Sporting Kansas City's 2013 championship season was honored by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday with the Special Achievement Award at the annual Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremony held at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Mo.
Sporting Kansas City were crowned champions of Major League Soccer in dramatic fashion as the 2013 season culminated in a penalty kick shootout following a 1-1 draw after extra time in MLS Cup 2013 at Sporting Park. Aurelien Collin, the Volkswagen MLS Cup 2013 MVP, converted the winning penalty shot to secure the second league title in the team's 18-year history in front of a capacity crowd.
Sporting KC All-Time Honors
2000 MLS Cup Champions & Supporters' Shield Winners
2004 U.S. Open Cup Champions
2012 U.S. Open Cup Champions
2013 MLS Cup Champions
With the triumph, Sporting KC secured a berth in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League and now hold the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy. The team officially opened pre-season on Friday and will kick off the 2014 MLS season on March 8 at Seattle. Single-game tickets to the first nine home matches of 2014 at Sporting Park, including the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal on March 12 against Cruz Azul, go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. CT on Monday via Ticketmaster.
Located in Springfield, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame opened in 1994 and celebrates it's 20th year of operation in 2014. The two-story, 32,000 square foot building showcases more than 4,000 items of sports memorabilia and exhibits to celebrate the accomplishments of teams and athletes in the state's history, in addition to the adjacent Legends Walk of Fame which features statues of notable Show Me State sports figures.
Next month, Sporting Kansas City will be formally recognized at the Kansas state capitol in Topeka. To view a full list of Sporting Kansas City honors, visit SportingKC.com/accolades.