Sporting Kansas City announced the latest inductee into the Sporting Legends hall of honor, naming Josh Wolff as the 10th player to be given the honor. Wolff spent two separate stints with Kansas City when they were the Wizards. Wolff was originally acquired by the Wizards ahead of the 2003 MLS Superdraft when they sent their first round pick, the third overall pick, to the Chicago Fire (the Fire used the pick to acquire Nate Jaqua) for the US national team forward.
After the 2006 MLS season, Wolff left MLS and joined 1860 Munich in Germany. He returned to Kansas City in the summer of 2008 as the Wizards still held his MLS rights after his departure to Germany.
Wolff stayed with Kansas City until the end of the 2010 season when his contract was declined and D.C. United picked him up in the re-entry draft. Wolff played his final two seasons as a professional for United before transitioning into a role as an assistant for the club.
He moved to the Columbus Crew SC before the 2013 season and was there until this year when he left to join former Crew head coach, Gregg Berhalter as an assistant with the US Men’s National Team. Over his two stints with the club, Wolff appeared in 144 games for the club, 128 starts in MLS play. In all competitions he played in 163 games, 142 starts.
His best season productivity wise was in 2005 when he scored 10 goals and added 10 assists for Kansas City. He finished his career with the club with 43 league goals, tied for the second most in club history at the time in 2010, now third. In all competitions he finished his career with 46 goals, good for third all-time in goals when he left the club, he’s since fallen to fourth on that list.
In assists he finished his career with 26 assists in league play (fifth in 2010, now eighth) and 30 in all competitions (fifth in 2010, eighth now). He’s one of three players to reach double digits in goals for Kansas City on three occasions (2004, 2005, and 2009). Wolff will be inducted at Sporting’s July 20th game against FC Dallas.