Local Wiz

The Royals and the Chiefs receive almost all of the attention devoted to professional sports in this town. That’s a shame because the Kansas City Wizards may succeed where their brethren have failed by qualifying for a playoff appearance. The Wizards continue their attempt to enter the Major League Soccer playoffs when they play the Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. at CommunityAmerica Ballpark (1800 Village West Parkway). Unlike exhibitions, these games count. The Wizards’ playoff bid hinges on achieving positive results in each of the last six regular-season appearances, particularly those played at home. Upsets are commonplace at this stage of the season, and the Wizards should not be complacent. Tickets run $18.75 to $128.75. Call 816-931-3330.— Chris Rasmussen

Wed., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2010