Two of the top FIFA players in the world will represent Sporting Kansas City in the 2021 FIFAe Club World Cup on Thursday and Friday.
Alekzandur, a longtime eMLS competitor who enters his third season with Sporting in 2021, will be joined by Lamps in a push to become the ultimate 2021 FIFAe Club World Cup champions.
Alekzandur and Lamps will comprise Sporting’s two-man team in the Qualification Stage, where they will go head-to-head with some of the world’s most competitive verified teams. Following multiple qualification rounds that stretch into January, the 2021 FIFAe Club World Cup Finals will take place later next year with more details to be announced soon.
Supporters can follow the action via Twitch.tv/sportingkcgaming beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT on Thursday when Sporting open their qualifying campaign versus Essentials Gaming.
A 21-year-old native of Kansas City, Kansas, Alekzandur previously represented Sporting on the eMLS circuit in 2018 and 2020 as one of the most competitive FIFA players in North America. His 2020 campaign was highlighted by a second-place finish at the eMLS Tournament Special last April alongside former Sporting midfielder Wan Kuzain in a showcase that was televised nationally on FS1.
Lamps is a 17-year-old professional FIFA player who will represent Sporting exclusively in the FIFAe Club World Cup. He advanced to each of the last two Global Series events last seasons—competing in Paris, France and Bucharest, Romania, respectively—and finished at No. 53 in the FIFA 20 world rankings for PS4. The Long Island resident currently attends Stony Brook University in New York.
FIFAe Club World Cup qualifying will give Alekzandur and Lamps a platform to face premier competition from across North America, with the aim of ultimately squaring off against the best teams on the planet in the 2021 FIFAe Club World Cup Finals.
In addition to playing alongside Lamps, Alekzandur will prepare for a busy start to the 2021 eMLS season with three major events on the docket. The campaign will kick off in January with eMLS League Series One presented by Coca-Cola, continue in February with eMLS League Two presented by Coca-Cola and conclude in March with eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola. The season will feature a $70,000 prize pool and be played entirely online, with the health and safety of all participants at the forefront.