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  • 01:43

    The Beautiful Game #4: Steve Brisendine and Sporting Kansas City

    in Soccer

    In this episode we are going to chat with MLSSoccer.com and Sporting KC beat writer Steve Brisendine.  We will discuss in a detailed manner the 2013 MLS Campaign but in general the remarkable transformation of this team from the Wizards that played in a minor league ballpark just a few years ago to the powerhouse with the expectations of trophies every campaign that characterize this team today.  You can find Steve on twitter @SteveBrisendine.

    Join hosts Stephen Heiner, Per Lahti, and David Avery as we spend some time discussing Sporting KC with Steve.  We will also take questions on twitter (@TBeautifulGame).

    Season 1 of the Beautiful Game will feature 4 special episodes focusing on one aspect of our show.  This is the final episode of that series.  Previous shows have focused on MLS, the BPL, and Champions League.

    The Beautiful Game is a soccer podcast devoted to educating the newest fans of the world's most popular sport.  We cover the latest news in UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, Major League Soccer, and World Cup.  We believe you can understand where you are and where you are going if you understand where you came from, so we also feature interviews with soccer writers and journalists to give a broader historical perspective to current news.  We will also periodically review rules and regulations so the newer listener can bring a greater context to enjoying our favorite sport.

    The Beautiful Game is a production of the AMDG Radio Network.  All Rights are Reserved.

  • 00:23

    CCL Preview: Sporting KC hosts Saprissa

    in Soccer

    Sporting Kansas City hosts Saprissa in their second CCL pool match Thursday night. Does Sporting KC need a win? Who will be in the nets for SKC? With no league games for a week, do the MLS Cup champs go with a full strength lineup? Does the recent drubbing of Chivas mean SKC is back on track? Listen in and Thad and Grace from The Blue Testament and Steve Brisendine from MLS Soccer will break it all down for you. 

  • 00:28

    Footie Phantom Radio: Sporting Kansas City

    in Sports

    Footie Phantom and el Capitán are joined by Andy Edwards (@TheDailyWizKC) to talk about MLS and Sporting KC. This is the start of a new segment FPR will do, covering single teams across the world each week with local blogging experts. Call us at (858)947-1938 to join the discussion or find us in the chat. Find us on Twitter @FootiePhantom and @RotoZdroik

  • 00:44

    Shades of Blue Soccer Show - Moving on to Esteli

    in Soccer

    Sporting Kansas City hosts Real Esteli in their second home CCL pool match Tuersday night. We recap Sporting KC's win over Saprissa on Thursday and with New England coming up on Friday, how strong of a lineup does Vermes put on the field? Has SKC gotten back in form? Does Kronberg get to start for real this time? Listen in as Thad from The Blue Testament, Mike from Down the Byline and Steve Brisendine from MLS Soccer break it all down.


  • 00:47

    Shades of Blue Soccer - Back to MLS play

    in Soccer

    Thad, Cody and Jough talk over the Sporting Kansas City win over Real Esteli, Bieler brace, is SKC really back in form, the upcoming match with New England and anything else we can find to talk about!

  • 00:44

    Shades of Blue Soccer Show - episode 12

    in Soccer

    Ben and Thad from The Blue Testament are joined by Mike from Down the Byline to review Sporitng Kansas City's domination of Chivas. Does this mean SKC is out of the slump? 

    Dom Dwyer is the new record holder for Sporting Kansas City single season scoring record. How far can he go? How does he compare to previous SKC legends? 

    Sporting KC hosts Saprissa in the second CCL match. 

    A quick roundup of other news, FC Kansas City, Missouri Comets and even a little college.  

  • 00:25

    Shades of Blue Soccer Show - SKC at Whitecaps preview show

    in Soccer

    Mike, Thad and Cody chat about the upcoming Sporting Kansas City road game at Vancouver. The Whitecaps are in need of points but SKC has been great on the road. Will SKC's four MLS All-Stars missing practice and joining the team on the road impact Sporting's chances? Will Sinovic and Nagamura be back? Potential lineups? 

  • 02:08


    in Politics

    Hear Rep. Bill Otto and "the Lineball Sisters" discuss all manner of smalltown life in Kansas in the second hour after these news stories.

    Program Summary: 26 Jan. 2015

    Counterspin (30 min.)

    Description: This week on CounterSpin: After the State of the Union address, one paper's headline was "Obama Pulls No Punches," but another said the speech consisted of "modest proposals," while a third deemed it "A Bold Call to Action Even if No Action Is Likely." What's the public to make of this exercise in political theater and the media's morning-after tea leaf-reading? We'll talk with journalist and activist Keane Bhatt.

    Free Speech Radio News (30 min.)

    Description: President and Prime Minister of Yemen resign in apparent coup by Houthi rebels; Austerity measures take center stage in Greek elections; Boko Haram claims responsibility for major attack in Nigeria; CIA whistle-blower case goes to jury; Pennsylvania governor’s inauguration draws opponents of fracking; U.S. Supreme Court hears state judicial campaign financing case; #ReclaimMLK actions vindicate King’s legacy of civil rights protests.  Also on the show: A proposed Pennsylvania law aimed at silencing Mumia Abu-Jamal targets our right to hear as much as his right to speak. Why aren't more journalists up in arms? We'll talk to one who is: Daniel Denvir, senior staff writer at Philadelphia City Paper.

    Co-hosted during the second hour with Rep. Bill Otto, formerly of the 9th district, in the Kansas legislature listen in to conversations with "Traditional Republicans" who have lived small town life in Kansas across the generations.

  • 01:01

    Crescent City Objection - Pelicans Winnning, Deflategate!

    in Sports

    First show, live with Joel Lutz & Andrew Scherer. Just some talk touching on the Pelicans, the NFL & Deflategate. 

  • 02:00

    Stoppage Time Soccer: Timbers, Orlando City SC and More

    in Sports

    Phil Naegely is passionate about soccer. He lives and breathes soccer and hopes to get involved in the sports world upon graduating from Messiah College. Tune in each week to Stoppage Time Soccer to get up-to-date information about what is going on in the soccer world. In addition to hosting, the show will bring in experts from around the various soccer leagues, including but not limited to MLS, EPL, Liga MX, etc.

    On this week's episode, Phil Naegely takes a look at the Portland Timbers. Jamie Goldberg from the Oregonian will join the show to discuss all things Portland. Playing for 90's Baxter Colburn will be on the show to talk about the New England Revolution and what they must do to find themselves back in the MLS Cup this year.

    At around 8:15 pm EST, Oregon Sentinel and Orlando City SC beat writer Paul Tenorio brings his expertise to the show as they enter their first MLS season.

    At around 9:00 pm EST Travis Clark comes on Stoppage Time Soccer from Top Drawer Soccer to discuss the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and which players to watch during the preseason and the season.

    As always, Playing for 90's Chris Blakely will be on the air to talk all things soccer especially MLS. We will also talk about EPL and FA Cup action during the broadcast.


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