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Sporting Kansas City made a couple of roster cuts on Tuesday

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Good morning! We’ve got a quick update for all the relevant links to Sporting Kansas City on this Tuesday.

Sporting KC

  • Be sure to follow Thad (@TheBackpost) for news from training on Tuesday. He’ll be looking for the status of Khiry Shelton going into opening week.
  • Referee assignments have been released and Mark Geiger will be the head referee on Sunday.
  • Here is a quick video from Peter Vermes on the roster after the final preseason match.

Around MLS

If defense wins championships, how come Sporting KC can’t seem to get past the Knockout Round? Another year of playoff disappointment prompted Peter Vermes to break out the TAMand DP slots to replace the traded Benny Feilhaber, augment the league’s best backline and keep pace with the rest of the league. What Vermes hasn’t done (yet) is land the forward #SKCnation yearns for. Are Khiry Shelton and Diego Rubio enough to make KC a top contender? —Andrew Wiebe

assignment 2018 DEPTH CHART
KEY ADDITION(S): Felipe Gutierrez
KEY LOSS: Benny Feilhaber
BEN BAER’S 2018 PREDICTION: 3rd in West