MNUFC2 announced today that the club has signed MNUFC Academy U19 midfielder Kage Romanshyn Jr. to a two-year MLS NEXT Pro contract, with a club option for 2026.
Romanshyn Jr. joins MNUFC2 on an MLS NEXT Pro contract after developing with and playing for MNUFC Academy’s U17 and U19 squads. The 18-year-old midfielder notably trained and played impactful minutes for MNUFC2 during the entirety of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro regular season. In 2023 action, he made 11 game appearances (five starts), scoring two goals while providing two assists. Notably, his first assist was on the very first goal of the season at Real Monarchs on March 25, 2023.
Following his one goal and assist performance against SKCII during Matchday 27 in September 2023, Romanshyn Jr. was named the MLS NEXT Rising Star of the matchday by MLSNEXTPro.com. Additionally, the midfielder represented Minnesota United at the 2023 MLS All-Star Week, playing and starting the first 45 minutes for Team West during the MLS NEXT All-Star Game in Annapolis, Maryland – a showcase game for academy-level players across the league.
With the MNUFC Academy, Romanshyn Jr. was a mainstay member of the U17 and U19 squads from 2021-2023, where he made over 50 game appearances. Prior to 2021, he played two years within the Youth Development Program at Minnesota United.
Transaction: MNUFC2 signs midfielder Kage Romanshyn Jr. to a two-year MLS NEXT Pro contract, with a club option for 2026.
Keith “Kage” Romanshyn Jr.
Pronunciation: Cage Roe-MAN-shinn
Date of birth: 6/19/2005 (18 years old)
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Citizenship: United States
Previous Club: MNUFC Academy U19