HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Jun. 29, 2017 in a transfer from Gimnastic de Tarragona.
Lobato is a versatile player who can play multiple positions in the midfield and across the front three. He will try to make an impact with Sporting KC in the latter half of 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: Lobato has made more than 150 professional appearances since 2008, including a two-year stint at FC Barcelona B where he was teammates with current Sporting KC midfielder Ilie from 2011-2013. The midfielder - who can also play as a winger or outside back - spent four years at FC Barcelona's famed La Masia academy before ending his youth career at Spanish outfit CE L'Hospitalet.