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In the Box

Robert Rusert gives his takes on the topic of the moment for Sporting Kansas City. This periodic, editorial column, is sure to spark debate.

Roger Espinoza Pitch Pit key for Sporting Kansas City at Seattle Sounders

It is veteran v veteran today in the midfield at Lumen Field.

Paramount Pitch Pit for Sporting KC’s Logan Ndenbe

Can Ndenbe out battle Revs’ talented right back Brandon Bye?

How steep the climb? Sporting KC’s playoff breakdown from “In the Box”

And some of the factors that got them here.

Duking it out: Pitch Pit for Sporting KC’s Cam Duke tonight

The crafty youth will be key to SKC gaining three points.

Here and Now: former Sporting KC youth Erik Palmer-Brown primed for World Cup shot

EPB and US in Kansas City June 5 at Children’s Mercy Park

Pitch Pit at PayPal Park for Sporting Kansas City’s Remi Walter

It’s the Frenchman v a Dutchman in a midfield tilt.

“Pressing” matters for Sporting Kansas City from “In the Box”

It really is the question: To press high or not to press high.

Pitch Pit: Turf war at Portland’s Providence Park for Sporting KC

The battle to watch as Sporting tries for first away win of 2022.

Ford v Ferreira: Tonight’s High-octane Pitch Pit

Who will bend? Who will break?

Pitch Pit: The battle to AVOID the trenches for Sporting KC v LAFC

Pitch Pit: Sporting KC’s Daniel Salloi v Nashville SC’s Eric Miller

Could this be Salloi’s day?

The recognition of reward for Sporting Kansas City - “In the Box”

"Missed" passes limit attack.

Pitch Pit: Sporting KC’s Isimat-Mirin v Whitecaps’ Cristian Dajome

A throw down in the Pacific Northwest.

Pitch Pit: Graham Zusi v RSL’s Tate Schmitt from “In the Box”

A new match day series.

Takes on SKC’s loss in Colorado from “In the Box”

The yoke of responsibility. When to panic. And more. (Or… the plot is real, but the drama is not.)

“In the box”: The measure of a striker, and Sporting Kansas City in 2022

Just. Revealing. Respectful.

The enemy is well equipped. Time to ramp up, SKC fans, SKC brass: An “In the Box” commentary

A return to prominence in crowd intimidation is in the hands of the organization and its fandom.

Sporting KC Offseason & Preseason 2022: Moving forward with “In the Box”

Suppositions and supplications as preseason launches.

What’s “In the Box”?: A Holiday Wish List for Sporting Kansas City

Let’s spoil ourselves!

Reflections, reactions and resuscitations: The end of Sporting Kansas City’s 2021 season

Recovery has to start somewhere...

Sporting KC 2021 Playoffs, “In the Box” Game one observations

Raising hands, taking steps, and the shame of it all.

And the terrible, no good, very bad things continue for Sporting Kansas City

A second "In the box" for today. I’m feeling it!

“In the box”: Sporting KC’s initiative takes a hit v Austin FC

Can Kansas City find itself in regular season finale?

“Not one moment”: Sporting KC’s Graham Zusi

An "In the Box" appreciation

“In the box”: How Sporting KC’s midfield creates a vicious cycle

Or "Of pancakes, waffles, and a man on the moon."

“In the Box”: Sporting Kansas City going universal, just in time

Goals from last two matches reveal diversity.

Nicholas Isimat-Mirin: A Tactical Look at Sporting KC’s French CB

In the little moments and the large, Isi shines.

Felipe Hernandez on “In the box” Q and A and The Deets

The groundbreaking youth shares his rise, his influences, and his current state and goals.

“In the Box”: Q&A with & The Deets on Sporting Kansas City’s Wilson Harris

Some fun along with some insight into Sporting KC’s "natural" goal scorer.

“In the Box”: Life lessons and Geographic theory with Sporting Kansas City

2-1 win over LAFC continues Kansas City’s progression.

“In the Box”: Random wonderings on Sporting Kansas City. June edition

Some things to ponder after last three matches, last three months.

“In the Box”: “Spicy” heat? It is no sweat for Sporting Kansas City

Urine specific gravity, sweat patches, beet juice and more keep intensity high.


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