Jerome Ngom Mbekeli vs. Barton CC
Nick Smith

Swope Park Rangers travel south for two-game preseason road trip

The Swope Park Rangers today headed south to continue preseason with a trip to Texas where the side will face North Texas SC at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. CT.

Rangers Travel Roster

Swope Park Rangers (6): Rassambek Akhmatov, Ayyoub Allach, Killian Colombie, Wilson Harris, Will Little, Jerome Ngom Mbekeli

Sporting KC Academy (10): Brandt Betts, Jake Davis, Dylan Hooper, Sean Karani, Tucker Lepley, Enzo Mauriz, Kayden Pierre, Jahon Rad, Kaveh Rad, Brooks Thompson, Max Trejo

MLS SuperDraft Picks (2): Kamar Marriott, Camden Riley

Trialists (6): Guy Stephane Bedi, Enoch Mushagalusa, Pape N'Diaye, Luke Pavone, Goah Jean Philippe Ponte, Andres Camilo Sanchez Gil

Four members of the Rangers are currently in Scottsdale, Arizona training with Sporting KC: defenders Justin Bilyeu and Mark Segbers, midfielder Felipe Hernandez and forward Ethan Vanacore-Decker. In addition, Sporting KC's First and Second-Round picks in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, Kamar Marriott and Camden Riley, have joined the Rangers for preseason.

The Rangers began preseason with a 5-0 victory over Barton Community College on Feb. 2 at Swope Soccer Village. Ethan Vanacore-Decker scored the opener before several trialists bagged goals in the second half. The Rangers’ second preseason match against Iowa Western Community College, scheduled for Feb. 9, was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions following a spell of winter weather in Kansas City.

North Texas SC, the newly-formed USL League One side of MLS club FC Dallas, will begin their inaugural season on March 30 against former SPR midfielder Ualefi and Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.

The Rangers will complete their current preseason trip by taking on Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Titan Sports and Performance Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Rangers 2019 Preseason Schedule (home matches in bold)

DATE OPPONENT TIME (CT) / RESULT LOCATION
Saturday, Feb. 2 Barton Community College 5-0 Swope Soccer Village (Kansas City, MO)
Saturday, Feb. 9 Iowa Western Community College CANCELLED Swope Soccer Village (Kansas City, MO)
Wednesday, Feb. 13 North Texas SC 11am Toyota Soccer Center (Frisco, TX)
Saturday, Feb. 16 Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1pm Titan Sports and Performance Center (Tulsa, OK)
Saturday, Feb. 23 Creighton University 1pm Morrison Stadium (Omaha, NE)
Saturday, March 2 Texas United 2pm Swope Soccer Village (Kansas City, MO)
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