Mo Johnston, a prolific forward for the Kansas City Wizards from 1996-2001, will be the newest member of the Sporting Legends, Sporting Kansas City announced on Wednesday.
Johnston scored 32 goals and 31 assists in 170 appearances, making three all-star appearances from 1996-1998.
“Being inducted as a Sporting Legend is a great honor and an absolute privilege, especially as a player coming from another country,” Johnston said in a press release. “This would not have happened without the coaches and teammates in Kansas City who helped me get here. My longest stay at any club was with the Wizards, and I loved my six years in MLS. Playing in America was a fantastic experience and one of the best times of my career.”
Johnston is the ninth inductee, joining groups of players, coaches and owners in the honor.
SPORTING LEGENDS INDUCTEES
- Class of 2013: Bob Gansler, Tony Meola, Preki
- Class of 2014: Jimmy Conrad, Lamar Hunt, Peter Vermes
- Class of 2015: Chris Klein
- Class of 2016: Kerry Zavagnin
Class of 2017: Mo Johnston
The induction ceremony will be at halftime of next week’s “Retro Night” against the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday.