The Kansas City Wizards 2010 Open Tryout takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Swope Park Training Center. As you know, our 2008 Open Tryout led to the signing of Kevin Souter and Nelson Pizarro. In 2009, Austin Williams of William Jewell College and Chad Becker of Rockhurst were invited back to train with the squad early in the season, though neither was signed to an MLS contract.
This year the tryout list includes Matt Stufflebeam, who has been playing for the Springfield Demize recently as well as continuing to contribute as an assistant coach for the Hillcrest Hornet’s girls team. In addition, the list of players participating includes Cassville’s Uziel Franco (pictured). Uziel was a 2009 Southwest All-Star and set scoring records for the Cassville Wildcats.
UPDATE – Matt Stufflebeam was invited back for the second day for the third successive year.
Tryouts begin Saturday at 9 a.m. CT. For the list of participants, click here. Space will be limited around the fields due to the large number of folks trying out. If you’re in the neighborhood and want to stop by, however, feel free.