A year ago, most of us were still trying to wrap our heads around the terms “Sporting Kansas City” and “LiveStrong Sporting Park.” They were unfamiliar, and some would say even bizarre phrases, describing our re-named professional soccer team and its, then, still un-built new stadium.
All the changes seem to have worked. Rave reviews poured in for the new venue in KCK. The team made the playoffs. Attendance went up 84 percent. Merchandise sales went up 475 percent. And team TV ratings went up more than 100 percent. How’s that for a turnaround?
This week, we’re joined by one of the team’s top star’s and biggest goal scorers, Kei Kamara.
Here is a look a look at his journey from Sierra Leone to Kansas City and his return to play for Africa’s national team: