Sporting Kansas City II has added 21-year-old Dutch winger David Panka to the roster ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season, the club announced today. Panka will officially be added to the squad pending league and federation approval.
Panka arrives in Kansas City following a six-month stint in Poland with Miedz Legnica in the 1 Liga. After starting the summer with Miedz Legnica II in in the 3 Liga, Panka swiftly moved up to the first team and went on to play in 12 games, scoring once, in the 1 Liga while making one appearance in the Polish Cup.
Panka spent his developmental years with a host of clubs in his native Netherlands, representing Vitesse Arnhem, SV Spakenburg, Roda '46 Leusden, SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden and RKC Waalwijk.
After spending a year with RKC Waalwijk’s U-21 side, the club’s youth team was disbanded at the end of 2019 which allowed Panka to continue his career in Poland with Miedz Legnica this past year.
Born: 10/3/1999 (21 years old)
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Leusden, Netherlands
Birthplace: Almere, Netherlands
Citizenship: Netherlands, Poland
Previous Club: Miedz Legnica (Poland)