Sporting Kansas City II completed their second game of the preseason with a resounding 4-1 win. What could have flown under the radar is a number of trialists with the team. We try to find a bit more information on them ahead of any potential signings.
Townsend is a third-round SuperDraft pick by Sporting KC from the 2020 draft. Making the first team was never in the cards, but it’s possible he could sign with the second team. He scored in the 67th minute of this weekend’s win.
The other SKC draft pick, James Kasak, is on trial with the Birmingham Legion after playing with both SKC and SKC II earlier in preseason according to our own Mike Kuhn.
Younger brother of Sporting KC striker Erik Hurtado, Kohl came on in the 61st minute against Iowa Western Community College. Kohl just completed his Sophmore season at Corban University. He played all four years on the varsity squad in high school at Westview HS in Beaverton, Oregon.
Raben got the start this weekend and played all 90 minutes at right back. In college he played for Wake Forest University and is third in school history with 91 starts. Before becoming a professional, Raben played for the Colorado Rapids U-23 team for two years in the USL League Two. He signed a pro contract with Colorado in January 2019 before having his option declined without playing a game. The league lists him as a CB, but clearly he can play fullback. He turns 23 in May.
Mushagalusa is already rumored to have signed with SKC II, though no announcement has been made. We have much more on Enoch over in that rumor story.
Fredlin ‘Fredinho’ Mompremier
Mompremier is originally from Haiti. At 16, his father died and he moved from Haiti to live with a relative in Florida where he would finish high school. From there he would earn a scholarship to the University of Tampa and he later played for Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has represented the U-20’s for his native Haiti as well (Fox 23 out of Oklahoma has a good write-up on him). While in college he played for the Ocean City Nor’easters (USL League Two).
In 2019, he joined USL Championship side Tulsa Roughnecks (now FC Tulsa). He made 20 appearances for 830 minutes, though he had just a single goal and assist (he added a goal in the US Open Cup). He scored this weekend in the preseason friendly.
Sporting KC II return to action Thursday against North Texas SC (FC Dallas) and finish up with a game against FC Tulsa on Saturday.