MLS Cup-winning backline remains intact as Sporting KC, Chance Myers agree to new deal

Sporting KC defender Chance Myers

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Sporting Kansas City's only lingering concern this offseason has been the future of out-of-contract defender Chance Myers. On Wednesday, they put that worry to bed.

A source close to the negotiations confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that the right back had agreed to contract terms with Kansas City, though he had not yet put pen to paper on the deal. Sporting KC declined to comment when contacted by MLSsoccer.com.

Myers was recently released from the US national team's January camp following a season in which he made 26 starts, scored two goals and added three assists. With Myers at right back and burying a spot kick following two extratime periods, Sporting won MLS Cup in penalties against Real Salt Lake in front of their home fans in December.

Since that match, the former No. 1-overall SuperDraft pick had been in negotiations with the only professional club he's known during his six-year professional career. Myers explored options in Europe, mainly Scandinavia, before coming to an agreement with Kansas City, who'll bring back their league-best back four in its entirety for the 2014 season.