You can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs

St. Louis CITY SC was unceremoniously bounced out of the MLS Playoffs by cross-region rival Sporting Kansas City on Monday night, losing a home-and-away series to a clearly superior side. Sporting Kansas City had an incredible run of form after dropping their first 10 games of the season to eek in to a play-in game as the #8 seed in the west.

Of course, it had to be Kansas City. Had to.

Sporting Kansas City sweep St. Louis CITY: “Why stop now?” |
Sporting Kansas City aren’t content with being in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. They’re aiming to win it all on Dec. 9.

Bah, humbug.

I love sports. After graduating college, I started a company centered on sports - the Sports Cartel Blog Network - before the idea of blogging-as-career really took off. I got to truly do what I loved: watch as much football, baseball, hockey, and basketball as I could... then write about it at length. I learned a lot about entrepreneurship and - being frank - sucked at it (now you know why I had to go get an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises).

All this to say: this season of watching St. Louis CITY SC take the pitch week-after-week and cheering them on from the stands has been one of the coolest experiences of my life. While the end of the season was clearly suboptimal, it was still 8 months of incredible highs that I wouldn't trade for anything (except an MLS Championship trophy or Spporters Shield, obviously).

You've successfully subscribed to Stephen Bolen
Great! Next, complete checkout to get full access to all premium content.
Error! Could not sign up. invalid link.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Error! Could not sign in. Please try again.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Error! Stripe checkout failed.
Success! Your billing info is updated.
Error! Billing info update failed.