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Felipe Gutierrez and Johnny Russell obtain green cards, no longer occupy international spots on Sporting KC roster

Sporting Kansas City announced today that midfielder Felipe Gutierrez and forward Johnny Russell have obtained their U.S. green cards and no longer occupy international spots on the club’s roster.

Sporting now has seven international players on its roster heading into the MLS is Back Tournament in Florida: midfielder Gadi Kinda, forward Alan Pulido and defenders Botond Barath, Andreu Fontas, Luis Martins, Roberto Puncec and Winston Reid.

Gutierrez and Russell have played leading roles for Sporting since their arrival to Kansas City ahead of the 2018 campaign. The duo has combined for 40 goals and 34 assists in Sporting colors, with Russell making 73 appearances and Gutierrez making 63 appearances across all competitions.