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Introducing the Sporting U NIL Class of 2023!

Designed to provide a platform for Sporting Kansas City to celebrate and interact with homegrown student-athletes on college campuses across the Midwest region who have excelled in their sports, the inaugural class is comprised of five talented KC-area natives joining their Hometown Club.

Sporting is excited to offer student-athletes the opportunity to grow their brand and support their pursuit of professional careers both on and off the field.

Sporting U NIL Athletes receive a financial stipend for social media engagement as well as tickets for Sporting KC home matches and merchandise from SportingStyle. The club’s investment in the Sporting U NIL program also includes further value for student-athletes through assistance with strategic marketing and brand building campaigns in addition to professional development resources, including mentorship and networking connections.

We are excited to collaborate with student-athletes throughout the Midwest. Learn more on how to join the Sporting U NIL program here.

Class of 2023


Hallie Klanke

Sport x University- University of Kansas Women’s Soccer

Year: Senior

Position: Defender/Forward

High School: Lee’s Summit West

Hometown: Lee's Summit, MO

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Jericho Frigon

Sport x University: Kansas State Women’s Soccer

Year: Sophomore

Position: Defender

High School: Liberty High School Kansas City

Hometown: Liberty, MO

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Devin Neal

Sport x University- University of Kansas Football

Year: Junior

Position: Running Back

High School: Lawrence High School

Hometown: Lawrence, KS

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Keegan Good

Sport x University- University of Missouri Women’s Soccer

Year: Sophomore

Position: Midfielder

High School: Park Hill South

Hometown: Parkville, MO

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Blake Craig

Sport x University- University of Missouri Men’s Football

Year: Freshman

Position: Kicker

High School: Liberty North

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

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The Sporting U NIL Program is the second major initiative introduced by Sporting Kansas City for college students in 2023. The Sporting U Pass provides students at more than 240 universities across the country the opportunity to purchase $15 tickets in the Supporters’ Stand at Children’s Mercy Park for Sporting KC home matches.

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