Sporting Kansas City and Soccer Development: an interview with David Ficklin

Sporting Park: The stadium glue that holds a franchise together (photo: turnerconstruction.com)

Sporting Park: The stadium glue that holds a successful franchise together. (photo: turnerconstruction.com)

Back in March, OTF contributor Blaize Diaz traveled west across the prairie to take in the Fire’s 0-0 draw at Sporting KC. After the match, Blaize joined Sporting Kansas City’s Vice President of Development David Ficklin in the Members’ Club to talk soccer-specific stadiums, Bridgeview, MLS growth, and doing it right in KC…

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USMNT: Not a Metaphor, Just a Football Match

Beckerman, Beltran, and Rimando: continuing the campaign for landmark status in Salt Lake City. (image: soccerbyives.com)

Beckerman, Beltran, and Rimando: continuing the campaign for landmark status in Salt Lake City. (image: soccerbyives.com)

The Yanks tossed a 4-1 win over Cuba onto the pile of its recent success. OTF’s Austin Fido is back to consider what it all means for the USMNT’s Gold Cup campaign and beyond… Continue reading

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Last time hard man Jeff Larentowicz and the now red hot Kenny Miller faced off, the Fire won a little Cup. (photo: zimbio.com)

Last time hard man Jeff Larentowicz and the red-hot Kenny Miller faced off, the Fire won a little Cup. (photo: zimbio.com)

OTF Editor Scott Fenwick and Dive Maria’s Don MacArthur bring you a match preview that will leave you wanting to hop a last-minute plane to beautiful North Cascadia…

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