Malaysian-American midfielder Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal has confirmed his departure from MLS club Sporting Kansas City.
It was reported last week that Sporting had chosen not to extend the 22-year-old’s contract, which expires at the end of 2020.
On Monday morning Malaysian time, Kuzain released a statement on his Twitter page.
“At Sporting KC II, SKC Academy and Sporting KC, thank you for giving a 17 year old looking for a chance in professional football an opportunity he will never forget.
“To the staff, fans and everyone I met during my time at KC, thank you for the endless support and love. And to my teammates, whom I can call some of my best friends, thank you for making my first couple professional. seasons that I will never forget. “
The American midfielder, born to Malaysian parents, joined Sporting from Saint Louis FC in 2017. The following year, he made his MLS debut in their match against Minnesota united, and even scored in the 4-1 victory.
Despite the explosive start and a total of six MLS appearances in the season, three as a starter, those would be his only high profile appearances to date. He would play primarily for their foster team Swope Park Rangers (later Sporting KC II) in the USL Championship, and even the second-best minutes would dry up for him in 2020. This year he has only played a total of 19 minutes in the USL, in a single appearance. , while appearing on the bench 12 times for the MLS First Team.
At the end of 2019, he trained with Malaysia U-23 with the aim of competing with them in the South East Asian Games (SEA), but was left out at the eleventh hour due passport problems. His younger brother, Wan Kuzri, is at another USL club, Saint Louis FC, while his older brother, Wan Fayhsal, is deputy minister in the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports.