Friday, May 27

Sporting Kansas City signs Spencer Glass on short-term loan from Sporting KC II

Sporting Kansas City has signed Spencer Glass to a short-term loan. The defender joins the senior team from Sporting KC II and will be available for the upcoming home match against FC Dallas on Tuesday in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup. 

Glass has made six appearanaces for Sporting KC II in the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro campaign, ranking fourth on the team for most minutes played with 475.  The rookie kicked off his professional career this spring, signing for SKC II after a standout five-year college career at Indiana University, where he recorded 11 goals and 24 assists in 93 appearances.

The signing comes after the Major League Soccer side announced Gadi Kinda was set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing a successful knee injury. The Designated Player had an arthroscopic procedure that required cartilage restoration, keeping him on the sidelines for seven to nine months.

The Western Conference side placed the player on the Season-Ending Injury list, making him ineligible to play for the club and receiving in exchange an additional squad slot.

As per league rules, a team’s listing on the Season-Ending Injury list enables roster relief. 

The team has seen quite a few injuries this season, with Kinda, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Graham Zusi and Alan Pulido all unavailable. While Isimat-Mirin and Zusi are expected to make a more timely return, Kinda and Pulido are sidelined for the season. 

Peter Vermes’ side has consequentially seen a difficult start to the 2022 season, winning only two of their 11 matches to end up in 12th place on the Western Conference table. With a record of 2-3-6, the team is only above the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps, though Sporting KC has played at least two matches more than both sides.

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