Thursday, December 01, 2011

KC Interested in Swedish Defender? UPDATE: Never Mind

The rumor mill continues this offseason and another new rumor regarding a potential player has surfaced. Rumors out of Sweden is that Sporting KC has Swedish defender, Anton Hysen in their sites as a potential target. From looking at a translation of the article, it appears though that the Vancouver Whitecaps are the leaders in the race to get the 20 year old defender. Hysen, born in Liverpool, has apparently most recently been playing under his father at Swedish fourth division side, Utsiktens BK after being on a youth contract at BK Hacken (who KC could see in Orlando this coming preseason).

The biggest bit of news about this player is the fact that he's come out of the closet pronouncing himself as being gay. Other than that there doesn't appear to be a whole lot that the player is well known for.

KC already has a fairly young back line, but I'm not sure that if these rumors are true that this is an actual signing. My gut feeling would put this more in the same situation that the former Spurs youth player Callum Butcher was in. Where he was invited to preseason to try and earn a spot. But we'll see what happens.

Last night after I posted this, Robb Heineman shot this one down on Twitter, so don't get your hopes up.


cheezwiz said...


cheezwiz said...

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