I thought maybe it was time for a Vermes poll. Should he stay or should he go? This is a tough season so far. The SKC website notes: "PETER VERMES oversees all soccer operations for Sporting Kansas City, including head coaching duties, roster management, scouting and oversight of Sporting Kansas City II and Sporting KC Academy." So, that makes it very clear that the buck does stop with him. However, there's the matter of a brand new five year deal, with the ink still wet. In Vermes defense, he's managed SKC for 520 matches, in which according to Transfermark he's average 1.54 ppg. If you divide by 34, ignoring cups, playoffs, etc just regular season, that's a bit more than 14 seasons during which he's averaged about 52 pps. That is not horrible. It's pretty, pretty good. On the other hand, well, the last two seasons offer a lot of troubling signs. And the wide, wide world of sports is not known for honoring those with a glorious past, but no signs of a promising future. As the SKC website notes, he's the longest current serving and fourth all-time winningest MLS manager, and the 6th longest serving manager worldwide (in top professional leagues).