For a moment, there was a scare that the 2015 MLS season would be postponed. The thought of a work stoppage sent a collective shiver down the spine of Sporting KC fans. Sure, our Sporting scarves could be re-purposed as fashion statements at the office, but chanting for 90 minutes during a concerto at the Kauffman Center just wouldn’t be the same.
Fortunately that didn’t happen. The season started as scheduled last weekend, bringing a cheer to all the local futbol aficionados. On Sunday, a packed house filled Sporting Park to see our hometown club draw with the New York Red Bulls, 1-1, and everything seemed right in the world (except for Matt Besler’s ejection. Seriously, refs?!).
Anyway, here are the top 5 reasons we’re doing bicycle kicks of joy now that Sporting KC is back:
Sporting KC recently unveiled their new primary kits, and they are sweet. Featuring henley collars and a window pane pattern that vaguely resembles graph paper, these duds are sure to steal the hearts of both Sporting fans and mathletes alike.
New place to do laundry
Washing machine broke? We’ve got a good idea of where you can get your threads cleaned. #washboardabs #notimpressed #maybealittle
New broadcast host
In addition to signing 13 new players, the club also changed up its hosting lineup, adding NBC 41 Action News reporter Kacie McDonnell as the new host of SKCTV’s pre- and postgame shows. Joining the SKCTV crew with NFL reporting experience (she was the sideline host for the Eagles in 2013) and calling this gig a “dream job,” we know she’ll bring it every game.
Already boasting one of the best game experiences in the country, Sporting Park just added a new toy to its arsenal: the Mazuma Animation Station. Located at the east corner of the stadium, this interactive booth will turn a series of pictures into a .gif file to let you show off your sweet moves like never before. Best part? You can share your new animated GIF on social media for all your friends to LOL at.
**NOTE: Oversized hipster glasses not required for Animation Station use.**
With the Sporting Blue Visa Credit Card, Sporting fans can be a part of the team like never before.* Don’t believe us? Just ask Mazuma Mike.
*Why is there an asterix? Some federal regulation says that because we mentioned a credit card, we need to tell you that Mazuma (powering the Sporting Blue Visa Credit Card!) is federally insured by the NCUA. So there you go. It wouldn’t be a proper mention of a credit card without some fine print somewhere, right? – Editor