL) July 22, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/1yPv4zhRoA#SPRvRGV pic.twitter.com/5AmtyPQngs
It definitely wasn't pretty to watch but SPR got their first point in four games.
Video: Swope Park Rangers lose third straight
FULL TIME:@SwopeRangers (0) - @orangecountysc (4)— USL (@USL) July 19, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/1TDKz7vEjI#SPRvOC pic.twitter.com/oB1Jv6vjPL
Understatement of the year: July has been less than amazing for Kansas City based soccer teams.
Video: Swope Park Rangers Lose for the 2nd Time in a Week
FULL TIME:@TimbersFC2 (2) - @SwopeRangers (1)— USL (@USL) July 15, 2018
Recap → https://t.co/9ZVp4mL3KD#PORvSPR pic.twitter.com/0sR39tpwv9
Terrible first half. Much better second half. But it's not enough. After the home loss Tuesday and then this, they'll need to really start taking advantage of their home-heavy future schedule (four of their next six at home).
Rough Night For The Rangers
An out of sync night for The Swope Park Rangers results in their first home loss of the season to Sacramento Republic FC
Mid Year Review & Awards: Swope Park Rangers
The USL season is half over, here is a look back at where things stand for SPR and what you may have missed.
Sporting KC Cut Matt Lewis but he’s Signed by Swope Park
The Homegrown player’s career will continue in Kansas City with the Rangers.
13 Quick Thoughts on Swope Park Rangers vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks
Breaking down each player who took the field for SPR. I really have no opinion on the Switchbacks.
Swope Park Rangers extend unbeaten streak to five games against St. Louis FC with 1-1 draw
Rangers earns hard-fought point at home before returning on the road
Swope Park Rangers Home Games Moved to Children’s Mercy Park
The Rangers will play remaining 15 home matches at Children’s Mercy Park, the home of Sporting KC
Preview: Swope Park Rangers v Phoenix Rising
We get together with Firebird Soccer to preview Saturday’s match in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Swope Park Rangers vs OKC Energy Postponed
No reason has been given but we’ll speculate wildly.
SPR 1- 1 San Antonio: Belmar scores again
The Rangers control the possession but one mistake cost them the full three points
Video: Swope Park Rangers Defeat Colorado
The Swope Park Rangers played their second home game of the season, but their first at Children's Mercy Park. The Colorado Switchbacks came to town and it looked like it was going to be a shootout but instead ended 1-0. Gianluca Busio and Jaylin Lindsey made their professional debuts for SPR and both played well. Quick takes. Rodrigo Saravia gave the ball away a ton! He looks good going forward but he had a lot of questionable passes. Graham Smith continued to struggle at CB but his shortcomings didn't cost the team in the end. Emiliano Amor looked good as his CB partner outside of one poor giveaway. His distribution was good and he had a pass to Diego Rubio in the first minute that should have resulted in a goal. Hadji Barry is fast. Really fast. But he looked a little lost in the 18 yard box without Belmar to dish passes to. Tyler Blackwood had the game winning goal and looked impressive. Kharlton Belmar, the teams all-time leading scorer, got the day off and wasn't even in the 18. Maybe he has a SKC appearance in his future.
Teenager Busio likely to Make Pro Debut Wednesday
Eight Sporting KC players in total will be in the 18 for the Swope Park Rangers.
g+ GameFlow: MLS Regular Season @SportingKC v @LAGalaxy on March 11, 2023. #SportingKC #VamosKC #LAGalaxy #VamosGalaxy #SKCvLAG pic.twitter.com/QYfDJDk9T2— GameFlow (@GameFlowxPG) March 12, 2023
g+ GameFlow: MLS Regular Season @ColoradoRapids v @SportingKC on March 04, 2023. #Rapids96 #SportingKC #VamosKC #COLvSKC pic.twitter.com/NugU72grnN— GameFlow (@GameFlowxPG) March 5, 2023
g+ GameFlow: MLS Regular Season @TimbersFC v @SportingKC on February 27, 2023. #RCTID #SportingKC #VamosKC #PORvSKC pic.twitter.com/DoydCfQhhw— GameFlow (@GameFlowxPG) February 28, 2023
Update: NWSL's Kansas City Current has taken strong interest in Haiti's Melchie Dumornay, I'm told. Competition from some big Euro clubs. Resolution expected within two weeks.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 27, 2022
g+ GameFlow: MLS Regular Season @SportingKC v @LAFC on July 23, 2022. #SportingKC #VamosKC #LAFC #BarrioAngelino #SKCvLAFC pic.twitter.com/18M0cRN67N— GameFlow (@GameFlowxPG) July 24, 2022