Election Day in Altoona, Pa.

Residents of Altoona, Pa. voted on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

Robert Geis, son of Altoona mayoral candidate Mark Geis, of Lake Wylie, Sc., holds flags on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 outside of the poling place at Father Kelly Hall in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Robert Geis, son of Altoona mayoral candidate Mark Geis, of Lake Wylie, Sc., holds flags on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 outside of the poling place at Father Kelly Hall in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Cindy Kelley, of Altoona, Pa. pushes a wheelchair into the poling place at Bethany Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Cindy Kelley, of Altoona, Pa. pushes a wheelchair into the poling place at Bethany Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Lee Appleman, of Altoona, Pa. enters the poling place at Altoona Bible Church on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Lee Appleman, of Altoona, Pa. enters the poling place at Altoona Bible Church on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State Women's Basketball defeated Kutztown the Golden Bears 64-44.

Penn State Women's Basketball faced Kutztown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions defeated the Golden Bears 64-44 in the exhibition match.

Guard, Kamaria McDaniel (5) shoots the ball during Penn State Women's Basketball's game against Kutztown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions defeated the Golden Bears 64-44 in the exhibition match. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Guard, Kamaria McDaniel (5) shoots the ball during Penn State Women's Basketball's game against Kutztown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions defeated the Golden Bears 64-44 in the exhibition match. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State Women’s Basketball huddle during Penn State Women's Basketball's game against Kutztown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions defeated the Golden Bears 64-44 in the exhibition match. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State Women’s Basketball huddle during Penn State Women's Basketball's game against Kutztown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions defeated the Golden Bears 64-44 in the exhibition match. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Guard, Siyeh Frazier (4) passes the ball during Penn State Women's Basketball's game against Kutztown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions defeated the Golden Bears 64-44 in the exhibition match. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Guard, Siyeh Frazier (4) passes the ball during Penn State Women's Basketball's game against Kutztown on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions defeated the Golden Bears 64-44 in the exhibition match. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State UPUA general assembly meeting

UPUA heal a general assembly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the HUB.

Adeline Mishler, at large representative, yawns during the UPUA assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the HUB. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Adeline Mishler, at large representative, yawns during the UPUA assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the HUB. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

A UPUA representative points during the UPUA assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the HUB. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

A UPUA representative points during the UPUA assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the HUB. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

A UPUA representative glances back to the audience during the UPUA assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the HUB. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

A UPUA representative glances back to the audience during the UPUA assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the HUB. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State Women's Soccer defeats Northwestern 3-1

Penn State Women's Soccer took down Northwestern 3-1 on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Jeffrey Field.

Midfielder, Ally Schlegel (34) heads the ball and scores a goal during the match against Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Jeffrey Field. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Midfielder, Ally Schlegel (34) heads the ball and scores a goal during the match against Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Jeffrey Field. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Defender, Ellie Jean (14) reacts after missing a shot during the match against Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Jeffrey Field. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Defender, Ellie Jean (14) reacts after missing a shot during the match against Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Jeffrey Field. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Forward, Jordan Canniff (32) dribbles the ball during the match against Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Jeffrey Field. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Forward, Jordan Canniff (32) dribbles the ball during the match against Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Jeffrey Field. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

A Selection of 35mm Film | Pennsylvania

As a passion project I recently purchased a Nikon F100 film camera. I had shot some film in the past and really enjoy the thought that goes into shooting with film. Planning my shots and allowing myself to think deeper about what and why I’m shooting. Here is a selection of shots I have taken over the past few months.

A van sits in front of a house on Sept. 21, 2019 in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

A van sits in front of a house on Sept. 21, 2019 in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Erin Hogge poses on Sept. 21, 2019 in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Erin Hogge poses on Sept. 21, 2019 in Altoona, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Noah Riffe and Erin Hogge pose during a picnic at the Hintz Alumni Garden on Sept. 10, 2019 in State College, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Noah Riffe and Erin Hogge pose during a picnic at the Hintz Alumni Garden on Sept. 10, 2019 in State College, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

A plant in a beam of light on Sept. 20, 2019 in State College, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

A plant in a beam of light on Sept. 20, 2019 in State College, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water home on Sept. 8, 2019 in Mill Run, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water home on Sept. 8, 2019 in Mill Run, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Erin Hogge poses on the balcony of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water home on Sept. 8, 2019 in Mill Run, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Erin Hogge poses on the balcony of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water home on Sept. 8, 2019 in Mill Run, Pa. | Photo by: Noah Riffe | Shot on: Nikon F100 with Portra 400

Penn State Football routs Maryland

Penn State faced Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. The Nittany Lion's defeated the Terrapins 59-0.

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Journey Brown (4) celebrates during the game against Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. The Nittany Lion's defeated the Terrapins 59-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Journey Brown (4) celebrates during the game against Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. The Nittany Lion's defeated the Terrapins 59-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) warms up before the game against Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. The Nittany Lion's defeated the Terrapins 59-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) warms up before the game against Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. The Nittany Lion's defeated the Terrapins 59-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Maryland Terrapins defensive back Jordan Mosley (18) grabs the helmet of Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (5) during the game against Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. The Nittany Lion's defeated the Terrapins 59-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Maryland Terrapins defensive back Jordan Mosley (18) grabs the helmet of Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (5) during the game against Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. The Nittany Lion's defeated the Terrapins 59-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Over 70 Portrait Project

Barry Wright, 75, of Altoona, Pa. poses inside the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, Pa. on Monday, September 23, 2019. Wright joined the Shriners 19 years ago after a friend asked him if he was interested in being a part of the Freemasonry. Today, Wright is the Treasurer of the local Altoona chapter of Jaffa Shriners. The Shrine was constructed in 1909 and still stands in the same place.

Barry Wright, 75, of Altoona, Pa. poses outside the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, Pa. on Monday, September 23, 2019. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Barry Wright, 75, of Altoona, Pa. poses outside the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, Pa. on Monday, September 23, 2019. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Barry Wright, 75, of Altoona, Pa. poses inside the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, Pa. on Monday, September 23, 2019.

Barry Wright, 75, of Altoona, Pa. poses inside the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, Pa. on Monday, September 23, 2019.

NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest - 3rd Place Image

So excited to have placed for Sports Feature in the Q2 NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest! Thank you to Sporting Kansas City for allowing me to make images for you this summer and get this shot.

The judges said about the image: “Emotion on little girl’s face helps show the intensity and emotion of the game. Also, the inspiration it left for young women in this country after the Women’s World Cup.”

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Swope Park Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic

The Swope Park Rangers faced Hartford Athletic on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers defeated Hartford 4-3 improving their record to 3-6-9.

Erik Hurtado dribbles the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic match on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers defeated Hartford 4-3 improving their record to 3-6-9.

Erik Hurtado dribbles the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic match on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers defeated Hartford 4-3 improving their record to 3-6-9.

Alex heads the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic match on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers defeated Hartford 4-3 improving their record to 3-6-9.

Alex heads the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic match on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers defeated Hartford 4-3 improving their record to 3-6-9.

Felipe Hernandez celebrates after scoring in the Swope Park Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic match on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers defeated Hartford 4-3 improving their record to 3-6-9.

Felipe Hernandez celebrates after scoring in the Swope Park Rangers vs. Hartford Athletic match on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers defeated Hartford 4-3 improving their record to 3-6-9.

Swope Park Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Swope Park Rangers faced the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to the Rowdies 3-1 .

Juan Tejada (17) celebrates after scoring during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies match on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to the Rowdies 3-1 .

Juan Tejada (17) celebrates after scoring during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies match on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to the Rowdies 3-1 .

Rassambek Akhmatov (95) passes the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies match on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to the Rowdies 3-1 .


Rassambek Akhmatov (95) passes the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies match on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to the Rowdies 3-1 .

Juan Tejada (17) fights for the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies match on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to the Rowdies 3-1 .

Juan Tejada (17) fights for the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies match on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to the Rowdies 3-1 .

Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire

Sporting Kansas City faced the Chicago Fire on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Fire 1-0.

Ilie Sánchez (6) dribbles past a defender during the Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire match on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Fire 1-0.

Ilie Sánchez (6) dribbles past a defender during the Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire match on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Fire 1-0.

A fan waves a flag during the Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire match on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Fire 1-0.

A fan waves a flag during the Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire match on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Fire 1-0.

Krisztián Németh (11) fights for the ball with Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) during the Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire match on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Fire 1-0.

Krisztián Németh (11) fights for the ball with Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) during the Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire match on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Fire 1-0.

Swope Park Rangers Break Losing Streak Against Saint Louis FC

The Swope Park Rangers faced Saint Louis FC on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers took down Saint Louis 2-1 breaking their 8 game winless streak.

Ethan Vanacore-Decker (91) celebrates with Sean Karani (80) after scoring in the Swope Park Rangers vs. Saint Louis FC match on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers took down Saint Louis 2-1 breaking their 8 game winless streak.

Ethan Vanacore-Decker (91) celebrates with Sean Karani (80) after scoring in the Swope Park Rangers vs. Saint Louis FC match on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers took down Saint Louis 2-1 breaking their 8 game winless streak.

Ethan Vanacore-Decker (91) is tripped up by Phanuel Kavita (3) during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Saint Louis FC match on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers took down Saint Louis 2-1 breaking their 8 game winless streak.

Ethan Vanacore-Decker (91) is tripped up by Phanuel Kavita (3) during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Saint Louis FC match on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers took down Saint Louis 2-1 breaking their 8 game winless streak.

Graham Smith (16) plays a long ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Saint Louis FC match on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers took down Saint Louis 2-1 breaking their 8 game winless streak.

Graham Smith (16) plays a long ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Saint Louis FC match on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers took down Saint Louis 2-1 breaking their 8 game winless streak.

USA defeats Panama in Gold Cup Group Stage Finale

The United States faced Panama in the team’s final group stage game of the Gold Cup on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 with a bicycle kick goal scored by Jozy Altidore in the 66th minute.

Matt Miazga (19) heads the ball during the United States vs. Panama, Gold Cup match on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 with a bicycle kick goal scored by Jozy Altidore in the 66th' minute.

Matt Miazga (19) heads the ball during the United States vs. Panama, Gold Cup match on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 with a bicycle kick goal scored by Jozy Altidore in the 66th' minute.

Jozy Altidore (17) celebrates during the United States vs. Panama, Gold Cup match on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 with a bicycle kick goal scored by Jozy Altidore in the 66th' minute.

Jozy Altidore (17) celebrates during the United States vs. Panama, Gold Cup match on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 with a bicycle kick goal scored by Jozy Altidore in the 66th' minute.

Harold Cummings (3) celebrates during the United States vs. Panama, Gold Cup match on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 with a bicycle kick goal scored by Jozy Altidore in the 66th' minute.

Harold Cummings (3) celebrates during the United States vs. Panama, Gold Cup match on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. defeated Panama 1-0 with a bicycle kick goal scored by Jozy Altidore in the 66th' minute.

U.S. Men's National Team Trains at Pinnacle

The U.S. Men's National Team held a Gold Cup training session on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pinnacle National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. Men's National Team is preparing to face off with Panama in the team’s final group stage match of the Gold Cup.

Christian Pulisic puts on sunscreen during the U.S. Men's National Team, Gold Cup training session on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pinnacle National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. Men's National Team will face off with Panama in the team’s final group stage match of the Gold Cup. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Christian Pulisic puts on sunscreen during the U.S. Men's National Team, Gold Cup training session on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pinnacle National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. Men's National Team will face off with Panama in the team’s final group stage match of the Gold Cup. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Christian Roldan runs during the U.S. Men's National Team, Gold Cup training session on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pinnacle National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. Men's National Team will face off with Panama in the team’s final group stage match of the Gold Cup. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Christian Roldan runs during the U.S. Men's National Team, Gold Cup training session on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pinnacle National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. Men's National Team will face off with Panama in the team’s final group stage match of the Gold Cup. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Jordan Morris jumps during the U.S. Men's National Team, Gold Cup training session on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pinnacle National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. Men's National Team will face off with Panama in the team’s final group stage match of the Gold Cup. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Jordan Morris jumps during the U.S. Men's National Team, Gold Cup training session on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Pinnacle National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The U.S. Men's National Team will face off with Panama in the team’s final group stage match of the Gold Cup. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Sporting Kansas City Hosts World Cup Watch Parties

Sporting Kansas City hosted Women’s World Cup watch parties on June 11, June 20, and June 24, 2019, at Kansas City Live! in Kansas City, MO. The U.S. Women’s National team finished 1st in Group F with 9 points, 3 wins, +18 goal differential, and faced Spain in the round of 16. The U.S. Women’s National Team continued their run and beat Spain 2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Sporting Kansas City hosts a Women’s World Cup watch parties on June 20, 2019, at Kansas City Live! The U.S. Women’s National team finished 1st in Group F with 9 points, 3 wins, +18 goal differential, and will face Spain in the round of 16. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Sporting Kansas City hosts a Women’s World Cup watch parties on June 20, 2019, at Kansas City Live! The U.S. Women’s National team finished 1st in Group F with 9 points, 3 wins, +18 goal differential, and will face Spain in the round of 16. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Sporting Kansas City hosts a Women’s World Cup watch parties on June 24, 2019, at Kansas City Live! The U.S. Women’s National Team continued their run, beating Spain 2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Sporting Kansas City hosts a Women’s World Cup watch parties on June 24, 2019, at Kansas City Live! The U.S. Women’s National Team continued their run, beating Spain 2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Sporting Kansas City hosts a Women’s World Cup watch parties on June 20, 2019, at Kansas City Live! The U.S. Women’s National team finished 1st in Group F with 9 points, 3 wins, +18 goal differential, and will face Spain in the round of 16. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Sporting Kansas City hosts a Women’s World Cup watch parties on June 20, 2019, at Kansas City Live! The U.S. Women’s National team finished 1st in Group F with 9 points, 3 wins, +18 goal differential, and will face Spain in the round of 16. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Swope Park Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence

The Swope Park Rangers faced the Charlotte Independence on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers drew the Independence 0-0.

Niki Jackson dribbles the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence match on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers drew the Independence 0-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Niki Jackson dribbles the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence match on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers drew the Independence 0-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Swope Park Rangers head coach Paulo Nagamura watches on during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence match on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers drew the Independence 0-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Swope Park Rangers head coach Paulo Nagamura watches on during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence match on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers drew the Independence 0-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Killian Colombia dribbles the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence match on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers drew the Independence 0-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Killian Colombia dribbles the ball during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Charlotte Independence match on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers drew the Independence 0-0. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital surprise Graham Zusi with All-Star news

Patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City surprise Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi with the news he was voted on to the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star team. This will be Zusi’s 7th appearance on the all-star roster. "It's amazing, it really is.” Zusi said. “Seeing the kids and nurses that help so much just made it quite a special occasion for me."

Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi cries while talking with the media after patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City surprise him with the news he was voted on to the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star team. This will be Zusi’s 7th appearance on the all-star roster.

Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi cries while talking with the media after patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City surprise him with the news he was voted on to the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star team. This will be Zusi’s 7th appearance on the all-star roster.

Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi shakes hands with a patient after he was surprised at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with the news he was voted on to the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star team. This will be Zusi’s 7th appearance on the all-star roster.

Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi shakes hands with a patient after he was surprised at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with the news he was voted on to the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star team. This will be Zusi’s 7th appearance on the all-star roster.

Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi signs a jersey for a patient after he was surprised at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with the news he was voted on to the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star team. This will be Zusi’s 7th appearance on the all-star roster.

Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi signs a jersey for a patient after he was surprised at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with the news he was voted on to the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star team. This will be Zusi’s 7th appearance on the all-star roster.

Swope Park Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC

The Swope Park Rangers faced Loudoun United FC on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to United 3-2.

Forward, Ethan Vanacore-Decker gets tripped by Bryang Kayo (14) during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC match on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Forward, Ethan Vanacore-Decker gets tripped by Bryang Kayo (14) during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC match on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Kyle Murphy (9) celebrates after scoring during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC match on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to United 3-2. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Kyle Murphy (9) celebrates after scoring during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC match on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. The Rangers fell to United 3-2. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Defender/midfielder, Alexsander (92) takes a free kick during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC match on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Defender/midfielder, Alexsander (92) takes a free kick during the Swope Park Rangers vs. Loudoun United FC match on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas. | Photo by: Noah Riffe

Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy

Sporting Kansas City faced the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting fell to the Galaxy 2-0.

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) controls the ball during the game against Sporting KC on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting fell to the Galaxy 2-0.

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) controls the ball during the game against Sporting KC on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting fell to the Galaxy 2-0.

Felipe Gutiérrez (21) heads the ball during the game against LA Galaxy on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting fell to the Galaxy 2-0.

Felipe Gutiérrez (21) heads the ball during the game against LA Galaxy on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting fell to the Galaxy 2-0.

Kansas City Cauldron, Sporting KC’s independent supporters group, displays a TIFO during the game against LA Galaxy on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting fell to the Galaxy 2-0.

Kansas City Cauldron, Sporting KC’s independent supporters group, displays a TIFO during the game against LA Galaxy on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting fell to the Galaxy 2-0.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Seattle Sounders FC

Sporting Kansas City faced Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Sounders 3-2.

Tim Melia (29) makes a save during Sporting Kansas City’s match against Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by: Noah Riffe)

Tim Melia (29) makes a save during Sporting Kansas City’s match against Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by: Noah Riffe)

Johnny Russell (7) hugs his daughter after Sporting Kansas City’s match against Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by: Noah Riffe)

Johnny Russell (7) hugs his daughter after Sporting Kansas City’s match against Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by: Noah Riffe)

Kelvin Leerdam (18) dribbles the ball during Seattle Sounders FC match against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by: Noah Riffe)

Kelvin Leerdam (18) dribbles the ball during Seattle Sounders FC match against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting defeated the Sounders 3-2. (Photo by: Noah Riffe)