Team celebration 3 - Sporting KC vs. Colorado Rapids - Oct. 24, 2020

Sporting Kansas City has announced its 34-player roster for the 2021 preseason, presented by Children’s Mercy.


The preseason squad consists of 26 first team players, five members of Sporting Kansas City II, two Sporting KC Academy players and one unsigned MLS Super Draft selection.


Manager Peter Vermes’ side will officially begin preseason training Monday at Phoenix Rising FC’s new training facility at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona.


Homegrown goalkeeper Brooks Thompson is Sporting’s lone MLS player not on the preseason roster, as he will continue rehabbing an injury in Kansas City. Recently acquired French center back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin has yet to arrive in the United States and will undergo a seven-day quarantine upon his arrival to Arizona before joining the team for training. Sporting will continue to follow comprehensive health and safety protocols throughout preseason, including COVID-19 testing every other day.


The five Sporting KC II players on the preseason squad include defenders Danny Barbir, Kaveh Rad and Travian Sousa, midfielder Jake Davis and forward Dominik Resetar. The two Academy standouts making the trip are goalkeeper Gavin Krenecki and defender Kayden Pierre, both of whom featured for SKC II during the 2020 USL Championship campaign.


Sporting’s 2021 preseason is highlighted by friendly matches against USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC on March 13, the Colorado Rapids on March 20, the Portland Timbers on March 24 and the LA Galaxy on April 3 (all dates subject to change). Supporters can follow @SKCMatchday on Twitter for live updates of all preseason scrimmages.


Sporting KC 2021 Preseason Schedule
(subject to change)

<strong>Date</strong>
<strong>Time (CT)</strong>
<strong>Opponent</strong>
<strong>Location</strong>
<div>Saturday, March 13</div>
<div>12 p.m.</div>
<div>Phoenix Rising FC</div>
<div>Wild Horse Pass</div><div>(Chandler, Ariz.)</div>
<div>Saturday, March 20</div>
<div>5 p.m.</div>
<div>Colorado Rapids</div>
<div>Kino North Complex (Tucson, Ariz.)</div>
<div>Wednesday, March 24</div>
<div>1 p.m.</div>
<div>Portland Timbers</div>
<div>Kino North Complex (Tucson, Ariz.)</div>
<div>Saturday, April 3</div>
<div>2 p.m.</div>
<div>LA Galaxy</div>
<div>Kino North Complex (Tucson, Ariz.)</div>

Sporting KC 2021 Preseason Roster

<strong>#</strong>
<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Position</strong>
<strong>Age</strong>
<div>2</div>
<div>Jaylin Lindsey</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>20</div>
<div>3</div>
<div>Andreu Fontas</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>31</div>
<div>4</div>
<div>Roberto Puncec</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>29</div>
<div>5</div>
<div>Nicolas Isimat-Mirin</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>29</div>
<div>6</div>
<div>Ilie Sanchez</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>30</div>
<div>7</div>
<div>Johnny Russell</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>30</div>
<div>8</div>
<div>Graham Zusi</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>34</div>
<div>9</div>
<div>Alan Pulido</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>29</div>
<div>10</div>
<div>Gianluca Busio</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>18</div>
<div>11</div>
<div>Khiry Shelton</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>27</div>
<div>13</div>
<div>Amadou Dia</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>27</div>
<div>15</div>
<div>Roger Espinoza</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>34</div>
<div>16</div>
<div>Graham Smith</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>25</div>
<div>17</div>
<div>Gadi Kinda</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>26</div>
<div>19</div>
<div>Grayson Barber</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>20</div>
<div>20</div>
<div>Daniel Salloi</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>24</div>
<div>21</div>
<div>Felipe Hernandez</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>22</div>
<div>22</div>
<div>Kendall McIntosh</div>
<div>Goalkeeper</div>
<div>27</div>
<div>23</div>
<div>Tyler Freeman</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>18</div>
<div>24</div>
<div>John Pulskamp</div>
<div>Goalkeeper</div>
<div>19</div>
<div>25</div>
<div>Ozzie Cisneros</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>16</div>
<div>28</div>
<div>Cam Duke</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>20</div>
<div>29</div>
<div>Tim Melia</div>
<div>Goalkeeper</div>
<div>34</div>
<div>33</div>
<div>Danny Barbir *</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>23</div>
<div>34</div>
<div>Dominik Resetar *</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>20</div>
<div>36</div>
<div>Luis Martins</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>28</div>
<div>46</div>
<div>Jake Davis *</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>19</div>
<div>48</div>
<div>Kaveh Rad *</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>19</div>
<div>54</div>
<div>Remi Walter</div>
<div>Midfielder</div>
<div>25</div>
<div>55</div>
<div>Gavin Krenecki **</div>
<div>Goalkeeper</div>
<div>18</div>
<div>57</div>
<div>Kayden Pierre **</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>18</div>
<div>96</div>
<div>Wilson Harris</div>
<div>Forward</div>
<div>21</div>
<div>Matt Constant ***</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>22</div>
<div>Travian Sousa *</div>
<div>Defender</div>
<div>19</div>



* Sporting KC II player
* Sporting KC Academy player
** Unsigned MLS Super Draft pick