Sporting Kansas City 2018 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 2018 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of October 30, 2018.

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Belmar, Kharlton90FSeniorSR  
Besler, Matt5DSeniorSR  
Busio, Gianluca13M/FSupplementalSUPHG 
Croizet, Yohan10M/FSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Dick, Eric GKReserveRES  
Didic, Amer2DReserveRES  
Espinoza, Roger17MSeniorSRDP 
Evans, Brad4D/MSeniorSR  
Fernandes, Gerso12FSeniorSR  
Fontas, Andreu30DSeniorSRINTL 
Gutierrez, Felipe21MSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Kuzain, Wan75MSupplementalSUPHG 
Lindsey, Jaylin26DReserveRESHG 
Lobato, Cristian19MSeniorSRINTL 
Medranda, Jimmy94D/MSeniorSR  
Melia, Tim29GKSeniorSR  
Nemeth, Krisztian9FSeniorSRINTL 
Opara, Ike3DSeniorSR  
Rubio, Diego11FSeniorSR  
Russell, Johnny7FSeniorSRINTL 
Salloi, Daniel20FSupplementalSUPINTL, HG 
Sanchez, Ilie6MSeniorSR  
Shelton, Khiry14FSeniorSR  
Sinovic, Seth15DSeniorSR  
Smith, Graham16DReserveRES  
Storm, Colton23DReserveRES  
Zendejas, Adrian1GKReserveRES  
Zusi, Graham8D/MSeniorSR  
28 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)
1Belmar, Kharlton
2Besler, Matt
3Croizet, YohanDP, INTL
4Espinoza, RogerDP
5Evans, Brad
6Fernandes, Gerso
7Fontas, AndreuINTL
8Gutierrez, FelipeDP, INTL
9Lobato, CristianINTL
10Medranda, Jimmy
11Melia, Tim
12Nemeth, KrisztianINTL
13Opara, Ike
14Rubio, Diego
15Russell, JohnnyINTL
16Sanchez, Ilie
17Shelton, Khiry
18Sinovic, Seth
19Zusi, Graham
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Busio, GianlucaHG
22Kuzain, WanHG
23Salloi, DanielINTL, HG
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Didic, Amer
26Smith, Graham
27Storm, Colton
28Zendejas, Adrian
29Dick, Eric
30Lindsey, JaylinHG
Designated Players
1Croizet, YohanINTL
2Espinoza, Roger
3Gutierrez, FelipeINTL
International slots
1Croizet, Yohan
2Fontas, Andreu
3Gutierrez, Felipe
4Lobato, Cristian
5Nemeth, Krisztian
6Russell, Johnny
7Salloi, Daniel
COL on 2/13/18 (until 12/31/18)
International players that don't count against slots
Unavailable Players
Season-ending Injury List

2019 Roster Notes

  • 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 2019 MLS regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2019 Salary Budget , 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 2019, a total of 192 international roster spots are divided among the 24 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 Salary Budget Charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's Salary Budget Charge. A Designated Player 23 years old (or younger than the age of 23) during the League Year is 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. Until a player graduates from the program, Generation adidas players are on a club's Supplemental Roster and are not charged against the team's salary budget.
  • All roster rules and regulations