Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club have signed Sporting KC II winger Julian Vazquez to a short-term deal, making him available for Sunday’s MLS regular season home game against New England Revolution at 2 p.m. CT (tickets).
Sporting added Vazquez on a short-term loan for the third time this season after being an unused substitute in a 2-1 home win over the Colorado Rapids on May 18 and a 1-1 draw. to the San Jose earthquakes on May 22. .
Vazquez has started in 10 of Sporting KC II’s 11 games this year, tallying two goals and three assists in the club’s first MLS NEXT Pro campaign under head coach Benny Feilhaber. He opened his SKC II scoring account in a dramatic 4-2 win over the Real Monarchs on May 8 at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas, before earning a second-half equalizer in a 2-1 road win against Portland Timbers 2 on May 15. He leads the team with 21 shots and ranks second with 12 chances created.
A native of Brigham City, Utah, Vazquez grew up as a youth at Real Salt Lake Academy and signed an MLS contract as the club’s 16th homegrown player in 2018. He spent most of the 2019 and 2020 seasons on loan with Real Monarchs in the USL. Championship, helping the team win a league title in 2019 with one goal and two assists that year. Vazquez made his Real Salt Lake first team debut on June 11, 2019, in a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup loss to LAFC.
Vazquez left Real Salt Lake at the end of 2020 and spent the 2021 USL Championship campaign with Las Vegas Lights, where he recorded one goal and one assist while playing primarily as a left winger.
At youth international level, Vazquez played for Mexico U-18s in spring 2019 – playing in a pair of friendlies against England – and for Mexico U-20s in January 2020, starting one of two appearances against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper John Pulskamp and the United States.
Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) signs striker Julian Vazquez to a short-term deal with Sporting Kansas City II (MLS NEXT Pro).
Born: 03/30/2001 (21 years old)
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hometown: Nibley, Utah
Birthplace: Brigham City, Utah
Citizenship: United States, Mexico