Sporting Kansas City II opened the club's 2020 preseason camp on Monday, February 3 and will train in Kansas City for two weeks prior to the team's preseason opener against OKC Energy FC on Saturday, February 15 at Stryker Sports Complex in Wichita, Kansas.
Currently in camp are eight under contract players, two Sporting KC first team players, seven Sporting KC Academy players, two 2020 MLS SuperDraft selections and six trialists. Sporting II players Wilson Harris, John Pulskamp, Kaveh Rad, Camden Riley and Brooks Thompson are all training with the Sporting Kansas City first team during their preseason.
Sporting II has added six players this offseason: defenders Danny Barbir, Petar Cuic and Rad, midfielders Christian Duke and Duval Wapiwo and forward Dominik Resetar. They join returning goalkeepers Pulskamp and Thompson, defender Luis Olivera, midfielders Will Little and Riley and forwards Harris and Ze Pedro.
Sporting Kansas City II 2020 Preseason Roster
- Sporting Kansas City II (8): Danny Barbir, Petar Cuic, Christian Duke, Will Little, Luis Olivera, Ze Pedro, Dominik Resetar, Duval Wapiwo
- Sporting Kansas City (2): Felipe Hernandez, Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal
- Sporting KC Academy (7): Brandt Betts, Josh Chong, Gavin Krenecki, Mason Leeth, Kayden Pierre, Jahon Rad, Max Trejo
- SuperDraft Picks (2): James Kasak, Jaret Townsend
- Trialists (6): Ricardo George, Fredinho Mompremier, Enoch Mushagalusa, Sam Roben, Jake Rudel, Brayan Tavares
Under the direction of third-year head coach and former Sporting KC midfielder Paulo Nagamura, Sporting II will kick off their 2020 USL Championship season with a home match against the Charlotte Independence at Children's Mercy Park on March 8.
Sporting Kansas City II Preseason Schedule (home games in bold)
|Feb. 15||OKC Energy FC||2 p.m.||Stryker Sports Complex (Wichita, Kan.)|
|Feb. 22||Iowa Western CC||2 p.m.||Swope Soccer Village (Kansas City, Mo.)|
|Feb. 25||TBD||2 p.m.||Toyota Soccer Center (Frisco, Texas)|
|Feb. 27||North Texas SC||2 p.m.||Toyota Soccer Center (Frisco, Texas)|
|Feb. 29||FC Tulsa||1 p.m.||Titan Sports Complex (Tulsa, Okla.)|