The newest addition to Sporting Kansas City's roster was made official Friday, when the club announced it has signed Honduran player Ever Alvarado.
The move, reported by The Star on Wednesday, is pending the receipt of his international transfer certificate and P-1 Visa.
Alvarado, who has already joined the team for practice, will be eligible to play on July 4, when the summer transfer window opens in MLS.
"Ever is a player we have been looking at for awhile," Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said. "He has a very good understanding of our region (since) he has played his entire year in CONCACAF. Players from Honduras have always adapted well to MLS. We think he will not only help us in league play but (also) with other competitions we have coming up."
Alvarado, 24, is a left outside defender who has made six appearances with the Honduras men's national team over the past nine months. He most recently played with C.D. Olimpia, viewed as the top club in Honduras.
Known for his aggressive style of play, Alvarado started 65 matches with Olimpia over the last three seasons.
"I am very excited to be given the opportunity to play for Sporting KC," Alvarado said in a news release. "It is a great club with a great history. I’m going to work hard and do everything I can to help the team be successful."