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Sporting Kansas City on reported women’s team: not us

That thing I wrote yesterday, about how this report stating that Kansas City would be one of the eight teams in a new women’s soccer league made a lot of sense? About how MLS’ Sporting Kansas City has said from the start of its rebrand in 2010 that it wants to be a club that’s more than an MLS team, and how that may bode well for a women’s soccer franchise?

Now it’s a bit more complicated.

A Sporting Kansas City spokesman on Friday said that the report identifying Kansas City as a potential women’s soccer market is not connected to Sporting KC:

“We had a discussion with US Soccer a couple months back. We don’t know where the recent report generated from and it does not pertain to Sporting Kansas City/Sporting Club.”

That doesn’t rule out Kansas City still being a potential city for the prospective new women’s soccer league, but it puts a damper on the thought that Sporting Kansas City’s MLS success would branch off into a women’s team.

If Kansas City is one of the markets about to enter the women’s soccer fray, its ownership group remains a mystery.


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