Sporting KC loans Ozzie Cisneros to Carolina Core FC of MLS NEXT Pro


Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club has loaned 20-year-old midfielder Ozzie Cisneros to MLS NEXT Pro club Carolina Core FC for the remainder of the 2024 season.

Cisneros joined Sporting in 2021 as a Homegrown Player after developing in the Sporting KC Academy. The versatile midfielder has made two appearances for the first team, starting in a Leagues Cup match against LIGA MX side Club Leon in August 2021 and helping SKC to a 4-2 extra-time victory over FC Dallas in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Cisneros has scored five goals in 52 professional matches for Sporting KC II since debuting for the club in May 2021. The 2023 campaign saw Cisneros hit career-highs in appearances (26) goals (three) and assists (two) for a Sporting KC II outfit that reached the MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs for the first time under head coach Benny Feilhaber.

Prior to turning professional as a 16-year-old in 2021, Cisneros represented the Sporting KC Academy at the U-13 through U-19 levels. His five-year stint in the academy was highlighted by a call-up to the United States U-15 Boys National Team for the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Championship, where he notably scored two goals in a 2-0 quarterfinal win over Costa Rica.

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) loans midfielder Ozzie Cisneros to Carolina Core FC (MLS NEXT Pro) for the remainder of the 2024 season.

Ozzie Cisneros - Sporting KC II 2023