I saw this video on Yahoo yesterday and bust out laughing. I had to watch it about five times. A player for the Wizards last Saturday has the opportunity for an easy goal and a one in a million event takes places denying him the opportunity.
Check it out here.
The Kansas City Wizards have their first Hall of Famer. Preki, the team’s star who helped the Wizards to their only MLS title in 2000 was was elected into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Preki, who’s full name is Predrag Radosavljević. He is the only player to have won the league MVP Award and scoring title twice, doing it once in 1997 and again in 2003 when he was 40. Preki is now the head coach of Toronto FC of the MLS.
Kansas City Chiefs’ founder and owner Lamar Hunt has died at the age of 74. Hunt, who had battled cancer since 1998, was recently hospitalized with a partially collapsed lung. He died Wednesday night in Dallas.
Hunt’s association with Kansas City sports began in the early 1960s when he was looking for a new home for his struggling Dallas Texas of the old American Football League. Hunt had attended a Kansas City Athletics-New York Yankees baseball series at Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium, was impressed with the huge turnout for the series, and opted to move his Texans north for the 1963 season. A short time later, Hunt played a key role in the AFL’s merger with the National Football League and the creation of what was then called the AFL-NFL Championship Game – whose name was later changed to the Super Bowl. Hunt even gets credit for the name of the biggest event in North American sports, borrowing that name from his kids’ Super Ball toy.
While he was perhaps best known for his contributions to football, Hunt’s association with sports was not limited to the gridiron. This co-founder of the American Football League also formed World Championship Tennis and was instrumental in the birth of Major League Soccer, eventually owning three MLS teams, including the Kansas City Wizards.
Hunt, who inherited his wealth from his father, an oil baron, was involved in numerous business ventures in the Kansas City area under the banner of Hunt Midwest Enterprises. Subsidiaries are Hunt Midwest Mining and Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, which includes SubTropolis – the world’s largest underground business complex. At one time the Hunt family also owned the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun theme parks.
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The Major League Soccer SuperDraft was yesterday. Former St. Louis University star Brad Davis was selected by the New York/New Jersey MetroStars with the third overall selection. Fellow SLU product Dipsy Selolwane was also selected in the draft, he went to Chicago in the third round. The Kansas City Wizards selected seven players during the event – the first of which was forward O’Neal Peart who went in the third round (32nd overall).
The Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer have signed forward Roy Lassiter and defenseman Peter Vermes to multi-year deals. Lassiter became the first player to reach the 200-point plateau for a career last season while with K.C. Vermes is 5th all-time with 171 games played.
Chris Klein, Gary Glasgow and Roy Lassiter all scored to support solid goaltending from Tony Meola as the Kansas City Wizards beat Colorado 3-2 on Sunday. Meola played in his first game since June 9th and made five saves. The veteran netminder had been sidelined by a slightly torn abdominal muscle. Wizrads are just five points away from clincihing a MLS playoff birth.
Kansas City Wizards midfielder Matt McKeon has been named as a reserve for the MLS West All-Stars. The All-Star game is Saturday afternoon in San Jose. This will be McKeon’s second straight All-Star appearance. He’s played in every minute of every game for the Wizards this season, scoring five goals while adding an assist.
The Kansas City Wizards dropped a 1-0 decision to the Chicago Fire last night in their second game of the U.S. Open Cup. The Fire scored the only goal of the game in the second minute of stoppage time as Hristo Stoitchkov beat Bo Oshoniyi to give the Fire the win. Kansas City returns to MLS action on Saturday as they face the Dallas Burn.