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Swope Park Rangers Add Jamaican CB Rennico Clark

The SPR roster continues to grow.

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Sporting Kansas City have found themselves in a bit of a conundrum when it comes to available international roster spots. The Swope Park Rangers on the other hand just added their second consecutive international signing last Tuesday.

The club announced the addition of Jamaican center back Rennico Clark (#33) where he’ll join the Rangers as only the second fully rostered CB on the whole team (Camden Riley is the other). SPR have relied on Sporting KC loaning down Graham Smith for much of the season or players on Academy contracts to fill their starting CB roles (Kaveh Rad, Mo Abualnadi and Dylan Hooper are all CBs on academy deals).

Clark joins SPR directly from the club of his youth Harbour View (Jamaica). In between playing for the Harbour View Academy and the first team, he spent time with the Portland Timbers 2 in the USL Championship, the Timbers in MLS and Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (Iceland).

Rennico has also spent time with the Jamaican Youth National Team setup appearing for the U-20s and U-21s.

At the time of his signing, Clark is the 2nd oldest player on the Swope Park Rangers. He comes in at a whopping 23-years-old and is only younger than striker Ethan Vanacore-Decker (and just older than Killian Colombie).

Clark should be able to find the field for SPR unlike some of their other recent signings since CB is a position of need. With the Development Academy season just around the corner and SKC down to three healthy center backs, the club likely needed some depth at CB.

Below is the nearly full SPR roster as of today.

SPR Roster - 8/5/19

# Name Position DOB Prior Club Joined
# Name Position DOB Prior Club Joined
85 Felipe Hernandez MID 6/8/1998 SKC Academy 1/6/2017
49 Will Little FWD 4/9/1998 SKC Academy 1/6/2017
77 Camilo Benitez Wing 8/16/1999 SKC Academy 2/9/2018
96 Wilson Harris CF 11/28/1999 SKC Academy 7/3/2018
95 Rassambek Akhmatov MID 5/31/1996 FC Miami City (USL League Two) 8/3/2018
91 Ethan Vanacore-Decker CF 10/6/1994 North County United (USL League Two) 8/10/2018
98 Ayyoub Allach MID 1/28/1998 Lierse SK (Belgium) 1/4/2019
39 Jerome Ngom Mbekeli Wing 9/30/1998 MFK Vyskov (Czech Republic) 1/4/2019
92 Alexsander Andrade LB 9/6/1998 Athletico Paranaense (Brazil) 1/31/2019
43 Mark Segbers RB 4/18/1996 New England Revolution (MLS) 2/6/2019
53 Killian Colombie LW 11/2/1995 Iona College (New York) 2/12/2019
44 Camden Riley MID/CB 8/20/1996 University of the Pacific (Cali) 2/20/2019
79 William Opoku Mensah FWD 1/3/1996 Karela United (Ghana) 3/6/2019
31 Brooks Thompson GK 6/13/2002 SKC Academy 3/7/2019
60 Mo Abualnadi* CB 2/8/2001 SKC Academy 3/8/2019
64 Jake Davis* MID 1/3/2002 SKC Academy 3/8/2019
80 Sean Karani* RW 12/14/2000 SKC Academy 3/8/2019
67 Max Trejo* GK 4/10/2002 SKC Academy 4/4/2019
50 Dylan Hooper* CB 11/13/2003 SKC Academy 4/4/2019
48 Kaveh Rad* CB 6/13/2001 SKC Academy 4/4/2019
47 Tucker Lepley* MID 1/17/2002 SKC Academy 4/4/2019
45 John Pulskamp GK 4/19/2001 LA Galaxy Academy 4/5/2019
54 Gyuwon Joshua Chung* FWD 1/29/2001 SKC Academy 5/10/2019
84 Jahon Rad* MID 6/13/2001 SKC Academy 5/10/2019
63 Tyler Stephenson FWD 10/23/1996 Kaw Valley FC (USL League Two) 7/23/2019
70 Ze Pedro FWD 1/12/1997 S.C. Covilha (Portugal) 7/29/2019
33 Rennico Clarke CB 8/26/1995 Harbour View (Jamaica) 7/30/2019

*Indicates player on academy contract.