After allowing eight goals in the previous four matches – including a whopping four at the Houston Dynamo last week – Sporting Kansas City boss Peter Vermes decided it was time to bench his brand new, Chilean, starting goalkeeper, Luis Marin…
In Marin’s place, Vermes inserted 6-year MLS benchwarmer Tim Melia against the visiting Chicago Fire on Sunday. Over the years, Melia bounced around between clubs as a pool goalkeeper, and before that he had a couple year stint with the horrible Chivas USA – a team MLS euthanized in late 2014.
So when Melia was announced as the starter, it certainly looked pretty bad for Marin.
It’s not like Peter Schmeichel was waiting in the wings. What I’m saying is that Vermes must be pretty pissed at the Chilean to abandon him this early in his first season in KC.
But then something awesome happened. Continue reading