Today season ticket holders started to receive renewal information in the mail for tickets for the 2013 season. Sporting did come up with a unique way of doing season ticket renewal, setting up a new "dating" website for renewals, Love and Sporting a great idea to at least add some spice to the renewal process. Prices for season ticket holders haven't gone up that much, if at all, in some sections. The largest increase was $2 in the Cauldron and East Stand midfield. Still some of the best value in the city for Sporting events.
There is still a renewal bonus, although not as good as last years where season ticket holders could get a trip to the Victory Suite. This year, they'll be invited to a tailgate in the Sprint plaza for the season opener.
Deadline Day Transfer Falls Through
Earlier today, Thad Tweeted some information about a potential deadline day signing for Sporting KC. A foreigner player that KC was close to signing but was unlikely to come off. He mentioned that the player had agreed to the deal, but there was a requirement of Sporting KC from another party that KC had not met that was holding up the deal.
Then later tonight on Twitter, Robb Heineman tweeted that they hadn't been able to get the deal done. The deal had apparently been for Javi Guerra, a 30 year old Spanish forward who has scored 46 goals in 80 games for Spanish second division side Real Valladolid.
So KC was looking to at least attempt to help with the scoring issues that they are currently having by trying to bring in Guerra, but with the deal falling through and the transfer window close to closing, KC would need to look for a free agent, or look to trade within MLS to assist with their scoring troubles. I know it's not entirely what fans wanted to see/hear today most people were hoping for a signing to come in and assist with the goal scoring for Sporting KC. And while people may not be happy that they haven't signed someone, hopefully there's a little bit of hope with the fans that they at least were trying to sign someone to help with Kansas City's scoring woes.
Still as of the end of the day today, Kansas City is now one of only three teams that do not have a designated player. They are the only team in the Eastern Conference without one as the other two without a DP are San Jose and Colorado.