There is a major event going down next Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:00 down at the Power and Light District in KC. The Wizards are the creators of the event and currently have a website set up, bignewsforkc.com, which currently redirects you to the Facebook event for the event. There will be a major announcement for KC soccer and then a pub crawl. The safe money would seem to be this being some sort of announcement on the seemingly inevitable rebranding of the Wizards. It will be interesting to see what the announcement really is, and how the crowd reaction will be. I've noticed lots more negative responses to the idea of being called Sporting KC, the negative reaction has started to appear from time to time on the team's Facebook page as well now.
Really the rebranding makes the most sense, although it could be something else. But the only thing that makes sense to me to call "a major Kansas City soccer announcement" other than rebranding would be the announcement of the Gold Cup coming to KC. Because if it wasn't one of those, why would they avoid mentioning the team's name in the announcement?
For those of you that are against the name change (or are for rebranding but against being called Sporting KC) here are some potential chants for you other than just booing the new name, if this is in fact the announcement. I personally like the "It's so shitty it's unbelievable" one.