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Sporting KC sign former Rockhurst standout Seth Sinovic

Sporting Kansas City have signed another defender with local ties, former Rockhurst High School player Seth Sinovic, who has been on trial with the team for a few weeks. Sinovic, a Leawood, Kansas native, entered Major League Soccer in 2010 as a second-round SuperDraft pick by the New England Revolution. He made 20 appearances before his off-season release.

“He's played games in the league, and he has some good experience,” Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes said. “We're glad to have him here, and he'll provide us with some needed depth.”

Sinovic compiled 42 goals and 35 assists at Rockhurst High School from 2001-2005 and appeared in two state championships with theHawklets. He was a First-Team All-State selection and Western Missouri Offensive Player of the Year during his senior season, when he scored 25 goals and added 15 assists. He then walked on at Creighton University, recording eight goals and 15 assists in 77 appearances while leading the Bluejays defense to 37 shutouts in his four seasons while playing primarily at left back. A team captain in 2008 and 2009, Sinovic was a two-time First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference and NSCAA All-Midwest Region honoree.