Kevin Ellis - Sporting KC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC - June 1, 2017

Sporting Kansas City has waived defender Kevin Ellis and forward Zach Wright, the club announced on Tuesday.

Ellis, 26, made 90 competitive appearances for Sporting KC from 2011-2017. Wright, 22, joined the club last month out of the University of North Carolina. For a full list of Sporting KC’s offseason roster moves, visit

Manager Peter Vermes’ men will kick off their 2018 campaign on Sunday against New York City FC at Children’s Mercy Park. Tickets for the highly anticipated season opener are available now via

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) waives defender Kevin Ellis and forward Zach Wright.