Welcome to CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Out in right-center field you can see the scoreboard and be sure to watch out for the pitcher’s mound. You can tell why Kansas City is super excited for its new soccer-specific stadium coming next June (check out the post below for some other details and pics).
By now you likely know Sounders FC just needs a point tonight to clinch a playoff berth. Kansas City probably wouldn’t be eliminated with a loss, but realistically needs a win to maintain hope for the postseason.
It’s been a beautiful day here in K.C. — clear and sunny. Got some barbecue again, the second time in as many days. My verdict: Arthur Bryant’s is better than Gates. But BBQ is like soccer, you gotta love it no matter the level of quality.
Sounders FC starting lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D James Riley, D Patrick Ianni, D Jeff Parke, D Leo Gonzalez, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Nathan Sturgis, M Sanna Nyassi, M Steve Zakuani, F Fredy Montero, F Blaise Nkufo
Sounders FC reserves: GK Terry Boss, D Zach Scott, D Tyrone Marshall, M Mike Seamon, M Alvaro Fernandez, M/F Mike Fucito, F Nate Jaqua
Kansas City starting lineup: GK Jimmy Nielsen, D Roger Espinoza, D Matt Besler, D Jimmy Conrad, D Michael Harrington, M Kei Kamara, M Craig Rocastle, M Jack Jewsbury, M Davy Arnaud, M Ryan Smith, F Teal Bunbury
Kansas City reserves: GK Eric Kronberg, M Graham Zusi, M Birahim Diop, D Korede Aiyegbusi, F Josh Wolff, M Stephane Auvray, D Jonathan Leathers