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Real Big Match: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E18

A full studio on hand to figure out if this is the beginning of the climb for Sporting KC.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The gang’s all here! Aly was back at it again on Wednesday night with Cody, Robert, and Thad to revisit the huge win over Seattle and preview Saturday’s equally important match with RSL.

Sporting Kansas City got the 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders last week on the back of a Felipe Gutierrez brace. The Chilean has stepped up as of late, both on and off the field. Can he be the guy to put SKC on his back and climb up the ladder into the playoffs? We also discuss the encouraging start (and goal) from Erik Hurtado in Krisztian Nemeth’s absence. He brings something different to the table and the fans are here for it.

Botond Borath has claimed the starting role, but is Andreu Fontas really as bad as the criticism he’s been receiving? He won’t be winning a footrace anytime soon, but the entire back line is lacking in the speed department. Do you blame centerbacks or the fullbacks?

There was also some breaking news while we were recording as Kelyn Rowe was traded to RSL in exchange for $75,000 in TAM as well as an international roster spot. He was unable to contribute much on the field in his short time here, so it was a fairly easy choice for Peter Vermes to move him and open up that international spot.

Real Salt Lake is coming to KC on Saturday for what is a real big match (I’ll see myself out). They will be without head coach Mike Petke who has been suspended by MLS and additionally by RSL for an outburst after a match. We’ll also tell you who is training, who is match fit, and who the fans want to see in the Starting XI.

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