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Sporting KC roster details unveiled for 2017 MLS regular season

Major League Soccer released full roster details on Monday for all 22 MLS clubs. Sporting Kansas City's complete roster composition can be found below and will be available throughout the 2017 season here.

Sporting Kansas City 2017 Roster

30-man Active Roster (Spots 1-30) # POS ROSTER STATUS PLAYER CATEGORY NOTE
Abdul-Salaam, Saad 17 D Senior    
Besler, Matthew 5 D Senior    
Blessing, Latif 9 F Senior INTL  
Dwyer, Dom 14 F Senior    
Dykstra, Andrew 21 GK Senior    
Ellis, Kevin 4 D Supplemental HG  
Espinoza, Roger 27 M Senior DP  
Feilhaber, Benny 10 M Senior    
Fernandes, Gerso 7 F Senior DP, INTL  
Iwasa, Cameron 24 F Reserve    
Juliao, Igor 40 D Senior INTL  
Rubio, Diego 11 F Senior, Disabled List INTL Disabled List
Medranda, Jimmy 94 D Senior INTL  
Melia, Tim 29 GK Senior    
Mustivar, Soni 93 M Senior INTL  
Opara, Ike 3 D Senior    
Palmer-Brown, Erik 2 D Supplemental HG  
Pasher, Tyler 77 D Reserve INTL  
Porter, Cameron 39 F Supplemental    
Saad, Soony 22 F Senior    
Salloi, Daniel 30 F Reserve INTL, HG  
Sanchez, Illie 6 M Senior INTL  
Sinovic, Seth 15 D Senior    
Storm, Colton 23 D Reserve    
Zendejas, Adrian 1 GK Reserve    
Zusi, Graham 8 M Senior DP  
26of 30 spots filled

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1 Abdul-Salaam, Saad  
2 Besler, Matthew  
3 Blessing, Latif INTL
4 Dwyer, Dom  
5 Dykstra, Andrew  
6 Espinoza, Roger DP
7 Feilhaber, Benny  
8 Fernandes, Gerso DP, INTL
9 Juliao, Igor INTL
10 Rubio, Diego INTL
11 Medranda, Jimmy INTL
12 Melia, Tim  
13 Mustivar, Soni INTL
14 Opara, Ike  
15 Saad, Soony  
16 Sanchez, Illie INTL
17 Sinovic, Seth  
18 Zusi, Graham DP
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21 Ellis, Kevin HG
22 Palmer-Brown, Erik HG
23 Porter, Cameron  
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25 Iwasa, Cameron  
26 Pasher, Tyler INTL
27 Storm, Colton  
28 Zendejas, Adrian  
29 Salloi, Daniel INTL, HG
Designated Players
1 Espinoza, Roger #N/A
2 Fernandes, Gerso INTL
3 Zusi, Graham #N/A
International slots
1 Blessing, Latif  
2 Fernandes, Gerso  
3 Juliao, Igor  
4 Medranda, Jimmy  
5 Mustivar, Soni  
6 Pasher, Tyler  
7 Salloi, Daniel  
8 Sanchez, Illie  
I Rubio, Diego Disabled List
Unavailable Players
Rubio, Diego Disabled List


  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
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