Kansas City soccer team changes name in ‘new time’

The Kansas City Wizards are changing their name and logo, just

in time to move into their new stadium.

The club announced Wednesday that the team’s name has been

changed to Sporting Kansas City.

Team CEO and managing partner Robb Heineman says the name change

has been considered since OnGoal bought the team in 2005. The name

change coincides with the team’s move next season to a new $180

million stadium Wyandotte County, Kan.

Heineman says the team will also have new colors – indigo and a

shade of light blue – new uniforms and a new logo. The club, which

won the 2000 MLS Cup, was one of 10 charter members of the league

in 1995 and had been the Wizards since 1996.