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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - The Yanks Are Coming

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This week’s podcast covers the Men’s & Women’s National Teams, Zusi’s All Star selection, and Sporting KC’s upcoming match with Columbus Crew

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Sporting Kansas City took a week off and the podcast decided to use that time to recover as well. Cody, Aly, Robert, and Thad were back in the studio to cover a very busy summer of soccer. The Women’s World Cup is in full swing and the USWNT caused a stir with their celebrations in a 13-0 win. The United States Men’s National Team kicks off the Gold Cup after struggling heavily as of late. Plus, Sporting Kansas City will try to pull themselves out of a slump against the Columbus Crew this weekend.

Aly and Thad have some strong opinions on Megan Rapinoe’s (perhaps) excessive celebration. This is the World Cup, not little league. But where do you stand? Was this a close-knit team having fun - or was it rubbing it in the face of a team that didn’t stand a chance?

The USMNT has been quite the dumpster fire and they haven’t inspired a ton of confidence heading into the Concacaf Gold Cup that they kicked off on Wednesday night. The team has gotten away from what so many fans took pride in - grit. What is the minimum this team needs to show in this tournament?

Graham Zusi is an All-Star once again. But is he even the first choice on his own team?

The lineup for Sporting Kansas City is slowing starting to look better. Despite still missing likes of Roger Espinoza, Peter Vermes has a lot more firepower to work with. We ask the question, “Can things get any worse?” Players are returning and it feels like brighter days are ahead, but things must improve quickly.

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