The Blue Testament: For Sporting Kc Fans



The official home for audio programming from The Blue Testament, SB Nation's community for fans of Sporting Kansas City.


  • Andreu Fontàs - Shades of Blue

    21/05/2021 Duración: 20min

    The only Sporting KC player to be on the field for every minute of the season so far, Andreu Fontas, spoke with us this week. The Catalan centerback has faced quite a few struggles since arriving in Kansas City, including a serious injury. But now the world is restarting after Covid and Fontas finds himself at the top of Peter Vermes' defensive depth chart. He shared how difficult that time was for him & family, but says he's now having fun on the field again. You can hear in his voice just how happy he is to be healthy & playing. We think you'll enjoy getting to know him because 'Fonty' is a wonderful guy, great family man, and loves him some KC BBQ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • KC WoShow Episode 3 - Kansas City opens the regular season

    19/05/2021 Duración: 50min

    Cindy and Thad talk about Kansas City NWSL's first regular season match and break down the starting lineup, what went well and where it was not so good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Davy Arnaud - Shades of Blue

    06/05/2021 Duración: 14min

    Former Kansas City Wizards midfielder & current Assistant Coach with Austin FC, Sporting KC's opponent this weekend, Davy Arnaud, joins the show. He gives us his best memories of his time in Kansas City, talks about Matt Besler, and the transition from player to coach in MLS. And of course, he weighs in on a fierce food debate that is taking the country by storm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Shades of Blue Interview - A preseason chat with SKC II head coach Paulo Nagamura

    30/04/2021 Duración: 20min

    Thad talks with SKC II head coach Paulo Nagamura about what to expect from Sporting Kansas City's second team as they are about to start the USL Championship regular season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Zero Specificity - Shades of Blue

    29/04/2021 Duración: 16min

    RSL... we meet again. They won their first match, but are they any good? We wanted to give injury updates, but Peter Vermes gave essentially no updates on his star players being injured. Will Johnny Russell or Alan Pulido get their first starts of the season? Who is more likely to play? Plus, Isimat-Mirin went off injured last game. We don't know if he is match fit or not. So we're left with a lot of questions. But as always, accurate, partial information. Also, tune in to hear Thad try to say the word specificity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Plant-Based Protein with Pulskamp - Shades of Blue

    29/04/2021 Duración: 17min

    20-year-old Sporting KC goalkeeper John Pulskamp talks with us ahead of his third straight MLS start. He talks about the crew he hangs out with on the team, his planning for a goal celebration, and the 100% confidence that he'd be a good striker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Referee Assessor - Shades of Blue

    20/04/2021 Duración: 34min

    Kansas City soccer staple Doug McLagan joins the show after Sporting KC's 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Season Preview Part 4: The Fan's Perspective

    15/04/2021 Duración: 33min

    We heard from former player Jimmy Nielsen, current player Jaylin Lindsey, and from Aly Trost in the media, and now we wrap up our Sporting KC season preview series with the fan's perspective. Loyal listener & Blue Testament community member David Greenwald joined the show to give us his thoughts on the team this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • KC WoShow Episode 2 - Kansas City's first game!

    15/04/2021 Duración: 36min

    Cindy Lara and Thad Bell finally get to discuss an actual game. KC NWSL played their first match in history at Portland and there was no shortage of topics. Players missing for International duty, injuries and then the match itself. A record setting four red cards were handed out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Season Preview Part 3: Jaylin Lindsey

    14/04/2021 Duración: 11min

    The Shades of Blue Season Preview continues with Part 3 from a current player's perspective. Jaylin Lindsey tells us what it's like in Peter Vermes' classroom, and which of his teammates are good students. Fresh off his 21st birthday, he is expecting to take on a larger role with more minutes this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Reunion Show Postgame

    14/04/2021 Duración: 08min

    We have more evidence and new testimony regarding tacos & burritos. What does a burrito mean to you? Aly weighs in and we learn she's not normal when it comes to food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Season Preview Part 2: Reunion Show!

    14/04/2021 Duración: 31min

    After looking ahead to the Sporting KC & MLS season through the eyes of a former player in the last episode, it's time to hear a preview from the media's perspective. That means it's time for a reunion! 810 Sports Radio's Aly Trost returns to her KC roots to provide some much needed professionalism on Shades of Blue. The whole gang is back together! How does the media view this upcoming season? What major storylines will drive the talking heads in 2021? Which new SKC player will make a splash off the field? We analyze the roster line by line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Season Preview Part 1: Jimmy Nielsen

    13/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    Sporting KC Legend Jimmy Nielsen joins the show to kick of our MLS Season Preview series! We look at the season from the perspective of a former player in this episode. We talked good centerback pairings, time wasting, and the dynamics of putting a young player like Gianluca Busio in such an important role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Postgame Show - Tacos vs Burritos

    07/04/2021 Duración: 08min

    What's the difference between a taco & a burrito? Does mowing the lawn bring you moments of clarity? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Joe Schmuckatelli - Shades of Blue

    07/04/2021 Duración: 35min

    We're just 10 days from the start of the MLS regular season! Are you tingly yet? We talk (tried to) KC Women's Soccer which kicks off this weekend and wrap up the preseason for you. Thad gives a Sporting KC injury update as well. Plus Kaveh Rad's first team contract & the newly released retro gear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Postgame Show - Struggles of Radio & Indoor Soccer

    25/03/2021 Duración: 15min

    Talking about two industries struggling to stay afloat, radio & indoor soccer. Would pads & checking save arena soccer? Thad thinks cryptocurrency is a scam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Over There - Shades of Blue

    25/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    Sporting KC have kicked off preseason! We can't watch it but still.. it's soccer you know? We're joined by Mike Kuhn so he can run through all the numbers and analyze the 2021 Major League Soccer schedule. Only six Saturday home games? Plus, SKC will have to squeeze in the Leagues Cup as well. Which is sure to create a few issues along the way. It's international soccer time right now with Olympic Qualifying for the United States U-23's and the USMNT warming up for World Cup Qualifying. That means new music from The Vandon Arms! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Kit Drop Pt. 2 - Shades of Blue

    09/03/2021 Duración: 27min

    We continue our conversation with Sporting KC Creative Director Chad Reynolds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Kit Drop - Shades of Blue

    09/03/2021 Duración: 01h09min

    We're joined by Chad Reynolds, Creative Director for Sporting KC, to discuss the new kit release. He gives us some really great insight into the long and difficult process of kit design in Major League Soccer. Chad is always a great guest as a KC native that's been with the team for over a decade now. We could - and did - talk with him for hours. Make sure to check out the 'extra time' from our talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Unofficial Preseason - Shades of Blue

    05/03/2021 Duración: 23min

    The Sporting KC players are back together this week for unofficial preseason and we got to hear from them for the first time this year. Peter Vermes doesn't sound overly optimistic that a we'll see a new signing on the front line before the regular season begins. But Gianluca Busio sounds ready to step up and THAT dude for SKC. We also talk about all the new kits being released around Major League Soccer. Why are they all so plain? Is Sporting KC waiting to be the grand finale? We'll have the club's designer on the show next week to talk about his team's newest creation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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