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Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis
4
Defender
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • 5' 9"
  • 160 lbs.
  • 06-30-1991
  • Kansas City, MO

A Kansas City, Mo. native, Ellis became the team’s second Home Grown Player upon signing in 2011. Ellis developed with the Sporting Kansas City Academy while attending Oak Park High School before playing collegiately at Barton County Community College. He scored his first professional goal in an international friendly against Club Deportivo Guadalajara in 2011

MLS:

2013: MLS: Made first MLS appearance as a sub in a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew on June 29. Started first MLS match in 1-1 home draw vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps on June 3. Open Cup: Made his first career start on June 12 in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup vs Orlando City SC.

2012: Ellis made ten appearances for Sporting Kansas City in the 2012 MLS Reserve League with seven starts. Additionally, Ellis played the full 90 minutes in both international friendly matches during the 2012 season, starting at left back against Montpellier Herault SC on July 24 and again eight days later against Stoke City FC on August 1. Ellis helped Sporting Kansas City salvage a 1-1 draw in second half stoppage time against the English Premier League side. In the match, Ellis earned the first shot on goal when he was on the receiving end of a corner kick, heading it into the arms of Stoke City FC goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

2011: Signed as second Home Grown Player in club history in February.  Signed as second Home Grown Player in club history in February. Made debut for Sporting Kansas City during the US Open Cup, and appeared for the second time during a friendly versus Newcastle United on July 20.  Ellis scored his first goal since signing with Sporting Kansas City in the beginning of 2011, in a 2-2 draw against international opponent CD Guadalajara on October 12.
 
COLLEGE: Ellis attended Barton County Community College, where he led the school to back-to-back Region VI championships and NJCAA National Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. As a freshman, Ellis recorded 23 goals and eight assists en route to earning NJCAA Second Team All-American honors. In 2010, Ellis transitioned to defense while still contributing 11 goals and four assists and helping Barton County earn third place at the NJCAA National Tournament, the best finish in school history.  He was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and added All-Region VI First Team, NJCAA All-Tournament Team and NJCAA First Team All-American honors. His 34 goals and 80 points in the two-year career are an all-time school record.
 
YOUTH: Ellis is a product of the Sporting Kansas City Juniors academy, highlighted by his participation with the Under-17 team in the inaugural SUM Cup in 2007 and in the Kansas State Cup and Region II Regionals with the Under-19 team in 2010. At the 2007 SUM U-17 Cup in Colorado, Ellis scored two goals in back-to-back minutes of the second half of the group finale against FC Dallas to lead the team to a 3-2 comeback victory. Ellis also starred at Oak Park High School.

PERSONAL: Lists his favorite athlete as Chris Paul and his favorite soccer team as AC Milan. Enjoys listening to old-school R&B. To prepare for matches, Ellis banters back and forth with his twin brother. Favorite soccer memory is making his senior Sporting Kansas City debut in front of his mother, Christine. Lists worst soccer memory as losing against Dom Dwyer in the NJCAA national tournament. Favorite expression is ‘swag backfire’. Nickname is Dani Alves. Favorite celebrity encounter was speaking to Newcastle United centerback Fabricio Coloccini at length after Sporting Kansas City’s 0-0 draw with the NUFC on July 16, 2011.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Sporting Kansas City 20 16 0 1538 3 6 1 22 0 3 0
2013 Sporting Kansas City 2 1 0 113 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
2012 Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 22 17 0 1651 3 7 1 26 0 3 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 20 16 0 1538 3 6 1 22 0 3 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 2 1 0 113 0 1 0 4 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/26/2014 NY @ KC L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
10/18/2014 KC @ PHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/10/2014 CHI @ KC W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2014 KC @ DC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
9/26/2014 NE @ KC L 3-2 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/12/2014 KC @ CHV W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2014 KC @ NY L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/3/2014 KC @ NE L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2014 HOU @ KC L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
8/23/2014 DC @ KC L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 TOR @ KC W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2014 KC @ VAN L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/1/2014 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/26/2014 KC @ TOR W 2-1 Subbed On 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 LA @ KC W 1-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB W 2-1 Subbed On 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 KC @ MTL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2014 CHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/27/2014 KC @ POR W 1-0 Started 90 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0
6/6/2014 KC @ HOU W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 KC @ DC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/27/2014 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
5/23/2014 TOR @ KC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/18/2014 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
5/14/2014 PHI @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/10/2014 KC @ MTL W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 KC @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 MTL @ KC W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 RSL @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 KC @ COL W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3/22/2014 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3/15/2014 DAL @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
10/26/2013 KC @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2013 DC @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2013 KC @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 KC @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/27/2013 PHI @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 KC @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CLB @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 COL @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2013 KC @ CHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2013 KC @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 NE @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 NY @ KC L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 KC @ MTL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 TOR @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 KC @ CHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 VAN @ KC T 1-1 Started 86 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
6/29/2013 CLB @ KC W 2-3 Subbed On 27 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
6/22/2013 KC @ DAL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 MTL @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2013 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 KC @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2013 KC @ HOU W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 SEA @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2013 CHV @ KC W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 POR @ KC L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 KC @ LA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2013 KC @ NY W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2013 DC @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 MTL @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 KC @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 KC @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 KC @ PHI W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/24/2012 PHI @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 KC @ MTL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 TOR @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/26/2012 NY @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 KC @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 KC @ NE W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 NE @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 KC @ MTL W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2012 CHI @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 KC @ PHI L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 TOR @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/27/2012 SJ @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 MTL @ KC L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 KC @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/18/2012 KC @ VAN W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 RSL @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2012 KC @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2012 DAL @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 NE @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 KC @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 NY @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 KC @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 KC @ RSL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 DAL @ KC L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2011 DC @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2011 POR @ KC W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2011 RSL @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 NE @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 TOR @ KC W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHV @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 KC @ POR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 VAN @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2011 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/12/2011 KC @ DAL W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2011 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 KC @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 KC @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 KC @ NE L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 KC @ VAN T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 KC @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 KC @ CHV W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves