Around MLS: Sporting KC 3rd in average age


20-year-old Sporting KC midfielder Jimmy Medranda | Photo by USA Today Sports Images

With today's roster move to waive defender Josh Gardner -- at age 31, the oldest player on Peter Vermes' squad -- Sporting Kansas City ranks third among Major League Soccer's 19 teams with an average age of 25.34 years. Midfielder Jimmy Medranda (pictured above) is the youngest player to appear for the team this season at age 20 and is one of eight players eligible for MLSsoccer.com's "24 under 24" in 2014 along with Christian Duke, Kevin Ellis, Mikey Lopez, Alex Martinez, Erik Palmer-Brown, Oriol Rosell and Soony Saad.

At age 16, Palmer-Brown remains the youngest player in MLS -- born six months before the league's second youngest pro, Chivas USA forward Caleb Calvert.

Team

Avg Age

Youngest Player
1. Vancouver Whitecaps 24.58 Marco Carducci (17)
2. Columbus Crew 25.30 Wil Trapp (21)
3. Sporting KC 25.34 Erik Palmer-Brown (16)
4. FC Dallas 25.41 Kellyn Acosta (18)
5. Philadelphia Union 25.47 Zach Pfeffer (19)
6. D.C. United 25.48 Michael Seaton (17)
7. Toronto FC 25.54 Jordan Hamilton (18)
8. New England Revolution 25.66 Diego Fagundez (19)
9. Real Salt Lake 25.80 Jordan Allen (18)
10. Houston Dynamo 25.84 Bryan Salazar (19)
11. Colorado Rapids 25.88 Charles Eloundou (19)
12. Chicago Fire 26.09 Grant Ward (19)
13. LA Galaxy 26.10 Bradford Jamieson IV (17)
14. Chivas USA 26.23 Caleb Calvert (17)
15. Montreal Impact 26.43 Maxime Crepeau (19)
16. Portland Timbers 26.47 Alvas Powell (19)
17. New York Red Bulls 26.95 Matt Miazga (18)
18. Seattle Sounders 27.17 Aaron Kovar (20)
19. San Jose Earthquakes 27.31 Tommy Thompson (18)

 

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