Rumor Central: Sporting KC linked to Honduran midfield dynamo Jorge Claros | THE SIDELINE
Sporting Kansas City recently hauled themselves to the top of the Eastern Conference standings thanks to a six-game unbeaten streak. But they're not planning to stand pat with their current roster, according to a report by The Washington Post.
On Tuesday, veteran Post scribe Steven Goff posted a tweet stating that Honduran midfielder Jorge Claros was on Sporting's “radar,” with an eye towards bolstering their depth at holding midfield.
Sporting KC extends Peter Vermes' deal thru 2017. Also hearing Honduran MF Jorge Claros (Motagua/Hibernian) on club's radar. #mls
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 23, 2013
The 27-year-old has been a central cog in the Honduran national team's run to the Gold Cup semifinals.
He scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute in Los Catrachos' 1-0 group-stage victory over El Salvador and has started three of their four matches thus far (Claros and several other starters were rested in Honduras' final group game against Trinidad & Tobago, having already qualified for the knockout stages).
Nicknamed, “Pitbull,” Claros recently returned home to Honduran powerhouse Motagua after a season-and-a-half loan stint with Hibernian of the Scottish Premier League.
Should the rumors prove true, he would provide Sporting with added depth as they wade into a busy stretch of the calendar, not to mention muscular competition for incumbent defensive midfielder Uri Rosell.
Noting that Claros is currently under contract at another club, Sporting KC officials declined to comment on the report.