Tyler Freeman signs with SKC


Sporting Kansas City has signed forward Tyler Freeman as a Homegrown Player. The 15-year-old, who has been signed through the 2022 season with an option for 2023, will be added to the SKC roster ahead of the 2019 season, the club announced on Tuesday.

The native of Shawnee, Kansas becomes the second youngest signing in club history and the ninth-youngest MLS player ever at 15 years and 266 days.

“This is an exciting day for Tyler Freeman, his family and for Sporting Kansas City,” Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said in a statement. “Our decision to sign Tyler demonstrates the investment we have made in our professional pathway, and it’s great to see a young attacking player take a big step forward at our club. We look forward to helping him reach his potential, and we believe that he has an incredible environment, culture and support system around him that will propel his future in the direction of being a successful player at Sporting KC.”

Freeman entered the SKC Academy at age 11 and has represented the club from U-12 through U-19 levels. He’s also competed for the US youth international sides at the U-14, U-16 and U-17 over the last two seasons.

Freeman is the 10th Homegrown Player in Sporting KC history and the second-youngest to sign an MLS contract behind current midfielder Gianluca Busio, who was 15 years and 89 days when he officially joined the club in Sept. 2017.