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Sporting KC sign Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza to 1-year deals

Field Level Media
14 Jan 2022, 03:05 GMT+10

Seven-time MLS All-Star Graham Zusi and midfielder Roger Espinoza signed one-year contracts with Sporting Kansas City on Thursday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team on either deal. Zusi's contract includes an option for 2023.

Zusi, 35, has spent his entire 13-year professional career with Sporting Kansas City. He is the club's all-time appearance leader with 373 matches played across all competitions, including 320 in the MLS regular season.

Zusi has 29 goals and 71 assists in those 320 MLS appearances (276 starts) while playing at the midfielder, wing and defender positions. He was named the 2011 MLS Breakout Player of the Year before being selected to the MLS Best XI in both 2012 and 2013.

Zusi had five assists in 26 appearances (24 starts) last season.

He also has five goals and seven assists in 55 appearances with the United States men's national team.

Espinoza, 35, has 10 goals and 39 assists in 286 career appearances (253 starts) with Sporting KC.

A 2012 MLS All-Star, Espinoza had two assists in 32 appearances (24 starts) last season.

--Field Level Media

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