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Sporting KC hires Feilhaber as part of technical staff

Jan. 26, 2021 12:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City has hired longtime midfielder and former U.S. national team standout Benny Feilhaber as part of the Major League Soccer club's technical staff for the upcoming season. The club also announced Tuesday the hiring of trainers Randi Lininger and Eric Schwartz....

Sporting KC signs 2 teens among 3 homegrown players

Jan. 20, 2021 4:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City signed homegrown players Grayson Barber, Ozzie Cisneros and Brooks Thompson on Wednesday as the Major League Soccer club continues to get younger by developing players from within its system. The 20-year-old Barber played for Sporting KC's academy from 2015-17...

Sporting KC re-signs veteran midfielder Roger Espinoza

Jan. 7, 2021 3:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City re-signed midfielder Roger Espinoza for a 12th season with the MLS club on Thursday. The 34-year-old Espinoza has led Sporting KC to seven playoff appearances and three U.S. Open championships during one of the longest tenures in club history. He ranks third...

Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro pumps his fist as he heads off the field after the team's 1-0 win over FC Dallas in an MLS playoff soccer match Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders seek another MLS Cup, but up first is Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2020 6:36 PM EST

Sure, the Seattle Sounders have an expectation that they're going to win another MLS Cup, but that doesn't mean they're looking beyond Minnesota in the Western Conference final — especially given United's upset victory over Sporting Kansas City. The defending MLS Cup champion Sounders have played for the...

Minnesota United players celebrate after a goal by Bakaye Dibassy during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Minnesota advances to Western final, beating Sporting KC 3-0

Dec. 3, 2020 11:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Molino scored twice in the first half and Minnesota United advanced to the MLS Western Conference finals, beating Sporting Kansas City 3-0 on Thursday night. Fourth-seeded Minnesota will play at No. 2 seed Seattle on Monday night for a spot in the MLS Cup finals. Bakaye...

Seattle Sounders defender Shane O'Neill (27) heads in a goal against FC Dallas during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders back in West final after 1-0 win over FC Dallas

Dec. 2, 2020 1:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Unlike some of his higher profile, high-scoring teammates, Shane O'Neill doesn't have trouble recalling some of the more memorable goals of his career. Make that, goal. As in his one previous MLS goal before Tuesday night. “I mean, I have very few goals so I definitely remember...