Some quick hits on new for some Sporting KC players.
Bunbury and US U23 Team Top FC Dallas
In the first of a few scrimmages in the current US Under 23 camp, the US team pulled out a 2-1 win over FC Dallas. Dallas grabbed the lead through Andrew Jacobsen off a corner. Shortly after the US equalized through Ike Opara off a Freddy Adu corner. The winner for the 23's came shortly after half time when Dallas' own Brek Shea scored to make it 2-1. Later on the US Kofi Sarkodie and Shea sent off for two yellow cards as the US ended with 9 men.
Teal Bunbury started for the US in the center striker position in the game. He subbed out at half time for Tony Taylor, but reappeared in the 67th, coming on for Adu. So Bunbury got a total of 68 minutes in the friendly with the US team.
Zusi Contract Extension Official
Robb Heineman let the cat out of the bag last week on this, but today it was made official by the team. Zusi has signed a new contract with the club. Per club and league rules, the specifics of the deal were not announced, but Heineman's tweet referenced a 4 year deal for the central midfielder.
In a move that I think most people saw coming, Daneil Cyrus is no longer with Sporting KC. The Trinidad and Tobago international had not been in camp for Sporting KC at all this preseason. The reason given was for "personal reasons", but with Cyrus turning up in camp with the Trinidad U23 team, you knew that his time in KC was going to be ending soon. Even if Cyrus had been around, he'd have been competing with the newly signed Cyprian Hedrick and draft pick Stefan Antonijevic for time.
Cyrus appeared in two league games for Sporing KC last season. Coming on as a sub for Aurelien Collin against Toronto after Collin hurt his back. He then started the next game against New England, being removed for Teal Bunbury as Sporting was trailing. Shortly after that, Cyrus broke his foot in a reserve game and was done for the season.
KC's other no show in camp for personal reason, Birahim Diop, will likely also be on his way out of KC sooner than later one would assume.
Words do not do justice, just watch.