2016 Sporting Kansas City season

The 2016 Sporting Kansas City season was the twenty-first season of the team's existence in Major League Soccer and the sixth year played under the Sporting Kansas City moniker.

Sporting Kansas City
2016 season
OwnerSporting Club
Head CoachPeter Vermes
StadiumChildren's Mercy Park
MLSConference: 5th
Overall: 8th
PlayoffsKnockout Round
U.S. Open CupRound of 16
CONCACAFGroup Stage
Top goalscorerDom Dwyer (12)
Highest home attendance20,618
(May 21 vs. Real Salt Lake)
Lowest home attendance18,927
(June 19 vs. Dallas)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 19,512
All: 19,174

Sporting Kansas City entered the season as the defending U.S. Open Cup champions. By winning the 2015 U.S. Open Cup, they were qualified for the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League for the third time in franchise history.

Squad

First team roster

As of October 13, 2015.[1]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of October 13, 2015.[1]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Jon Kempin (HGP)  United States
3 Defender Ike Opara  United States
4 Defender Kevin Ellis (HGP)  United States
5 Defender Matt Besler (Captain; DP)  United States
6 Midfielder Paulo Nagamura  Brazil
7 Defender Chance Myers  United States
8 Midfielder Graham Zusi (DP)  United States
9 Forward Diego Rubio (DP; on loan from Valladolid)  Chile
10 Midfielder Benny Feilhaber  United States
11 Midfielder Brad Davis  United States
12 Defender Nuno André Coelho  Portugal
14 Forward Dom Dwyer  England
15 Defender Seth Sinovic  United States
16 Midfielder Lawrence Olum  Kenya
17 Defender Saad Abdul-Salaam  United States
21 Midfielder Justin Mapp  United States
22 Midfielder Connor Hallisey  United States
23 Midfielder Emmanuel Appiah  Ghana
25 Goalkeeper Alec Kann  United States
27 Midfielder Roger Espinoza  Honduras
29 Goalkeeper Tim Melia  United States
30 Forward Dániel Sallói (HGP)  Hungary
37 Forward Jacob Peterson  United States
39 Forward Cameron Porter  United States
93 Midfielder Soni Mustivar  Haiti
94 Midfielder Jimmy Medranda  Colombia

Player movement

In

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 9, 2015 Lawrence Olum MF Kedah FA Free Transfer [2][3]
December 11, 2015 Alec Kann GK Chicago Fire Selected in Stage One of the 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft [4]
December 14, 2015 Justin Mapp MF Montreal Impact Free Agent [5]
January 6, 2016 Brad Davis MF Houston Dynamo Trade [6]
January 13, 2016 Dániel Sallói FW SKC Academy Homegrown Player [7]
January 26, 2016 Nuno André Coelho DF Balıkesirspor Free Agent [8]
June 24, 2016 Éver Alvarado DF Olimpia Undisclosed [9]
July 12, 2016 Emmanuel Appiah MF Colorado Rapids Free Transfer [10]
July 12, 2016 Cameron Porter FW Montreal Impact Acquired in exchange for Amadou Dia [11]

Out

Date Player Position New Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 25, 2015 Jalil Anibaba DF Houston Dynamo Option Declined [3]
January 26, 2016 Mikey Lopez MF New York City FC Free Agent [3]
January 29, 2016 Krisztián Németh FW Al-Gharafa Undisclosed Fee [12]
February 23, 2016 Amobi Okugo DF Portland Timbers Waived [13]
March 1, 2016 Marcel De Jong DF Ottawa Fury FC Mutual Termination [14]
June 24, 2016 Jordi Quintillà MF Waived [15]
July 12, 2016 Amadou Dia DF Montreal Impact Traded for Cameron Porter [16]
September 1, 2016 Diego Rubio FW Real Valladolid Permanent transfer of loan [17]

Loans

In

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Start End Source
9 FW Diego Rubio Real Valladolid March 8, 2016 September 1, 2016 [18][17]

Out

No. Pos. Player Loaned To Start End Source
2 DF Erik Palmer-Brown FC Porto February 1, 2016 End of 2016 season [19]
23 MF Bernardo Añor Minnesota United February 17, 2016 End of 2016 season [20]
30 FW Dániel Sallói Vasas SC June 15, 2016 End of 2016 season [21]

Competitions

Match results

  Win   Tie   Loss

Preseason

Desert Diamond Cup

Kickoff times are in CST (UTC-06) unless shown otherwise

Major League Soccer

League table

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[lower-alpha 1]
6 LA Galaxy 34 12 6 16 54 39 +15 52
7 Seattle Sounders FC (C) 34 14 14 6 44 43 +1 48 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
8 Sporting Kansas City 34 13 13 8 42 41 +1 47
9 Real Salt Lake 34 12 12 10 44 46 2 46
10 D.C. United 34 11 10 13 53 47 +6 46
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion.
Notes:

Western Conference standings

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 LA Galaxy 34 12 6 16 54 39 +15 52 Knockout round
4 Seattle Sounders FC 34 14 14 6 44 43 +1 48
5 Sporting Kansas City 34 13 13 8 42 41 +1 47
6 Real Salt Lake 34 12 12 10 44 46 2 46
7 Portland Timbers 34 12 14 8 48 53 5 44
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.

Regular Season

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05) unless shown otherwise

MLS Cup Playoffs

Knockout round

U.S. Open Cup

Bracket
Fourth Round
June 14–15
Round of 16
June 28–29
Quarterfinals
July 20
Semifinals
August 9–10
Final
September 13
               
MLS Portland Timbers 2
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 0
MLS Portland Timbers 0
MLS LA Galaxy 1
MLS LA Galaxy 4*
USASA La Máquina FC 1
MLS LA Galaxy 4
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 2
MLS Real Salt Lake 2(3)
USL Wilmington Hammerheads FC 2(1)
MLS Real Salt Lake 1(1)
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 1(4)
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 2
PDL Kitsap Pumas 0
MLS LA Galaxy 1
MLS FC Dallas 2*
MLS Houston Dynamo 4
USL San Antonio FC 0
MLS Houston Dynamo 3
MLS Sporting Kansas City 1
NASL Minnesota United FC 1
MLS Sporting Kansas City 2*
MLS Houston Dynamo 0
MLS FC Dallas 1
MLS FC Dallas 2(6)
USL Oklahoma City Energy FC 2(5)
MLS FC Dallas 2*
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 0
MLS FC Dallas 4
MLS New England Revolution 2
MLS New York City FC 0
NASL New York Cosmos 1
NASL New York Cosmos 2
MLS New England Revolution 3
NASL Carolina RailHawks 0
MLS New England Revolution 1*
MLS New England Revolution 1(4)
MLS Philadelphia Union 1(2)
MLS Philadelphia Union 3
USL Harrisburg City Islanders 2
MLS Philadelphia Union 2
MLS New York Red Bulls 1
USL Rochester Rhinos 0
MLS New York Red Bulls 1
MLS New England Revolution 3
MLS Chicago Fire 1
MLS Chicago Fire 1(4)
NASL Indy Eleven 1(3)
MLS Chicago Fire 2
MLS Columbus Crew SC 1
MLS Columbus Crew SC 4
NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies 0
MLS Chicago Fire 3
NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0
NASL Jacksonville Armada FC 0
MLS Orlando City SC 1
MLS Orlando City SC 1
NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2*
MLS D.C. United 0(3)
NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0(4)

Host team listed first
Bold winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05) unless shown otherwise

CONCACAF Champions League (2016–17)

Group Stage

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VAN SKC CEN
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 12 Quarterfinals 3–0 4–1
2 Sporting Kansas City 4 1 1 2 6 8 2 4 1–2 3–1
3 Central 4 0 1 3 4 10 6 1 0–1 2–2
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Kickoff times are in CDT (UTC-05) unless shown otherwise

References

  1. "Players". SportingKC.com. October 13, 2015.
  2. Kovzan, Sam. "Sporting KC re-signs Seth Sinovic and Jon Kempin, adds Lawrence Olum". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. "2016 MLS Transactions". Major League Soccer. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  4. Kovzan, Sam. "Sporting KC selects goalkeeper Alec Kann in Stage 1 of 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  5. Kovzan, Sam. "Sporting KC signs free agent midfielder Justin Mapp". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  6. Kovzan, Sam. "Sporting KC acquires six-time MLS All-Star midfielder Brad Davis". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  7. Kovzan, Sam. "Sporting KC signs Daniel Salloi as Homegrown Player". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  8. Kovzan, Sam. "Sporting KC signs Portuguese defender Nuno André Coelho". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  9. "Sporting KC sign Honduran international left back Ever Alvarado". Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  10. "Sporting KC signs midfielder Emmanuel Appiah". Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  11. "Sporting Kansas City acquires 23-year-old forward Cameron Porter from the Montreal Impact". Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  12. "Sporting KC agrees to transfer Krisztian Nemeth to Al-Gharafa SC". Sporting Kansas City.
  13. "Sporting KC waives Amobi Okugo". Sporting Kansas City.
  14. "Sporting KC and defender Marcel de Jong mutually agree to terminate contract". Sporting Kansas City.
  15. "Sporting KC waives midfielder Jordi Quintilla". Sporting Kansas City.
  16. "Sporting Kansas City acquires 23-year-old forward Cameron Porter from the Montreal Impact". Sporting Kansas City.
  17. Kovzan, Sam. "Sporting KC completes permanent transfer of forward Diego Rubio from Spanish side Real Valladolid". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  18. "Sporting KC acquires 22-year-old striker Diego Rubio on loan". Sporting Kansas City.
  19. "Sporting KC loans defender Erik Palmer-Brown to FC Porto". Sporting Kansas City.
  20. "Sporting KC loans midfielder Bernardo Añor to Minnesota United FC". Sporting Kansas City.
  21. "Sporting KC loans forward Daniel Salloi to Vasas SC in Hungary". Sporting Kansas City.
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