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.