2019: Rad enjoyed a breakout year, starting 20 of 22 appearances in the USL Championship after signing an Academy contract in preseason. He made his debut as a substitute against Nashville SC (May 11) before earning his first start against Atlanta United 2 the following week (May 19). Rad went on to start 20 of the team’s final 26 matches in the 2019 regular season. He racked up 1,823 minutes in 2019, finishing the year as one of the leaders among minutes played by unsigned Academy players.
2018: Rad signed an Academy contract with the Swope Park Rangers ahead of the 2018 campaign and spent a large part of the year training with the club, though he did not make an appearance.
SKC Academy: Kaveh Rad joined the Sporting KC Academy in 2016 and has made 65 appearances over the last four years split between the U-15s, U-17s and U-19s, tallying seven goals. Kaveh’s twin brother, Jahon Rad, is also in the Sporting KC Academy. He was previously a part of the Capital Area RailHawks Academy in his native North Carolina.