Sporting Kansas City added a young defender Tuesday.

Sporting KC announced it signed 22-year-old defender Abdul Rwatubyaye, a native of Rwanda.

The center back signed a Major League Soccer contract for the 2019 season with options for 2020, 2021 and 2022. He will be added to the Sporting KC roster pending receipt of his international transfer certificate and P-1 visa, occupying an international roster spot.

Rwatubyaye joins Sporting KC after spending the previous three seasons with Rayon Sports FC of the top-flight Rwanda Premier League. In six years as a professional, the defender has won three Rwanda Premier League titles and played 22 matches for the Rwanda men's national team, including appearances in the FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.