You might as well call Kansas City the city of champions.
The Kansas City Chiefs claimed their first Super Bowl title in 50 years on Sunday, battling from behind to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in a 31-20 thriller that culminated with MVP honors for quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
By winning the Super Bowl, head coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs joined their fellow Kansas City counterparts as recent league champions. Sporting Kansas City, of course, won the 2013 MLS Cup and three U.S. Open Cup titles last decade, while the Kansas City Royals were crowned 2015 World Series champions.
As @KC2026WorldCup pointed out on Twitter, Kansas City is the only city to win NFL, MLB and MLS championships since Major League Soccer launched in 1996.
Sports statistician guru and Kansas native Paul Carr, meanwhile, tweeted that Kansas City is the only city since the dawn of the Super Bowl era to win two Super Bowls, two World Series and two MLS Cups.
In the Super Bowl era, Kansas City is the only city to win…— Paul Carr (@PaulCarr) February 3, 2020
🏈🏈 Two Super Bowls
⚾⚾ Two World Series
⚽⚽ Two MLS Cups
Among the thousands of fans to celebrate Sunday night's victory was Sporting defender Graham Zusi, who joined a sea of red in the Kansas City Live! Block in the Power & Light District. He captured the moment below alongside Nate Bukaty, the voice of Sporting Kansas City who emceed the electric KC Live! Block watch party from start to finish.
The Super Bowl triumph marked another momentous step for Kansas City as it strives to be a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Supporters can show their support for the bid by visiting KC2026.com and signing the online petition.
A Super Bowl. A World Cup.@PatrickMahomes and @MattBesler have put Kansas City on the world stage, repping our city loudly and proudly.— KC 2026 World Cup Bid (@KC2026WorldCup) February 2, 2020
Join them and sign the #KC2026 petition at https://t.co/F2JwCSaxB2! pic.twitter.com/szzhE18zY1