Goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas signed an MLS contract for Sporting KC in December 2016 after playing for the Swope Park Rangers during the club's inaugural 2016 campaign.
2018: MLS regular season: Did not feature. Open Cup: Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-0 fourth-round win over Real Salt Lake on June 6, earning a shutout in his Sporting KC debut. Started and played 90 minutes in a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas in the Round of 16 on June 16, making five saves. MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not feature. Swope Park Rangers: Started 12 USL matches on loan, posting four shutouts and 38 saves.
2017: MLS regular season: Did not feature. Open Cup: Did not feature. MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not feature. Swope Park Rangers: Started 25 USL matches on loan, totaling 10 clean sheets and 55 saves.
Swope Park Rangers
Zendajas, 22, joined the Swope Park Rangers in June 2016. He debuted in a 2-1 win over LA Galaxy II on Aug. 27 and started five of the team’s final seven regular season matches, amassing a perfect 5-0-0 record with three shutouts, 13 saves and a 0.40 goals against average. Zendejas carried his great form into the postseason, earning two more clean sheets as the Rangers rattled off three straight victories en route to the USL Cup Final.
2016: Signed with the Swope Park Rangers on June 30 and made his debut on Aug. 27 in a match with LA Galaxy II. Made five regular-season appearances, winning all five contests while posting a 0.40 goals against average and three shutouts. Zendejas had the best goals against average of all goalkeepers in the USL to have played a minimum of 300 minutes. He started all four games in the USL Cup Playoffs, posting a 1.38 goals against average and two further shutouts against LA Galaxy II on Sept. 30 and Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Oct. 15 before losing his first game in the USL Cup Final on Oct. 23.
Before USL: Zendejas joined Club Tijuana in 2014 and made his debut for the Under-20 team on Feb. 13, 2015 against Pumas UNAM. He made 31 total appearances for the U-20 team while helping the Xolos reach the 2015 Apertura final and the 2016 Clausura final. He made his first-team debut in a preseason friendly against Club Leon on July 3, 2015 and played all four preseason games for the Xolos in July 2015. His youth career includes a stint at Nomads SC in San Diego, Calif. while he also played for Hilltop High School in Chula Vista.