Sporting Kansas City signed three players to Homegrown contracts, all taking different paths to the MLS first team:
-- Midfielder Grayson Barber
, 20, played three years at Clemson University, where he registered 13 goals and 18 assists in 49 games.
-- Goalkeeper Brooks Thompson
, 18, was the youngest Sporting KC II signing when he joined was the then-Swope Park Rangers in 2019.
-- Forward Ozzie Cisneros
, 16, spent the last five years in the Sporting KC academy and played for the U.S. U-17s.
All three players hail from outside the Kansas City area: Barber (Blythewood, South Carolina). Cisneros (Omaha, Nebraska) and Thompson (Floyds Knobs, Indiana).
The LA Galaxy made its second Homegrown signing in two days with that of 17-year-old defender Jalen Neal
. He spent 2020 as an amateur player on LA Galaxy II for which he made 12 starts in various positions across the backline. 2021 MLS Homegrown signings: Atlanta United
. Machop Chol (Wake Forest Univ.), Jackson Conway (Atlanta United II), Efrain Morales (academy).
. Isaiah Parente (Wake Forest Univ.). FC Dallas.
*Kalil ElMedkhar (Univ. of Kentucky) D.C. United.
Jacob Greene (Loudoun United). Houston
. Juan Castilla (academy), Daniel Rios (academy). Inter Miami
. Felipe Valencia (academy). LA Galaxy
. Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy II), Jalen Neal (academy).
. Jean-Aniel Assi (academy), Sean Ream (academy), Nathan-Dylan Saliba (academy), Rida Zouhir (academy). NYCFC.
Andres Jasson (academy). Philadelphia
. Paxten Aaronson (academy), Brandan Craig (academy), *Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union II), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union II), Quinn Sullivan (academy). Portland
. Hunter Sulte (academy). Real Salt Lake
. Andrew Brody (Real Monarchs) Bode Davis (Real Monarchs), Jeff Dewsnup (academy). Sporting KC.
Grayson Barber (Clemson Univ.), Ozzie Cisneros (academy), Brooks Thompson (Sporting KC II). Toronto FC
. Jordan Perruzza.
*Homegrown rights acquired from other MLS teams.