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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - Wins All Around

The USWNT advance in the World Cup, the men move on in the Gold Cup, and Sporting KC pick up a much needed three points as well.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Columbus Crew SC Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a great week for soccer in Kansas City with Sporting finally getting a win over Columbus, the United States Women beat Spain in the World Cup, and the USMNT is coming to Children’s Mercy Park on Wednesday! Cody, Bob, and Thad were in the studio on Monday night to talk about the wins and preview the Gold Cup match.

They win may not have been pretty, but Sporting Kansas City claimed all three points over the Columbus Crew and are slowing returning to form. Tim Melia was back to his old tricks as he bailed the team out more times than we can count. Botond Barath also gets some praise in the podcast after establishing himself as a rock for the defense.

Spain proved to be quite the test for the USWNT on Monday, but the Yanks advance after two penalty kicks that sparked a lot of discussion. Don’t you just love a good ol’ “Pen or No-Pen” argument?!

With the USMNT in town and training at Pinnacle, Thad got to hear from Gregg Berhalter and get a glimpse of training as well. What does Gyasi Zardes do better than Jozy Altidore? Does Berhalter switch up the lineup to rest anyone? There is a lot to unwrap with the national team right now.

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Do you like that intro music? It’s by The Vandon Arms who you can check out on Bandcamp.