HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Real Valladolid on March 8, 2016. He was permanently transferred to the club on September 1, 2016.
A young striker who has spent time with the Chilean national team, Rubio will be looking to find his footing along the Sporting frontline after struggling for goals in recent years.
INTERNATIONAL: Rubio has earned three caps for the Chile national team since debuting at age 18 in a friendly against Paraguay in June 2011. He appeared in two additional friendlies against France and Mexico later that year before playing eight matches at the U-20 level in 2012 and 2013, including three starts at the 2013 South American Youth Football Championship.
OUTSIDE MLS: Rubio has recorded 37 goals and 15 assists during a five-year professional career in South America and Europe. The forward joins Sporting Kansas City from Real Valladolid of the Spanish Segunda Division, where he made 14 appearances during the 2015-16 season.