Whether you missed the 3-0 beating that Sporting Kansas City handed Deportivo Toluca FC on Thursday or you’re just here to see a little more, The Blue Testament has you covered. Below we have highlights from the game, the full Peter Vermes post-game press conference (where he shows his Spanish speaking skills a bit) plus interviews from Ilie Sanchez, Kelyn Rowe, Krisztian Nemeth and Johnny Russell conducted by our Site Manager, Thad Bell.
Post Game Interviews & Press Conference
Our new writer Jimmy Mack snuck in a couple questions to Russell as well.
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The Peter Vermes Press Conference
First, the highlights with commentary by Mike Watts. It’s basically just the goals but we could watch that Ilie strike all day.
[For those of you with Apple News, here is the direct link.]
SKC TV analysts @nate_bukaty @mattyjlawrence and @CarterAugust1ne recap an unforgettable night from @cmpark.#SKCvTOL // #SCCL2019 pic.twitter.com/gvBOwCcT3u— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) February 22, 2019
The Nemeth Goal
#SportingKC open the scoring against #Toluca!!! Great ball over the top by Besler to Gerso, and this time Nemeth did finish his chance! Fully deserved 1-0 lead for the home side.#SKCvTOL #CCL #SCCL2019 pic.twitter.com/Sa7yXw12hI— Joga Bonito USA (@Jasoninho10) February 22, 2019
Another angle on the pass from Besler to Gerso that setup the Nemeth goal. #SportingKC #SKCvTOL pic.twitter.com/DiCoarv3yW— Chad Smith (@PlayFor90) February 22, 2019
Nemeth and #SportingKC celebrate the first goal of 2019! #SKCvTOL pic.twitter.com/qEXIwondTm— Chad Smith (@PlayFor90) February 22, 2019
Classic @KNemeth_Nemo ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/9p50zKQhZV— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) February 23, 2019
The Gerso Goal
GERSO!!! He and Nemeth combine again! 2-0! #SportingKC #SKCvTOL pic.twitter.com/PZMzwUq4b0— Chad Smith (@PlayFor90) February 22, 2019
Another angle on the Gerso goal! #SportingKC #SKCvTOL pic.twitter.com/FSpfGDWA5m— Chad Smith (@PlayFor90) February 22, 2019
[Sorry these gifs are blurry. We’ll have to figure that out.]
The Ilie Goal (WHOA!)
Had a pretty outstanding view of Ilie’s goal tonight for @SportingKC vs. Toluca in the @TheChampions league. #SKCvTOL #ibelievethatwewillwin pic.twitter.com/MkhhGPjBjB— Peter Wilkinson (@pdubs18) February 22, 2019
Ilie with a thunderbolt from the top of the box! Make it 3 for SKC (via @UnivisionSports) pic.twitter.com/nNv1p5toIc— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) February 22, 2019
We’ll never get tired of watching this.
Other Content to Check Out
- The Sporting KC Post-Game Show (or on iTunes here)
- The KC Star’s Nemeth story from before the game
- CCL story about Sporting KC v Toluca with Leg 2 coming.
[Words by Chad Smith, TBT video by Thad Bell.]