Sporting loans four players to Orlando City

Sporting Kansas City announced Thursday that the club has loaned four players to USL PRO side Orlando City SC.

Goalkeeper Jon Kempin, defender Yann Songo'o, midfielder Christian Duke and forward Dom Dwyer, in a bid to gain valuable playing time, will make the temporary switch to Orlando City, which signed a two-year partnership with in January to become an affiliate of Sporting Kansas City.

"We're excited about this partnership with Orlando because it not only gives us an opportunity to partner with a great organization, but more importantly it also gives us an opportunity for players who we think have real potential within our team to be able to go into an environment and play on a regular basis for a real competition," Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes. "That's a big aspect of the growth of a player so that constant competitiveness is going to be huge for their development."