Khiry Shelton

Khiry Shelton
Khiry Shelton
Khiry Shelton
Real Name: Khiry Shelton
HT: 6' 3" WT: 185
Age: 27 (06/26/1993)
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, CO
Hometown: Leander, TX

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on December 9, 2019.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 SuperDraft has been an able to produce when on the field during his MLS career, but has suffered some injuries that have prevented him from making a bigger impact. He look to make an impact in his return to KC in 2020.

OUTSIDE MLS: Shelton moved from Sporting to Paderborn in January 2019, joining midway through the 2018-19 German 2. Bundesliga season. He debuted the following month and helped the team finish as second-division runners-up, clinching promotion to the top-flight Bundesliga for the 2019-20 campaign. Shelton logged four appearances for Paderborn this season, notably making his Bundesliga debut in a 3-2 loss to European powerhouse FC Bayern Munich on Sept. 28.

COLLEGE: Tallied 10 goals and 12 assists at Oregon State University in his 2014 senior season, earning him Pac-12 Player of the Year honors and making him an immediate highly-rated SuperDraft prospect. The performance also helped lead the Beavers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003. He scored four goals in each of his junior and sophomore campaigns, while a foot injury sidelined him after just six matches of his freshman season in 2011.

INTERNATIONAL: Member of the USA Under-23 national team which failed to get past Colombia in a 2016 Olympic qualifying playoff in March 2016. Also represented the USA U-18 men’s national team in the Lisbon International Tournament in 2011. Selected to the U-18 squad for a trip to Israel in December 2010 after taking part in a camp in November 2010.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Sporting Kansas City2017514471291417940
2018Sporting Kansas City2015213705361020120
2017New York City FC15315020729000
2016New York City FC221341159917610100
2015New York City FC177182411345200
Career Totals-94551353021610236611360
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