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Sporting Kansas City
Full name Sporting Kansas City
Founded 1995
Ground Children's Mercy Park
Ground Capacity 18,500
Chairman Sporting Club
Manager Peter Vermes
League Major League Soccer
2013 Eastern Conference: 2nd
MLS Cup Champions
Away colours
Third colours
JimmyConrad 2006 MLS Cup
Former Sporting Kansas City player Jimmy Conrad.

Sporting Kansas City are an American football (soccer) team that plays in Major League Soccer in Kansas City, Kansas.

They started out as the Kansas City Wiz, before changing their name to the Kansas City Wizards in 1997. Later, in November 2010, they changed their name again to Sporting Kansas City, as the team was moving into a new stadium in the 2011 season. The stadium has been known by several names, first Livestrong Sporting Park, then Sporting Park, and now Children's Mercy Park.

Honors

  • MLS Cup (league champions): 2 (2000, 2013)
  • Supporters' Shield (best regular-season record): 1 (2000)
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: 2 (2004, 2012)

League position

Season League Position
1996 Major League Soccer Semifinals
1997 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
1998 Major League Soccer 6th / West
1999 Major League Soccer 6th / West
2000 Major League Soccer Champions
2001 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2002 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2003 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2004 Major League Soccer Final
2005 Major League Soccer 5th / East
2006 Major League Soccer 5th / East
2007 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2008 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2009 Major League Soccer 6th / East
2010 Major League Soccer 3rd / East
2012 Major League Soccer Semifinals
2012 Major League Soccer Quarterfinals
2013 Major League Soccer Champions

Important players

  • United StatesMike Ammann (1996-1998)
  • United States Davy Arnaud (2002–)
  • England Stephen Armstrong (2002–2004)
  • United States Chris Brown (19992003)
  • United States Jose Burciaga Jr (2001–2007)
  • United States Mark Chung (1996–1998)
  • France Aurélien Collin (2011–present)
  • United States Jimmy Conrad (20032010)
  • United States Nick Garcia (2000-2007)
  • Scotland Richard Gough (1997)
  • Colombia Diego Gutierrez (1996-1997, 2002-2005)
  • United States Kevin Hartman (2007–2010)
  • United States Chris Henderson (1998–2000)
  • United States Jack Jewsbury (2003-)
  • United States Eddie Johnson (2006–2007)
  • Scotland Mo Johnston (1996–2001)
  • United States Chris Klein (1998–2005)
  • Greece United States Frank Klopas (1996–1997)
  • United States Alexi Lalas (1999-2001)
  • United States Roy Lassiter (2001-2002)
  • United States Matt McKeon (1996-1999)
  • United States Tony Meola (1999–2004)
  • Denmark Miklos Molnar (2000)
  • Nigeria Uche Okafor (1996-2000)
  • United States Bo Oshoniyi (2000–2006)
  • United States Serbia Preki (1996–2000, 2002–2005)
  • United States Ryan Raybould (2005-)
  • Montenegro Refik Šabanadžović (1997-1999)
  • Russia Igor Simutenkov (2002-2004)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Scott Sealy (2005-2008)
  • United States Mike Sorber (1996)
  • Zimbabwe Vitalis Takawira (1996-1999)
  • United States Carey Talley (2002–2003)
  • Jamaica Shavar Thomas (2004-2006)
  • United States Peter Vermes (2000–2002)
  • United States Sasha Victorine (2005-2008)
  • United States Josh Wolff (2003–2006)
  • United States Kerry Zavagnin (2000–2008)
  • Romania Alex Zotinca (2003-2006)
  • Canada Alex Bunbury (2000)

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