Sporting Kansas City has announced its roster for the first leg of the 2020 preseason, presented by Children’s Mercy.


The preseason squad currently consists of 34 players including the 26 signed to MLS contracts, three members of Sporting Kansas City II, three Sporting KC Academy players and two unsigned MLS SuperDraft selections.


The Sporting KC II trio includes Wilson Harris, John Pulskamp and Camden Riley, while the three Academy players making the trip are Jake Davis, Tucker Lepley and Kaveh Rad—all of whom featured for Sporting KC II during the 2019 USL Championship season. MLS SuperDraft picks James Kasak and Jaret Townsend round out the roster.


The first phase of preseason training in Arizona will begin Sunday and conclude Feb. 1, highlighted by friendlies against a team of Phoenix Rising FC trialists on Jan. 25 and fellow MLS side FC Cincinnati on Feb. 1.

After spending a week back in Kansas City, Sporting will return to Arizona for the second leg from Feb. 8-23, highlighted by a Feb. 12 friendly versus Columbus Crew SC and three games in the Visit Tucson Sun Cup. Tickets for all Visit Tucson Sun Cup fixtures are on sale now at FCTucson.com.


Sporting KC 2020 Preseason Schedule

<strong>Date</strong>
<strong>Opponent</strong>
<strong>Time (CT)</strong>
<strong>Location</strong>
Saturday, Jan. 25
Phoenix Rising FC Trialists
Noon
Casino Arizona Field;<br> Tempe, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 1
FC Cincinnati
Noon
Grande Sports World;<br> Casa Grande, Ariz.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Columbus Crew SC
12:30pm
Grande Sports World;<br> Casa Grande, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Real Salt Lake<br> (Visit Tucson Sun Cup)
5pm
Kino North Stadium;<br> Tucson, Ariz.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Phoenix Rising FC<br> (Visit Tucson Sun Cup)
8pm
Casino Arizona Field;<br> Tempe, Ariz.
Saturday, Feb. 22
New York Red Bulls<br> (Visit Tucson Sun Cup)
3pm
Kino North Stadium;<br> Tucson, Ariz.

Sporting KC 2020 Preseason Roster

<strong>#</strong>
<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Position</strong>
<strong>Age</strong>
1
Richard Sanchez
Goalkeeper
25
2
Botond Barath
Defender
27
3
Andreu Fontas
Defender
30
4
Roberto Puncec
Defender
28
5
Matt Besler
Defender
32
6
Ilie Sanchez
Midfielder
29
7
Johnny Russell
Forward
29
8
Graham Zusi
Defender
33
9
Alan Pulido
Forward
28
11
Khiry Shelton
Forward
26
12
Gerso Fernandes
Forward
28
13
Gianluca Busio
Midfielder
17
14
Amadou Dia
Defender
26
15
Roger Espinoza
Midfielder
33
16
Graham Smith
Defender
24
18
Eric Dick
Goalkeeper
25
19
Erik Hurtado
Forward
29
20
Daniel Salloi
Forward
23
21
Felipe Gutierrez
Midfielder
29
23
Tyler Freeman
Forward
17
26
Jaylin Lindsey
Defender
19
28
Cameron Duke
Midfielder
18
29
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
33
36
Luis Martins
Defender
27
75
Wan Kuzain
Midfielder
21
85
Felipe Hernandez
Midfielder
21
Wilson Harris&nbsp;<strong>*</strong>
Forward
20
John Pulskamp&nbsp;<strong>*</strong>
Goalkeeper
18
Camden Riley&nbsp;<strong>*</strong>
Defender
23
Jake Davis&nbsp;<strong>**</strong>
Midfielder
18
Tucker Lepley&nbsp;<strong>**</strong>
Midfielder
18
Kaveh Rad&nbsp;<strong>**</strong>
Defender
18
James Kasak&nbsp;<strong>^^</strong>
Defender
21
Jaret Townsend&nbsp;<strong>^^</strong>
Midfielder
21

Under contract with Sporting KC II
* Member of Sporting KC Academy
^^ Unsigned MLS SuperDraft selection