Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Could Bravo Return to KC?

It's a rumor that I never really thought I'd actually see, reports out of Mexico tonight are that former Kansas City designated player, Omar Bravo, is set to make a return to MLS and Kansas City. Bravo spent the 2011 season with Kansas City making 28 league appearances and scoring nine goals for the club. An injury late in the season forced him to only play a bit part in the club's run to the Eastern Conference finals where they lost to Houston. Bravo then departed Kansas City for Cruz Azul in Mexico after just the one season. After time at Atlas Bravo returned to his original club, Chivas, where he played for three years, becoming the club's all time leading goal scorer. But at the age of 36, having scored just one goal in 10 league appearances in the Clausura this season, Chivas is looking for another goal scorer and Bravo appears to be looking for a new club.

During Bravo's one year in Kansas City he mainly played out wide, especially with the emergence of CJ Sapong in his rookie season. While a wide player whose first instinct is to shoot is something that KC could certainly use as a change of pace and giving KC an extra scoring option in the attack, getting older isn't exactly what KC needs either. At 36 there have to be many serious questions asked about how much he can contribute to the team at this point.

On top of that there were the rumors of his discontent before his exit in 2011 because of his lack of playing time down the stretch for KC. With the same staff still in charge at Kansas City five years later would time really have healed that wound? I'm doubtful that this is anything more than random speculation.

1 comment:

Keith said...

We need a scoring option but really not a fan of the age. I'd rather continue to suck for the rest of the year and re-stock with youth.