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Missed Opportunity - Shades of Blue

S4:E29 - What went wrong against Vancouver, assessing the SKC defense, & finding a ceiling without Pulido.

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The 2-1 Sporting KC loss against the Vancouver Whitecaps was a huge missed opportunity to set themselves up nicely for a push to win the conference in the final matches. In stead, here they stand five points back.

We were joined by David Greenwald to talk about what went wrong on Sunday night, and our confidence for the rest of the season. Where do you think the problem is on defense? Is it speed, man marking, or do we just need Nicolas Isimat-Mirin back? We talk about the outside backs and lack of options at the position. It may be obvious, but Sporting KC is missing Gianluca Busio in the midfield, and star strike Pulido in the attack. What is the ceiling this season for SKC if Pulido isn’t on the field?

The race atop the Western Conference heats up with a busy week in MLS. Sporting will take on the Seattle Sounders over the weekend, but the Sounders also have a major midweek match to worry about. We spend a lot of time talking about the realities of Kansas City’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The USWNT comes to town to play Carli Lloyd’s final match for the 17th time. Also everyone becomes a fan of the Botswana Zebras.

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