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Giving Thanks: Shades of Blue Soccer Show

S2:E27 - Our podcast family gathers around the microphones and discusses the Sporting KC off season and roster moves thus far. Plus we have our wish-lists ready for the 2020 season.

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The podcast crew was finally back at it again for another episode on Thanksgiving week. It has been a while so everyone was a bit rusty and things got weird, but we cover everything happening in the SKC-verse right now. The expansion draft is done and the roster moves have been announced. We share what we like and of course what we didn’t like - for the team as well as for our hearts. Peter Vermes can now focus on filling in any holes he sees on the roster and we’ll tell you what we would like to see.

You’ll get a full rundown of all the players who are out but Jimmy Medranda is the one that hurts us the most. But we talk about how and why this happened so we can begin the stages of grieving. Seth Sinovic is another fan favorite that sparks a debate about Sporting Legends that brings in the departure of Benny Feilhaber as well.

We cover the Adrian Zendejas trade and the current keeper situation. Although Dick jokes are very difficult to avoid.

Is there anyone you are happy to see gone? The frustrating Krisztian Nemeth and his salary sure are a weight off SKC shoulders.

After the break we look at the remaining players currently on the roster and anyone we are surprised to see. Botond Barath survived the expansion draft and Andreu Fontas is back for another year, but should we be surprised?

With the Expansion Draft complete and roster moves announced, we can look ahead at what Sporting Kansas City needs on the roster for the 2020 campaign. The long-standing, all-to-obvious, mythical DP striker is the first topic of discussion. We take a long look at the rumors about Candadian international Lucas Cavallini. Daniel loves the idea of this and he will get you excited about this potential acquisition.

What other holes need filled on this roster? Bob wants to see some speed/athleticism on the back line. We talk about the midfield and try to decide if Daniel Salloi and Gerso Fernandes are enough on the left wing to be successful.

This was a long podcast but you can’t have a show about Major League Soccer and not talk about the dumpster fire that is the Chicago Fire FC rebrand.

Big thanks to Daniel Sperry for joining us!

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