Player Details


Khiry Shelton


6' 3"


192 lbs

Date of Birth

6.26.1993 (28)


Fort Carson, CO USA



Position Detail

Second Striker

Preferred Side




Roster Category

2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

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 found his niche in his return to KC in 2020 in his role as a target left winger. 

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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