Thursday, February 16, 2012

Zusi Signs Extension

Last weekend, Robb Heineman posted on Twitter that "pending league approval got another guy resigned". Speculation on who that was ran around for a few days. The two names that were regularly brought up were Matt Besler and Graham Zusi. The two had breakout years last year, with Besler stepping up and anchoring the central defense for KC and becoming an asset on set pieces, especially with his long throw. While he may not have gotten a ton of assists off them, Besler helped set up at least 5 goals with his throw ins. Zusi as well become a threat on set pieces, playing in some great corners and free kicks, leading the team in assists with 7, and also scored 5 goals as well.

Today, Heineman confirmed that they had re-signed Zusi to a new 4 year contract. This move has obviously been met enthusiasm from most fans that I've seen. It locks in a fan favorite for the next 4 years. Zusi will play the prime years of his career in KC. And should a club come calling after Zusi, KC will get themselves a nice transfer fee from the move if it were to ever happen. For quotes directly from Zusi check out the Star's article. Congrats to Graham.

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