Sporting Kansas City’s 2014 season marks the club’s 19th year in Major League Soccer. Kansas City was introduced as one of the 10 charter members of MLS on June 6, 1995. Four months later, the league unveiled the nicknames, logos and uniform designs for the franchises, including the Kansas City Wiz.
In 2013, Sporting Kansas City claimed the club’s second MLS Cup championship after prevailing over Real Salt Lake in a penalty kick shootout at Sporting Park. After finishing one point behind the New York Red Bulls in the Supporters’ Shield race, Sporting KC lifted the Eastern Conference Championship trophy after victories over the New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo. Aurelien Collin was named the MLS Cup 2013 MVP with his game-tying goal in regulation and the winning penalty kick in the shootout.