As 2012 came to a close there were a couple small highlights in the Kansas City sports world.
The Royals had hosted the Major League Baseball All Star Game and were looking like they're starting to get good, despite a finish below .500. The Chiefs had a terrible season including almost half of season without having a play where they had the lead, but they were going to the first draft pick, as consolation for a 2-14 finish. Sporting Kansas City despite another playoff loss to there rivals Houston, had won the minor trophy, the Open Cup, and were set to host next years 2013 Major League Soccer all star game.
January of 2013 was the last time a major league team in Kansas City finished with losing record. Since then in 2013 and 2014 all three Kansas City teams finished above .500 each time. The Royals made it to the World Series, the Chiefs made the playoffs one of those two years and Sporting Kansas City won MLS Cup and had another playoff appearance. 2015 is looking pretty good the Royals and Sporting are both having dominant seasons, are shoo ins to finish above .500 again and compete in the playoffs, and the Chiefs are looking promising for a good run at this fall - although their regular season started yet.