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Shades of Blue Soccer Show: Back on track?

The podcast crew talks all things Sporting KC and looks ahead to Saturday’s match against the Portland Timbers.

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The pod squad was finally at full strength and everyone was in good spirits with Sporting Kansas City showing signs of life once again. The discussion covers last week’s road win in LA as well as a preview ahead of Saturday’s match against the Portland Timbers.

After the way Diego Rubio played last week, we debate if he should get the start over newcomer Krisztian Nemeth this weekend. But either way Vermes will have a substitute ready that should put some fear into opposing defenses.

Felipe Gutierrez has two games under his belt as he works his way back to full fitness. Did we overreact at the start of the season? Or does he just need more time?

New signing Andreu Fontas was another topic of discussion. The experienced defender will be announced on Friday.

The Portland Timbers are coming to town with two straight losses including a 4-1 beating at the hands of DC United on Wednesday. We look at all scenarios and outcomes. As MLS always tends to be, every single game can have a huge impact on the Western Conference table.

In extra-time we talk about David Beckham FC’s leaked logo and if that team will ever actually happen or not. Plus, Antoine Griezmann hints at a move future to LAFC and MLS. As a bonus you get some analysis of Thad’s daughter’s matches.

All episodes can be found on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes.