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Talkin' Touches — Sporting KC & MLS

Thoughtful* discussion surrounding Sporting Kansas City and Major League Soccer each and every week. *Whatever amusing thoughts come to mind.
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May 12, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with D.C. United, the improved run of form SKC are currently enjoying, Dom Dwyer's second goal in three games, and Erik Palmer-Brown's short- and long-term prospects — both in KC and with the U.S. U-20 national team.

May 5, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire, the changes at goalkeeper and defensive midfielder, Benny Feilhaber's continued dominance, and the problems ailing striker Dom Dwyer.

Apr 28, 2015

Week 8 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and boy oh boy, was it a good one! The 20 goals scored in 4 games on Saturday night give Andy and Charles plenty to talk about, including Columbus Crew SC 4-1 Philadelphia Union; New England Revolution 4-0 Real Salt Lake; Orlando City SC 0-2 Toronto FC; Vancouver Whitecaps 1-2 D.C. United; New York Red Bulls 1-1 LA Galaxy.

Apr 28, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 4-4 draw with the Houston Dynamo, which might go down as the MLS Game of the Year; discuss what's going on with SKC's set-piece defending and goalkeeper Luis Marin; and look into xG (expected goals) statistics to profile the SKC attack.

Apr 23, 2015

Week 7 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and there's a whole host of great games from over the weekend for Andy and Charles to discuss, including Columbus Crew SC 3-0 Orlando City SC; FC Dallas 3-2 Toronto FC; Real Salt Lake 0-1 Vancouver Whitecaps; and Philadelphia Union 1-2 New York City FC. 

Apr 23, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy, why in the world SKC are so BORING to watch at the moment, a potential light at the end of the tunnel and the coming weekend's opponent, the Houston Dynamo.

Apr 14, 2015

Week 6 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and what the hell, the Colorado Rapids scored FOUR goals and won a game? That's weird, so Andy and Charles have plenty to say about that, Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 Colombus Crew SC, D.C. United 2-2 New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy 1-0 Seattle Sounders. Also, a depressing update to a previous Stat of the Week.

Apr 14, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake, Ike Opara's potentially season-ending Achilles injury, who the defense turns to now and the coming weekend's opponent, the LA Galaxy.

Apr 7, 2015

Week 5 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and the league's international stars are back. And what do you know — so is the good soccer that we've come to expect of most MLS teams. Games discussed: Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 LA Galaxy; Portland Timbers 3-1 FC Dallas; Chicago Fire 3-2 Toronto FC; Colorado Rapids 0-2 New England Revolution.

Apr 7, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's first home victory of the 2015 season, a 3-2 stoppage-time thriller over the Philadelphia Union, the team's continued struggles to create chances and what they will ultimately look like in September and October.

Mar 31, 2015

Week 4 of the 2015 MLS season is, regrettably, in the books, as a number of the league's biggest stars were unavailable over the weekend due to international call-ups. WHY is MLS still playing through FIFA's international window? Also, Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers; Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls; Montreal Impact vs. Orlando City SC; New England Revolution vs. San Jose Earthquakes.

Mar 31, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's first victory of the 2015 season, 1-0 over New York City FC, the team's resolute defense and their continued struggles to create chances and score goals.

Mar 26, 2015

Week 3 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and despite the fact there were only 10 goals scored in 8 games, Andy and Charles still manage to find plenty to talk about — from San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire, to New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United, to Orlando City SC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, to more MLS expansion news and WHY is MLS still playing games on international dates?

Mar 25, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers, the team's continued search for an identity and what changes are needed to jumpstart the 2015 season.

Mar 17, 2015

Week 2 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and what a weekend of games it was! But first, expansion talk — who's team No. 24? And who's in line from 25-30? Then, the soccer, from San Jose's upset of Seattle, to the six goals scored by RSL and Philadelphia, to NYCFC's first-ever MLS victory — Andy and Charles have you covered.

Mar 17, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 3-1 loss to FC Dallas, the ongoing struggles of Dom Dwyer, the constant state of change in defense and a team 14 months in transition.

Mar 10, 2015

Soccer — woo! The CBA got done 24 hours after last week's show, so Andy and Charles start by dissecting the first iteration of free agency in MLS history; Vancouver Whitecaps-Toronto FC, Orlando City SC-New York City FC, Houston Dynamo-Columbus Crew SC, Portland Timbers-Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders-New England Revolution; Player of the Week.

Mar 10, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's season-opening 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls. More specifically, the Benny Feilhaber & Roger Espinoza midfield partnership, how the offseason acquisitions fared in their SKC debuts and the ongoing struggles for Matt Besler. 

Mar 4, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the ongoing MLS CBA saga, offseason moves made by a number of teams and look deep into the crystal ball to forecast the 2015 season.

Mar 4, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the offseason moves made by Sporting KC, the roster as it currently stands and look deep into the crystal ball to forecast the 2015 season.

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