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Loyalty: Matt Besler opens up about a several t...
Matt Besler is retired from soccer and wanting to talk
60 min
Wrapping up a busy week - Shades of Blue
S5E2 - Talking new signings and rumors from podcast row at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
42 min
Kevin Ellis previews a big night for KC Comets
Guests Kevin Ellis & Brian Budzinski talk about the excitement surrounding the Comets & MASL right now.
13 min
The Journey - Shades of Blue
S5E1 - Kicking off the first show of the year amidst an absolute storm of offseason news.
54 min
Silly Season Begins - Shades of Blue
S4:E38 - Sporting KC signs free agents Ben Sweat & Uri Rosell. Thad is late. Will he join before the show ends?
22 min
Postgame Show - We're Going Legit
We're ushered into a new era for Shades of Blue as Thad lays down the show's first ever ad read.
6 min
Catalan Cafe - Shades of Blue
S4:E37 - Wrapping up the 2021 MLS Season, speculating wildly about the offseason, and debating the proper way to honor Ilie Sanchez.
38 min
Pointing Fingers - Shades of Blue
S4:E36 - We go through the five stages of grief... with microphones in front of us.
38 min
Another One - Shades of Blue
S4:E35 - With the return of San Zusi & RSL winning without taking a shot, Sporting KC sets sights on MLS Cup.
45 min
Pre-Playoff Pod - Shades of Blue
S4:E34 - Does Alan Pulido get the nod this weekend? We're talking all things Sporting KC and MLS Cup Playoffs.
40 min
Conspiracy - Shades of Blue
S4:E33 - The handball that wasn’t, and an epic Vermes rant. After a crazy week we’re venting, analyzing, & finding positives.
40 min
Decision Week! - Shades of Blue
S4:E32 - Sporting KC enters the final week of the regular season on top of the West. All your burning questions answered. Kind of.
36 min
Timmy Takedown - Shades of Blue
S4:E31 - Analyzing Melia's body slam from every possible angle and talking MLS playoff races ahead of SKC match vs the Galaxy.
41 min
The World Cup in KC - Shades of Blue
S4:E30 - A huge week of soccer in Kansas City for Sporting, the USWNT, and the hopes of hosting the 2026 World Cup.
30 min
Missed Opportunity - Shades of Blue
S4:E29 - What went wrong against Vancouver, assessing the SKC defense, & finding a ceiling without Pulido.
31 min
Man on the Moon - Shades of Blue
S4:E28 - Checking out the race atop of the Western Conference and previewing upcoming SKC & USMNT matches.
23 min
Postgame Show - Busio & USMNT
Gianluca Busio is making his return to the USMNT for the next set of World Cup Qualifiers.
8 min
MVP - Shades of Blue
S4:E27 - Daniel Salloi in the MVP discussion, a leaky Sporting KC defense, and the difference between Pulido & Shelton.
30 min
Get Mean - Shades of Blue
S4:E26 - Is Sporting KC too nice? Recovering from the loss to Seattle, preparing for FC Dallas, & players we could take in a fight.
26 min
Postgame: Seth Sinovic & FIFA Player Ratings
It turns out Seth Sinovic will not be playing in MLS for eternity. FIFA 22 player ratings are out, it's time to argue about stuff.
10 min
Good vs Evil - Shades of Blue
S4:E25 - Full pre-game coverage to get you excited for the Sounders match.
26 min
Rounding Into Form - Shades of Blue
S4:E24 - First place and a battle for the top of the MLS Western Conference this weekend? This week is a vibe.
18 min
Spending the Busio Money - Shades of Blue
S4:E23 - How will Peter Vermes spend all that new cash from Busio's transfer?
21 min
Return of the Fine Jar - Shades of Blue
S4:E22 - Talking Daniel Salloi & the MLS All-Star Game, plus we check on Gianluca Busio, and wax lyrical about Tim Melia.
26 min
Departures & Arrivals - Shades of Blue
S4:E21 - Busio's move to Italy is finally official and Sporting KC have brought in a new 25-year-old midfielder.
19 min
A Rough Translation - Shades of Blue
S4:E20 - Talking ALL the soccer this week from the USMNT in Gold Cup action, Gianluca Busio, and Sporting KC's return to action.
24 min
Shades of Blue Interview - Sunflower State FC
Local soccer at the grassroots level
33 min
The Pod Goes International - Shades of Blue
S4:E19 - A quick podcast for Sporting KC's quick turnaround between matches. Plus, we're talking soccer tourism.
15 min
A New Sporting Legend - Shades of Blue
S4:E18 - Jimmy Nielsen is set to be inducted as the newest member of the Sporting Legends, a club he knows absolutely NOTHING about.
25 min
Andreu Fontàs - Shades of Blue
S4:E17 - The centerback talks about his early struggles with Sporting KC and how he's having fun on the field once again.
18 min
KC WoShow Episode 3 - Kansas City opens the reg...
KC NWSL played their first match of the regular season at Racing Louisville
49 min
Davy Arnaud - Shades of Blue
S4:E16 - Old friend of KC soccer Davy Arnaud joins to reminisce about his time here, talk Matt Besler, & Sporting KC's match vs Austin FC on Sunday.
13 min
Shades of Blue Interview - A preseason chat wit...
2021 preseason chat with SKC II head coach Paulo Nagamura
19 min
Zero Specificity - Shades of Blue
S4:E15 - Three key players are injured. Or are they? Will they play? We have no answers.
15 min
Plant-Based Protein with Pulskamp - Shades of Blue
S4:E14 - Scoring goals, slacklining, & how to order Chipotle with Sporting KC keeper John Pulskamp
16 min
Referee Assessor - Shades of Blue
S4:E13 -
32 min
Season Preview Part 4: The Fan's Perspective
S4:E12 - The final installment of our season preview is from the eyes of the fans.
31 min
KC WoShow Episode 2 - Kansas City's first game!
KC NWSL played their first match of the Challenge Cup
35 min
Season Preview Part 3: Jaylin Lindsey
S4:E11 - Sporting KC defender Jaylin Lindsey talks about getting more minutes this year and which teammate is the teacher's pet.
10 min
Reunion Show Postgame
We're still arguing about food.
7 min
Season Preview Part 2: Reunion Show!
S4:E10 - Aly Trost returns to her Shades of Blue origins to bring some professionalism to our Sporting KC Season Previews.
29 min
Season Preview Part 1: Jimmy Nielsen
S4:E9 - Jimmy Neilsen gives us the season preview from the perspective of a former Sporting KC player.
27 min
Postgame Show - Tacos vs Burritos
A vigorous food debate and an examination of the beauty in mowing the lawn,
7 min
Joe Schmuckatelli - Shades of Blue
S4:E8 - Wrapping up the Sporting KC preseason, plus an injury update.
32 min
Postgame Show - Struggles of Radio & Indoor Soccer
Cody is a crossroads, Thad doesn't understand cryptocurrency, and dreaming of the glory days of indoor soccer
14 min
Over There - Shades of Blue
S4:E7 - Preseason updates, Sporting KC schedule & Leagues Cup, plus USMNT action.
44 min
Kit Drop Pt. 2 - Shades of Blue
S4:E6 Extra Time - We have a lot of fun with Chad Reynolds so the new kit conversation just kept going into extra time.
26 min
Kit Drop - Shades of Blue
S4:E6 - Sporting KC Creative Director Chad Reynolds joins us to talk about the new kit & the very interesting process behind it.
66 min
Unofficial Preseason - Shades of Blue
S4:E5 - We await the new Sporting KC kit drop as preseason has unofficially begun
21 min
The Thin Front Line - Shades of Blue
Recent departures have left the Sporting KC attacking core without much depth. Are reinforcements on the way?
37 min
Amy Rodriguez Interview
ARod talks with Thad Bell about her return to Kansas City with KC WOSO.
16 min
S1:E1 - A brand new podcast from The Blue Testament covering the all new KC WOSO club!
47 min
Signings & Rumors - Shades of Blue
Discussing Sporting KC's recent additions, centerbacks, & rumors.
8 min
Guest Benny Feilhaber - Shades of Blue
S4:E2 - Loved by many, hated by many, Benny Feilhaber joins the show as he returns to Sporting KC in a new role.
29 min
Shades of Blue: Is Vermes Frustrated?
S4:E1 - The MLS Not-So-SuperDraft, homegrown signings & a Peter Vermes roster update that didn't exactly inspire confidence.
38 min
Busio Business - Shades of Blue
Gianluca Busio rumors have reignited, this time with FC Barcelona sniffing around. Will Sporting KC be able to bring back Felipe Gutierrez or Roger Espinoza?
28 min
One Player Must Go - Shades of Blue
S3:E23 - We let out our early offseason emotions and make everyone pick one player they want to see leave Sporting Kansas City.
22 min
Jimmy Nielsen - Shades of Blue
S3:E22 - Sporting KC Legend Jimmy Nielsen plays "Who's That Player?" and talks MLS Playoffs
39 min
First - Shades of Blue
S3:E21 - MLS regular season has wrapped up with SKC on top of the West, Kinda's loan is permanent again, and Vermes snubbed from Coach of the Year consideration.
14 min
Stuck In Limbo - Shades of Blue
S3:E20 - Reports of a Pulido injury, another first team player tests positive, and points-per-game playoff math.
18 min
Points Per Game - Shades of Blue
S3:E19 - Fresh of a Peter Vermes press conference, we're talking points-per-game playoff math, and looking ahead to Sunday's match vs Minnesota
10 min
$10 Million Better - Shades of Blue
S3:E18 - Sporting KC looks $10 million better with Alan Pulido in the Starting XI. This new episode revisits the best moments from the win over the Rapids.
19 min
No Complaining - Shades of Blue
S3:E17 - A podcast in which we do absolute zero complaining about the last two Sporting KC matches.
12 min
Annoying Things About Soccer - Shades of Blue
S3:E16 - SKC get robbed on a bad call with a keeper so we're talking about all the things that annoy us about this beautiful game.
26 min
Cancel Colorado - Shades of Blue
S3:E15 - Three wins in a row & consistency on the back line! Should Erik Hurtado be in the Starting XI now for Wednesday's match against FC Dallas?
17 min
Post Presser Shades of Blue
S3:E14 - Fresh off a Sporting KC press conference ahead of Sunday's match vs Nashville. And a very boring trade has been made.
10 min
On Fire - Shades of Blue
S3:E13 - Alan Pulido's glorious return and immediate departure ahead of Wednesday's match against the Chicago Fire.
17 min
Reunion Show - Shades of Blue`
S3:E12 - We get the old crew back together as Aly Trost of 810 Sports Radio joins the show!
30 min
Question & The Answer: Shades of Blue
S3:E11 - Former Sporting KC player & current Color Analyst, Jake "The Answer" Peterson joins the show.
29 min
Busio or Ilie? - Shades of Blue
A conversation unimaginable just a few months ago is the question of the week: Would you start Gianluca Busio over Ilie Sanchez at holding midfielder??
18 min
A Familiar Foe - Shades of Blue
S3:E9 - An update on Alan Pulido, and the rest of the injury report, ahead of Sporting KC's match vs FC Dallas on Saturday.
14 min
Pulido's "Knock" - Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Peter Vermes hasn't divulged much information about his star striker's absence because, well, he doesn't have to.
25 min
Is Busio Stealing Ilie's Spot? - Shades of Blue...
An uncomfortable debate about Ilie Sanchez, Alan Pulido's midweek trip to Chicago, and previewing this weekend's match vs Minnesota United.
38 min
Getting Defensive - Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Discussing the rotating wheel of mediocrity that has been the Sporting Kansas City back line.
35 min
One And OH!: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Our favorite parts of Sporting Kansas City's first win of the season and looking ahead to the Home Opener vs the Houston Dynamo
46 min
Season Preview: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S3:E5 - A long look at the Sporting KC Starting XI and depth chart, as well as questions & predictions heading into the 2020 MLS season
77 min
Post Preseason Pod: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S3:E4 - Recapping Sporting KC's 2020 preseason
34 min
Kit Design 101: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S3:E3 - We are joined by Sporting KC's Creative Director Chad Reynolds to talk about a decade's worth of jersey designs & team branding.
70 min
Very Kinda: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S3:E2 - Answering all your questions about Gadi Kinda. Is it a transfer or a loan? What does this mean for the young guys trying to get more MLS minutes? Is he worth the money?
37 min
The White Puma: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S3:E1 - Jimmy Nielsen joins the podcast for a deep dive into his career, Sporting KC & MLS history, and his love of Kansas City.
91 min
Christmas Come Early: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S2:E29 - Sporting KC finally have their DP striker by way of Alan Pulido. MLS 3.0 is here. We talk about the money, the player, his expectations, and how he fits into the lineup.
83 min
Injection of Capital: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S2:E28 - Talking MLS 2020 conference alignment, KC Comets, and more money for Peter Vermes & Sporting KC to play with.
37 min
Giving Thanks: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Our podcast family gathers around the microphones and discusses the Sporting KC off season thus far. Plus we have our wish lists ready for what is to come.
76 min
Clockwork: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Reluctantly discussing Sporting KC's two losses this past week and looking ahead to the Portland Timbers match
50 min
A Safe Space: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Giving SKC fans a safe space to vent and express their feelings, talking about the brighter side of things, and a fun lineup discussion for the match against the Rapids this weekend.
46 min
Leapfrog: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S2:E24 - Analyzing Sporting KC's last hopes to get into the playoffs, who has the most to prove the rest of the season, and a preview of Sunday's match against LA Galaxy.
36 min
Let's Go Streaking: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S2:E23 - We look at what has made Sporting KC successful as of late and preview this weekend's match in Portland. Plus a little USA vs Mexico talk.
36 min
Call-Ups Are Coming: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Answering questions from our audience and previewing Saturday's match with the Houston Dynamo.
43 min
A Real Rivalry: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E21
Soaking up the comeback win over San Jose, what MLS4TheLou means for KC, and previewing Thursday's so called "Rivalry" game
59 min
Fixer Upper: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E20
Figuring out what went wrong in Orlando, how to save the team, and what needs to be done against San Jose on Saturday
62 min
He Named Names: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E19
Daniel Sperry joins the podcast to share in our misery after a 2-1 loss to RSL.
70 min
Real Big Match: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E18
A full studio on hand to figure out if this is the beginning of the climb for Sporting KC.
52 min
Return of Roger: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E17
Talking about how Sporting KC (and Cody) simply couldn't hit the target on Saturday and why we are still optimistic going forward
35 min
World Champs: Shades of Blue Soccer Show S2:E16
The US Women get their 4th star, the USMNT are making progress, and Sporting KC begin their climb
52 min
Wins All Around - Shades of Blue Soccer Show
The Women's National Team advances in the World Cup, Men's National Team moves on in the Gold Cup, and Sporting Kansas City picked up a much needed three points as well.
53 min
The Yanks Are Coming - Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Covering the Men's and Women's National Teams, Zusi's All Star selection, and Sporting KC's upcoming match with Columbus Crew
71 min
The Shades of Blue Soccer Show - Over It - Seas...
Sporting KC still can't seem to shake the injury bug after breaking the winless streak against the Sounders then falling at home to the Galaxy.
69 min
Sporting KC Podcast - The Shades of Blue Soccer...
Examining a tough draw with Vancouver and a check on the injury report ahead of Sunday's match against the Seattle Sounders
57 min
Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 10 - ...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
56 min
Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 9 - R...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
69 min