Khiry Shelton, who spent four years
in MLS, signed with German second division club Paderborn after playing out his contract with Sporting KC. He is joined at Paderborn by fellow forward Mohammed Kamara, who turned pro after his
junior season at UCLA.
Shelton, 25, played three seasons at New York City FC before being traded to Sporting KC, where he had two goals and five assists in 20 appearances — and 15
starts — in 2018. He was the No. 2 overall in the 2015 SuperDraft out of Oregon State
Sporting KC made a bona fide offer to Shelton, so it retains his MLS rights, but he was clear
about about his desire to pursue opportunities in Europe. Sporting KC
Kamara scored 22 goals and 48 goals (a school record) in leading Tyler Junior College to back-to-back NJCAA
Division I championships, then scored five goals in 14 games for UCLA in 2018.
Paderborn is on the rebound after being relegated from the Bundesliga in 2015 and from the 2. Bundesliga in
2016. After narrowly avoiding relegation again a year later it gained promotion from the 3. Liga in 2018 and sits in seventh place back in the second tier at the winter