Sporting Kansas City officially announced a contract extension for forward Dom Dwyer on Wednesday, but a source told The Star that the club is close to agreements with veteran Chilean goalkeeper Luis Marin Barahona and Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth. Sporting also is trying to re-sign a pair of its own players who are out of contract at the end of the month — Jacob Peterson and homegrown defender Kevin Ellis.
Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday announced it had signed midfielder James Marcelin, a member of the Haitian men’s national team who most recently played for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.
Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday announced a contract extension with forward Dom Dwyer. On Monday, a source told The Star that the two sides were nearing an agreement on a multiyear deal that will give him a “significant raise.”
Sporting Kansas City announced Monday that it hired Nate Bukaty as lead television play-by-play announcer for the 2015 season, replacing Callum Williams, who served in the role for the previous four years.
Sporting Kansas City is seeking to develop a youth academy program in Garden City, Kan., equipped with a new training center that would be funded by the state’s STAR Bond program, according to an agenda for Tuesday’s Garden City Commission meeting.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Eric Kronberg was selected by the Montreal Impact with the first overall pick of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Friday before San Jose scooped up Andy Gruenebaum with the second pick. Sporting KC declined contract options for both goalkeepers last month.
Sporting KC secured defender Jalil Anibaba, 26, from Orlando City SC to complete a trade for Collin made earlier in the week. Orlando selected Anibaba in the third round of the MLS Expansion Draft on Wednesday before flipping him to Kansas City.