Sporting KC hosts 5th annual Open Tryouts

Sporting Kansas City hosted the club's 5th annual open tryouts this weekend at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park with the team's technical staff evaluating more than 250 players from across the globe. Following two days worth of sessions, three finalists have earned invitations to return and train with the Sporting Kansas City senior team to continue their pursuit of a professional contract. Best of luck to all three!

  • TJ Rodriguez, a 22-year-old defender from Van Buren, Arkansas
  • Ivan Andrade, a 24-year-old midfielder from Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Elias Lopez, a 19-year-old midfielder from Hayward, California
Sporting Kansas City has held open tryouts each of the last five seasons dating back to 2008, which was the first time since the inaugural 1996 season that the team had given an opportunity to players with professional aspirations to participate in an organized open tryout.