Monday, June 20, 2016

Sporting KC Set to Sign Honduran Alvarado?

Numerous reports out of Honduras over the last few days are stating that Sporting Kansas City is getting ready to make an addition to the squad once the transfer window opens up in July. The reports are that Kansas City is set to sign Honduran international, Ever Alvarado who currently plays for Olimpia in the Honduran league. The 24 year old joined Olimpia in 2014 after a four year spell with Real Espana, but has apparently not reported to Olimpia's preseason ahead of their 2016-2017 season because he is on his way to Kansas City to finalize a contract. Alvarado is currently out of contract, which would be in line with the way KC usually likes to do business, finding players that are out of contract.

The rumors are quite numerous with multiple different reports on the rumor. It is a little odd though as Alvarado is apparently a left sided wingback, a position that Kansas City seems quite set at with current starter Jimmy Medranda backed up by the likes of Seth Sinovic and Amadou Dia. It's possible that one of those players is on the move, but I kind of doubt that. Another option is that he's coming to play with Kansas City's USL team, the Swope Park Rangers, but at 24 I'm not sure about that either at this point. Another idea is that Peter Vermes is going to try to convert Alvarado into a winger, a position that KC is also deep in, but could use something more dynamic there. I'm just not sold on the rumor quite yet and at the moment does not seem to address a specific need that Kansas City has at this time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if this happens, i think it means PV has written off sinovic as never going to be fully-healthy again. which is a shame, but it happens. it also probably means he would like to try medranda further up the pitch, which i agree with.