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Sporting KC II Add a Pair of Players from Croatia

Petar Čuić and Dominik Rešetar join SKC II on loan from Dinamo Zagreb II

Italy U19 v Croatia U19 - International Friendly
Dominik Resetar of Croatia U19 during the International Friendly between Italy U19 and Croatia U19
Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Sporting Kansas City II made two additions on Wednesday to bring their roster up to 11 players for the 2020 season. The club announced the signings of defender Petar Čuić and forward Dominik Rešetar, on loan from Dinamo Zagreb II. Dinamo Zagreb, the first team, is a powerhouse in Croatian football having won 20 league titles and 15 Croatian football cups.

Čuić is a 6’1” central defender who is just 20-years-old. He started on the U-15 team for Dinamo Zagreb and made his debut in the Croatian second division back in April 2018. Čuić is also has been a member of the Croatian youth national team setup having played for the U-16 and U-19 teams.

Rešetar is a 6’0” center forward who is only 19-years-old. He previously played for Inter Zapresic in the Croatian top flight before joining Dinamo Zagreb II during the 2018-19 season. Rešetar is also a youth international having played for Croatia’s U-19 team.

Since both players are internationals they’ll occupy two of the seven international spots SKC II have access to in the USL Championship. They join fellow internationals Ze Pedro (Portugal), Luis Olivera (Argentina) and Duval Wapiwo (Cameroon).

Sporting KC II have a ways to go to fill out their roster for the 2020 season which starts on Sunday, March 8th at home against the Charlotte Independence. They will likely fill out their roster with quite a few SKC Academy players like they did in 2019, but nothing has been announced just yet. In addition, there will definitely be first team players from Sporting KC loaned down (e.g. Tyler Freeman, Felipe Hernandez, Graham Smith).

Below is the full, confirmed roster for SKC II.

Sporting KC II Roster 1/22/20

# Name Position DOB Prior Club Joined
# Name Position DOB Prior Club Joined
49 Will Little FWD 4/9/1998 SKC Academy 1/6/2017
96 Wilson Harris CF 11/28/1999 SKC Academy 7/3/2018
44 Camden Riley MID/CB 8/20/1996 University of the Pacific (Cali) 2/20/2019
31 Brooks Thompson GK 6/13/2002 SKC Academy 3/7/2019
45 John Pulskamp GK 4/19/2001 LA Galaxy Academy 4/5/2019
70 Ze Pedro FWD 1/12/1997 S.C. Covilha (Portugal) 7/29/2019
32 Luis Olivera LB 10/24/1998 Club Atletico Atenas 9/10/2019
Christian Duke MID 6/5/1991 Orange County SC (USLC) 1/6/2020
Duval Wapiwo MID 1/20/2000 MFK Vyskov (Czech Republic) 1/7/2020
Petar Cuic DEF 6/2/1999 Dinamo Zagreb II (Croatia) 1/22/2020
Dominik Resetar FWD 5/27/2000 Dinamo Zagreb II (Croatia) 1/22/2020