IF SPORTING DOESN’T CARE, WHY SHOULD WE?
Sporting Kansas City “competed” in something called the Leagues Cup Tuesday night against Mexican League team Club Leon. Sporting was facing its seventh game in 22 days and manager Peter Vermes decided to go with a mostly young lineup in the game. Vermes said that he made the decision to go with the young lineup to not risk injuries with his regular players after all they have played recently. He’s willing to take the blame for the 6-1 loss.
And Vermes should take the blame. It is completely his fault. He makes the decisions about who plays and who doesn’t. He decided to not sit guys in MLS games leading up to the competition in order to play this game more competitively.
Vermes always talks about competing in every game they play. Fans attending the game would expect nothing different this time, but he chose to not compete in this one. If that was the case, why didn’t Sporting tell their fans in advance that they weren’t trying, and offer refunds to people who might decide to get their money back instead of watching the disaster that unfolded?
Sporting did not try to win. CONTINUE READING
KANSAS BASKETBALL RECRUITING IS IMPROVING
Bill Self’s recruiting results have taken an upswing lately. He just received a commitment from five-star player M.J. Rice to go along with previous commitments from other top-60 recruits Gradey Dick and Zuby Ejiofor. Kansas hasn’t had this kind of recruiting class since the FBI scandal broke.
The Offseason Education of Patrick Mahomes (Kevin Clark)
What M.J. Rice brings to Kansas — and why the 5-star’s commitment matters to the Jayhawks (CJ Moore)
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