Montgomery High grad Eric Kronberg: A Viking in Kansas City

  • Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg dives for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 19, 2014. Impact was awarded a corner-kick on the play. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Bet you didn't know Sporting Kansas City lost to the New England Revolution 2-0 last Saturday night in a Major League Soccer game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Bet you didn't know that the American soccer league shows signs of growth as 14,806 fans showed up in the New England Patriots stadium configured for soccer to seat 20,000.

Bet you didn't know Sporting followed up last week's loss with a 2-0 win against the Columbus Crew on Sunday, the same day they<NO1><NO> received their rings as MLS champions a year ago.

Bet you didn't know that Eric Kronberg — raised in Bennett Valley, educated at Montgomery High and Cal — accepted one of those rings.

Bet you didn't know that Kronberg is now the starting goalie for Sporting.

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