Birthdate: November 28, 1999
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 foot
Pronunciation: Wilson Harris
Previous Team: Sporting Kansas City
2023: Harris remains under contract for his second season with LouCity.
Last Season: Harris led City with a career-high 15 goals on the season while tacking on 3 assists. The newcomer also took on the majority of the responsibilities as striker as club veteran Cameron Lancaster dealt with injuries.
Highlights in Purple: Harris scored what is perhaps LouCity’s loudest goal on Aug. 13, 2022, when he dispossessed a Tampa Bay Rowdies defender and hit the back of the net in front of a club-record 14,673 fans at Lynn Family Stadium. It was “Fill the Fam” night as City successfully sought its first sellout at the venue, plus won 1-0.
Before Louisville City: Harris represented Real So Cal in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for most of his youth career before in 2018 committing, coincidentally, to the University of Louisville. Rather than play collegiately, Harris opted to turn professional at age 18 from the Sporting KC academy. Harris went on to become American pro soccer’s top-scoring teenager in 2019, netting a dozen goals in 25 appearances, also setting the USL Championships record for most single-season goals scored by a teenager. In 2020, he secured the league’s Young Player of the Year recognition by leading SKC II with 8 goals in a 16-game season abbreviated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following his award-winning season, Wilson signed a homegrown deal with Sporting Kansas City. Harris split time between the MLS and USL Championship ranks in 2021 ahead of his move to LouCity.