Donnelly: Vermes Gets Contract Extension; Wingert Suspended for Cheap Shot on Kei

Sporting Kansas City manager and technical director Peter Vermes recently inked a contract extension that keeps him with the club through 2017 – a deal that has been rumored for some time.

Though there are certainly some detractors around the city, it’s hard to argue with Vermes’ overall track record, especially lately.

KC has finished as the Eastern Conference champions the last two years running, and appear poised to make a run at doing it again this year.  And they won some hardware last season in the Open Cup – which is the first trophy since Vermes was a player on the field for the Wizards.   

But most agree that Vermes real talent lies in his identification and development of players.  Only a single holdover exists from the Curt Onalfo debacle – backup keeper Eric Kronberg.  And some of Pete’s draft picks have truly blossomed, like Zusi, Espinoza, and Besler.

Plus, the flat top.  Represent.


In a move that surprised virtually nobody, dirty Real Salt Lake defenseman Chris Wingert was just slapped by MLS with an extra game suspension for his ridiculous hit on Kei Kamara in the 1st minute of play last Saturday at Rio Tinto.

Among other things, MLS is basically saying that the blindside hit, which saw Wingert launch his shoulder into Kamara’s head, should have been a straight red.  Later in the game Wingert received a second yellow and was sent off.

You can check out the hit here (about the :50 mark), just for fun.  Thankfully Kei is OK, because that kind of dirty ass play could knock a player out of a game pretty easily.

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5 Responses to Donnelly: Vermes Gets Contract Extension; Wingert Suspended for Cheap Shot on Kei

  1. Markus Aurelius says:

    No question MLS did the right thing. Good riddance for 2 games. This also makes Kreis’ complaints about Wingert’s 2nd yellow even more ridiculous given that he got Wingert for 66 more minutes than he should have.

  2. the dude says:

    Vermes is a decent coach but if they want the team to go to the next level (MLS metal and more) they will need to look elsewhere.

    • Hot Carl says:

      I like Vermes okay and you can’t argue with SKC’s success but I can’t stand how every tie and loss is blamed on poor officiating. He’s got an excuse for everything. If he was managing the Royals or coaching the Chiefs he’d get his ass blown up in the local media from time to time.

  3. legendaryhog says:

    Vermes has had two and a half good seasons, and it has all coincided with new ownership and a new stadium. Let us not forget the Josh Wolff cock-suck-a-thon that took place for two years.

    He’s had a pretty good run lately, but he made horrible coaching decisions when he first took over as interim for Onalfo. That being said, I do like his balls-to-the-wall approach of play. It may not win any championships, but it is fun to watch.

    On aside, why does always looks like he’s got to take a huge dump…just saying. I mean, look at that picture. It says, “was that a fart or a shart?”

    • legendaryhog says:

      (heck)Let us also not forget the Davy Arnaud cock-suck-a-thon as well. I fucking hated Vermes/Davy for the first two years. What the fuck was Vermes thinking? Also, (screw) Montreal. You (effing) assholes. (sorry, pissed about the game…..).

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