Sporting KC indicators free agent defender

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Sporting Kansas Metropolis introduced they’ve signed 25-year-old free agent heart again Kortne Ford by means of the 2022 season with choices for 2023 and 2024. Ford is a Kansas Metropolis space native, having been born in Olathe, Kansas and taking part in domestically earlier than transferring to Colorado at age 12.

Ford joined the Colorado Rapids Academy in 2012 and performed for the Rapids on the U-16 and U-18 ranges. The U-16s went to the U.S. Soccer Growth Academy Nationwide Finals in 2013 with Ford.

After three wonderful seasons on the College of Denver, Ford signed with the Rapids as a Homegrown Participant in 2017. His rookie season received him off to starting, beginning 19 of 20 MLS appearances.

The following season went properly for Ford, taking part in each minute in Colorado’s 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League marketing campaign and beginning in 14 of the staff’s closing 18 video games through the 2018 MLS common season. Knee accidents derailed his 2019 and 2020 seasons. When he returned in 2021, Colorado loaned him to San Antonio FC. Ford thrived in his 3 USL Championship common season appearances, scoring 4 objectives and serving to San Antonio to a robust playoff run.

Ford provides some priceless depth to the again line for Sporting KC. He ought to slot in proper behind Andreu Fontas, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin and alongside Kavah Rad on the heart again place. Getting a participant that would use a change of surroundings and that already has MLS expertise is an efficient transfer for SKC.


Kortne Ford (COURT-nee)

Place: Defender

Quantity: 12

Born: 1/26/1996 (25 years previous)

Top: 6-2

Weight: 185 lbs.

Hometown: Greeley, Colorado

Birthplace: Olathe, Kansas

Citizenship: USA

School: College of Denver

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