Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sporting Select Dykstra in Re-Entry Draft

Sporting KC made a single move in Thursday's second stage of the re-entry draft, selecting goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra formerly of DC United. Sporting KC will now has the rights to make a bona fide offer to Dykstra over the next seven days.

Dykstra is a eight year MLS veteran having played with the Chicago Fire and DC United in career along with stints on loan to the Charleston Battery and Richmond Kickers. His predominately been a back up goalkeeper during his MLS career, his longest stretch as a starter was in 2010 when he started 17 games for the Chicago Fire. Last year he played just one league game for DC United, their season opening loss to the LA Galaxy 4-1. After that he lost the starting job to Travis Worra who played in goal until starter, Bill Hamid was ready to play. In 2015, Dykstra had started nine games for United.

If Sporting ends up signing Dykstra, he'd likely become Sporting KC's second choice goalkeeper after starter Tim Melia. This would allow new signing Adrian Zendejas to go on loan to the Swope Park Rangers for the season and allow him to get playing time, which is key for him at this point in his career. This would mean that Dykstra would get field time this year in the US Open Cup and the odd league start.

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