Kansas City Soccer Team Nicknames

Kansas City Soccer Team Nicknames
Team Name: Kansas City Spurs

Years from: 1968 to: 1970
League: North American Soccer League
History: Former Franchise of the Chicago Spurs. NASL Champions and NASL International Cup 1969
Outside soccer.  The Spurs won the 1969 Championship by having the most points in the league (2nd most was the Atlanta Chiefs), no championship game was played.  The Spurs folded after the 1970 season.  Home Field: Municipal Stadium.

Team Name: Kansas City Comets

Years from: 1981 to: 1990
League: Major Indoor Soccer League
History: Former Franchise of the San Francisco Fog.  The Comets built a franchise based on entertainment and community.  The Comets were famous for laser light shows, spotlights, smoke machines and loud rock music!  First game on Nov. 29, 1981, in Kemper Arena, beating Wichita 5-4 in overtime.  Indoor soccer. Home: Kemper Arena

Team Name: Kansas City Comets
Years from: 1990 to: 1991
League: Major Soccer League
History: Indoor soccer.  Home: Kemper Arena

Team Name: Kansas City Attack

Years from: 1991 to: 2001
League: National Professional Soccer League
History: The Atlanta Attack team moved to KC in 1991.  Indoors. NSPL Champions 1992-93, 1996-97.  Home: Municipal Auditorium for the first season, then Kemper Arena.  The NPSL went out of business in 2001.   Team colors: red, white, blue, black, green, silver

Team Name: Kansas City Wiz

Years from: 1996 to: 1996
League: Major League Soccer
History: Wizards nickname selected by Sarah Starr in a fan contest, but Team Management shortened the name to "Wiz" for the name, then changed to "Wizards" after the first year.  Outside soccer. Home: Arrowhead Stadium

Team Name: Kansas City All-Stars
Years from: 1996 to: 1997
League: USISL I-League

Team Name: Kansas City Wizards

Years from: 1997 to: 2011
League: Major League Soccer
History: Outside Soccer.  Name changed from Wiz to the Wizards, as named in a contest by Sarah Starr. MLS Cup Champions in 2000 by beating the Chicago Fire 1-0. Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champions in 2004.
Home Field: Arrowhead Stadium 1997-2007. Home Field: Community America Ballpark 2008-2009.
Team colors: Wizard Blue (formerly Carolina Blue and Black)

Team Name: Kansas City Brass

Years from: 1997 to: current
League: USISL Premier Developmental Soccer League
History: Outside soccer. U-23 league.   Home Field: William Jewell College, Liberty, MO.
The team has 3 fan clubs known as The Trumpets, The Trombones, and French Horn F.C.

Team Name: Kansas City Mystics

Years from: 2001 to: 2002
League: National Women's Soccer League, W-League
History: outside soccer

Team Name: Kansas City Comets

Years from: 2001 to:  2004
League: Major Indoor Soccer League
History: Indoor Soccer. On 8/15/01, the KC Attack changed their name from the Attack to the Comets when the NPSL went out of business and was re-opened as the MISL.  Indoor soccer. 
Home: Kemper Arena.  The Comets suspended operations for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.

Team Name: Kansas City Comets (formerly the Missouri Comets 2010-2016)

Years from: 2010 to: current
League: Major Indoor Soccer League. In 2014 joined the Major Arena Soccer League
History: Indoor soccer. Home:  Silverstein Eye Center Arena, formerly named Independence Events Center, Independence, MO. Won the MISL Championship in 2014.  The team rebranded its name and changed from the Missouri Comets to the Kansas City Comets on Sept. 8, 2016. 

Team Name: Sporting Kansas City

Years from: 2011 to: current
League: Major League Soccer
History: Originally named the Wiz in 1996, changed to the Wizards (named by Sarah Starr) and renamed the Sporting Kansas City on Nov. 17, 2010. Won the MLS Championship in 2014.  
Logo: The primary logo features the Kansas-Missouri state line with "sporting blue" stripes on the Kansas side and an interlocking "SC" on the Missouri side. 
Team colors:  Sporting blue, dark indigo and lead. 
Mascot: Blue the Dog. 
Home field: Livestrong Sporting Park, changed to Children's Mercy Park. 

Team Name: FC Kansas City Blues
Years from: 2013 to 2017
League: National Women's Soccer League
History: Outdoor Women's Soccer team.  The inaugural game of the NWSL was placed between FC Kansas City and the Portland FC Thorns, with forward Renae Cuellar of the FC Kansas City scoring the first goal in history of the league for a crowd of 6,784.  FC KC tied with Portland 1-1.  Amy Rodriguez scores 2 goals from assists from the 2013 MVP Lauren Holiday to win the NWSL Championship in 2014 by beating Seattle Rein 2-1 in Seattle on 8-31-2014. The team ceased operations in 2017 and the players were sent to play for the Utah Royals.  
Home field: Shawnee Mission North District Stadium, Overland Park, KS

Team Name: Kansas City Shock
Years from: 2013 to current
League: Women's Premier Soccer League
History:  Outdoor Women's Soccer Team
Home Field: Overland Park, KS

Team Name: Swope Park Rangers 
Years from: 2016 to current
League: United Soccer League
History:  Outdoor Men's Soccer Team, Website  
Home Field: Swope Park Village, Kansas City, MO

Team Name: Kansas City Current (Women's Soccer) 
Years from: 2021 to current
League:  National Women's Soccer League 
History:  Initially called KC NWSL.  The official name and logo of the team will be determined after the inaugural season of 2021.  The FC Blues ceased operations in 2017 and the players moved to a new team as the Utah Royals.  Players from the Utah Royals were moved back to Kansas City to start a new franchise in 2021.  Official team name selected in October 2021 as the Kansas City Current, with their stadium to be near the current of the Missouri River. 
Team colors: Teal, Heartland Red and Storm Blue. 
Team crest: It features the river current and two stars to represent Kansas and Missouri.  
Home Field:  T-Bones Stadium, Kansas City, KS, later renamed Legends Field.  A new soccer stadium for this team will be built at Berkley Park near the Missouri River and planned completion in 2024.  It will be the first stadium specifically built specifically for a woman's professional sports team.   


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