Sporting Kansas City‘s home opener is coming up quick…
It’s scheduled for this Sunday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. against the New York Red Bulls.
And all signs are pointing to another sold-out season for Sporting, as Kansas City’s soccer madness just continues to boil over – quicker and bigger than most observers ever predicted. Sunday’s opener is a tough, tough ticket, maybe as tough as I’ve seen over the years, including playoffs.
If you’re lucky enough to have your ticket in hand already, congrats to you.
The weather is supposed to be warm, and the beer should be flowing. So what to expect from this year’s team? I’ll get to that in a sec.
But first, let’s talk about that pesky little CBA negotiation that’s ongoing. And that’s threatening to derail this weekend’s MLS opening games. The players and owners have been trying to hash out a new deal, and one of the key sticking points is free agency. I won’t get into it in too much detail, especially since trying to explain the MLS single-entity contract structure is confusing at best, but the players have threatened to strike if their demands are not met. Continue reading