Sporting Kansas City has signed forward Tyler Freeman as a Homegrown Player. The 15-year-old, who has been signed through the 2022 season with an option for 2023, will be added to the SKC roster ahead of the 2019 season, the club announced on Tuesday.
The native of Shawnee, Kansas becomes the second youngest signing in club history and the ninth-youngest MLS player ever at 15 years and 266 days.
“This is an exciting day for Tyler Freeman, his family and for Sporting Kansas City,” Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said in a statement. “Our decision to sign Tyler demonstrates the investment we have made in our professional pathway, and it’s great to see a young attacking player take a big step forward at our club. We look forward to helping him reach his potential, and we believe that he has an incredible environment, culture and support system around him that will propel his future in the direction of being a successful player at Sporting KC.”