After over four weeks in Arizona, the guys are getting creative on how to spend their downtime. Today, Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Kamara organized a team-wide FIFA tournament for the afternoon. Eighteen of the players drew their teams out of a cup, with Graham Zusi representing Sporting Kansas City against European heavyweights Real Madrid. Here are the pairings for the first round of matches:
Arsenal (Sapong) vs. Barcelona (Bunbury)
Inter Milan (Myers) vs. Liverpool (Rocastle)
Manchester City (Kronberg) vs. Olympic Lyonnais (Kamara)
Sporting Kansas City (Zusi) vs. Real Madrid (Espinoza)
Valencia C.F. vs. Bayern Munich (Aiyegbusi)
Rangers (Lorenz) vs. Roma (Besler)
FC Schalke 04 (Jones) vs Olympique Marseille (Sassano)
Chelsea (Arnaud) vs Manchester United (Harrington)
Follow along on Twitter via the team's list of players and staff at twitter.com/SportingKC/Club to get updates from all the individual feeds with one click of a button.
Here are some stories that caught our attention today:
- Kansas City Star Q&A with Jack Jewsbury, who had some great things to say about KC. More from Andrew Wiebe on SportingKC.com.
- One thing Jewsbury mentioned is all the new stadiums in MLS. Big congrats go to the SJ Earthquakes, who began demolition today at their stadium site.
- The CONCACAF Gold Cup will announce its schedule on Tuesday, March 8th. Five more days until we find out which National Teams are coming to KC!
- Mark the June 14th Gold Cup doubleheader on your calendar and you can also now download our 2011 MLS regular season schedule as a PDF.