Tyler Freeman recalled - Sporting KC II vs. OKC Energy FC

Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club has recalled 19-year-old forward Tyler Freeman from German side Karlsruher FC, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

Freeman, a product of the Sporting Kansas City Academy, was loaned to Karlsruher FC last August for the 2021-22 German 2. Bundesliga season with an option for Sporting to recall the player. He will now rejoin his hometown club ahead of the 2022 MLS campaign.

Born in Overland Park and raised in Shawnee, Kansas, Freeman became the second youngest player in Sporting history when he signed an MLS contract at age 15 in October 2018. Since then, the versatile attacker has recorded six goals and one assist in 35 USL Championship appearances for Sporting Kansas City II.

Freeman joined the Sporting KC Academy at age 11 in 2014 and represented the club at the U-12 through U-19 levels before jumping to the professional ranks. He has also competed for the United States U-14, U-16 and U-17 national teams, notably featuring at the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship and helping the U.S. to a second-place finish at the tournament.

After scoring three goals across his first two professional seasons in the USL Championship, Freeman enjoyed a strong start to 2021 with three goals and an assist in nine appearances. He scored in a 1-1 home draw against OKC Energy FC on May 7 and came off the bench to bag a late brace in a 4-3 defeat at FC Tulsa on June 16.

For a full list of Sporting’s offseason roster moves, visit SportingKC.com/news/tracker. Sporting will train in Arizona from Jan. 17 to Feb. 19 for the team's 2022 preseason, presented by Children's Mercy. Manager Peter Vermes’ side will then kick off the MLS season on Feb. 27, visiting Atlanta United FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, before hosting Houston Dynamo FC in a highly anticipated Children’s Mercy Park home opener on March 5.

Season tickets for Sporting Kansas City’s 2022 campaign and several 2022 ticket packages and promotions and are available by calling 888-4KC-GOAL or visiting SportingKC.com.

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) recalls forward Tyler Freeman from Karlsruher FC (Germany).

Tyler Freeman
Position: Forward
Number: 23
Born: 1/9/2003 (19 years old)
Height: 5-11
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hometown: Shawnee, Kansas
Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas
Citizenship: USA
Twitter: @tylerfreeman23
Instagram: @ty1erfreeman