During the two months he’s spent training with Sporting Kansas City, 21-year-old midfielder Peterson Joseph has been weighed, measured and evaluated by coach Peter Vermes and his staff.
The club announced Thursday that Joseph, a native of Haiti, has been signed and will be added to the roster once he receives his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa.
"Peterson is a good, young talent, with strong qualities that over time will make him a valuable asset to the way we play," Vermes said in a statement. "We’ve been trying to complete this signing for a while and we are excited to add him to our roster at such a critical time in our season.”
The signing adds depth in the midfield that has been weakened by the injuries to Jeferson, Davy Arnaud and Craig Rocastle.
Peterson, who will wear No. 19 and occupy an international roster spot, played in Sporting’s friendly against English Premier League club Newcastle United on July 20. He’s also appeared in two reserve matches.
“For me it is a change to come from Europe, obviously, but this is a step up in my career so I am happy to be able to provide my skills to the team and help the team score goals,” Joseph said in a statement. "I feel that my pace and my experience can hopefully help the team win a championship this year.”