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Sporting Kansas City has opened fan voting for the 2022 Sporting Legends inductee, giving supporters the opportunity to submit their write-in selection by clicking here.

Online voting kicks off today and will continue through April 8 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The 2022 inductee will be selected via fan vote and will be recognized as the newest Sporting Legend before a Sporting Kansas City match at Children's Mercy Park later this year.

Former players two years removed from retirement and all active or retired coaches are eligible for selection.

Established in 2013, the Sporting Legends hall of honor pays tribute to club icons and provides a platform for inductees to reconnect with the Kansas City soccer community on an annual basis. Eleven individuals have been named Sporting Legends for their invaluable contributions to the Sporting Kansas City organization and to the growth of soccer throughout the region.

  • 2013: Preki, Tony Meola, Bob Gansler
  • 2014: Peter Vermes, Jimmy Conrad, Lamar Hunt
  • 2015: Chris Klein
  • 2016: Kerry Zavagnin
  • 2017: Mo Johnston
  • 2019: Josh Wolff
  • 2021: Jimmy Nielsen

Like the previous 11 members of Sporting Legends, this year’s inductee will have his name adorned outside The Victory Suite in the northwest corner of Children’s Mercy Park. A new UMB Sporting Legends Pylon will also be erected at the stadium, showcasing commemorative artifacts donated by the 2022 inductee.

UMB Sporting Legends Pylons
UMB Sporting Legends Pylons
Legend
Artifact
Bob Gansler (2013)
The coaching polo he wore in the 2000 MLS Cup
Tony Meola (2013)
A game-worn pair of goalkeeper gloves
Preki (2013)
An autographed pair of game-worn cleats
Peter Vermes (2014)
The U.S. Men's National Team jersey he wore in the 1989 match against Trinidad and Tobago that qualified the U.S. for the 1990 World Cup
Lamar Hunt (2014)
A photo of Hunt during 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup postgame celebrations
Jimmy Conrad (2014)
Cleats and an autographed ball he used in the 2006 FIFA World Cup
Chris Klein (2015)
His game-worn jersey from the 2000 MLS Cup
Kerry Zavagnin (2016)
The six cup medals he has won in Kansas City as a player or coach
Mo Johnston (2017)
His 2000 MLS Cup championship ring
Josh Wolff (2019)
The U.S. Men's National Team jersey he wore in the 2006 FIFA World Cup
Jimmy Nielsen (2021)
The goalkeeper jersey and rib protector he wore during the 2013 MLS Cup