Showing posts with label Kansas City Soccer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kansas City Soccer. Show all posts

Monday, November 20, 2023

Brady Krysiewicz Keeper for the Cure by KCMB Kansas City News

(From Anthony K. email submission) We would like to tell you a captivating story about the remarkable journey of Brady Krysiewicz. At just 13 years old, Brady is already making waves as a talented goalkeeper for the Sporting Kansas City Academy. However, his story goes far beyond his achievements on the field.

Brady's passion for soccer led him to relocate from Virginia to Kansas City a year and a half ago, fully committing himself to the Academy. Despite the challenges of traveling back and forth for training, Brady's dedication caught the attention of Sporting Kansas City when he was scouted at just 11 years old. But what truly sets Brady apart is his incredible work behind the scenes.

In 2009, Brady established his own nonprofit organization called Keeper For a Cure. Since its inception, this inspiring initiative has raised over $9,000 in September and October for various local organizations. Initially focused on supporting hospitals and nonprofits aiding women battling breast cancer, Brady's experiences over the years have broadened his perspective.

This year, Brady has chosen to raise funds for anyone affected by cancer, having encountered individuals who have fought against this disease in its various forms. He discovered the Gildas Club in Kansas City, an organization dedicated to supporting cancer patients, and decided to rally his efforts behind them. Since launching the campaign in September, Brady has already raised an impressive $1,700. To further amplify his impact, he has organized a significant event at Apex Ale works and Brewery in Independence, Missouri, scheduled for the last Friday of this month. This event with have comedians and musicians at the event.

With a goal of reaching $3,000 and surpassing the $10,000 mark since the establishment of Keeper For a Cure in 2009, Brady is eager to garner as much press coverage as possible. Your assistance and support in spreading the word about this incredible endeavor would be immensely appreciated. Should you have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out via email. Additionally, you can visit Brady's website for more details.

Join us in celebrating the extraordinary journey of Brady Krysiewicz and his unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Together, we can help him achieve his ambitious goals and inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

KCMB News source: Anthony K. via email submission

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wizards Rough Up New England Revolution

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Wizards Rough Up New England Revolution

The Kansas City Wizards took the Revolution behind the woodshed on Saturday night. The final score was the 4-1. Birahim Diop had two goals in the first half and an assist in his first start in the MLS in eight years. Both goals were assisted by Wizards leading scorer Kai Kamara, the second one a dazzling header over a New England Defender in the 27th minute. Diop returned the favor with a beautiful pass that Kamara tapped in the near post in the 65th minute. Four minutes later, long time Wizard and Springfield, Mo native Jack Jewsbury knocked in the Wizards fourth goal to end any hopes of a New England comeback.

This was a huge win for the Wizards who have had their ups and down this season. The victory over New England catapults the Wizards back in the race for the playoffs in the Eastern Division of the MLS. Kamara's eighth goal of the season puts him among the league leaders.

The Wizards are next in action on Saturday the 28th when they travel to Los Angeles to take on Landon Donovan and the Galaxy. The Los Angeles Galaxy not only hold the best record in the MLS, but also have two stars from the United States recent World Cup run in Donovan and striker Edson Buddle. It will be a tough test for the Wizards, and a result will be critical to any future playoff plans they might have.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Future Wizards vs. Manchester United Friendly Showcases Soccer's Growth in Kansas City

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While large crowds for World Cup matches in Kansas City signaled an increased interest in soccer across the United States and in Kansas City, the upcoming Wizards vs. Manchester United game may be a sign that interest in the world’s most popular sport is more than a passing fad.

The Wizards’ organization is reporting that over 40,000 tickets have been sold for the July 25th friendly between Kansas City’s MLS team and one of the most popular and successful teams from the English Premiership. Despite drawing Manchester United, 40,000 tickets is an extremely high number of tickets sold for a friendly game not involving the US National Team.

The previous attendance record is 37,319, which occurred in 2001 when the National team played a World Cup qualifying match against fellow CONCAF team Costa Rica. After Kansas City’s Power and Light District announced crowds of over 10,000 to watch the US vs. Ghana Round of 16 game in the World Cup, it appears that soccer has caught significant momentum, at least in the Kansas City area.

Tickets for the game are still available through Ticketmaster and the Kansas City Wizards’ Ticket Office.

Monday, June 28, 2010

World Cup Crowds in Kansas City Shows Soccer has Grown - But How Much?

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Since the United State’s run to the Quarterfinals in 2002 to the arrival of David Beckham to the LA Galaxy, soccer pundits have waited for the sport to take off in America. Saturday’s game-watching crowds in downtown Kansas City showed an increased interest in the sport, however only time will tell if that support for soccer is here to stay.

After the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, FIFA mandated the creation of an American soccer league. The MLS, now over a decade old, has been one example of the sport slowly growing in America. With many teams moving from NFL stadiums to their own complexes (such as the Wizards), progress is being made to establish the sport on a national level.

Despite the growth in the MLS league and the international star power of players such as Landon Donovan and Tim Howard, there are many hurdles the sport must overcome to enjoy the following the NFL or MLB has. Unlike European, South American and African nations, the US already has established leagues in several other sports that are extremely popular. The MLS is also a clear step below European leagues such as the English Premiership, which could turn off some casual fans with the stigma of a second-rate league.

The massive crowds in Kansas City’s Power and Light District and other venues show that Americans are willing to take a national interest in their teams, from the world cup to the Olympics. While soccer has and continues to grow, there are many limitations and hurdles the sport must face to escalate to the level of an NFL or MLB.


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