Sporting Kansas City II has re-signed defender Danny Barbir to a new contract ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season, the club announced today.
Barbir, who joined Sporting II one year ago, made 15 appearances in his maiden season with the club. The 22-year-old scored twice in 2020, including a memorable strike to secure a 1-0 road win over perennial USL Championship power Indy Eleven on Aug. 1, 2020.
The Allentown, Pennsylvania native was previously on the books of both Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion as a youth player, before signing his first professional contract with the latter in 2015. Barbir had further stops with Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Astra Giurgiu (Romania) and Sandhausen II (Germany) prior to arriving in Kansas City.
On the international stage, Barbir has represented the U.S. at the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels, including two appearances at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile.
Born: 1/31/1998 (22 years old)
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Citizenship: USA, Romania
Previous Club: Astra Giurgiu (Romania)