Sporting KC announces jersey number updates ahead of 2018 season

Sporting Kansas City has confirmed jersey number updates for nine players heading into the 2018 MLS season.

With new arrivals joining the club and multiple returnees making switches from 2017, the numerical roster has a distinctly different look.

At the forefront, each of Sporting KC’s four international imports have selected numbers for their debut campaigns in Major League Soccer. Midfielder Yohan Croizet will wear No. 10, having switched from the No. 92 he had originally taken upon signing, while fellow Designated Player Felipe Gutierrez will wear No. 21. Scottish winger Johnny Russell will don No. 7 and Argentine defender Emiliano Amor has chosen No. 22.

Additionally, five Sporting KC players have changed their kit numbers from last season. This group includes No. 2 Amer Didic, No. 12 Gerso, No. 13 Gianluca Busio, No. 17 Roger Espinoza and No. 20 Daniel Salloi.

Sporting KC jersey number updates for 2018

#2 – Amer Didic (previously #55)
#7 – Johnny Russell
#10 – Yohan Croizet (previously #92)
#12 – Gerso (previously #7)
#13 – Gianluca Busio (previously #20)
#17 – Roger Espinoza (previously #27)
#20 – Daniel Salloi (previously #30)
#21 – Felipe Gutierrez
#22 – Emiliano Amor

This week Sporting KC unveiled the club’s new secondary jersey, which will be available to purchase for the first time on Feb. 28 at the Season Kickoff Party, presented by Ivy Investments. The season-opening celebration at Children’s Mercy Park — held in partnership with adidas and Bud Light — will be free and open to the public with Sporting KC players in attendance. More information about the event will be announced in the near term.

Manager Peter Vermes’ men kick off the 2018 MLS campaign at Children’s Mercy Park on Sunday, March 4, hosting New York City FC at 6:30 p.m. CT in a nationally televised showdown on FS1. Tickets for the match are on sale now at SeatGeek.com.