Friday, July 22, 2011

Podcast: Byline 2 Backpost Episode 19

Bravo taking it on the chin...
The latest podcast is up. It is actually in two separate parts this week. We missed three weeks because of games, vacations and not so fun life events but we are back.

Part 1 - a little long but we talk about a bunch of games, quickly review the matches since the Portland game up through the Newcastle game. We also preview the Toronto game and briefly talk about the W omen's World Cup.

Part 2 - we discuss and analyze all the player moves and news of the last couple weeks.

Hope you enjoy and if you have any feedback please let us know.

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Three "no change's" and one interesting, player update 7-22-11

Joseph Peterson playing against Newcastle

Just wanted to pass on some player status...

Ryan Smith - No change. He needs to deal with the league if a team wants him. SKC and League on same page. No offer has come through on him as of this morning. He still is not a free agent but he is free to look. 

Stephane Auvray - No change, no comment. I still expect to never see him in Kansas City again unless he is on another MLS team or we host more Gold Cup games.  

Shavar Thomas - No change. There was some speculation circulating, including on our podcast that there may be something going on with him. He has not been at training for a few days and was not in the lineup for either the reserve game or the Newcastle game. He requested some time away and it was granted. No more details were given. He is expected back today or tomorrow.I was assured he was not in the same category as the other guys. I assume that means Smith and Auvray.

Joseph Peterson - "Interesting guy, very interesting player" was Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes first response when I asked about him.  "We are talking to him and seeing if there is any possibilities around maybe acquiring him." He is a Haitian midfielder that was playing in Portugal. Peterson played in the reserve match and played the second half against Newcastle.  

Sporting KC 0 - 0 Newcastle United

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