Sporting Kansas City has added League Pool Goalkeeper Charlie Lyon to the club’s roster for tonight’s match against the Colorado Rapids in the MLS is Back Tournament. Lyon has been in Orlando and undergone the same testing and medical procedures as all other players involved in the competition since arriving more than two weeks ago.
Lyon, 28, began his professional career with Seattle Sounders FC as a 2015 MLS SuperDraft selection after a four-year collegiate career at Marquette University. He spent most of the 2015 and 2016 seasons on loan with second-division side Tacoma Defiance, playing 42 matches for the club, before making 31 appearances as Orange County SC’s starter during the 2017 USL Championship season. Lyon joined Los Angeles Football Club for its inaugural MLS campaign in 2018 and became an MLS League Pool Goalkeeper last year, linking up with the Philadelphia Union for a brief stint in May 2019.
Sporting Kansas City (2-1-0, 6 points) and Colorado (2-1-0, 6 points) will take the field tonight for a pivotal Group D clash at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT with live coverage on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, the ESPN app, Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM. Sporting KC Live presented by Michelob Ultra will provide 60 minutes of pregame coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City starting at 6 p.m. CT, while The Final Whistle postgame show will air immediately after the match on Sports Radio 810 WHB.
Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) adds League Pool Goalkeeper Charlie Lyon for July 17 match vs. Colorado Rapids in the MLS is Back Tournament.
Charlie Lyon (Lion)
Born: 4/10/1992 (28 years old)
Weight: 215 lbs.
Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois
Birthplace: St. Charles, Illinois
College: Marquette University