KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sporting Kansas City's manager is pleased with his club controlling their own destiny headed into their CONCACAF Champions League group stage finale. Peter Vermes isn't at all happy, though, that Sporting will be without star winger Graham Zusi for that match.
We feel pretty confident in saying that never before has the owner of an MLS team used a chainsaw to cut a slab of wood from a log as a means of celebrating a goal scored by his team.
About 99.9 percent certain. On Tuesday night, Merritt Paulson put an end to that.
PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s happened before.
An overmatched team in the early rounds of competitions like the CONCACAF Champions League or US Open Cup surprising more talented opposition and coming away with an upset victory. The Portland Timbers weren’t about to let that happen to them Tuesday in their CCL Group 5 matchup with Alpha United, a team from Guyana on the northeast coast of South America.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers moved into first place in Group 5 of the CONCACAF Champions League with an overwhelming performance in a 6-0 victory over Alpha United on a drizzly Tuesday night at Providence Park.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Eric Kronberg had to wait nearly a week longer than he'd expected to make his return to action for Sporting Kansas City. Once he got back between the pipes, though, Kronberg celebrated his first start since June 27 with a shutout in an important CONCACAF Champions League group stage match.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was chippy, choppy and closer than it might have been until the last half-hour. But thanks to Claudio Bieler, it was also the convincing win Sporting Kansas City needed to take full control of their own destiny in CONCACAF Champions League group play.