Sporting Kansas City 2017 Roster

This roster composition page reflects players that the league has received ALL paperwork for (ITC, Visas, federation registration, etc.) in order to be officially added to a team’s 2017 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of November 20, 2017.

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30-man Active Roster (Spots 1-30) # POS ROSTER STATUSR.S. PLAYER CATEGORYCAT. 2018 STATUS
Abdul-Salaam, Saad 17 D SeniorSR    
Belmar, Kharlton   F SeniorSR    
Besler, Matthew 5 D SeniorSR    
Blessing, Latif 9 F SeniorSR    
Busio, Gianluca F 20 ReserveRES HG  
Didic, Amer 55 D ReserveRES    
Dykstra, Andrew 21 GK SeniorSR    
Ellis, Kevin 4 D SupplementalSUP HG  
Espinoza, Roger 27 M SeniorSR DP  
Feilhaber, Benny 10 M SeniorSR    
Fernandes, Gerso 7 F SeniorSR DP  
Iwasa, Cameron 24 F SupplementalSUP    
Lobato, Cristian 19 M SeniorSR INTL  
Medranda, Jimmy 94 D SeniorSR    
Melia, Tim 29 GK SeniorSR    
Musa, James 41 D SeniorSR INTL  
Mustivar, Soni 93 M SeniorSR INTL  
Oliveira, Kevin 88 M SeniorSR INTL  
Opara, Ike 3 D SeniorSR    
Palmer-Brown, Erik 2 D SupplementalSUP HG  
Pasher, Tyler 77 M/F ReserveRES INTL  
Porter, Cameron 39 F SupplementalSUP, Season-Ending InjurySEI   Season-Ending InjurySEI
Rubio, Diego 11 F SeniorSR    
Saad, Soony 22 F SeniorSR    
Salloi, Daniel 30 F ReserveRES INTL, HG  
Sanchez, Ilie 6 M SeniorSR    
Sinovic, Seth 15 D SeniorSR    
Storm, Colton 23 D ReserveRES    
Zendejas, Adrian 1 GK ReserveRES    
Zusi, Graham 8 M SeniorSR DP  
30 of 30 spots filled

"R.S." = Roster Status, "CAT" = Player Category

"SR" = Senior Roster, "SUP" = Supplmental Roster, "RES" = Supplmental Roster, "OL" = On loan, "DP" = Designated Player, "YDP" = Young Designated Player", "INTL" = International Player, "HG" = Homegrown Player, "GA" = Generation adidas, "GA-C" = Generation adidas Canada, "SL" = "Disabled List", "SEI" = "Season-Ending Injury", "SPND" = "Suspended"

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1 Abdul-Salaam, Saad  
2 Belmar, Kharlton  
3 Besler, Matthew  
4 Blessing, Latif  
5 Dykstra, Andrew  
6 Espinoza, Roger DP
7 Feilhaber, Benny  
8 Fernandes, Gerso DP
9 Lobato, Cristian INTL
10 Medranda, Jimmy  
11 Melia, Tim  
12 Musa, James INTL
13 Mustivar, Soni INTL
14 Oliveira, Kevin INTL
15 Opara, Ike  
16 Rubio, Diego  
17 Saad, Soony  
18 Sanchez, Ilie  
19 Sinovic, Seth  
20 Zusi, Graham DP
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21 Ellis, Kevin HG
22 Iwasa, Cameron  
23 Palmer-Brown, Erik HG
24 Porter, Cameron  
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25 Didic, Amer  
26 Pasher, Tyler INTL
27 Storm, Colton  
28 Zendejas, Adrian  
29 Busio, Gianluca HG
30 Salloi, Daniel INTL, HG
Designated Players
1 Espinoza, Roger  
2 Fernandes, Gerso  
3 Zusi, Graham  
International slots
1 Lobato, Cristian  
2 Musa, James  
3 Mustivar, Soni  
4 Oliveira, Kevin  
5 Pasher, Tyler  
6 Salloi, Daniel  
International players that don't count against slots
Unavailable Players
Season-ending Injury List
Porter, Cameron  

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  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
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