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Beyond the Box Score presented by Compass Minerals: Peter Vermes and Sporting seal first place on historic Decision Day

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It only felt fitting that the final chapter of Sporting Kansas City's wild and unprecedented 2020 MLS regular season campaign would take place on the snow-blanketed pitch of a fierce rival.

After busting out of the gates with two convincing wins before the pandemic, resuming play at the one-of-a-kind MLS is Back Tournament in Walt Disney World and continuing the campaign with a breathless run of autumn matches in home markets, Sporting had their sights set on finishing the regular season at the summit of the Western Conference on MLS Decision Day 2020 presented by AT&T.