Sporting Kansas City - Kansas City, KS
Sporting Kansas City is a charter club of Major League Soccer, having been a part of the league from its founding. The club was founded as The Kansas City Wiz (later changed to ?Wizards?) for the first fifteen years, then changed its name to Sporting Kansas City when it moved to its new home stadium. Sporting Kanasa City plat their home matches in Livestrong Park located in Kansas City, Kansas.
Kansas City saw initial success in early years, due primarily to experienced players like Digital Takawira and Preki. After the first season?s playoff run, the team changed their name to the Wizards. They have had continued with a 1st place finish in the Western Conference in 1997, 2000, and 2004, along with a MLS Cup championship in 2000. While being the runner-up in the 2004 MLS Cup Final, the club found success in winning the US Open Cup the same year. They qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League in 2002 and 2005, advancing to the semi-finals in 2002. Notable former players include Josh Wolff, Preki, and Jimmy Conrad.
The official colors of Sporting Kansas City are indigo and "sporting" blue.