Agada signs in Kansas City
Media365 editorial staff, published on Saturday June 25, 2022 at 10:20 a.m.
Nigerian striker William Agada leaves Hapoel Jerusalem for Sporting Kansas City, resident of MLS.
Sporting Kansas City have signed Nigerian striker William Agada (Hapoel Jerusalem), the MLS club announced on Thursday. The 24-year-old Agada will earn a spot on the international roster and will be officially added to SKC’s roster when the MLS secondary transfer window opens on July 7. This means Agada will be available to make his MLS debut against CF Montreal two days later.
« I am so excited to join Sporting KC, Agada said in the club’s official statement. It’s a dream to play for a club like this and I hope to come and help the team achieve success. It’s a great opportunity for me and I can’t wait to perform in front of the fans in Kansas City. »
A joker from Israel
Born in Bauchi, Nigeria, William Agada is the second African player from the Israeli Premier League to sign with Sporting Kansas City, after the Ethiopian Gadi Kinda. His arrival with the Kansas club is explained by the fact that its star designated player Alan Pulido will be out for the remainder of the 2022 season after undergoing knee surgery. Agada scored 37 goals in his four seasons (122 games played) in Israel, including three with Hapoel Jerusalem and one with Hapoel Haifa, where he was loaned out during the 2020-21 season.
SKC is currently 12th in the Western Conference in MLS, a far cry from a playoff spot, with 4 wins, 9 losses and 4 draws. However, he recently qualified for the semi-finals of the US Open Cup, where he will face USL championship team Sacramento Republic.