Shades of Blue

Covering all the soccer news in the Kansas City region



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - SKC Open Cup Champs and so much more 17-3

      Bob Rusert and Thad Bell discuss Sporting Kansas City's US Open Cup win, the Galaxy game and Sporting Kansas City's offense. We have some sound bites from Peter Vermes, Ilie Sanchez and Daniel Salloi as well. Also a little talk about the upcoming Vancouver game and cover the latest FC Kansas City, Swope Park and Kansas City Comets news also. 



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show 17-2 The post Dwyer era

      Cody and Thad get together in the studio to discuss all things soccer in Kansas City. First up is the U.S. win in the Gold Cup an how tthe Sporting KC players performed. Then the biggest news of the summer, the trade of Dom Dwyer to Orlando for a record setting amount of Garber bucks. Next on the agenda is who might replace Dwyer and the issues that are preventing bringing in certain players. Throw in some breakdown of the upcoming Chicago match, the Swope Park Rangers and even a little FC...



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2017 Sporting Kansas City preview

      Steve Brisendine of MLSSoccer.Com and Thad Bell of finally get back together to discuss the off season for Sporting Kansas City. Lots of changes took place and we will break it all down. New players, youth, speed all make a difference and SKC manager Pater Vermes did not hesitate t shake it up a bit.    Might even get in a little discussion of the change for SKC's minor leageue team in the USL, the Swope Park Rangers. 



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 10/12/16

      Steve Brisendine ( beat writer, poet and foodie) joins Thad to discuss the magnificent run of Swope Park Rangers, the not so magnificient form of Sporting Kansas City, the great Besler mystery and former Kansas City Wizard Preki's new job and maybe a little more....



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 4/21/16 Up next is San Jose

      Thad is joined by Steve Brisendine of and they discuss the last few matches, who is in form, what the team can and should do to get back to winning ways and the upcoming match in San Jose. Player rumors and MLS expansion might get some time as well. IF time permits, we will chat about Swope Park Rangers and FC Kansas City as well. We may have a chance to take questions via twitter and will answer the best we can. 



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 4/12/16 interview with SKC's Rob Thomson

      Rob Thomson is Sporting Kansas City's Executive Vice President of Communications and Digital. He has been one of the people that has seen the huge surge in popularity and interest in soccer in Kansas City. Robo as he is known to many was one of the early employees of the Wizards and has been a part of the organization when they have won most of their titles. Hopefully Robo will let us know some of the stories behind the scenes as the Wizards became Sporting KC and one of the powerhouses in...



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 3/9/16 - Seattle tears taste sweet

      Thad Bell from TheBlueTestament is joined by Mike Kuhn of Downthebyline fame and Steve Brisendine, Sporting KC's beat writer for to discuss the latest news regarding Sporting Kansas City and the area.  First up we will discuss the Sporting KC win over the Seattle Sounders Sunday. Lots of rain, a red card and a 1-0 victory started the season off well for the boys in blue.  The most recent news, the official signing of Diego Rubio on loan to give some depth at center forward...



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2//23/16 SKC and Swope Park Rangers preseason

      Thad Bell from TheBlueTestament and Mike Kuhn of Downthebyline fame are joined by Sporting Kansas City assistant Technical Director Mike Jacobs to chat about preseason in general and specifically Swope Park Rangers. The Rangers are Sporting KC's USL team and got off to a dream start when they played the Colorado Rapids in the Desert Diamond Cup and beat them 3-1 in the first ever match.  Sporting KC has played twice in the Desert Diamnd Cup with two draws as a result.   



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2/1/16 Losing Nemo and EPB goes to Europe

      Thad Bell from TheBlueTestament is joined by Mike Kuhn of Downthebyline fame and Steve Brisendine, Sporting KC's beat writer for to discuss the latest moves by Sporting Kansas City. A lot of fans are not happy with some rcent moves.  First up, Krisztián Németh and SKC seemed to have parted less than amicably. Was it money for Nemeth? Was it oil dollars for SKC? Time to train for the Euros? Not enough chicken paprikash?  The other big move sees homegrown defender Erik Pa...



      Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 1//27/16 Coelho and more...

      Thad Bell from is joined by Steve Brisendine of and Mike Kuhn from to discuss Sporting Kansas City's most recent signing of Nuno Andre Coelho. We will also take a look at the crowded roster for Sporting Kansas City and discuss how the Swope Park Rangers (SKC's USL team) might affect that. With any extra time we will chat about the midfielder that Robb Heineman tweeted about, preseason and whatever else we can fit in.