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Can we blame the turf? - Shades of Blue
S5:E23 - Recorded live on location from our first TBT Watch Party after Sporting KC's 3-0 loss in Seattle.
37 min
Who Gives A Hoot? - Shades of Blue
S5:E22 - Getting you ready for the US Open Cup Quarterfinal match against Union Omaha out of the third tier.
19 min
Apologizing to Logan Ndenbe
We're joined by the Sporting KC left back to talk about calves, scrimmaging with Peter Vermes, & getting kicked in MLS.
17 min
Strange Days - Shades of Blue
S5:E21 - It's all Jose Mauri's fault. But reinforcements are on the way.
47 min
Johnny Russell Appreciation Hour
S5:E20 - The captain put his entire mind, body, & soul into pulling Sporting KC through rough patch.
26 min
Versatility paying off for Cam Duke & Sporting KC
The 21-year-old KC native has become a key contributor for his hometown club this year.
13 min
Playing negative is a positive - Shades of Blue
S5:E19 - A tactical change for Sporting KC is yielding results.
33 min
Kortne Ford was "shaking" with passion for SKC ...
He's dedicated, he's focused, and his socks look funny. Get to know the 26-year-old defender on and off the field.
15 min
Where does Sporting KC go from here? Shades of ...
S5:E18 - We've reached a new low point. How will the club respond?
36 min
Late Night Delirium - Shades of Blue
S5:E17 - It's an AFTER DARK episode recorded immediately following that absolutely ridiculous Sporting KC win over FC Dallas.
59 min
Johnny Russell: "I know I'm hot-headed at times."
The Sporting KC captain addresses fan incident.
18 min
The Art of Getting Fouled - Shades of Blue
S5:E16 - Assessing the draw vs FC Dallas & asking questions like, "Where in the world is Nikola Vujnovic?"
35 min
Robert Voloder: "I want to show all the KC fans...
Our first chance to hear from this quiet, confident 20-year-old and his interesting journey to MLS.
15 min
Falling Down - Shades of Blue
S5:E15 - In the standings... and on the sidelines.
52 min
One is the Loneliest Number - Shades of Blue
S5:E14 - Sporting KC could set an unfortunate record this weekend and Vermes puts the defense on blast.
18 min
Andreu Fontas on being "mentally strong" amidst...
The SKC defender talks about consistency, Catalan cuisine, & his family's love for Kansas City.
17 min
Roger Espinoza on playing the 6 and his competi...
"I wish I helped the team more. I took everything from that match."
14 min
Ultra Annoying - Shades of Blue
S5:E13 - Supporters' group shenanigans, Sporting KC set piece woes, & the potential for mid-season signings.
51 min
Daniel Salloi talks MLS referees, contract nego...
In the final year of his contract, the 25-year-old is highly motivated to turn things around for Sporting KC
20 min
The One Big Problem - Shades of Blue
S5:E12 - The show goes full gasbag to figure out what's wrong with Sporting KC.
50 min
With Nate Bukaty - Shades of Blue
S5:E11 - The Sporting KC Commentator call this "the most important 5-year window in the history of American soccer."
61 min
Inside Jokes - Shades of Blue
S5:E10 - Assessing the current state of the Sporting KC roster & previewing the RSL match.
47 min
Proper Pronunciations - Shades of Blue
S5:E9 - Finding the funny from the MLS weekend to help you forget about the 2-0 Sporting KC loss in Colorado.
34 min
A Tad Askew - Shades of Blue
S5:E8 - Analyzing the attacking core, takeaways from the Dynamo win, & what to expect this weekend.
41 min
Logan Ndenbe & Remi Walter
Ndenbe & Walter join us to talk about MLS, Peter Vermes, & dining out in Kansas City.
11 min
The Home Opener - Shades of Blue
S5:E7 - Jose Mauri makes a mysterious exit, plus an update from training & Media Day ahead of the Dynamo match.
34 min
Knee Jerks - Shades of Blue
S5:E6 - Totally level-headed & not-at-all emotional reactions. Plus a dramatic reading of the comment section.
36 min
Matchday One Vibes - Shades of Blue
S5:E5 - Word association with MLS teams, a Sporting KC season preview, and Keanu Reeves.
43 min
Kit Drop: State Line 3.0 (Hour 2) - Shades of Blue
S5:E5 - The moment finally arrives and the kit is unveiled for us on the air for our unfiltered reactions.
48 min
Kit Drop: State Line 3.0 (Hour 1) - Shades of Blue
S5:E4 - Happy Kit Drop Day everyone! Chad Reynolds is back for the yearly tradition, and he brought a friend this time.
46 min
A New Striker - Shades of Blue
S5:E3 - New signings, preseason action, celebrating the end of Bally's Sports, and a check to see how the Cauldron FB page is doing so far.
44 min
Interview with KC Current forward Kristen Hamil...
KC Current's Hamilton optimistic and happy to be reunited with more former teammates
14 min
Introducing the KC Current new manager and GM o...
Introducing KC Current's new leadership
11 min
Interview with Ike - Opara has returned to SKC ...
Ike and Benny back together again but this time coach Sporting KC II - Ike discusses why he returned
14 min
Matt Besler Unfiltered: When Loyalty Ends
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