It's been quite a journey for Sporting Kansas City's Seth Sinovic: He was cut by New England to start the year, signed with his hometown team in May (earning the league minimum of $32,600), became Sporting's regular leftback (in the process becoming a fan favorite), selected by the Montreal Impact in the Expansion Draft and then re-acquired by KC in a trade that saw Davy Arnaud go to Montreal.
To top it all off, Sinovic is getting a new contract ahead of the new season. Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not released.
"I am really excited about my future with this club," said Sinovic in a press release from the team. "I'm happy that Sporting Kansas City has committed to keeping me around for years to come and I’m eager to start the upcoming season."
The re-signing of Sinovic, a Leawood native, continues KC's local bent. Earlier on Wednesday, Sporting announced the signing of Overland Park's Michael Thomas. Also, on Tuesday, KC selected Rockhurst defender Kyle Miller in the MLS Supplemental Draft.
Sinovic was a star at Rockhurst High School from 2001-2005 and appeared in two state championships and the Western Missouri Offensive Player of the Year during his senior season. He was a walk-on at Creighton University, which included two years as team captain and two First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.
New England selected him in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. He made 20 appearances for the Revolution.