Ellis vs. OKC 2

The Swope Park Rangers have added nine players on loan from Sporting Kansas City ahead of tomorrow’s USL showdown with Rio Grande Valley FC: Goalkeeper Tim Melia, defenders Ever Alvarado, Kevin Ellis and Seth Sinovic, midfielders Emmanuel Appiah, Connor Hallisey and Paulo Nagamura, and forwards Cameron Porter and Diego Rubio.


Of the nine players joining on loan, Alvarado, Ellis, Appiah and Rubio have all represented the Rangers this season, with the latter scoring in the 1-1 draw against Saint Louis FC on Aug. 3. Melia, Sinovic, Hallisey, Nagamura and Porter will be added to the SPR roster for the first time.


The Rangers take on Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday night at Swope Soccer Village, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. SPR are in the midst of a five-game homestand and have won their last two games at Children’s Mercy Victory Field by a 2-1 scoreline against LA Galaxy II and San Antonio FC. Tickets start at $12 and are available via Ticketmaster, while the game will be available via live stream on SportingKC.com.