Sporting KC waives Luke Sassano

Sporting Kansas City announced Friday that the club has waived Luke Sassano. The 26-year-old midfielder appeared in 10 regular season MLS matches for Sporting Kansas City after arriving in 2011, scoring his first MLS goal in a 4-1 win at FC Dallas last season.

Sassano, a University of California alum, appeared in each of the club’s four games in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last year and played in 10 Reserve League fixtures for Sporting KC, tallying two assists. He also appeared in the team’s international friendly against the English Premier League’s Newcastle United FC and recorded two goals and two assists in exhibitions against Rockhurst University and the Kansas City Brass earlier this season.

Sporting Kansas City (9-4-2) will host the Chicago Fire (7-5-3) at 7 p.m. CT tonight at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Tickets for the match, sponsored by U.S. Bank and nationally broadcast on the NBC Sports Network, are available at or at the LSP Box Offices.