Monday, March 31, 2014

Sporting Waive Jerome

Sporting Kansas City continue to make some early season changes to their roster. Today the team waived Haitian defender, Mechack Jerome. Jerome had appeared in three games so far this season, two league games and the team's game in Cruz Azul in the Champions League. He'd appeared in another 10 games last year in MLS play for Sporting after signing with the team in preseason last year.

This year though Jerome looked to have lost his place as the primary reserve right back to home grown player, Kevin Ellis. As in the absence of starting right back, Chance Myers, Ellis has started all but one game there this season.

The move opens up a third roster spot for Sporting KC at this time. When the team waived Josh Gardner, the releases said that KC was looking at two defenders and a midfielder. The team appeared to let the cat out of the bag on Brazilian right back, Igor Julião, when he appeared on the roster page of Sporting's app. That would leave KC with two open spots. Another player, could be DC United's second round draft pick, Victor Muñoz, who posted on Twitter that he was headed to KC after leaving DC, although that could just as easily be a trial.

Either way, I'd expect moves soon.

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