Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

About Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City is an American professional soccer club based in Kansas City, Kansas. The club is a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer. The club is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception. For the majority of its first 15 years of existence the team was known as the Kansas City Wizards. The team was renamed in November 2010, coinciding with its move to a new stadium, Livestrong Sporting Park. The club won both the MLS Cup and the MLS Supporters' Shield in 2000, and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2004 and 2012. Lamar Hunt, who was founder or co-founder of the American Football League, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chicago Bulls, the United Soccer Association, and Major League Soccer, also founded the team. The Kansas City Wiz played their first game on April 13, 1996, defeating the Colorado Rapids at Arrowhead Stadium. The Wiz players included Preki and Digital Takawira, and were coached by Ron Newman.

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