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Kansas City Spurs

The Kansas City Spurs were a soccer team who played in the North American Soccer League, based in Kansas City, Missouri. They played their home games at Kansas City Municipal Stadium, former home of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. The club was previously known as the Chicago Spurs of the National Professional Soccer League, which after the 1967 season, merged with the rival United Soccer Association to form the NASL. The Spurs left for Kansas City to avoid competition with the Chicago Mustangs, who came over from the old USA.

Following the 1968 NASL season, the league was in trouble with ten franchises having folded. The 1969 season was split into two halves. The first half was called the International Cup, a double round robin tournament in which the remaining NASL clubs were represented by teams imported from the United Kingdom. The Spurs were represented by Wolverhampton Wanderers who had won the 1967 United Soccer Association championship as the Los Angeles Wolves. The Spurs won the Cup with a 6-2-0 record. For the second half of the 1969 season, the teams returned to their normal rosters and played a 16 game schedule with no playoffs.

The Spurs finished in last place in the Northern Division in 1970 and ceased operations shortly thereafter.

Notable Former Players

Year-by-year

Year League W L T Pts Reg. Season Playoffs
1968 NASL 16 11 5 158 1st, Gulf Division Lost Playoff (San Diego)
1969 NASL 10 2 4 110 1st Champions (no playoff)
1970 NASL 8 10 6 100 3rd, Northern Division Did not qualify

Simple English

Kansas City Spurs
Full nameKansas City Spurs
Founded1968-1970
Ground
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Kansas City Spurs is a soccer club which plays in United States.

League position

SeasonLeaguePosition
1968NASLSemifinal
1969NASLChampions
1970NASL2nd / North

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