Everyone Fell (More) In Love With Patrick Mahomes At The Sporting KC Match

As if Kansas City hadn’t fallen hard enough for Patrick Mahomes — what with his absurd 37 touchdowns and 330 yards passing per game as a sophomore in the NFL — the Chiefs quarterback gained even more fans on Thursday night by turning out in support of Sporting KC during the MLS playoffs.

Mahomes — along with a few of his Chiefs teammates — scored front-row seats as Sporting KC hosted Portland in a Western Conference final at Children’s Mercy Park. Along with Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Chris Conley, Chad Henne, Gehrig Dieter and Demarcus Robinson, Mahomes led the KC fans in “I believe that we will win!” chants. 

The Twitterz loved it.

That last tweet is interesting because Mahomes grew up about two hours east of Dallas in the town of Whitehouse, Texas. There he was a star athlete in baseball (he was his team’s best hitter and pitcher), basketball (I saw him go for 20 and 20) and, of course football. Full disclosure, I covered Mahomes for years as a newspaper sportswriter, once watching him throw for more than 600 yards in a high school playoff game. He never played soccer, but he did attend Whitehouse High School soccer matches on occasion. I imagine if he did play soccer, he’d be pretty good at that, too. 

Instead, he’ll have to settle for being perhaps the best quarterback in the NFL right now. 

Sadly for Mahomes and his Chiefs teammates, Sporting KC lost 3-2 with Portland, allowing the Timbers to advance to the MLS Cup final, where they’ll play at Atlanta United. Maybe Matt Ryan and Co. will show up to root on the Five Stripes?

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