Sporting Kansas City defender Andreu Fontas has played every minute of the 2021 season thus far. He leads MLS is pass attempts, successful passes and touches. Operating under the radar, he has been on of the club’s most consistent performers to begin the campaign.
But not everything has come easy for the 31-year-old Fontas, who spent the early stages of his professional career at FC Barcelona competing with the Likes of Lionel Messi, David Villa, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol. Injuries have played a palpable role during his stint at Sporting, but with many of those obstacles behind him, the Spaniard looks poised for his first true breakout year in Major League Soccer.
In a new episode of Shades of Blue—a podcast hosted by Thad Bell, Cody Bradley and Robert Rusert—Fontas opens up about the challenges he has overcome in order to be in the position he is now. Listen to the full episode above.
Fontas and Sporting (3-2-1, 10 points) will look to continue their winning ways Saturday when they visit the San Jose Earthquakes (3-3-0, 9 points) in a 9 p.m. CT kickoff at PayPal Park. Fans can catch the action live on Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, BallySports.com and the Bally Sports app as well as Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.
No Other Pub, a premier restaurant and sports entertainment venue in downtown Kansas City, will celebrate its highly anticipated reopening by hosting the official watch party for Saturday’s match. From 8:30 p.m. CT until the full-time whistle, No Other Pub will offer multiple food and drink specials including $2 off appetizers, $4 Michelob Ultras and $4 select call cocktails. Sporting will also conduct ticket giveaways for the club’s home match on May 29 against Houston Dynamo FC.