Player Details

Name

Jimmy Medranda

Pronunciation

muh-DRAHN-dah

Height

5' 8"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

2.7.1994 (27)

Birthplace

Mosquera, Colombia

Position

Defender
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Jimmy Medranda joined Sporting KC in August 2013 on loan from Deportivo Pereira (Colombia), making his MLS debut in a 3-0 win over Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 7. The Colombian fullback signed permanently for the club in February 2014, earning his lone MLS start on March 15 for the first of six appearances in all competitions that year. He continued to develop in 2015, starting seven matches in all competitions, and reached a new heights with 32 appearances during a breakout 2016 campaign. Medranda took another step forward in 2017 with starts in 29 of 39 appearances across all competitions, helping Sporting win their third U.S. Open Cup title in six seasons. A long-term knee injury resulted in Medranda missing 12 months between May 2018 and May 2019.

Medranda joined Deportivo Pereira’s youth system at age 12 before climbing the ladder to the senior team. He made 16 first team appearances for the club in two seasons, scoring twice.

2019: MLS regular season: Started two of 10 appearances appearances and recorded one assist (176 minutes played). Made his 2019 debut as a late substitute in a 3-2 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on May 26, playing his first game since May 20, 2018, after overcoming a long-term knee injury. Assisted Benny Feilhaber's equalizer in a 2-1 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Aug. 17. Concacaf Champions League: Did not feature. Open Cup: Started and played 75 minutes in the Fourth Round against Minnesota, assisting Gerso's goal in a 4-1 loss.

2018: MLS regular season: Started eight of 12 appearances, recording two goals and one assist while contributing to five shutouts (728 minutes played). Tallied a late equalizing goal as a substitute in a thrilling 4-3 victory at the Chicago Fire on March 10. Assisted Graham Zusi's late equalizer in a 2-2 draw against Seattle Sounders FC on April 15. Scored a stunning goal from long range in a historic 6-0 hammering of Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 20, shortly before suffering a season-ending injury the following month. Open Cup: Did not feature. MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not feature.

2017: MLS regular season: Started 24 of 33 appearances, recording two goals and one assist (2086 minutes played). Assisted Dom Dwyer's game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on April 15. Scored his first goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Minnesota United FC on June 3. Scored a spectacular long-range goal in a 2-1 loss at the Houston Dynamo on Oct. 11. Open Cup: Started and played 74 minutes in a 4-0 fourth-round win over Minnesota United FC on June 14. Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-0 win against Houston Dynamo on June 28. Started and played 120 minutes against FC Dallas on July 11, recording an assist on Latif Blessing's back-heel goal in extra time. Started and played 120 minutes in a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over the San Jose Earthquakes following a 1-1 draw through regulation and extra time on Aug. 9, assisting Diego Rubio's equalizer before converting his penalty in the shootout. Played 34 minutes as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 Open Cup Final victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 20. MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 120 minutes in a 1-0 extra-time loss at the Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Knockout Round on Oct. 26.

2016: Started 25 of 32 appearances in all competitions, recording one goal and two assists (2240 minutes played). MLS regular season: Started 22 of 28 appearances, recording one goal and two assists while contributing to eight shutouts (1939 minutes played). Earned his first start on April 17 at FC Dallas. Recorded the first assist of his MLS career on Dom Dwyer's goal in a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on May 21. Assisted Matt Besler's 91st-minute game-winner in a 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew SC on July 3. Opened his MLS scoring account with the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over New York City FC on July 10. Open Cup: Started two matches (210 minutes played). Started and played 120 minutes in a 2-1 extra time win over Minnesota United FC on June 15. Started and played 90 minutes in a 3-1 fifth round defeat at the Houston Dynamo on June 29. CONCACAF Champions League: Started and played 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over Central FC on Oct. 19. Swope Park Rangers: Made one USL appearance, starting in the club's inaugural match as the Rangers claimed a 2-1 win over Portland Timbers 2 on March 26 at Children's Mercy Park. MLS Cup Playoffs: Made his postseason debut as a second-half substitute in a 1-0 knockout round loss at Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 27.

2015: MLS regular season: Made seven starts (426 minutes played) while featuring in defense, midfield and attack. Made his season debut with a start on March 21, a 0-0 draw against the Portland Timbers. Played left back for the first time in his MLS career in a 3-1 win at Toronto FC on Aug. 8, recording a game-high six tackles in addition to five interceptions and five recoveries. MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not feature. Open Cup: Did not feature.

2014: MLS regular season: Appeared in five matches with one start. Made his first career start for the club on March 15 in a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas. MLS Playoffs: Did not feature. CCL: Made one substitute appearance in the 2014-15 group stage, playing six minutes in a 3-0 win over Real Esteli on Sept. 23. Open Cup: Did not feature. Friendly: Played 45 minutes in a 4-1 Champions Shield defeat to Manchester City on July 23 at Sporting Park. USL PRO: Was loaned to USL PRO affiliate OKC Energy FC on July 9. Made his Energy FC debut on July 12, playing 54 minutes as a starter. Played 412 minutes in nine matches before returning to Sporting KC on Sept. 1.

2013: MLS: Made his debut as a stoppage-time sub in a 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew on September 7. Tallied one shot on goal in the match.


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