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Sporting KC II sign Dutch winger David Panka

Panka signs with SKC II after a six-month stint in Poland.

SKC II head coach Paulo Nagamura will have another winger as an option for 2021
Thad Bell

Sporting Kansas City II announced the signing of Dutch winger David Panka on Friday. He will be added to the squad pending league and federation approval.

Panka holds both Dutch and Polish citizenship and most recently played for Miedz Legnica in the second tier of Poland. Panka originally signed to their second team last summer but quickly fought his way into the first team, where he scored one goal in 13 appearances in all competitions.

Before his recent six month stint in Poland the 21-year-old spent time in the academies of several Dutch clubs, which included Vitesse, SV Spakenburg, Roda ‘46 Leusden, SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden, and RKC Waalwijk. Panka joined Miedz Legnica after RKC Waalwijk’s U-21 team disbanded.

According to a report, Google translated from Polish, he terminated his contract with Miedz Legnica and was training with Polish second tier side Korona Kielce. Another report claimed his contract was terminated with Miedz Legnica due to disciplinary reasons.

Panka, a native of Leusden, Netherlands, is primarily a left winger but can also play on the right and as an attacking midfielder. If he can right his wrongs, it sounds like he could have a bright future. He looks like a player that has some size and isn’t afraid to take defenders on.

He is the 14th player under contract for 2021 as the season edges closer with a 32-game schedule set to start on or around May 1st. With 14 players already signed, I wouldn’t expect there to be many others with some Academy and SKC first team players usually filling out a good amount of the roster.