2018 preseason squad running drill
Patrik Bergabo

Sporting KC releases roster for 2018 preseason, presented by Children's Mercy

Sporting Kansas City has released the club's roster for the 2018 preseason, presented by Children's Mercy.

The preseason squad will consist of at least 37 players – the 27 currently under MLS contract, four members of the Swope Park Rangers, four unsigned MLS SuperDraft selections and two players from the Sporting KC Academy.

The SPR quartet joining Sporting KC in Arizona consists of 19-year-old midfielders Felipe Hernandez and Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal as well as offseason arrivals Hadji Barry and Rodrigo Saravia. Forward Will Bagrou, goalkeeper Eric Dick, and defenders Graham Smith and Wilfred Williams represent the MLS SuperDraft contingent. Lastly, 17-year-old midfielder Sebastian Cruz and 16-year-old defender Cameron Duke arrive from the Sporting KC Academy.

For the fourth consecutive year, Sporting KC will spend both legs of preseason in the state of Arizona, training in Scottsdale through Feb. 3 and then in Tucson from Feb. 9-25. The first phase includes tune-ups against Phoenix Rising FC trialists on Saturday, UPSL club Sporting Arizona next Wednesday, and fellow MLS outfit Colorado Rapids on Feb. 3. Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex will host all three games.

Sporting KC 2018 Preseason Schedule

DATE OPPONENT TIME (CT) VENUE
Saturday, Jan. 27 Phoenix Rising FC trialists 12 pm Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Scottsdale, AZ
Wednesday, Jan. 31 Sporting Arizona 12 pm Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, Feb. 3 Colorado Rapids 11:30am Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Scottsdale, AZ
Wednesday, Feb. 14 New York Red Bulls 6pm Kino Sports Complex
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Feb. 17 Phoenix Rising FC (tickets) 4pm Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Scottsdale, AZ
Wednesday, Feb. 21 New England Revolution 12pm Kino Sports Complex
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Feb. 24 TBD (tickets) 3, 5 or 7:15pm Kino Sports Complex
Tucson, AZ

Sporting KC fans can purchase tickets to the club's match against Phoenix Rising FC on Feb. 17 by clicking here. Tickets to the team's final preseason fixture on Feb. 24 are available here.

Sporting KC 2018 Preseason Roster

NO. PLAYER POSITION AGE
1 Adrian Zendejas Goalkeeper 22
3 Ike Opara Defender 28
4 Kevin Ellis Defender 26
5 Matt Besler Defender 30
6 Ilie Midfielder 27
7 Gerso Forward 26
8 Graham Zusi Defender 31
11 Diego Rubio Forward 24
14 Khiry Shelton Forward 24
15 Seth Sinovic Defender 30
19 Cristian Lobato Midfielder 28
20 Gianluca Busio Forward 15
21 Andrew Dykstra Goalkeeper 32
22 Soony Saad Forward 25
23 Colton Storm Defender 23
26 Jaylin Lindsey Defender 17
27 Roger Espinoza Midfielder 31
29 Tim Melia Goalkeeper 31
30 Daniel Salloi Forward 21
41 James Musa Midfielder 25
55 Amer Didic Defender 23
90 Kharlton Belmar Forward 25
92 Yohan Croizet Midfielder 25
94 Jimmy Medranda Midfielder 24
  Emiliano Amor Defender 22
  Matt Lewis Defender 21
  Zach Wright Forward 22
  Will Bagrou ^ Forward 21
  Hadji Barry * Forward 25
  Sebastian Cruz ** Midfielder 17
  Eric Dick ^ Goalkeeper 23
  Cameron Duke ** Defender 16
  Felipe Hernandez * Midfielder 19
  Rodrigo Saravia Defender 24
  Graham Smith ^ Defender 22
  Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal * Midfielder 19
  Wilfred Williams ^ Defender 21

Bold: Under contract with Sporting KC
^ Unsigned MLS SuperDraft pick
* Swope Park Rangers
** Sporting KC Academy

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