Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dwyer Officially Re-Signed, Sporting Close on Marin and Hungarian Nemeth

What'd been hinted at since the weekend and even officially stated by Robb Heineman on Sports Radio 810 is now officially true. Today, Sporting KC formally announced that Dom Dwyer had signed a contract extension with Sporting Kansas City. Dwyer had a break out year in 2014, scoring 22 goals in league play, and 24 in all competitions, both were club records that had stood since the team's inaugural season, when Preki set the records.

While Dwyer says that the deal is a sign to "back off right now" it also helps KC out if teams don't back off. The new deal increases any potential transfer fee a team wants to pay to get Dwyer's services.

Also today, Sam McDowell with the Star was able to get confirmation from a source on KC's side of things that the club was in discussions with Chilean goalkeeper, Luis Marin. Reports out of Chile have been linking Marin with a move to MLS for a little while now, and over the weekend he was linked with Sporting KC. And while McDowell says the club is still finalizing the contracts, reports in Chile say that Marin is set to sign a four year deal with the club.

McDowell was also able to put a name to the forward that KC was close to signing, presumably the one that Heineman mentioned in his interview with 810. Krisztian Nemeth, a Hungarian is fairly well traveled having played in Hungary, England, Greece, and the Netherlands looks headed to Kansas City. While only 25, Nemeth has, on paper, a great pedigree, having been under contract with both Liverpool and Olympiacos, but made minimal appearances for the two clubs, spending most of his time with the reserves or on loan. Still, the talent is there that originally attracted the English club to him. He helped lead the Liverpool reserves to the championship in their division when he was with the club. Nemeth has also featured for his national team, playing 15 times for the full Hungarian national team, scoring once and was a fixture in the country's youth system. Most recently, he was with Roda JC Kerkrade of the Dutch league, scoring 8 goals in 19 league appearances for the club in the 2013-2014 season. If he can find his form, and if he can stay healthy (an issue that marred his time with both Liverpool and Olympiacos) he can be successful in KC and could be a steal of a signing.

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