Vermes optimistic at first Sporting KC practice at new Pinnacle training facility

Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes answered questions today at the new Pinnacle training facility on Parallel Parkway. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes was asked about the next season at a news conference today at the new Pinnacle training center at 98th and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas.

“We are very competitive and we are in three competitions,” Vermes said. “We will do the best we can.”

The new $75 million training facility opened for its first practice this morning. There was a media tour of the facility on Monday.

Sporting KC team captain Matt Besler shared a laugh with coach Peter Vermes. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Newly signed defender Emiliano Amor, left, lifted weights with some guidance from the team training staff.

Midfielder Roger Espinoza worked on his core strength on the pullup straps. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Sporting KC head coach and technical director Peter Vermes surveyed the team as they went through their first workout in the new training facility. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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