Sporting Kansas City today announced the signing of Spanish midfielder, Toni Rodriguez Dovale. Depending on the arrival of his ITC and P-1 visa he will be added to the roster. He fills the team's fifth of eight international slots.
Dovale joins the team from Celta Vigo. Reports yesterday seemed to indicate that the move to KC could be a loan move until December. Those claims appear to be untrue as Sporting's release says that they signed the midfielder, while prior loans have stated the deal was a loan.
Another rumor running around ahead of the official signing was Dovale's status on the roster. There were questions about whether he would be a designated player or not. As with the loan situation, no mention is made of the player being a designated player. From reading Peter Vermes' quotes about Dovale, he expects him to play mainly as an attacker to start.