Jon Kempin

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Jon Kempin
Personal information
Full name Jon Kempin
Date of birth (1993-04-08) April 8, 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Leawood, Kansas, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sporting Kansas City
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2010 Kansas City Wizards
2008–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Sporting Kansas City[A] 4 (0)
2013 Orlando City (loan) 9 (0)
2014 Oklahoma City Energy (loan) 13 (0)
2015 San Antonio Scorpions (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2010 United States U18 2 (0)
2010 United States U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 4, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 20, 2011

Jon Kempin (born April 8, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.



On August 31, 2010, at the age of 17, Jonathan Kempin signed his first professional contract,[1] making him Sporting Kansas City's first homegrown player.[2] Kempin dressed for his first professional game on October 23, 2010 as a substitute in the final game of the 2010 season against San Jose. He made his debut on May 29, 2012 in a 3-2 win over Orlando City in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[3]

Kempin was loaned to Orlando City for the 2013 season.[4] He was loaned to Oklahoma City Energy for the 2014 season to play under former teammate Jimmy Nielsen

In August 2014, Kempin won the Chipotle MLS homegrown Most Valuable Player. On August 10, 2014, he made his MLS debut against Vancouver as a halftime substitute and impressed with a late penalty save.[5] Kempin made his first MLS regular season start on August 16, 2014 against Toronto FC at Sporting Park.

Kempin was loaned to San Antonio for the 2015 season.[6]


Kempin has represented the United States at the U-17, U-18, U-20, and U-21 level. He has made 2 appearances for both the U-18 and the U-20 team up to this point.


Kempin studied at Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kansas. Parents Julie, and Vance. Brother Brandon, and sister Katherine, and roommate Ben.


A. a The club was known as the Kansas City Wizards in 2010.


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