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He Named Names: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E19

Daniel Sperry joins the podcast to share in our misery after a 2-1 loss to RSL.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Sporting Kansas City
This is what his statue will look like.
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Every time we think this Sporting Kansas City team is ready to climb out of the abyss, they just sink deeper. They had a big opportunity to chip away at their deficit in the playoff race against Real Salt Lake on Saturday but after a 2-1 loss, they’re sitting eight points out right now. Misery loves company right? We were joined by Daniel Sperry to talk about the loss and prepare for the midweek match against Orlando City.

A Peter Vermes team is always very organized and disciplined on defense. Always, except for right now. We talk about what is going on with the defense and why things look so different than SKC fans are used to from their defense. Felipe Gutierrez had us talking last week about him being the leader and perhaps putting the team on his back, but his missed penalty put a damper on things. Another play from the RSL match that proved vital was the no-call on a penalty kick. What say you... pen or no pen?

Daniel Salloi has yet to score in what has been an incredibly disappointing MLS season for him, which was underlined Saturday by a head scratching tackle that earned him a red card. The 23-year-old has a resounding lack of confidence at the moment. But he is a streaky player as we saw last year, perhaps he just needs one lucky moment to get him on track.

Our old friends Dom Dwyer and Uri Rosell await Sporting KC in Orlando on Wednesday, although neither of them have been playing every match. Is it possible that the whole “spiritual home” thing was nonsense? Could that really be?

Thad has all the bits from the training ground that you need to know on who is fit for Wednesday. We go through each spot in the roster to come up with a starting lineup in spite of the injuries and suspension.

Daniel makes up a new word.

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