In the spirit of giving back Sporting Kansas City is proud to participate in Fuzzy Fotos KC, a fundraiser for the Kansas City Free Health Clinic and Heartland SPCA. Six Sporting KC players joined Wiley Curran, an avid fan, along with their four-legged friends for a fuzzy foto in hopes to capture your vote to raise money for thousands of patients and homeless pets in Kansas City.
In the starting line-up is Kei Kamara and his beloved dog Chelsea. Kei's favorite team is Sporting KC but he is a huge fan of Chelsea FC, hence the rallying name of his Spaniel and Australian Shepard rescue. His fuzzy friend even has her own Twitter page @ChelseaTheDog23! Kei is a forward and raises money to provide school scholarships for students in his hometown of Sierra Leone. When Kei is not busy on the field or helping others, he enjoys relaxing with Chelsea while playing a few of his favorite video games.
Next up is midfielder Bobby Convey with his pocket-sized pooch Vada. Vada, a Chihuahua, is known for being well-rounded and clean-cut just like Bobby. We are not sure if this mild mannered four-legged friend would rather join Bobby on the soccer field or cheer from the sidelines. There is no better companion then a great owner. Right Vada?
Adding his own Cali style to the mix is Chance Myers. Chance is a defender from Thousand Oaks, California and seen here with his dog Lela Rose, a name that captures the charm his beautiful dog has to offer. When Chance isn't busy running around with Lela Rose you can catch him on the golf course, or even body boarding in the ocean when the duo make their way home to the west coast.
Graham Zusi is a midfielder from Orlando, Florida. It's fair to say the Zusi family loves soccer. He has two sisters and a brother that play and we're pretty sure Graham's speed and love to run has made an impact on his dog Baci. Graham was named Major League Soccer Breakout Player of the Year in 2011 and this summer was named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster. We're pretty sure Baci, who Graham adopted last year, is his biggest fan.
Stopping goals for Sporting Kansas City is Eric Kronberg. Eric is from Santa Rosa, California and lives in Kansas City with his Boston Terrier named Rambo. Rambo and Eric seem to have a lot in common. Like Eric, Rambo, doesn't give up easily. When Eric and Rambo aren't at the dog park, Eric enjoys playing dodgeball, shuffleboard, traveling, fly fishing, camping and shopping at Costco. To keep his peace, Eric practices Tai Chi and Aikido.
Kansas City's own, Matt Besler, is a defender for Sporting Kansas City. Matt has a deep background in sports. He played soccer at Notre Dame, attended Sporting Kansas City games throughout his childhood and supports all KC sports organizations. When he is not busy with his wide interest in sports, Matt completes the daily crossword in USA Today and spends much of his time with his dog Gipper (sister to Graham's dog Baci). Gipper and Matt enjoy taking long walks through the park, and Matt shares his feelings and thoughts about Sporting Kansas City's most recent game with Gipper.
Rounding out the group is Wiley Curran an avid fan and whose family brings a love of both soccer and the Kansas City community to the Sporting Kansas City organization. Wiley is pictured with a dog his family rescued and nursed back to good health. Wiley, whose mom, Janet, sits on the Board of Directors at Heartland SPCA, always had a love for pets and his home is a haven for rescued animals.
Thanks for your vote and support!
Lindsey Rood, KC Free Health Clinic, 816-777-2764