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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
2
Missed Opportunity - Shades of Blue
S4:E29 - What went wrong against Vancouver, assessing the SKC defense, & finding a ceiling without Pulido.
31 min
3
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
4
Postgame Show - Busio & USMNT
Gianluca Busio is making his return to the USMNT for the next set of World Cup Qualifiers.
8 min
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
Good vs Evil - Shades of Blue
S4:E25 - Full pre-game coverage to get you excited for the Sounders match.
26 min
9
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
10
Spending the Busio Money - Shades of Blue
S4:E23 - How will Peter Vermes spend all that new cash from Busio's transfer?
21 min
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
Shades of Blue Interview - Sunflower State FC
Local soccer at the grassroots level
33 min
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
KC WoShow Episode 3 - Kansas City opens the reg...
KC NWSL played their first match of the regular season at Racing Louisville
49 min
19
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
20
Shades of Blue Interview - A preseason chat wit...
2021 preseason chat with SKC II head coach Paulo Nagamura
19 min
21
Zero Specificity - Shades of Blue
S4:E15 - Three key players are injured. Or are they? Will they play? We have no answers.
15 min
22
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
23
Referee Assessor - Shades of Blue
S4:E13 -
32 min
24
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
25
KC WoShow Episode 2 - Kansas City's first game!
KC NWSL played their first match of the Challenge Cup
35 min
26
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
27
Reunion Show Postgame
We're still arguing about food.
7 min
28
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
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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
30
Postgame Show - Tacos vs Burritos
A vigorous food debate and an examination of the beauty in mowing the lawn,
7 min
31
Joe Schmuckatelli - Shades of Blue
S4:E8 - Wrapping up the Sporting KC preseason, plus an injury update.
32 min
32
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
33
Over There - Shades of Blue
S4:E7 - Preseason updates, Sporting KC schedule & Leagues Cup, plus USMNT action.
44 min
34
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
35
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
36
Unofficial Preseason - Shades of Blue
S4:E5 - We await the new Sporting KC kit drop as preseason has unofficially begun
21 min
37
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
38
Amy Rodriguez Interview
ARod talks with Thad Bell about her return to Kansas City with KC WOSO.
16 min
39
KC WOShow
S1:E1 - A brand new podcast from The Blue Testament covering the all new KC WOSO club!
47 min
40
Signings & Rumors - Shades of Blue
Discussing Sporting KC's recent additions, centerbacks, & rumors.
8 min
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
Jimmy Nielsen - Shades of Blue
S3:E22 - Sporting KC Legend Jimmy Nielsen plays "Who's That Player?" and talks MLS Playoffs
39 min
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
$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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
Question & The Answer: Shades of Blue
S3:E11 - Former Sporting KC player & current Color Analyst, Jake "The Answer" Peterson joins the show.
29 min
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
Getting Defensive - Shades of Blue Soccer Show
Discussing the rotating wheel of mediocrity that has been the Sporting Kansas City back line.
35 min
62
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
63
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
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Post Preseason Pod: Shades of Blue Soccer Show
S3:E4 - Recapping Sporting KC's 2020 preseason
34 min
65
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
66
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
67
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
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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
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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
70
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
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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
72
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
73
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
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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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 10 - ...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
56 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 9 - R...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
69 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 - Episode 8 -...
All things soccer in Kansas City
73 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 7 - K...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
57 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 6 - N...
All things Sporting Kansas City
44 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 5 - I...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
47 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 4 - V...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
53 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 3 - T...
Talking all things Sporting Kansas City and more
64 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 2 - R...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
45 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2019 Episode 1 - B...
Breaking down all the Sporting KC news
70 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2018 Episode 38 - ...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
78 min
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2018 Episode 37 - ...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2018 Episode 36 - ...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2018 Episode 35 - ...
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
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Shades of Blue Soccer Show - 2018 Episode 34 -
Talking all things soccer in Kansas City
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