HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a Homegrown Player contract on October 21, 2020 through 2021 with options for 2022 and 2023.
Harris is a young striker that has performed well at the USL Championship level and will look to make an impact in MLS.
INTERNATIONAL: Harris has represented the United States at the U-16, U-18 and U-20 levels. He helped the U.S. U-15s to a fifth-place finish at the 2015 Open Nordic Cup in Sweden and was part of a U.S. U-20 squad that traveled to Honduras for friendly matches in May 2018.
OUTSIDE MLS: In three USL Championship seasons with Sporting Kansas City II, Harris has started 39 of 56 appearances and averaged 0.64 goals per 90 minutes played. The forward is coming off an impressive 2020 campaign in which he bagged a team-leading eight goals under head coach and longtime Sporting midfielder Paulo Nagamura. Harris played every match during the abbreviated 16-game regular season, striking twice in a 3-0 home win over OKC Energy FC on Aug. 22 and scoring in momentous road victories over Louisville City FC (July 29), FC Tulsa (Aug. 29) and Indy Eleven (Sept. 30). Harris was the top-scoring teenager in American professional soccer in 2019, finishing the year with 12 goals in 25 USL Championship appearances. His dozen goals—which included a sizzling run of 10 strikes in his final 11 appearances—equaled the league’s single-season record for a teenager. After joining the Sporting Kansas City Academy in 2017, Harris inked his first professional contract for Sporting KC II the following year and ended the 2018 USL Championship campaign with three goals in 15 games, including seven starts. Of his 23 goals at the USL Championship level, Harris has notched 11 with his left foot, eight with his right foot and four headers.