Let’s get right to the links.
(SKC) 15-year-old Gianluca Busio gets an international call-up with the United States U-17’s. They’ll start play in the 2018 Sportchain Cup on Friday (meaning he won’t be available for Swope Park Rangers on Saturday). Full Schedule.
(PRO) Kevin Stott will referee Sporting Kansas City’s match on Friday against the Whitecaps.
(MLS Soccer) Kei Kamara will miss Friday’s game against SKC and Anthony Blondell is looking to step up in his place.
(SKC Twitter) Free Tim Melia bobbleheads to the first 10,000 fans at Friday’s game against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Good news, the forcast is up to a balmy 62 degrees.
A save so nice, we made it bobble.— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) April 17, 2018
Make sure you get one Friday ⬇️https://t.co/JMxfyByxjN pic.twitter.com/bV4XRL3AoJ
(SKC Twitter) Friday’s game is also college night. There are ticket packages available with a scarf for your college that’s co-branded with SKC. I don’t see Missouri State on the list though.
(SKC Twitter) Because today’s links is just SKC’s twitter (almost) let’s also remind you that MLS is celebrating Earth Day with jersey’s made entirely of materials recycled from the ocean.
SKC x adidas x @parleyxxx . This Friday.— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) April 16, 2018
Exclusive, clean jersey made entirely of materials recycled from the ocean.#ForGloryForCity #ForTheOceans
Preorder now ♻️ https://t.co/N2yTmeSHh8 pic.twitter.com/O1VaHqQLnX
(MLS Soccer) Khiry Shelton is helping the team win in ways beyond scoring goals, according to Peter Vermes. But... a striker has to score. Right?
(Talkin’ Touches) The boys are back with a breakdown of the Seattle Sounders game.
(The Blue Testament) Roger Espinoza is second all-time in yellow cards for Sporting KC. If you ain’t first, you’re last.
(MLS Soccer) Daniel Salloi: Rising Star
Around the World
(CBS Sports) Toronto FC lost the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League against Chivas Guadalajara 2-1 on Tuesday night.
(New York Yimby) New York City FC may finally be getting a stadium as part of a $700 million project that includes a 26,000 seat stadium in actual NYC, instead of New Jersey.
(MLS Soccer) The league released a stadium on MLS Expansion Tuesday... yet again not making an announcement but Cincinnati seems on the verge of getting in. A lot of people are guessing it’s tied to Columbus leaving for Austin.
(Oregon Live) Former FC Kansas City forward Sydney Leroux got into it with Portland Timbers and Thorns owner Merritt Paulson.