Sporting may not have a legitimate chance to win the Supporters Shield but that is okay as they have the chance, with dispatching the Columbus Crew, to seal up the Eastern Conference today in the Ohio capital.
Throughout the 2012 season Sporting Kansas City has been hell bent on topping their achievement of finishing top of the East and reaching the Conference Final last season and have given it a brilliant go.
So far the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup has been won, in a brilliant atmosphere at Livestrong Sporting Park against the reigning champions, and Kansas City has been at the top or very close of the East all season and still have a vanishing hope of gaining the Supporters Shield.
Most fans will be so far satisfied due to the fact that Sporting has been the one bright spot of professional sports in the Kansas City landscape that contains a bad MLB Royals team devoid of a playoff appearance since 1985 and a woeful NFL Chiefs team that plays in the WORST division in the league and still look like cannon fodder.
That aside Sporting have a good recent history against the Crew and that will be all that is needed as they enter Crew Stadium and with the experience of coming in and coming away with the win means it can happen again.
And it will.
Prediction: 2-0 Sporting in dominating fashion