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Sporting’s Connor Hallisey: From California to KC

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Connor Hallisey’s must-haves show off his West Coast roots.

Soccer is a passion and profession for Sporting Kansas City’s Connor Hallisey, and travel is a part of life. The midfielder originally hails from California, when winters were filled with trips to the mountains to snowboard with friends, represented by a beanie. “I have a soft spot for the Tahoe area and go back whenever I can,” Hallisey says.

Sunglasses are a nod to his love of being outside, though he’s still adjusting to the Midwest humidity, he admits, and golfing is his favorite way to spend free time. His West Coast roots are also apparent in what teammates call his “Cali style,” which includes this hat and flip-flops.

Drafted by Sporting in 2015, this ball was given to him by the team after his first game. Hallisey focuses on nutrition to make sure he can perform on the field, but also indulges in his guilty pleasure—cookies—on occasion.