Kansas City

In a game that included many missed goal-scoring opportunities, Sporting Kansas City fell to the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday night. Vancouver remains in first place in the Western Conference after the win, while Sporting KC is currently tied for second place. 

With the Royals now going to miss the playoffs for the second straight season, Kansan columnists Ethan Belshe and Will Long debate whether Kansas City should retain manager Ned Yost, whose contract runs through the 2018 season. 

Kansan columnists Will Long and Ethan Belshe debate who the Chiefs' starter should be heading into the season. Long says Patrick Mahomes II should already unseat Alex Smith, while Belshe says Smith has proven he still deserves to be Kansas City's starter.

Kansan sports columnists Michael Swain and Ethan Belshe debate whether the Chiefs can make the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five seasons. 

Kansan sports columnist Arman Alhosseini previews the four teams in the AFC West, including the Kansas City Chiefs, and predicts where where each team will finish in the division.  

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