by Taylor Dawson
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Over the past few years Sporting KC’s fan base has grown tremendously. When the announcement was made that Kansas City would host the MLS All-Star game earlier this year, die-hard soccer fans in Kansas City purchased their tickets and started counting down the days.
Sporting KC has had its ups and downs this season, especially when starters Graham Zussi or Matt Besler were on the road with the U.S. Men’s national team. However, the team managed to make it to first place in the Eastern Conference. Their record right now is 10-6-6 in the league.
FOX 4 COVERAGE: MLS All-Star game
From Monday night’s Macklemore concert to Aurelien Collin’s fashion show, the All-Star events in Kansas City this week have made fans more than eager for game day. But, the wait is over — match day is finally here.
On Monday evening, local soccer fans will get to watch some of the best soccer players in the world as the MLS All-Stars will take on AS Roma at Sporting Park.
Sporting KC Coach Peter Vermes will coach the MLS All-Stars, including his own players Graham Zussi, Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin. The sold out game is expected to be packed and covered in Sporting Kansas City blue.