Gianluca Busio

Transfer chase heating up for Sporting KC rising star Gianluca Busio

The market for Sporting KC and US youth national team rising star Gianluca Busio continues to heat up. There has long been interest in the homegrown midfielder and it is reaching a boiling point this summer. SKC rejected offers from two Serie A clubs this winter, as first reported in April by, then received another two from Serie A this summer, as reported by ESPN's Taylor Twellman and confirmed by a few weeks ago.
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Gianluca Busio, Tim Melia included in USMNT preliminary roster for 2021 Gold Cup

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — United States men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter has released the preliminary 60-man roster ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup and two Sporting Kansas City players have been included. 19-year-old midefielder Gianluca Busio and goalkeeper Tim Melia have a shot at playing at Children’s Mercy...

SSFC Spotlight: The next step is here for Gianluca Busio

After almost four years as a professional, Gianluca Busio appears ready to take a big leap forward at the club and international level. Transfer interest in the 19-year-old Sporting Kansas City midfielder continues to grow. The United States Men’s National Team is reportedly considering adding him to the roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. A potential overnight sensation several years in the making, a breakout season combined with an Italian passport has led to increased attention and a likely move abroad.

Sporting KC Show Podcast presented by Michelob Ultra: Andrew Wiebe talks Gianluca Busio, U.S. MNT, Austin FC and more

Running throughout the season on Sports Radio 810 WHB, the Sporting Kansas City Show presented by Michelob Ultra is available on several podcast hubs including Spotify and iTunes as well as With Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Conall McCourt hosting the weekly program, Sporting fans have a place to go to catch up on club storylines, guest interviews and more.

Multiple Sources Confirm Bids Received for Gianluca Busio from Italy and Netherlands

The rumor mill is churning again. Gianluca Busio is once again being linked to a move to Europe. We’ve got a whole portion of the site dedicated to it since it happens so often. This time the Sporting Kansas City striker winger midfielder has two parties in the know claiming bids have been made. ESPN’s Taylor Twellman and’s Tom Bogert.

Sources: Sporting KC receive more offers for Gianluca Busio from Italy

Sporting Kansas City have received more offers from Serie A clubs for midfielder Gianluca Busio, sources confirm to ESPN's Taylor Twellman first reported the news. A source adds a Dutch club has held talks for Busio as well, while the expectation is there will be more bids to come...

Throwback: Bend it like Gianluca Busio

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Gianluca Busio grabbed headlines across the soccer world with a stunning free kick on Saturday night, sparking an emotional and entertaining 3-2 win over Houston Dynamo FC as Children's Mercy Park welcomed its first full-capacity crowd in almost 15 months. Busio's strike came one day after...

Peter Vermes: It's time to give Gianluca Busio more credit

It was a goal that electrified a capacity crowd at Children’s Mercy Park and sparked Sporting Kansas City’s comeback in a 3-2 win over Houston Dynamo FC Saturday night. “What I'm happy about is that people are getting a chance to see what I see every day in that kid and that is that he is not only an incredible talent, but he's incredibly mature for his age,” Vermes said after the match. “The things that he's able to pull off on a regular basis and do it consistently is incredible. He's just got a great attitude. I don't think he gets the recognition that he deserves. He is a fantastic player. He is a great kid. He continues to display what a great soccer player he is every time he steps onto the field.”

What They're Saying: Gianluca Busio

"On my birthday, I was thinking about how I could make it an even better one. I wanted to get on the scoresheet and I did it in a really, really good way. I'm happy with that. I've had a good weekend so far." -- Gianluca Busio, who scored the...