Sporting KC Nation has seen brighter days. Many fans are frustrated and angry but the Shades of Blue Soccer Show is here to talk you off the ledge. Cody, Robert, and Thad threw down a long discussion on Wednesday night covering an ugly 3-0 loss to Atlanta United FC, the return of Benny Feilhaber, and a preview for this weekend’s match against DC United.
Unfortunately, there was plenty to discuss from last weekend. Seeing the team without Ilie Sanchez makes it glaringly obvious just how important he is to the system. But there is trouble almost everywhere in the defense. We look at the performances from Graham Smith, Yohan Croizet, and Graham Zusi. Another interesting question arises about Tim Melia and his level of play in 2019.
Many are questioning the return of Benny Feilhaber and the trio dissects the move from all angles. His versatility is going to be quite useful, but did they give up too much?
Of course, one can’t talk Sporting Kansas City without talking injuries. You’ll get an update on the lengthy list and how close they are to returning.
SKC travel to the nation’s capitol on Sunday to face the Eastern Conference’s 2nd place team. Wayne Rooney & Luciano Acosta are probably licking their chops looking at this weakened defense.
Before wrapping up we had to talk about Kei Kamara and a video he recently posted on social media in which he was upset with an article in the Kansas City Star. It has been a very odd situation and we don’t think anybody was entirely in the wrong.