Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Sporting Kansas Metropolis introduced right now a number of roster strikes forward of the 2023 MLS season.

Sporting has exercised contract choices for midfielder Cam Duke, defender Kortne Ford and goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh. The membership has declined contract choices for defenders Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Kaveh Rad and Graham Zusi.

Sporting is at present in discussions to retain Zusi, midfielder Roger Espinoza and defender Andreu Fontas, all of whom are out of contract with the membership.

Moreover, Sporting has signed midfielder Felipe Hernandez, ahead Khiry Shelton and goalkeeper Tim Melia to new MLS contracts. Hernandez and Shelton have signed via 2025 with choices for 2026, whereas Melia has signed via 2024.

The next 17 gamers entered 2023 with assured contracts at Sporting Kansas Metropolis: Willy Agada, Ozzie Cisneros, Jake Davis, Gadi Kinda, Logan Ndenbe, Kayden Pierre, Alan Pulido, John Pulskamp, Nemanja Radoja, Uri Rosell, Johnny Russell, Daniel Salloi, Ben Sweat, Erik Thommy, Marinos Tzionis, Robert Voloder and Remi Walter.

Following right now’s announcement, Sporting now has 23 gamers beneath contract for the 2023 MLS season:

Goalkeepers (3): Kendall McIntosh, Tim Melia, John Pulskamp
Defenders (5): Kortne Ford, Logan Ndenbe, Kayden Pierre, Ben Sweat, Robert Voloder
Midfielders (9): Ozzie Cisneros, Jake Davis, Cam Duke, Felipe Hernandez, Gadi Kinda, Nemanja Radoja, Uri Rosell, Erik Thommy, Remi Walter
Forwards (6): Willy Agada, Alan Pulido, Johnny Russell, Daniel Salloi, Khiry Shelton, Marinos Tzionis

Sporting’s roster will proceed to take form within the buildup to the 2023 MLS marketing campaign, which can kick off the ultimate weekend of February. For a full checklist of the workforce’s offseason roster strikes, go to The calendar of Main League Soccer’s remaining offseason roster-building occasions is listed under.

MLS Offseason Roster Mechanisms:

Wednesday, Nov. 16: Free Company opens (12 p.m. CT)
Thursday, Nov. 17: Re-Entry Draft, Stage 1 (12 p.m. CT)
Thursday, Nov. 17: Finish-of-Yr Waivers (4 p.m. CT)
Tuesday, Nov. 22: Re-Entry Draft, Stage 2 (12 p.m. CT)
Wednesday, Dec. 21: MLS SuperDraft (time TBD)

Sporting Kansas Metropolis II additionally introduced its roster strikes right now in preparation for the 2023 MLS NEXT Professional marketing campaign. The membership has exercised contract choices for Bakary Bagayoko, Ethan Bandre, Josh Coan and Mikey Lenis. Moreover, Aljaz Dzankic, Coby Jones and Jahon Rad entered 2023 beneath assured contracts.

Sporting KC II has declined contract choices for 10 gamers: Paul Atta Agyei, Kian Alberto, T.J. Fatah, Collin Fernandez, Josip Hmura, Cole McLagan, Rauf Salifu, Joseph Addo Tetteh, Cade Thomson and Julian Vazquez. Spencer Glass is out of contract with the membership.

Sporting KC II is at present in discussions with Esai Easley and Curtez Kellman, each of whom competed for the membership in 2022.

Seven gamers are at present beneath MLS NEXT Professional contracts with SKC II getting into subsequent season, the 4 gamers whose contract choices had been exercised plus the three gamers whose contracts had been assured for 2023.

Goalkeepers (1): Ethan Bandre
Defenders (4): Aljaz Dzankic, Coby Jones, Mikey Lenis, Jahon Rad
Forwards (2): Bakary Bagayoko, Josh Coan

The next 9 gamers competed for Sporting KC II on beginner academy contracts in 2022 and stay age-eligible to play within the Sporting KC Academy: Braxton Arpachinda, Edgar Bazan, Nati Clarke, Matthew Fisher, Matthew Hudson, Man Michaeli, Nico Pendleton, Ryan Reid and Carlito Saylon.

Draven Barnett and Jayvin Van Deventer had been additionally on beginner academy contracts in 2022 and have left the membership to pursue their school soccer careers at Temple College and Northwestern College, respectively.

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