Sporting Kansas City is dressed for success

Now, as the Cult of Sporting Kansas City grows, soccer jerseys are nearly everywhere — at bars, concerts, bus stops and grocery stores across the metro.A key component of the team’s success off the field has been the transition away from dealing in just sports apparel and toward a fashion and lifestyle brand.

Ellis aims to make most of his opportunity with Sporting Kansas City

With defender Chance Myers nursing a groin injury, Ellis has started the first two matches of the Sporting KC season — the MLS opener in Seattle and the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals series on Wednesday. The latter provided a milestone in his young career. He scored his first competitive goal as a professional in a 1-0 victory against Cruz Azul.

Video: Sporting KC excited for home MLS opener

Sporting KC will welcome Dallas FC to Sporting Park on Saturday in the team's first home Major League Soccer match since winning the MLS Cup. Manager Peter Vermes and goalkeeper Eric Kronberg discussed their opponent.

Sporting Park unveils new menu items for 2014 season

If you’re headed to the Sporting Kansas City home opener Wednesday night, you might want to arrive with an empty stomach. Sporting Park has announced new menu items for the 2014 season, available to hungry ticket holders in the concessions area and Champion Club.

Sporting KC’s goal is to be first U.S. team to win Champions League title

Sporting KC takes the next step in the competition Wednesday — and it’s the biggest challenge yet. Cruz Azul sits in first place in the Mexico Primera standings. “When you think about it like that, it took a lot for us to get here,” midfielder Graham Zusi said. “When you put in all that work — it’s been two years basically — you don’t want to blow your one opportunity. That’s why we’re so excited for it. We want to win it.”

Sporting Kansas City prepares to defend title

While Sporting KC remained relatively quiet this offseason, other Eastern Conference teams opted for splash moves. Toronto FC spent $100 million to bring in American midfielder Michael Bradley and English striker Jermain Defoe. The Bradley move was quickly dubbed the “Bloody Big Deal.” Toronto wasn’t done. It also acquired former MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario and Brazilian national team goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Sporting KC names Matt Besler captain, unveils new secondary jerseys

The hometown kid is now the hometown captain. Sporting Kansas City announced Tuesday that Matt Besler will wear the captain’s armband for the 2014 season, which opens Saturday with a trip to Seattle. The Sporting Takeoff celebration also included the unveiling of new secondary jerseys, which feature horizontal stripes across the chest.

Poll: Sporting KC’s new striped jersey: Love it or leave it?

Sporting KC unveiled its new secondary jersey on Tuesday and this was one of the first snarky reactions: They kinda look like prison uniforms. Someone on Twitter even posted a photo of Mike Tyson in his prison stripes next to a photo of KC’s soccer champs in their new jerseys. Eerily. Similar.

Sporting KC's opening month: Heavy game schedule and a new captain

Sporting Kansas City will endure its own version of March Madness. The defending MLS champions are scheduled for a jam-packed opening month of the regular season, starting with a trip to Seattle on Saturday. Sporting KC will reveal its new captain Tuesday as part of the Sporting Takeoff event at Hangar 1 of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. It will also unveil its new secondary jerseys.