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Joe is a Kansas City boy through and through, though born in "God's Country" just east of KC. Perhaps that is why he has lived in St. Louis the past five years spreading dissent and harassing the locals about how they don't understand the pain of being a sports fan. Since the Royals won a World Series three months into his life, the never ending search for another winner has yielded little save a Wizards MLS Cup, when no one was watching. I write about Sporting KC here and you'll find me occasionally around SBNation making comments under my real name and then regretting it.

Sporting KC Returns To MLS Play In Columbus

Sporting KC returns to MLS play in the place where American soccer found it's footing. The Columbus Crew may not be the most exciting of teams, but provide an important test of Sporting KC's ability to score against hyper-defensive units.

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Sporting KC Wins US Open Cup On Penalties

Both sides miss key penalties, but Sporting does one better encapsulating the feel of the whole match.

Flaws Keep US Open Cup From Reaching Potential

As Sporting KC heads to Philadelphia for the US Open Cup semifinal, a couple of distinct problems define the US Open Cup as opposed to it being a showcase for American soccer.

Sporting Kansas City And The Missed Opportunities

For a first place team getting back to health, there are not many worries to go around, but the shooting continues to make Sporting Kansas City seem on the outside looking in. The good news is that they shoot a lot more than anyone else, but controlling that is the key to a successful second half.

Sporting KC Looks To Get Revenge On Earlier Loss To Montreal

Sporrting KC hasn't exactly lost gorund, but they haven't made any up either and today they have a chance to do so. However, if the previous meeting is any indication there may be struggles involved in besting the expansion Montreal Impact.

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Sporting KC Enacts Revenge On Montreal With 3-1 Victory

After a loss earlier in the season, Sporting KC turned the tables on the Impact with an ugly victory.

Medication For Nausea Needed: Philadelphia's 4-0 Massacre Of Sporting KC

That was awful, abysmal, terrifying, and nauseating. In fact, I could use every negative adjective in the dictionary to tell you how bad it was. Was it a trend or a one-off stinker? In some ways, a little of both.

Preview: Sporting KC Faces Philadelphia Union Squad Mired In Dysfunction

In a strategy meant to get his players some rest, Peter Vermes played some backups in midweek in anticipation of trying to get three points from an Eastern Conference rival. Philadelphia is the perfect target as their season has been disappointing to say the least.

Three Thoughts On Sporting KC's Draw With Seattle

Preview: Sporting Kansas City Goes For Three Straight In Seattle

The matches are coming quick and each team has a packed schedule, but high hopes for both the MLS and US Open Cup. Do each put out a full strength squad? The attitudes of both franchises say yes, which makes this game all the more exciting.