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Sporting Kansas City
Sporting KC
Full name Sporting Kansas City
Nickname(s) Sporting
Wizards
The Wiz
Swope Park Rangers (reserves)
Founded 1995
Stadium Children's Mercy Park
Kansas City, Kansas
(Capacity: 18,467)
Owner Sporting Club
Manager Flag of the United States Peter Vermes
Current League Major League Soccer 
2020 Major League Soccer
Website Club home page
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Sporting Kansas City, often shortened to Sporting KC, is an American professional soccer club based in Kansas City, Kansas, with its main office and historic location in Kansas City, Missouri. The club competes as a member of the Western Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS), having returned in 2015 after spending ten seasons in the Eastern Conference.

Sporting KC began play in 1996 as a charter team in the league, then known as the Kansas City Wiz. The team was founded by Lamar Hunt in 1995. Since moving across the state line, they have been the only major professional sports league franchise to play their home games in Kansas.

For the majority of their existence, the franchise were known as the Kansas City Wizards. The team rebranded in November 2010, coinciding with its move to their home stadium, now known as Children's Mercy Park. The franchise has won the MLS Cup twice (2000, 2013), the Supporters' Shield in 2000, and the U.S. Open Cup in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017.

External links

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Major League Soccer 2020 Teams
Eastern Conference

Atlanta United FC · Chicago Fire FC · FC Cincinnati · Columbus Crew SC · D.C. United · Inter Miami CF · Montreal Impact · New England Revolution · New York City FC · New York Red Bulls · Orlando City SC · Philadelphia Union · Toronto FC

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids · FC Dallas · Houston Dynamo · LA Galaxy · Los Angeles FC · Minnesota United FC · Nashville SC · Portland Timbers · Real Salt Lake · San Jose Earthquakes · Seattle Sounders FC · Sporting Kansas City · Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Future teams

Austin FC (2021) · Charlotte (2021) · Sacramento Republic FC (MLS) (2022) · St. Louis (2022)

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