SKC Preseason

With the first two weeks of the club’s 2023 preseason in the books, Sporting Kansas City has made a number of changes to the team’s preseason roster.

Sporting KC Academy goalkeeper Carlito Saylon has returned to Kansas City, with fellow Academy goalie Jacob Molinaro heading in the opposite direction this week.

Other changes from the start of preseason include the departure of Uri Rosell, who was waived by the club last week, and the arrival of new signing Danny Flores. Incoming left back Tim Leibold will join up with the squad in Arizona pending the completion of his immigration process. Lastly, forward Shaun Joash has arrived in camp as a trialist.

Sporting Kansas City Roster (as of Jan. 23, 2023)
#
Player
Position
Seasons with SKC
1
John Pulskamp
Goalkeeper
4th season
2
Ben Sweat
Defender
2nd season (8th in MLS)
3
Andreu Fontas
Defender
6th season
4
Robert Voloder
Defender
2nd season
7
Johnny Russell
Forward
6th season
8
Graham Zusi
Defender
15th season
9
Alan Pulido
Forward
4th season
10
Gadi Kinda
Midfielder
4th season
11
Khiry Shelton
Forward
5th season (8th in MLS)
12
Kortne Ford
Defender
2nd season (6th in MLS)
15
Roger Espinoza
Midfielder
14th season
17
Jake Davis
Midfielder
3rd season
18
Logan Ndenbe
Defender
2nd season
20
Daniel Salloi
Forward
8th season
21
Felipe Hernandez
Midfielder
5th season
22
Kendall McIntosh
Goalkeeper
3rd season (7th in MLS)
23
Willy Agada
Forward
2nd season
24
Kayden Pierre
Defender
3rd season
25
Ozzie Cisneros
Midfielder
3rd season
26
Erik Thommy
Midfielder
2nd season
27
Marinos Tzionis
Forward
2nd season
28
Cam Duke
Midfielder
5th season
29
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
9th season (14th in MLS)
54
Remi Walter
Midfielder
3rd season
Danny Flores
Midfielder
1st season
Tim Leibold
Defender
1st season
Nemanja Radoja
Midfielder
1st season
Sporting KC Preseason Invitees (as of Jan. 23, 2023)
Player
Position
Note
Chris Rindov
Defender
MLS SuperDraft Pick
Mo Abualnadi
Defender
Trialist
Shaun Joash
Forward
Trialist
Yeison Mejia
Forward
Trialist
Jacob Bartlett
Defender
Academy
Jacob Molinaro
Goalkeeper
Academy (Week 3)
Ethan Bandre
Goalkeeper
SKC II (Week 4)
Nassim Mekideche
Defender
SKC II
Diedie Traore
Defender
SKC II

Note: 2023 MLS SuperDraft selection Stephen Afrifa will return to Florida International University for the spring semester of his senior year and will be placed on Sporting KC's College Protected List.