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words “Keep Calm and Dream On” rests on a chair in the master

boxes, various soccer memorabilia, and a ping-pong table that has

bedroom while framed photos of architectural points of interest

seen its fair share of tournaments!

on the Notre Dame campus perfectly line the wall going down the staircase. And one cannot miss the inspirational message attached to the

Despite their frenetic schedules, Matt and Amanda still find time to frequent some of their favorite Kansas City eateries, including Coal Vines, Rudy’s and the Blue Moose Bar and Grill.

wall just over the bottom stair, visible while coming down the stairs:

Even though Matt undoubtedly could have been romanced into

“Play like a champion today!” Based on Sporting KC’s exciting

joining a soccer club in Europe (after all, he was named to the U.S.

wins, it’s a safe bet Matt hits that with his hand for continued good

Men’s National Team’s final roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup), his

luck every time he comes down the stairs and prepares to leave the

heart belongs to his hometown.

house to go to work. Just to the left after coming down the stairs is the kitchen, which has been outfitted with all new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. This is also a space in the home where Matt and Amanda demonstrate true teamwork.

“It feels good to be living in Kansas City,” he said. “We’ve started something special with the team here and I want to continue to build the brand of Sporting KC.” While Matt’s professional job is to assist his team with winning games, his true love can be found here in this home with Amanda.

“She does most of the cooking,” he said.

And while keeping score is reserved for the soccer field, it is

Amanda smiled and chimed in, “But Matt will clean the dishes!”

apparent Matt is truly counting his life’s blessings, and those seem

The basement, although not finished, still suggests it is a routine

to be stacking up in his favor.

gathering spot. It is home to the washer and dryer, assorted storage

“I feel truly grateful for all that I have,” he reflected. KCH&S May 2015

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