It makes sense that an owner occasionally wants to check in on their team, which is exactly what both Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews and family did during the recent bye week of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday by spending their afternoon at Children’s Mercy Park watching Sporting KC take on Real Salt Lake.
The Chiefs have won four straight games through the month of November, a stretch in which they’ve turned around their season, seized control of the AFC West, and re-established their postseason hopes. The offense looks dangerous. The defense has improved to the point where they’ve carried the team more than once. Special teams units are outplaying their opponents on a weekly basis.
It was a perfect way for a team to enter a full week of rest in the midst of a grueling schedule.
During the week away, Chiefs coaches, staff members, and players were able to celebrate the holidays with Thanksgiving on Thursday and then gain further time with their families and friends through the weekend. For Mahomes and his young family, who are minority owners in Sporting Kansas City, there was no better chance to take in a game an MLS Cup match during the bye.
The couple was apparently looking forward to the game in the days leading up and other soccer heroes like Taylor Twellman were hoping to see them in attendance.
If SKC is able to get past Real Salt Lake, which is a tough proposition given the series history this year isn’t working in Sporting’s favor, they have the chance to host more contests as they chase the MLS Cup. That might give Mahomes and company an another opportunity or two like this one in the days to come—given he has the time away from Arrowhead.
Mahomes will get back to work this week in practice as the Chiefs prepare for their first of two games against the Denver Broncos, a game that has been flexed to Sunday Night Football in Week 13.