Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
More signings pending for Kansas City?
by Ridge Mahoney, February 17th, 2010 2:33AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Unconfirmed reports surfaced Tuesday that Kansas City, which officially announced the signing of Danish keeper Jimmy Nielsen Monday, is on the verge of adding two more international players.

Igor Kostrov, one of two Moldovan players who has been on trial with the team for the past two weeks, and second-round SuperDraft pick Korede Aiyegbusi – a native of England who played at North Carolina State – are on the verge of signing if they haven’t already, according to numerous reports.

Kansas City currently holds nine international roster spots. It acquired one such slot two weeks ago when it dealt forward Adam Cristman to D.C. United. Kostrov and Alexei Casian traveled with the Wizards to Arizona for a 10-day visit that concluded Monday. Aiyegbusi also played in Arizona, and with the team set to return to Phoenix Sunday coach Peter Vermes is considering how big a squad he wants to take.

After the 2009 season, Vermes took scouting trips to South America, Africa and Europe. Colombian defender Pablo Escobar was signed last month and is expected to join the team this week before it heads back to Phoenix; Vermes has cut several players, including a few on trial, yet may be adding other trialists for the second go-round in the desert.

“We have two or three guys we’d like to look at,” said Vermes, “so we might have 30 players or slightly under that when we go back.” He did not comment directly on Kostrov and Aiyegbusi.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Business Reporter: Union teams up with Dogfish Head    
The Philadelphia Union will open a new destination beer garden with Dogfish Head Brewery at PPL ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations    
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA    
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives