Today Sporting Kansas City got some disappointing news about a free agent that they had publicly been chasing on social media. Robb Heineman had been courting Montreal Impact forward, Dominic Oduro as a free agent singing in a string of four Tweets this past Friday night, Benny Feilhaber even got in on the recruiting campaign posting a tweet of his own. Heineman used a similar strategy last year with free agents Justin Mapp and Mike Magee and ending up attracting one of those two (Mapp) to Kansas City. While Heineman was recuriting him, Oduro gave ever indication that he didn't want to leave the Montreal Impact, stating that he wanted to stay with the club
Today though the Ghanian, who has played for seven different MLS clubs signed a new deal with the Impact, keeping him in Montreal for the next two years. And with the announcement, Impact fans have gone to gloating in Heineman's Twitter mentions. It's one of those situations that has made many fans just shake their heads now when Heineman tweets. I've said for a while now to take his tweets with a grain of salt, but many fans still take everyone serious and it has frustrated and upset a number of fans when tweets about potential player signings or rumors don't end up happening.
While I was certainly a fan of the idea of Sporting signing Oduro, I'm not surprised it didn't come off. Oduro seemed perfectly happy in Montreal, and was well liked by the fans there. KC though certainly do need speed on the wing, it's something that the club has lacked for years in multiple positions, a lack of speed leads to a lack of countering, putting KC in the position of having to break down a much more organized defense instead of hitting on the counter. The big questions for me had always been there though, how much it would cost to bring Oduro in and if he actually even wanted to move from Montreal. In the end the first question didn't matter because the answer to the second question was 100% no.