Sporting KC rides first 7-0 start in MLS since ’96
Sporting Kansas City is chasing another piece of history this
The MLS club has won its first seven games in regulation. With a
victory at Portland, the franchise will match the Los Angeles
Galaxy of 1996 as the only teams to open a season with eight
consecutive victories in regulation.
Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes played in the league during
that inaugural season, when it seemed as if the Galaxy couldn’t
The on-field success in many ways is an extension of
franchise-wide success. Sellout crowds are packing Livestrong
Sporting Park, and the attention the MLS club has generated is
nearly reaching the same level as the cross-town Royals, who are
off to another miserable start in Major League Baseball.