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A Real Rivalry: Shades of Blue Soccer Show

S2:E21 Soaking up the comeback win over San Jose, what MLS4TheLou means for KC, and previewing Thursday’s so-called “Rivalry” game

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Sporting Kansas City Peter G. Aiken

With an odd Thursday match this week Cody, Robert, and Thad have a fresh new podcast covering all things Sporting Kansas City - and Missouri soccer.

Saturday’s big comeback win over San Jose Earthquakes was a breath of fresh air as we saw glimpses of the SKC team we know and love. But will it actually be the start of something, or will they follow this up with another loss as we’ve seen several times this season? Graham Smith has established himself as the backup centerback to Besler & Barath, plus Luis Martins had a solid match by not being very noticeable.

St. Louis has finally been awarded an MLS team. It has been a long time coming and will mean a lot for soccer in Midwest, the league, and for fans wanting to see a true rivalry. But what might this mean for the expansive Sporting KC Academy?

Minnesota United is far from a real rival, as the fans from both teams are as friendly with eachother as humanly possible. Thad is really “peeved” about the late 8:30pm kickoff in the middle of the week. What was MLS thinking? Our old friend Ike Opara will make his way back to Children’s Mercy Park as part of the 2nd place team in the West. We talk about his impact on leaving SKC and arriving in Minnesota. We’ll also tell you who was training and who is likely to be in Peter Vermes’ starting lineup for another important match to keep playoff hopes alive.

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