Sporting Kansas City II announced today that the club has signed Sporting KC Academy product Jahon Rad to a full professional contract ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season. The midfielder will officially be added to the Sporting II roster pending league and federation approval.
Jahon Rad, 19, joins his twin brother, Kaveh Rad, on the SKC II roster. J. Rad has been on the Sporting II squad the past three seasons while on an Academy contract.
J. Rad made his professional debut as a substitute in a home match against Sacramento Republic FC on July 10, 2018 before earning his first professional start at Children’s Mercy Park a week later against Orange County SC on July 18, 2018.
In total, the Durham, North Carolina native has made 12 professional appearances for Sporting KC II over the past three seasons. He set a career high in 2020, appearing in seven of Sporting II’s 16 USL Championship matches, earning three starts – with the side going 2-1-0 in those contests.
Jahon Rad and his brother Kaveh Rad joined the Sporting KC Academy together at the start of the 2016-17 season, having previously been a part of the North Carolina FC Academy in their native state. J. Rad made 88 appearances for the Sporting KC Academy, including 15 in the curtailed 2019-20 season for the U-19s.
Born: 6/13/2001 (19 years old)
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, N.C.