Sporting KC gets help for second-half charge
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Sporting Kansas City moved to bolster its midfield after the exit of young Spaniard Oriol Rosell to
Sporting Lisbon by signing a pair of midfielders, Honduran World Cup midfielder Jorge Claros and Swiss midfielder Martin
Steuble, who recently debuted for the Philippines.
"We are always looking for players to enhance our roster," Sporting KC Manager Peter
Vermes said. "Not only is the quality of Jorge and Martin high, but obviously with the injuries and things we have dealt with this season adding them will be a great benefit for the second half
of the season."
Claros should be available for action in Saturday's ESPN2 match against the LA Galaxy, while Steuble will join the squad later.
Claros' three appearances at
the World Cup give him 53 for Honduras. The 28-year-old midfielder also appeared in eight matches during Los Catrachos' successful World Cup qualifying campaign. He joins Sporting KC from Motagua in
Honduras. It will be his second stint abroad. He one and half years with Hibernian in Scotland.
The 26-year-old Steuble, who was acquired after having at tryout at Sporting KC, has played
seven years of professional soccer in Switzerland, most recently with FC Wil. He also played for Lausanne, making five appearances in the Europa League. Steuble debuted for the Philippines national
team under new head coach Thomas Dooley in March and has made nine international appearances.
No comments yet.
Recent Soccer America Daily
Datebook: Hexagonal Matchday 3 March 23, 10:28 p.m.
The USA-Honduras game will be the third game of the day in the Hexagonal on Friday. ...
Video Pick: How Nicolas Lodeiro sparkled on his path to MLS March 23, 10:27 p.m.
Uruguay player Nicolas Lodeiro playmaker took MLS by storm when arrived last year, leading the Seattle ...
MLS Week 4: Timbers aim to make it four in a row March 23, 10:21 p.m.
The Portland Timbers will look to improve to 4-0-0 when they play at Columbus Crew SC ...
Pulisic: 'I'm not going to put extra pressure on myself' March 23, 10:16 p.m.
The 18-year-old Christian Pulisic enters the USA-Honduras game on a roll, having scored Bundesliga, Champions League ...
U.S. Abroad: Lloyd hits winner in European debut March 23, 9:45 p.m.
Carli Lloyd's first goal for Manchester City, a header in the 30th minute, was the winner ...
USWNT: Rapinoe returns for Russia friendlies March 23, 9:36 p.m.
U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis named a 24-player roster that will enter training ...
What They're Saying: Alejandro Bedoya March 23, 4:25 a.m.
"I wouldn't do it, but if somebody else felt the need ... they should be able ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan March 23, 4:16 a.m.
"You have to find something meaningful. That you're passionate about and do every day. Having that ...
TV Report: Nine independent USL clubs have local deals March 23, 3:53 a.m.
As the USL grows, so has the interest of local broadcasters to carry the action. Nine ...
MLS Expansion: Garber headed to St. Louis on Monday March 23, 3:42 a.m.
With its strong soccer tradition, St. Louis is considered a hot candidate for an MLS expansion ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives