July 4, 1968 –Pele plays an exhibition match against the Kansas City Spurs at Municipal Stadium


November 2, 1968 – U.S. MNT beats Bermuda 6-2 in World Cup Qualifier in Kansas City (2,265)


December 17, 1993 – Formation of Major League Soccer announced by Alan Rothenberg


June 6, 1995 – Kansas City Wiz introduced as one of 10 MLS charter members


October 11, 1995 – Ron Newman named first head coach in MLS history


October 17, 1995 – Uniforms, logos and colors unveiled in New York City; Mike Sorber allocated to KC (first player in Kansas City history)


December 18, 1995 – Frank Klopas allocated to Kansas City (second player in club history)


January 31, 1996 – Digital Takawira allocated to Kansa City (third player in club history)


February 5, 1996 – Preki allocated to Kansas City (fourth player in club history)


February 6, 1996 – Inaugural MLS Draft in New York City, Kansas City selects Mark Chung in first round


April 13, 1996 – First MLS match in Kansas City history, a 3-0 win over Colorado at Arrowhead Stadium (21,141)


May 2, 1996 – Kansas City beats Columbus 6-4 at Arrowhead Stadium in the second-highest scoring match in MLS history (8,848)


June 20, 1996 – Preki scores in his fifth consecutive game in a 5-1 win over D.C. United at Arrowhead Stadium (9,458)


July 3, 1996 – Kansas City plays the U.S. Olympic Team at Arrowhead Stadium (6,137)


November 18, 1996 – The club is renamed the Kansas City Wizards


December 21, 1996 – Preki scores his first goal for U.S. MNT in a 2-2 draw with Guatemala


October 25, 1997 – Preki is named MLS MVP for the first time


November 16, 1997 – Preki scores for U.S. MNT in a 4-2 win over El Salvador


February 7, 1998 – Preki scores the game-winning goal in U.S. MNT’s 2-1 win over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup


February 10, 1998 – Preki scores game-winner in U.S. MNT’s 1-0 win over Brazil in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals


June 1998 – Preki (USA) and Uche Okafor (Nigeria) compete at the FIFA World Cup in France


August 29, 1998 – Sandra Hunt becomes one of first two female referees in MLS history in a 2-2 draw between Kansas City and Chicago at Arrowhead Stadium (8,621)


September 5, 1998 – Preki totals eight points in a 5-1 win vs. San Jose at Arrowhead Stadium, the second-most in MLS history (6,755)


May 16, 1998 – Digital Takawira records a hat trick in a nine-minute span in a 3-1 win at New England


April 15, 1999 – Ken Fogarty is named interim manager


April 28, 1999 – Bob Gansler is named the second head coach in Kansas City history


May 15, 1999 – Lamar Hunt is awarded the second-ever U.S. Soccer National Hall of Fame Medal of Honor


June 20, 1999 – Chris Henderson has an MLS-record four assists in a 6-0 win vs. NY/NJ at Arrowhead Stadium (6,190)


July 17, 1999 – Preki has two goals and an assist as MVP of the MLS All-Star game in San Diego


October 7, 1999 – The U.S. WNT beats Finland 6-0 at Arrowhead Stadium in a 1999 doubleheader after Brazil beat South Korea 4-0 in the early game (36,405)


May 27, 2000 – Tony Meola sets an MLS record for longest shutout streak at 681 minutes


August 20, 2000 – The U.S. WNT ties Canada 1-1 at Arrowhead in a tune-up for 2000 Summer Olympics (21,246)


September 6, 2000 – Tony Meola sets an MLS record with his 16th clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 win at New England


September 9, 2000 – Kansas City secures the Supporters Shield with a 2-2 tie at Tampa Bay


October 10, 2000 – Tony Meola is named MLS MVP, Goalkeeper of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year; Peter Vermes named MLS Defender of the Year


October 11, 2000 – and Bob Gansler is named MLS Coach of the Year


October 15, 2000 – Kansas City wins the 2000 MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium


April 25, 2001 – The U.S. MNT beats Costa Rica 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier at Arrowhead Stadium (37,319)


June 2002 – Tony Meola (USA) competes at the FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea


October 15, 2002 – Chris Klein named MLS Comeback Player of the Year


January 17, 2003 – The MLS SuperDraft is held at the Kansas City Convention Center


January 18, 2003 – Chris Klein scores for the U.S. MNT in a 4-0 win over Canada


February 12, 2003 – Chris Klein scores the match-winner for the U.S. MNT in a 2-1 win at Jamaica


June 8, 2003 – Chris Klein scores his third goal of the year for the U.S. MNT in a 2-1 win over New Zealand


October 22, 2003 – The U.S. WNT ties Italy 2-2 at Arrowhead Stadium in an international friendly (18,263)


November 21, 2003 – Preki wins his second MLS MVP award at the age of 40


June 20, 2004 – Josh Wolff scores for the U.S. MNT in a 3-2 win at Grenada


September 22, 2004 – Kansas City wins the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at Arrowhead Stadium (8,819)


October 16, 2004 – The U.S. WNT beats Mexico 1-0 at Arrowhead Stadium in an international friendly (20,435)


November 14, 2004 – Kansas City makes its second MLS Cup appearance in a 3-2 loss to D.C. United at the Home Depot Center


December 9, 2004 – Owner Lamar Hunt announces that the Wizards are for sale


July 16, 2005 – Josh Wolff scores for the U.S. MNT in 3-1 victory over Jamaica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup


September 17, 2005 – Preki becomes the oldest player in MLS history to record an assist at 42 years, 85 days. It was the 98th and final assist of his Kansas City career, an all-time club record


October 15, 2005 – Preki becomes the oldest player in MLS history to score a goal at 42 years, 113 days in 2-2 tie at Dallas in his final MLS match. The goal is his 71st for Kansas City, an all-time club record


October 25, 2005 – Jimmy Conrad named MLS Defender of the Year and Chris Klein named MLS Comeback Player of the Year


November 11, 2005 – Tony Meola and Preki are named to the MLS All-Time Best XI as part of the league’s 10th anniversary


November 12, 2005 – Josh Wolff scores for the U.S. MNT in a 1-1 draw at Scotland


February 19, 2006 – Eddie Johnson scores for the U.S. MNT in a 4-0 win over Guatemala


June 2006 – Jimmy Conrad, Eddie Johnson and Josh Wolff (USA) compete at the FIFA World Cup in Germany


July 19, 2006 – Brian Bliss is named interim head coach


August 31, 2006 – Ongoal LLC buys the Kansas City Wizards from Hunt Sports Group


November 27, 2006 – Curt Onalfo is named the third head coach in Kansas City history


December 13, 2006 – Lamar Hunt dies at age 74 after long battle with cancer.


February 7, 2007 – Jimmy Conrad scores the game-winning goal for the U.S. MNT in a 2-0 victory over Mexico


March 2, 2007 – Groundbreaking at Swope Soccer Village


May 2007 – Kansas City launches KC Wizards Juniors Youth Development Program, which would later become the Sporting KC Academy


June 2, 2007 – Eddie Johnson becomes the first MLS player to score back-to-back hat tricks in a 3-2 win at Arrowhead Stadium (13,875)


June 9, 2007 –Eddie Johnson scores for the U.S. MNT in the CONCACAF Gold Cup


June 28, 2007 –Eddie Johnson scores for the U.S. MNT in the Copa America against Argentina


July 13, 2007 – Swope Soccer Village is dedicated


November 5, 2007 – Eddie Johnson is named MLS Comeback Player of the Year


January 23, 2008 – Eddie Johnson transfers from Kansas City to Fulham


March 10, 2008 – Kansas City signs Claudio Lopez as team’s first Designated Player


March 29, 2008 – First match at CommunityAmerica Ballpark is a 2-0 win vs. D.C. United (10,385)


September 7, 2008 – Kerry Zavagnin starts the final game of his career, his 228th career MLS start for the club


August 4, 2009 – Peter Vermes is named interim head coach


September 9, 2009 – A soccer-specific stadium plan is unveiled for Kansas City, Kansas


September 16, 2009 – El Clasico is held at Arrowhead Stadium between Chivas Guadalajara and Club America (26,119)


November 6, 2009 – Jimmy Conrad named MLS Humanitarian of the Year


November 9, 2009 –Peter Vermes is named the fourth head coach in Kansas City history


January 20, 2010 – Groundbreaking at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas


June 2010 – Roger Espinoza (Honduras) competes at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa


June 26, 2010 – More than 12,000 fans watch The U.S. MNT's World Cup Round of 16 match at the KC Power & Light District


July 25, 2010 – Kansas City defeats Manchester United 2-1 in front of the largest soccer crowd in Kansas City history at Arrowhead Stadium (52,424)


August 10, 2010 – Preki is inducted into the National Soccer National Hall of Fame


August 13, 2010 – Kansas City signs Omar Bravo as a Designated Player


August 31, 2010 – Kansas City signs Jon Kempin as its first Homegrown Player


November 17, 2010 –Sporting Kansas City is unveiled as the club’s new identity


January 22, 2011 –Sporting KC striker Teal Bunbury scores for the U.S. MNT in a 1-1 draw against Chile


March 23, 2011 – Chad Ochocinco begins his tryout with Sporting KC


June 4, 2011 – Bob Gansler is inducted into the National Soccer National Hall of Fame


June 9, 2011 –Sporting Park hosts its inaugural match as Sporting KC faces the Chicago Fire


June 14, 2011 – CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader in Kansas City featuring the U.S. MNT beating Guadeloupe 1-0


July 20, 2011 –Sporting KC hosts English Premier League club Newcastle United FC at Sporting Park


September 17, 2011 – The U.S. WNT plays its first match after the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final in Kansas City at Sporting Park


October 12, 2011 –Sporting Kansas City hosts Club Deportivo Guadalajara in an international friendly at Sporting Park


November 8, 2011 –Sporting KC striker C.J. Sapong is named the 2011 MLS Rookie of the Year


December 20, 2011 – Graham Zusi is named MLS Breakout Player of the Year


January 12, 2012 –Kansas City hosts the 2012 MLS SuperDraft at the KC Convention Center


January 25, 2012 – Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi scores the game-winning goal in the U.S. MNT’s 1-0 victory at Panama


March 31, 2012 – Sporting Park hosts the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying semifinals


April 2, 2012 – Sporting Park hosts the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying championship match


May 30, 2012 – Tony Meola is inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame


July 24, 2012– Sporting KChosts Montpellier in an international friendly at Sporting Park


August 1, 2012– Sporting KC hosts Stoke City in an international friendly at Sporting Park


August 8, 2012 – Sporting KC wins the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in a penalty kick shootout over Seattle Sounders FC (18,863)


October 16, 2012– The U.S. MNT defeats Guatemala at Sporting park in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying


November 20, 2012Matt Besler is named MLS Defender of the Year


November 26, 2012Sporting KC lands four players on the 2012 Best XI: Jimmy Nielsen, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi. 


November 28, 2012Jimmy Nielsen is named 2012 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year


January 17, 2013Sporting KC announces Ivy Funds as the club's first ever jersey sponsor 


April 5, 2013 – Sporting KC launches The Victory Project


July 31, 2013 – Sporting Park hosts the 2013 MLS All-Star Game against AS Roma


October 11, 2013 – Peter Vermes is inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame


December 5, 2013 – Sporting KC lands two players on the 2013 Best XI: Matt Besler and Graham Zusi


December 7, 2013 – Sporting KC wins the 2013 MLS Cup, defeating Real Salt Lake 7-6 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw at Sporting Park (21,650)


June 16, 2014 – Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi records the game-winning assist in the United States' 2-1 win over Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup


June 22, 2014 – Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi records an assist in the United States' 2-2 draw against Portugal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup


June/July 2014 – Sporting KC captain Matt Besler starts all four matches for the United States at the 2014 FIFA World Cup


June/July 2014 – More than 12,000 fans watch U.S. MNT World Cup matches at the KC Power & Light District


July 19, 2014 – Sporting KC signs Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to long-term Designated Player contracts


September 12, 2014 – Dom Dwyer sets a single-season club record with his 19th MLS goal in a 4-0 win at Chivas USA


October 30, 2014 – Dom Dwyer extends his single-season club record with his 24th goal across all competitions in 2014


September 30, 2015 – Sporting KC wins the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating the Philadelphia Union 7-6 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw at PPL Park


October 22, 2015 – Sporting Club launches Swope Park Rangers as USL expands to Kansas City


November 18, 2015 – Goalkeeper Tim Melia is named the MLS Comeback Player of the Year in his first season with Sporting KC


November 29, 2015 – Benny Feilhaber selected to MLS Best XI


December 3, 2015 – Krisztian Nemeth wins the 2015 AT&T Goal of the Year for his stunning solo run and finish against the Portland Timbers on Oct. 3, becoming the first Goal of the Year winner in club history


January 25, 2016 – Jake Reid, an executive at club since 2010, is named Sporting KC President; Reid later becomes President and CEO on April 18, 2018


February 24, 2016 – No Other Pub opens in the Kansas City Power & Light District through a partnership between Sporting KC, The Cordish Companies and Entertainment Consulting International


March 26, 2016 – The Swope Park Rangers play their inaugural USL match at Children’s Mercy Park


April 13, 2016 – Sporting KC unveils its 20th Anniversary Best XI: Jimmy Nielsen, Matt Besler, Jimmy Conrad, Peter Vermes, Davy Arnaud, Chris Klein, Preki, Kerry Zavagnin, Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer, Josh Wolff


May 28, 2016 – U.S. MNT defeats Bolivia 4-0 at Children's Mercy Park in the final tune-up for Copa America as Christian Pulisic scores his first U.S. MNT goal


June 21, 2016 – Liga MX clubs C.F. Pachuca and Santos Laguna play to a 1-1 draw in preseason friendly at Children's Mercy Park


July 10, 2016 – Ceremonial groundbreaking held for Pinnacle featuring Mayor Mark Holland, Governor Sam Brownback and U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn


July 22, 2016 – U.S. WNT play their final match before the 2016 Summer Olympics at Children's Mercy Park, a 4-0 win against Costa Rica


June 1, 2017 – Ribbon cutting ceremony held for Wyandotte Sporting Fields featuring Mayor Mark Holland and Governor Sam Brownback


July 9, 2017 – Sporting Club co-owner Neal Patterson dies at age 67 after battle with cancer


August 25, 2017 – Sporting KC signs 15-year-old Homegrown Player Gianluca Busio, the youngest player in club history


September 20, 2017 – Sporting KC is crowned Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion with a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls at Children's Mercy Park


November 9, 2017 – Ike Opara is named MLS Defender of the Year and later selected to the MLS Best XI on Nov. 30


November 16, 2017 – Tim Melia is named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and later selected to the MLS Best XI on Nov. 30


March 15, 2018 – Kansas City is included as Candidate Host City in the United Bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup


May 16, 2018 – Compass Minerals National Performance Center grand opening featuring MLS Commissioner Don Garber, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis, Governor Jeff Colyer and Mayor David Alvey


June 9, 2018 – Matt Besler surpasses Davy Arnaud for most MLS regular season appearances in club history, playing his 241st game against the Portland Timbers


July 26, 2018 – Children's Mercy Park hosts a Tournament of Nations doubleheader featuring the United States, Japan, Brazil and Australia


October 28, 2018 – Sporting KC clinches first place in the Western Conference following a 2-1 victory over LAFC at Children's Mercy Park on Decision Day


November 11, 2018 – Sporting KC defeats Real Salt Lake 5-3 on aggregate for the club's first playoff win since the 2013 MLS Cup


February 28, 2019 – Sporting KC dominates Deportivo Toluca 5-0 on aggregate in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 for the largest margin of victory for an MLS club against a Liga MX outfit


June 26, 2019 – Children's Mercy Park hosts a Concacaf Gold Cup doubleheader featuring the United States, Panama, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago


July 23, 2019 – Children's Mercy Park hosts an International Champions Cup exhibition match between FC Bayern Munich of Germany and AC Milan of Italy.


September 30, 2019 – Sporting's USL Championship club, the Swope Park Rangers, are renamed Sporting Kansas City II ahead of the 2020 campaign


December 10, 2019 – After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010, Sporting acquires Mexican striker Alan Pulido on a club-record transfer fee from Liga MX powerhouse Chivas de Guadalajara


Feb. 29, 2020 – Sporting opens the season with an impressive 3-1 road win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda score on their debuts


March 7, 2020 – Sporting throttles the Houston Dynamo 4-0 in an electric Children's Mercy Park home opener, receiving goals from Pulido, Kinda, Khiry Shelton and Roger Espinoza


March 11, 2020 – Sporting's away match at the San Jose Earthquakes, scheduled for March 21, is postponed due to COVID-19 concerns


March 12, 2020 – Major League Soccer suspends the 2020 regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a league-wide training moratorium begins


May 6, 2020 – After almost eight weeks of quarantine workouts at their respective homes, Sporting players return to Compass Minerals National Performance Center for the start of voluntary individual workouts


May 19, 2020 – MLS announces the cancellation of the 2020 All-Star Game, Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup


June 4, 2020 – In a momentous breakthrough, MLS and the MLS Players Association complete a new collective bargaining agreement that includes a plan to resume the 2020 season with a tournament in Orlando


June 7, 2020 – Sporting receives approval to resume mandatory full-team training at Compass Minerals National Development Center


June 10, 2020 – MLS announces plans for the MLS is Back Tournament, taking place from July 8 to Aug. 11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida


July 12, 2020 – Sporting returns to play in the MLS is Back Tournament, facing Minnesota United FC after a four-month hiatus in MLS action


Aug. 21, 2020 – Sporting continues the 2020 MLS campaign in home markets, picking up a 2-1 road win over Minnesota


Nov. 8, 2020 – Sporting clinches first place in the Western Conference with a 2-0 road win over rivals Real Salt Lake on Decision Day and ends the regular season with a 12-6-3 record, good for a club-record 1.86 points per game


Nov. 22, 2020 – Sporting defeats the San Jose Earthquakes in the first round of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, prevailing on penalties following a 3-3 thriller at Children's Mercy Park

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