Sporting Kansas City II has signed 19-year-old U.S. youth international Travian Sousa, the club announced today. The defender will officially be added to the Sporting II roster pending league and federation approval.
Sousa, who plays primarily as a left back, spent the last 18 months in Germany with Hamburger SV. He signed his first professional contract with the club in July 2019 and went on to make 14 appearances with the team's U-19s in the A-Junioren Bundesliga, tallying four assists. Sousa also made a pair of appearances for Hamburger SV II in the Regionalliga Nord – one in 2019 and one in 2020.
Sousa’s form saw him earn a call-up to first team training at Hamburg, currently in the 2. Bundesliga, and he played 90 minutes in a friendly against Braunschweig in October 2019.
Prior to his stint in Germany, Sousa played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for Sacramento Republic FC after joining from Ballistic United SC in 2016. In total, Sousa made 82 appearances in the USSDA, scoring 24 goals.
Sousa has been a regular member of the U.S. Youth National Team setup, representing his country at the U-14, U-19 and U-20 levels.
Born: 9/19/2001 (19 years old)
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.
Birthplace: Lathrop, Calif.
Citizenship: USA, Portugal
Previous Club: Hamburger SV (Germany)