Sporting KC II signs Ryan Wagner to MLS NEXT Pro amateur contract

SKC II Player Signings (multiple players)

Sporting Kansas City II announced today that the club has signed Sporting Kansas City Academy defender Ryan Wanger to an MLS NEXT Pro amateur contract.

MLS NEXT Pro amateur contracts are on a single-game basis, preserving Wagner's NCAA eligibility. He will be available for selection on Sunday for Sporting KC II's match against MNUFC 2 at National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota.

Wagner is an alumnus of Sporting Kansas City's Center of Excellence, a program designed to prepare potential academy-level players for the next steps on the Sporting KC player pathway. The Leawood, Kansas native has represented Sporting KC at the U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels, playing a leading role in the Academy's success since 2017.

The defender contributed massively in Sporting's U-12s 2018 Generation adidas Cup title run and the U-14s' 2019, second-place finish at the prestigious Copa Rayados Internacional Cup in Houston. Most recently, Wagner helped the U-19s lift the 2023 UPSL Oklahoma-Arkansas Division Trophy.

Sporting KC II will take on MNUFC 2 on Sunday at 6 p.m. CT. Fans can stream the match for free at or on the MLS YouTube channel.

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City II signs defender Ryan Wagner to MLS NEXT Pro amateur contract.


Ryan Wagner
Position: Defender
Birthdate: 04/23/2006 (18 years old)
Height: 6-4
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
Birthplace: Leawood, Kansas