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Sporting Kansas City II announced today that the club has acquired 21-year-old winger Andrew Draper on loan from Ecuadorian side Universidad Católica for the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season.

Draper becomes the third newcomer to join Sporting KC II for the 2023 season, following in the footsteps of 21-year-old midfielder Ethan Bryant and 23-year-old defender Diedie Traore earlier this month. The club’s roster currently sits at 10 players and will continue to expand ahead of the upcoming MLS NEXT Pro campaign.

Sporting KC II Roster (as of Dec. 21, 2022)

  • Goalkeepers (1): Ethan Bandre
  • Defenders (5): Aljaz Dzankic, Coby Jones, Mikey Lenis, Jahon Rad, Diedie Traore
  • Midfielders (1): Ethan Bryant
  • Forwards (3): Bakary Bagayoko, Josh Coan, Andrew Draper

Led by head coach and longtime Sporting midfielder Benny Feilhaber, Sporting KC II will begin preparations early next year for the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season, which will feature an expanded field of 28 clubs.

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City II (MLS NEXT Pro) acquires forward Andrew Draper on loan from Universidad Católica

VITALS

  • Andrew Draper
  • Position: Forward
  • Born: 8/4/2001 (21)
  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Birthplace: Houston, Texas
  • Citizenship: USA