Sporting Kansas City 2017 Roster

This roster composition page reflects players that the league has received ALL paperwork for (ITC, Visas, federation registration, etc.) in order to be officially added to a team’s 2017 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of September 22, 2017.

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Abdul-Salaam, Saad17DSeniorSR  
Belmar, Kharlton FSeniorSR  
Besler, Matthew5DSeniorSR  
Blessing, Latif9FSeniorSRINTL 
Busio, GianlucaF20ReserveRESHG 
Didic, Amer55DReserveRES  
Dykstra, Andrew21GKSeniorSR  
Ellis, Kevin4DSupplementalSUPHG 
Espinoza, Roger27MSeniorSRDP 
Feilhaber, Benny10MSeniorSR  
Fernandes, Gerso7FSeniorSRDP 
Iwasa, Cameron24FSupplementalSUP  
Lobato, Cristian19MSeniorSRINTL 
Medranda, Jimmy94DSeniorSR  
Melia, Tim29GKSeniorSR  
Musa, James41DSeniorSRINTL 
Mustivar, Soni93MSeniorSRINTL 
Oliveira, Kevin88MSeniorSRINTL 
Opara, Ike3DSeniorSR  
Palmer-Brown, Erik2DSupplementalSUPHG 
Pasher, Tyler77M/FReserveRESINTL 
Porter, Cameron39FSupplementalSUP, Season-Ending InjurySEI Season-Ending InjurySEI
Rubio, Diego11FSeniorSR  
Saad, Soony22FSeniorSR  
Salloi, Daniel30FReserveRESINTL, HG 
Sanchez, Ilie6MSeniorSR  
Sinovic, Seth15DSeniorSR  
Storm, Colton23DReserveRES  
Zendejas, Adrian1GKReserveRES  
Zusi, Graham8MSeniorSRDP 
30 of 30 spots filled

"R.S." = Roster Status, "CAT" = Player Category

"SR" = Senior Roster, "SUP" = Supplmental Roster, "RES" = Supplmental Roster, "OL" = On loan, "DP" = Designated Player, "YDP" = Young Designated Player", "INTL" = International Player, "HG" = Homegrown Player, "GA" = Generation adidas, "GA-C" = Generation adidas Canada, "SL" = "Disabled List", "SEI" = "Season-Ending Injury", "SPND" = "Suspended"

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1Abdul-Salaam, Saad
2Belmar, Kharlton
3Besler, Matthew
4Blessing, LatifINTL
5Dykstra, Andrew
6Espinoza, RogerDP
7Feilhaber, Benny
8Fernandes, GersoDP
9Lobato, CristianINTL
10Medranda, Jimmy
11Melia, Tim
12Musa, JamesINTL
13Mustivar, SoniINTL
14Oliveira, KevinINTL
15Opara, Ike
16Rubio, Diego
17Saad, Soony
18Sanchez, Ilie
19Sinovic, Seth
20Zusi, GrahamDP
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Ellis, KevinHG
22Iwasa, Cameron
23Palmer-Brown, ErikHG
24Porter, Cameron
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Didic, Amer
26Pasher, TylerINTL
27Storm, Colton
28Zendejas, Adrian
29Busio, GianlucaHG
30Salloi, DanielINTL, HG
Designated Players
1Espinoza, Roger
2Fernandes, Gerso
3Zusi, Graham
International slots
1Blessing, Latif
2Lobato, Cristian
3Musa, James
4Mustivar, Soni
5Oliveira, Kevin
6Pasher, Tyler
7Salloi, Daniel
International players that don't count against slots
Unavailable Players
Season-ending Injury List
Porter, Cameron

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  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
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