Sporting Kansas City II has signed Academy forward Zion Long to an Academy contract, the club announced today. Long will retain his NCAA eligibility while being registered to compete in USL Championship matches with Sporting II.
Long, 18, joined the Sporting KC Academy in 2018 and has since advanced from the Under-15 squad to the Under-19s.
Sporting KC II is back in action tomorrow night when the team travels to take on Louisville City FC at Lynn Family Stadium in Kentucky. The game is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN+.
Born: 7/18/2003 (18 years old)
Weight: 195 lbs.
Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Citizenship: USA, Nigeria