This blog is mainly a place for news regarding Sporting Kansas City, but from time to time I like to throw in a little historical perspective in there as well. With Toronto FC going to 0-7 over the weekend, matching the record of the Kansas City Wizards in 1999 for futility.
So let's take a trip back through KC's history to compare Toronto's 0-7 start to Kansas City's 0-7 start in the 1999 season. During KC's run, the Wizards scored a grab total of 2 goals, while giving up 11, for a -9 goal difference. In fact, KC didn't score a goal until the 3rd game of the season, through Chris Brown. Toronto on the other hand has scored 6 goals while conceding 16 for a -10 goal difference.
The big difference between KC's 0-7 start and Toronto's 0-7 start is that in today's MLS, KC wouldn't have been 0-7. KC drew the 4th game of the season 1-1 with San Jose and the 5th game 1-1 with Colorado, but KC lost both games in the shootout, contributing to their 0-7 record. That really puts into perspective just what is happening for Toronto. KC during that stretch was bad, and ended up only winning 8 games during the season. Definitely not the thing that TFC fans want to hear. Potential bright side? During the 99 season, KC had their biggest win in team history, 6-0 over New York, who finished even worse than KC did.