Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Sporting Bringing in Former Academy Player?

While on Twitter today, I came across the above Tweet from USA Prospects, an account that keeps track of US products playing abroad. Jacole Turner, a former Sporting KC academy player left Kansas City in late 2012 and headed over to Europe, signing with Athletico Madrid's C team.

Back on Monday the 6th, Turner posted the following on his Facebook page: "I'm going back to where it all started Sporting Kansas City here I come!"

So Turner looks to be on his way back to Kansas City and Sporting. There are a couple questions though. Is Turner actually being offered a contract? Or is he just coming in for a trial with preseason? If he is being offered a contract, then what are the plans for him? KC already has Eric Kronberg and Jon Kempin and also traded for Andy Gruenebaum. Most teams carry just three goalkeepers on the roster, so the thought of having a fourth in Turner is an interesting idea. Could KC be looking to get rid of a goalkeeper and let Kempin/Turner be a back up? Or could KC look into loaning out both Kempin and Turner next season to their USL-Pro affiliates? One to Oklahoma City, one to Orlando? Will be interesting to see what if anything comes of this.

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