Sporting Kansas City has a new No. 10.
Academy product Gianluca Busio, an 18-year-old midfielder and one of the best teenage players in American soccer, has swapped No. 27 for No. 10 ahead of the 2021 MLS campaign.
But that's not all. Busio is making a big-time offer to all Sporting fans as the new season approaches.
If you buy the new kit when it drops and want #10 Busio, I’ll cover the customization price 👀 https://t.co/ybkNHNb2SG— Gianluca Busio (@gbusio13) February 22, 2021
Indeed, Busio will cover the "Busio 10" customization price for all supporters who purchase Sporting's new primary jersey, which will be unveiled in the near term.
In addition to announcing Busio's jersey number update today, Sporting confirmed jersey numbers for each of the club's new signings in 2021 as well as a switch for Homegrown defender Jaylin Lindsey. Details are listed below.
Sporting KC 2021 Jersey Number Update
- #2 Jaylin Lindsey (wore #26 in 2020)
- #5 Nicolas Isimat-Mirin (newcomer)
- #10 Gianluca Busio (wore #27 in 2020)
- #19 Grayson Barber (newcomer)
- #22 Kendall McIntosh (newcomer)
- #25 Ozzie Cisneros (newcomer)
- #31 Brooks Thompson (newcomer)
- #54 Remi Walter (newcomer)
Remi Walter, a 25-year-old French midfielder with extensive experience in Ligue 1, will notably become the first Sporting player to don No. 54. His fellow countryman and former Ligue 1 veteran, center back Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, will take the more traditional No. 5.
Elsewhere, Lindsey has swapped No. 26 for No. 2. New goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh has taken No. 22, while the Homegrown trio of Grayson Barber (No. 19), Ozzie Cisneros (No. 25) and Brooks Thompson (No. 31) have also snapped up their kit numbers for 2021.
To view Sporting's current roster in full, click here.