Krisztian Nemeth

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News roundup: MLS transfer window closes without Union deals

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There was a ton of player movement around MLS, but the Union's biggest personnel move is a new tattoo artist. PSP runs down the day's news, including the sad news about former Sons of Ben president Kenny Hanson.

A Look Back on my 2016 Wants and Wishes

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On New Year's Eve, before we ring in the New Year, here's a look back at my 2016 wants and wishes and how each one turned out.

1. Silverware - I'm not counting the Swope Park Rangers' Western Conference championship unfortunately (more on that later), so this wasn't a wish that was met this year by any of KC's four teams.

Insufficient offseason moves show in Sporting KC's recent struggles

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As struggles continue for Sporting Kansas City, one thing is clear: the team didn't correctly replace Krisztian Nemeth.

The Hungarian striker's swift departure happened all in one night, having been reported and confirmed all at once. Finding a way to replicate Nemeth's scoring record, 10 goals and six assists, was one of Sporting KC's main tasks of the offseason.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's is this week's update on former Sporting KC players.

Active without a club or unknown
Vicente Arze
Jamar Beasley
Brian Fekete
Adnan Gabeljic
Faik Hajderovic
Ryan James
Michael Kafari
Kyle Miller
Victor Munoz
Amobi Okugo
Akeem Priestley
Yann Songo'o

MLS
Jalil Anibaba - Houston - No game this week.

Sporting Kansas City Scouting Report- Let's start the year on the right foot

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Sounders are back at it but this time it's for MLS First Kick and they'll kick Sporting Kansas City Wizards

Seattle is starting their season off with a familiar First Kick foe, Sporting Kansas City aka Kansas City Wizards. Kansas City remained fairly unchanged with a core of Benny Feilhaber, Roger Espinoza, Graham Zusi, and Dom Dwyer.

Vermes explains Nemeth sale, Palmer-Brown loan

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The early parts of the offseason saw Sporting Kansas City make headlines for their additions. The past few days have seen them in the news for their subtractions.

Sporting KC made a pair of surprising moves in the past four days, first transferring talented striker Krisztian Nemeth to Al-Gharafa in Qatar on Friday and then loaning out promising teenage centerback Erik Palmer-Brown to FC Porto on Monday for all of 2016.

MLS Ticker: Nemeth, Kouassi, Gashi, De Jong and more

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Krisztian Nemeth's transfer from Sporting Kansas City to Qatari club Al-Gharafa drew the confusion and ire of many, and the Hungarian international has spoken out as to why he chose to move there.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Nemeth expressed his disappointment with how Sporting KC handled his attempt at negotiating for a new contract, and signing with Al-Gharafa "was the only way to get out of it.

Nemeth Says His Good-Byes and Shares Some of His Side

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Krisztian Nemeth said his goodbyes to the fans of Sporting KC and the club in a post on his Facebook page today. In it he thanked the players, fans, and the staff of Sporting KC for bringing him to the club. At the same time he used the post to tell at least a portion of his side of the story that saw him depart from Kansas City after just a single season.

Dwyer Trolls KC Fans With More Moves

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Yesterday Sporting KC forward, Dom Dwyer started the freak out among Sporting KC fans on Twitter when he tweeted his goodbye to forward Krisztian Nemeth and quickly deleting the tweet hours before Nemeth's move to Qatar was confirmed. Today, Dwyer was back on his game, this time in a much more "trolling" fashion.

Nemeth Sold to Qatari Club Al-Gharafa SC

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It didn't take long for the rumors today to be confirmed as Sporting KC announced today that they had agreed to transfer forward Krisztian Nemeth to Al-Gharafa SC of Qatar. No fee was announced per MLS rules, but Sporting KC will get two-thirds of the fee and considering the money involved in the game in Qatar at the moment brought a reported fee of just under $3 million for Kansas City and MLS, plus an apparent sell on clause.

MLS Ticker: Nemeth, Fagundez, Nocerino and more

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Forward Krisztian Nemeth is heading to Qatar pending a physical, while a young attacker is receiving interest from Serie A.

Sporting Kansas City has agreed to transfer Nemeth to Qatari side Al-Gharafa SC. The 27-year old scored 10 goals in 2015 for Sporting, his lone season with the club. (REPORT)

New England Revolution attacker Diego Fagundez is reportedly in talks with Italian side Genoa.

Rumors of Nemeth's Exit Grow

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The rumors about Sporting KC forward Krisztian Nemeth's departure from the club are continuing to grow and now his exit is starting to look more and more likely. Earlier this month rumors of Nemeth leaving for Poland came out, but now it looks like he won't be heading to Europe, but to the Middle East.

Sporting Sign Salloi to Homegrown Contract

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Sporting KC continued to add pieces to their team this offseason as today the club announced that they'd signed their fourth homegrown player in club history. The club announced that they'd signed Daniel Salloi to a homegrown player contract. The Hungarian moved to the United States in August of 2014 as an AFS exchange student.

Landmark Goals

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Continuing to update stats, here's a look at the landmark goals in Sporting KC's history. In the 2015 season KC hit three landmark goals, 1,000 goals in all competitions, 500 league goals at home, and 600 goals in all competitions at home. All of the record goals in 2015 were scored by the same person as Krisztian Nemeth scored all three of those landmark goals.

2016 Wants and Wishes

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The new year has started and with the new year come new wants and wishes for the year. With that in mind here are my wants and wishes for 2016.

1. Silverware - Always the main goal, more trophies, more painting the wall for Sporting Kansas City. In the past two years all three professional soccer teams in KC have won at least one trophy, fans have been a little spoiled lately, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't want more of them.

2015 Moments of the Year

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It's the first day of 2016 and with little news from any of KC's teams likely to come down in the next day or so we're going to take another look back at the year that was 2015 in Kansas City. Here are some moments of the year.

Game of the Year

7/1/15 vs Dallas


There were a few options to pick from here, the 3-2 win over Philadelphia, the 4-3 comeback win over Vancouver, or the US Open Cup final against Philadelphia, but I'm going with probably Sporting KC's most dominating of the season.

A Look Back at my 2015 Wants and Wishes

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With 2015 about to end, here's a look at my 2015 wants and wishes and how they turned out ahead of the calendar switch to 2016.

1. Silverware - Silverware is always fun and this year Kansas City soccer teams brought home two trophies. Sporting KC started the season off strong and for a period of time looked to be one of the favorites to win MLS Cup.

Nemeth Receives Suspension From Disciplinary Committee

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MLS' disciplinary committee came out with a number of suspensions and fines from the 2015 MLS Cup playoffs, one of those suspensions involves Sporting KC's Krisztian Nemeth. Nemeth received a one game suspension and an undisclosed fine for violent conduct that endangered the safety of an opponent in KC's loss to Portland in the Wildcard Round.

Nemeth Wins Goal of the Year

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Sporting Kansas City brought home one more award for their 2015 MLS season. Fan voting for MLS' goal of the year finished this week and today the winner was announced. In the final were two superb individual efforts by Sporting KC's Krisztian Nemeth and Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco. Both dribbled through a number of players before finishing nicely into the far corner.

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Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's former SKC player update. No real big news this week among former players, as MLS teams head towards the end of preseason. A number of players who were with MLS clubs last season though are currently still without teams. Last heard, Emmanuel Appiah was with the New England Revolution still, although he did not appear in their preseason game today against Sporting KC.

Anor Move to Minnesota Looks Close - Former SKC Wizards Update

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The long rumored permanent move of Bernardo Anor to Minnesota United looks to be almost done. Reports out of Minnesota today are that Minnesota United is set to bring Anor from their NASL side to the MLS side for the 2017 season. Anor had been on loan to Minnesota in 2016 but only played nine games due to injury.

Anor Move to Minnesota Looks Close - Former SKC Wizards Update

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The long rumored permanent move of Bernardo Anor to Minnesota United looks to be almost done. Reports out of Minnesota today are that Minnesota United is set to bring Anor from their NASL side to the MLS side for the 2017 season. Anor had been on loan to Minnesota in 2016 but only played nine games due to injury.

Former Player List Set to Grow - Former SKC Wizards Update

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With the roster moves today by Kansas City, the list of former players looks set to grow this offseason. I think a couple of the players that didn't have their options picked up will find their way back onto an MLS team come 2017, but for the majority of them, I think the lower leagues in the US or potentially abroad is the place where most of them will end up if they want to continue to play.

Aiyegbusi Falls Short of League Title - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Former Kansas City wingback, Korede Aiyegbusi and his current club, AFC United just missed out on winning the Superettan, the Swedish second division. On the final match day of the season, AFC defeated third place Halmstad 2-0 to finish with 61 points, tied with first place Sirius. Unfortunately for Aiyegbusi and AFC, they finished second place on goal difference, +31 to +30.

Indoor Season Kicks Off - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Most of the summer leagues are starting to wrap up their seasons, while European leagues are going strong. The indoor season is just now kicking off for other teams in the US though, with the MASL season kicking off this past weekend. All three former Kansas City players had games, and all three got wins with Jamar Beasley and Mike Jones both playing in wins for Cedar Rapids and Dallas respectively.

Jewsbury to Retire at the End of the Season - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another long time MLS player is hanging up their cleats at the end of the season, former Kansas City Wizards' midfielder, Jack Jewsbury announced this past week that this year would be his final year in MLS. Jewsbury announced that he would retire at the end of the season at Portland's Stand Together Banquet on Sunday, it will bring to an end a career that has seen the 35 year old play 14 seasons in MLS, his first eight were in Kansas City where he's on the club's top 10 list in terms of starts, appearances, and minutes played.

Call Ups Coming for Former Players - Former SKC Wizards Update

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We're on the verge of another international break and national team games for former players. A few players have already been called up for their national team with a few others probably coming. Krisztian Nemeth and Pablo Punyed have both been named to their country's rosters for their upcoming games in this window.

Nemeth Named to Euro Squad - Former SKC Wizards Update

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The 2016 European Championship kicks off in a little more than a week in France with their newly expanded tournament. This year 24 teams will compete in the tournament and it's brought out some new and unlikely teams qualifying like Iceland and Albania. It has also seen Hungary qualify for their first major championship since the 1986 World Cup and their first Euros since 1972.

10 Call Ups for Former SKC Wizards - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Heading into the upcoming international break, a number of former Kansas City players will be busy with their respective national teams. Ten players who have played for Kansas City will be representing their country in Olympic qualifiers, World Cup qualifiers, and friendlies.

In CONCACAF you have the likes of Mechack Jerome representing Haiti, Marcel de Jong with Canada, Daneil Cyrus with Trinidad, Jorge Claros with Honduras, and Pablo Punyed with El Salvador all having World Cup qualifiers.

Okugo Training with DC - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Reports out of DC today are that former Kansas City midfielder, Amobi Okugo is training with DC United right now. After appearing just twice for KC in his career with Sporting, Okugo has been without a club since being waived in February. DC United looks like they could be in the market for a defensive midfielder based on Ben Olsen's quotes about fitness issues with Finnish international Markus Halsti.

Kamara Made a DP, De Jong Joins Ottawa - Former SKC Wizards Update

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The Columbus Crew and former KC forward Kei Kamara have resolved the contract dispute that the two had been in this offseason. After scoring 22 league goals in 2015, Kamara was looking for a pay raise from the Crew. Today the Crew announced that they had renegotiated Kamara's contract and Kamara will now be a designated player.

MLS is Back - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Last night MLS teams returned to competitive action for the first time this season with DC United and the Seattle Sounders starting the knock out phase of the CONCACAF Champions League. Only one former Kansas City player, Davy Arnaud is on either of those teams and Arnaud did not dress for DC in their 2-0 loss to Queretaro.

Nemeth Continues to Score in Qatar - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Krisztian Nemeth is enjoying some early success upon his move to Qatar. After scoring late in his debut for Al Gharafa, this week Nemeth scored two more goals for the club in a 2-2 draw. Based on the highlights of the goals the defending and goalkeeping leaves a bit to be desired.



Here is the rest of this week's update.

Van Den Bergh Named US U15 Coach - Former SKC Wizards Update

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The US Boys U15 team has a new head coach, former Kansas City winger, Dave van den Bergh. After stops with New York and Dallas after leaving Kansas City, the former Dutch international became an assistant coach for the US U20 team under both Thomas Rongen and Tab Ramos.

Here's the rest of this week's update, including Krisztian Nemeth scoring his first goal on his debut in Qatar.

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Replacing Nemeth

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It's been about a week since Krisztian Nemeth departed Kansas City for the Qatari league, and most of the venom that was being spewed at either Nemeth or the team seems to have died down just a little bit at this point. With the gut reactions out of the way I felt it was time to take a look at what Sporting KC is going to do at this point now that the club's second leading scorer last season has left.

Players Capped as Memebers of Sporting KC

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Continuing to update my stats, here are the updated caps for players while they were playing for Sporting Kansas City. Three players joined the list this season as Marcel de Jong, Krisztian Nemeth, and Soni Mustivar appeared for Canada, Hungary, and Haiti respectively this past year. Near the top of the list, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler continue to close in on Josh Wolff, the all time leader for caps for Kansas City.

The Rest

Revs Make 11th Hour Move for Nemeth

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Better late than never?

The 10th-place Revolution are certainly hoping so after they acquired Hungarian international and former Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth in an 11th hour transfer deal completed on the cusp of the close of the summer transfer window.

"We are pleased to have acquired KrisztiƔn and look forward to him making an impact this season," said Revolution General Manager Michael Burns in a team release.

Polish Club Interested in Nemeth?

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If you pressed most Sporting Kansas City fans they would probably tell you they expect a number of rumors this offseason about the potential departure of Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth. After one season that saw him score 16 goals in all competitions in 33 appearances fans had to expect that there would be interest for Nemeth with his European passport.

Q&A on the Beach with Robb Heineman

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Sporting Club's CEO recently celebrated his birthday in Mexico and with his down time on the beach he conducted another of his Q&As with his followers on Twitter. As always Heineman touched on a number of topics from the Swope Park Rangers, to offseason additions, to Sporting Park and as always he threw in some of the trolling we've all come to expect.

Union bits, BSFC bobs, league stuff, national team news, more

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Hope you had a good weekend. Let's catch up.