Mike McGrew

  • joined Jun 20, 2012
  • last login Mar 04, 2014
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Sporting KC fan and blogger. The Cincinnatian Xavi.

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  • NCAAF Penn St. Nittany Lions
  • MLS Sporting Kansas City
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VIDEO: History of Sporting KC vs. DC United


The Daily Wiz's Video Replay series continues with D.C. United. Sporting KC have won four in a row against DC United, and it is largely due to set-piece goals from corner kicks. Also covered: DC handballs!

History of Sporting KC vs. Chicago Fire

Sporting Kansas City's Rivalry Week opponent has no shortage of incredible moments from the past. Check out this week's Video Replay and see some of the good, bad, and (Michael Kennedy-aided) ugly.

What's wrong with the Fire?


Sporting KC take on Chicago Fire on Saturday. Nobody knows the Fire better than a Fire blog, and SB Nation's Fire blog is the best there is.

Video Replay: Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC


Video Replay showcases this weekends upcoming opponent for Sporting KC: Toronto FC. The defense of Toronto FC has given Kansas City many highlight reel moments in the past.

Recap: "Mission 102 Points" - underway


Sporting KC makes a statement in their season opening win against Philadelphia Union.

Sporting KC gets a new home jersey


Check out images from Sporting Kansas City's new primary kit, featuring a first-ever shirt sponsor and a unique feature that's on no other adidas jersey in the world.

Video Replay: History of Sporting KC vs. Union


A video review of the series between Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia Union. Some games and goals you may have forgotten about.

Sporting KC players methodical in USA friendly


Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, and Benny Feilhaber fail to impress in scoreless draw - but they don't hurt their stock either.

2013: Lots O' Soccer in KC


2013 will be an incredibly busy soccer year in Kansas City. Just how busy? This busy.

Dear US Soccer, WCQ's Belong In Kansas City


LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is U.S. Soccer's best venue in all of America to host a World Cup qualifier, and it would be an absolute travesty for the U.S Soccer Federation not to select Kansas City as a host site in 2013.

The Daily Wiz Roundtable: From 2012 to 2013


A roundtable discussion to reflect on 2012 and consider where Sporting KC will find itself next season.

KC In Jeopardy Of Hosting Fewer USMNT Games?


The decision to play USMNT games on temporary grass could jeopardize LIVESTRONG Sporting Park's chances to host World Cup Qualifiers after 2013.

Reviewing MLS SuperDraft: Picks 31 and Beyond.


Does the MLS SuperDraft work? The last of our four part series looking at every pick since 2007.

Reviewing MLS SuperDraft: Picks 21-30 since 2007


Part three of our comprehensive, 5-year assessment of every MLS SuperDraft selection.

Looking Back: Reviewing MLS SuperDraft Selections


Part two of our review of MLS SuperDraft selections, assessing every pick since 2007.

Report: MLS in Talks to Integrate Reserves/USL PRO


Reporting NASN story about the possible integration of MLS Reserves with USL PRO. This potential agreement could greatly improve the quality of play in the league.

Looking Back: Reviewing MLS SuperDraft Selections


Part one of our comprehensive review of MLS SuperDraft selections, where we assess every pick since 2007.

Pick Your Poison


A review of Sporting Kansas City's potential opponents for the post-season prior to this week's regular season action.

Daily Wiz Roundtable: Mid-Season Review


We at The Daily Wiz pulled together a roundtable discussion to reflect on the first half of the season and where we think Sporting KC will end up at the end.

Home Cookin'. After tonight's deflating result, Sporting KC's schedule features just two road game...


Home Cookin'. After tonight's deflating result, Sporting KC's schedule features just two road game from now to mid-September.

Road Trippin': Columbus.


One of the great things about being a Sporting KC fan are the complementary tickets to away games. It's a great motivation to go out and support the players in venues hundreds of miles from Kansas...

Shots, shots, shots-shots-shots. (pt. 2)


Yesterday we looked at how Sporting KC is on pace to record the most team shots in MLS history, and how this is not necessarily a good thing. Today's statistical analysis looks at scoring tempo...

Shots, shots, shots-shots-shots. (pt. 1)


It is the most thrilling build-up in every Sporting KC game. Bobby Convey or Graham Zusi walks methodically to the corner of the touchline. The Cauldron--energized by the aggressive play of...

After last nights game, a quick display of the inefficiency of Sporting KC's shot-taking this...


After last nights game, a quick display of the inefficiency of Sporting KC's shot-taking this season. When they take shots, they mostly miss the mark. Sporting remains the only side not to score a goal outside the 18-yard box this season.

Sporting KC's Chalk(board) Season.


Documenting an irish jig? An amusing take on Sporting Kansas City's season using doctored OPTA chalkboards.

Poke the Bear and Put in the Reserves: Analyzing Sporting KC vs. Dayton


Should Sporting KC field a team of reservists against the Dayton Dutch Lions in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup? A look into the strategy at play for this Tuesday's game.

A Self-indulgent Guide to Tweeting Your All-Star Ballot


Twitter voting for the MLS All-Star Game ends today. I am not a fan of the MLS All-Star Game. Players should be celebrated for excelling at their craft but an All-Star Game seems an antiquated way...

A Quick Hello from the New Guy


via I'm checking in here for the first time. Do you need to see my papers? Hello everyone. I've been asked by Alex to contribute to Daily Wiz and build on the work...

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