Kamron Habibullah, Abraham Rodriguez headline a final edition of Familiar Faces in New Places

New Faces Places

The 2024 MLS NEXT Pro regular season is only days away from kicking off and many clubs have continued to make their final rosters before the fun begins.

Kamron Habibullah and Abraham Rodriguez became the latest familiar faces to sign contracts ahead of the new season. Habibullah stays in the Western Conference after joining Sporting KC II while Rodriguez has switched to the Eastern Conference following his free agent signing with Toronto FC II. 

Here is a closer look at the latest group of familiar faces in new places for 2024:

Kamron Habibullah - Sporting KC II 

Another 2023 MLS NEXT Pro debutant has shifted scenes for 2024.

Kamron Habibullah joined Sporting KC II on a one-year deal after delivering a positive season last year. The 20-year-old scored four goals and added three assists for Whitecaps FC 2, earning valuable experience.

A Canadian youth national team player, Habibullah joins fellow offseason signing and former Houston Dynamo 2 player Beto Avila in the SKC II attack.

Abraham Rodriguez - Toronto FC II

Toronto FC II will have a new face manning the posts in 2024.

Abraham Rodriguez signed with the Canadian club on a one-year deal. Rodriguez, 21, made 27 combined appearances over the last two seasons with Colorado Rapids 2.

He brings valuable experience to Gianni Cimini’s squad.

Alec Diaz - Colorado Rapids 2

Colorado Rapids 2 received a major attacking boost for the upcoming season.

Puerto Rican international Alec Diaz signed with Rapids 2, committing his future for the 2024 campaign. Diaz, a former Seattle Sounders academy player, netted seven goals in 32 appearances with Toronto FC II over 2022-23.

Rapids 2 lost the services of Remi Cabral and Yosuke Hanya, but now have Diaz as an option to fill the gap.

Christopher Pearson - Columbus Crew 2

Jamaican international Christopher Pearson became the newest member of the Columbus Crew 2 roster.

The 21-year-old midfielder spent part of the 2023 season with Huntsville City FC, in addition to a spell with FC Tulsa in the USL Championship. Pearson will fight for minutes immediately as Crew 2 aims to reach a third-straight MLS NEXT Pro Cup.