Sporting Kansas City in the Media

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  1. KCFutbol

    KCFutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, gives me some hope about the absenteeism worries/complaints we all had with ownership.

    Correct.
     
  3. kcfooty

    kcfooty Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My mistake. I read Illig and thought Cliff. Actually, it makes me more inspired that Mike is stepping in - new blood that may care and do something.
     
  4. KCFutbol

    KCFutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely. Cliff is probably close to me in age. There are not too many people my age who don't have foreign born parents or are immigrants themselves who are soccer fans. I'm one of them.

    Much more likely his son is an actual passionate fan of the team and the game.
     
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  5. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sporting's digital/video team with another one.

     
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  6. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And for Espinoza.
     
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  7. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i was expecting at least one country to select us as their base ... and then cmp maybe getting a couple friendlies in the lead-up.

    i could see us being the base of two countries, with the chiefs practice facility for one and pinnacle for another.
     
  9. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It's a good place to base a club. SKC support is strong, and event support is validating and therefore over the top. And the German national team will enjoy a place where no one on the street recognizes any of them.
     
  10. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't forget the KC Current Training facility and stadium could be utilized as well. With 48 teams (many from nations that potentially don't have the money for expensive coastal city base camps) I will be surprised if we don't have at least 2 teams based here.
     
  11. lukeD

    lukeD Member+

    Jul 7, 2011
    Olathe
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lots of options around the KC Area. There were reports that Lawrence could be used as a base camp. They could use Rock Chalk park for training. Players could stay within walking distance of training. In their downtime, I presume the players from the country lucky enough to experience Lawrence would go cow tipping.

    As with all things KC and World Cup, the issues are not do we have the training facilities, hotels, accommodations, etc. The main issue is how the F are people going to get around? Part of the fan experience at a World Cup is to go to your teams training sessions. KC public transport is third world. Only thing that realistically can be done is to seriously ramp up buss service. That one mile of street car isn't going to impress anyone, or be very useful for that matter.

    I was in Italy during Italia 90 and in the US during 94. People planning this in KC don't seem to have an idea what level of tourism this generates and how crazy $hit gets.
     
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  12. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Completely agree. I was in Vienna during 2008 EURO and it was amazing and the "Fan Fest" watch parties in public viewing areas was amazing. I agree, our cities biggest weakness is public transportation. Part of it is that KC really doesn't have "bad" traffic ... and it cost money. I was hoping that the World Cup's legacy in this town would be the expanded street car, but we just can't get that up and running that quickly. Bus Service from downtown and the Plaza area along with maybe something along 435 to CMP is key ... ideally they'd get the street car down to the Current Stadium and that would make that venue a prime location for training/pre tournament friendly.
     
  13. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No way the street car will be down to the Current stadium by 2026. They'll be pushing to have the line down to UMKC done by then. It will 100% be dedicated bus routes from Union Station/downtown to Arrowhead for transportation.
     
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  14. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree ... just throwing out hopes and dreams ... way to kill it. Buzz, let's make a push to get a team (let's say Uzbekistan) to set up shop at Paragon Star for the group stage! Germany at Pinnacle, Costa Rica at the Current training grounds and Mali out of Lawrence.
     
  15. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Uzbekistan vs Mali at Paragon would certainly be fun...
     
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  16. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    So, because thinking about SKC is apparently either very hard or impossible, we learn in Matt Doyle's latest piece that our breakout player in 2024 will be... Jake Davis. You probably don't remember him because he only started 29 times for the first team, raised his market value from $200,000 to $1million and made a handful of teams of the week. Last season is the sort which a lot of people might call, well, a breakout. TBF to Doyle, he predicts Davis will be considered a top 5 MLS right back by the end of the season, so that is another level, though in my mind that climbing from top 10 to top 5.
     
  17. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not sure where my comment would be most appropriate, but i saw over on reddit that that hartzell guy who yells incessantly over the PA is finally getting the boot (or he's leaving on his own, i don't care which). that's an immediate boost to the gameday experience. good riddance... and take your stupid hat with you. i don't know anything about him, so he may be a great guy. i don't really care one way or the other. i just know i hated hearing him blowing up the speakers all pregame and halftime.
     
  18. lukeD

    lukeD Member+

    Jul 7, 2011
    Olathe
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's a radio guy. Agree his pregame stuff was over the top and annoying. I won't miss the artificial hype.
     
  19. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed, I won't miss it with pre-game, player intros, or shouting over the crowd noise on goals. I remember going to one of the Leagues Cup games I think it was and thinking "wow this is really nice not hearing someone shout at me for 45 minutes."
     
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  20. Kooth

    Kooth Member

    Sporting KC
    Mar 11, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will not miss him either, I did not find it hard to tune him out but like Buzz I had the same feeling. Sure hope they do not find someone that feels that have or are told to continue a similar shtick. I did meet him once very briefly, seemed like a nice guy.
     
  21. kcfooty

    kcfooty Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But when you are overtly hired as the hype-man, your job is to hype and be a Jack Russel Terrier on speed - it's in the job description. I blame that on the FO and not on him.

    I like his hosting on KCUR; he has strong positive energy that isn't over the top.
     
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  22. KopRules

    KopRules Member+

    May 31, 2011
    Beautiful South KC
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Gimme Hartzell guy back and get rid of that massive idiotic video board that we all paid for that crushes the view from inside member stand and it’s a net net net positive.
     
  23. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Throwing a couple of things here, but the actual conversation for them probably go in a few different threads that we can break them down more in there, like the fire PV thread, the SKC Juniors thread, even the Portland game thread.

    This article goes into the first two.
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/pete...city-a-relationship-built-on-valuable-lessons

    Then there's this week's Behind the Shield, which could go into the later 2 threads.

     

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