HT: Who in the bloody hell is going to play defense for you guys? I mean, really. I was excited to see Erik Palmer-Brown play, and now apparently he’s questionable. How many MLS teams have to turn to their fifth centerback? I’m almost feeling sorry for you. Fill us in on the fill-ins.
TBT: Honestly I'm feeling as clueless as you are. We have Erik Palmer-Brown, who practiced with the team this week and looks good to go for Sunday. The 17 year old has not seen a lick of action in any competition with Sporting KC but at this point we're out of options.The next move will probably be Uri Rosell moving back to centerback, where he played in the Barca academy but hasn't played there since coming to SKC. Toni Dovale will probably start in Rosell's role but this isn't the ideal situation at all.
TBT: Dwyer has been such a success at center forward that there is no reason for him to lose his starting spot just because someone else is making DP money on the bench. In his latest start against Philadelphia, Bieler had no spark and didn't bring a lot of offense to the match. I wouldn't say Bieler has been a disappointment, Dwyer just hit his form at an impeccable time.
TBT: Chicago has been our oldest rivalry but the flame (get it?) has been calmed in favor of recent rivalries that have sprung up. Seattle always seems to beat us in stoppage time so there's a lot of animosity there. Real Salt Lake and Sporting have had a lot of close matches lately including the MLS cup, which has them at the forefront of fan hate.The biggest rival, however, is Houston. Every match between the two is close, the playoff series matchups are always intense and the teams are both really good at the same time. I would guess that most Sporting fans would say Houston is our main rival.
The Blue Testament: Chicago’s offense has looked decent as of late and hasn’t been shut out all season. How do you expect that to translate to a game where Sporting KC is going to be missing several defenders?
TBT: The Fire finally broke that barrier and got the first win of 2014 against New York. Will this set up a confidence that the team can go and win these games?
TBT: How has Frank Yallop looked as head coach so far this season? I know it’s early but how would you compare him to Klopas last year?