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Rumor: Sporting KC II Signing Congo Striker

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Enoch Mushagalusa is a prolific goalscorer.

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A Rapids fan. Enoch Mushagalusa not pictured.

Leave it to The Blue Testament’s own Mike Kuhn to find a rumor on a trialist for Sporting Kansas City II. Striker Enoch Mushagalusa is rumored to be signing with SKC II according to a Tweet from his former team, GAM United.

Time will tell if the Enoch signing is confirmed. GAM United is a team in Colorado made of primarily of immigrants and refugees from West Africa. In researching Enoch Mushagalusa I discovered this interesting story on the team.

Mushagalusa is currently on trial with Sporting KC II and he played the first half of a preseason match against OKC Energy FC this past weekend. This is not his first time on trial with Sporting KC’s second team. In 2019 he was on trial with the then Swope Park Rangers, against North Texas SC (FC Dallas). He actually scored the game winner.

In both of those games he appears to have been lined up as a winger.

Enoch has had an extensive youth career with the Colorado Rapids playing for their U-15 team all the way up through their U-19 squad. He scored a combined 53 goals while in the Rapids youth system. After that he played for their U-23 team in USL League Two.

Mushagalusa graduated high school in 2018. He went on to play soccer at Salt Lake Community College for the Bruins where he would score 27 goals (and add three assists). That was good for 5th in the nation.

At the end of the 2019 he committed to go to the University of South Carolina to play for the Gamecocks. If the rumor of him signing to SKC II is true, it would appear he is forgoing the remainder of his collegiate career to turn pro. That’s a move more and more American’s are making. Just recently SKC II signed SKC Academy product Kaveh Rad who passed up a chanced to go to North Carolina State. In 2018, Wilson Harris decided against going to the University of Louisville to sign with SPR.

For more on Mushagalusa, Top Drawer Soccer has quite a bit of information on him. He was born in 1999. He is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and moved to the United States at age 11.

SKC II currently have 14 players under contract for 2020 though just four of them (Wilson Harris, Will Little, Ze Pedro and Dominik Resetar) are listed as forwards.