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Sporting KC players Benny Feilhaber (10) and Seth Sinovic (15) celebrate a goal by Claudio Bieler (16), next to Montreal Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier (8) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., March 30, 2013. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Sporting KC players Benny Feilhaber (10) and Seth Sinovic (15) celebrate a goal by Claudio Bieler (16), next to Montreal Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier (8) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., March 30, 2013. (Orlin Wagner/AP)

As Major League Baseball awaits a list of names of players facing suspension for their involvement with performing enhancing drugs, Major League Soccer holds its All-Star Game tonight.

The league's best players take on Italy’s A.S. Roma at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

It’s tough to get a ticket for the match. And the same can be said for Sporting Kansas City's regular season games. The team is on a string of 27 straight sellouts of their world-class stadium that holds nearly 19,000.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Greg Echlin of KCUR explains why Kansas City has become a soccer hotbed.

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