Sporting Kansas Metropolis indicators 15-year-old Tyler Freeman to Homegrown contract


Sporting Kansas Metropolis has signed ahead Tyler Freeman as a Homegrown Participant. The 15-year-old, who has been signed by means of the 2022 season with an possibility for 2023, might be added to the SKC roster forward of the 2019 season, the membership introduced on Tuesday.

The native of Shawnee, Kansas turns into the second youngest signing in membership historical past and the ninth-youngest MLS participant ever at 15 years and 266 days.

“That is an thrilling day for Tyler Freeman, his household and for Sporting Kansas Metropolis,” Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes mentioned in an announcement. “Our determination to signal Tyler demonstrates the funding now we have made in our skilled pathway, and it’s nice to see a younger attacking participant take an enormous step ahead at our membership. We stay up for serving to him attain his potential, and we consider that he has an unimaginable surroundings, tradition and help system round him that can propel his future within the path of being a profitable participant at Sporting KC.”

Freeman entered the SKC Academy at age 11 and has represented the membership from U-12 by means of U-19 ranges. He’s additionally competed for the US youth worldwide sides on the U-14, U-16 and U-17 over the past two seasons.

Freeman is the tenth Homegrown Participant in Sporting KC historical past and the second-youngest to signal an MLS contract behind present midfielder Gianluca Busio, who was 15 years and 89 days when he formally joined the membership in Sept. 2017.