When Major League Soccer played its first game on April 6, 1996, I was an 11 year old kid spending my weekends playing soccer for Rock Run Express in Rockford, Illinois. I was excited for the new league and the opportunity to immerse myself in the sport. Not having a local team, I found myself drawn to the Kansas City Wiz and their star player, Preki. (Maybe it was the jerseys?) Over the years, I’ve kept a soft spot in my soccer heart for the club, but I’ve recently been mulling over one question: Who is the star of Sporting KC? And who have been the stars of the franchise? Assuming that Preki is the franchise’s greatest player, I believe that Graham Zusi could be the 2nd greatest player to put on an SKC jersey.
Zusi has played his entire professional career for SKC (2009-present), and he’s had a respectable career with the USMNT (55 caps). Here’s his profile from mlssoccer.com: