Less than a week after winning MLS Cup, Sporting Kansas City are already busy bringing in reinforcements.
On Friday, Sporting announced they had acquired winger Sal Zizzo from the Portland Timbers in exchange for allocation money. Per league and club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"He's a player I spent some time with around the United States Under-20's," Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said in a statement. "He's a very good wide player, someone who is going to help give us some more firepower out on the wing channels. He is someone we have been looking at for the last couple years."
In four MLS seasons, the 26-year-old made 70 appearances with two goals and eight assists while playing for Chivas USA (2010) and Portland (2011-2013). He entered MLS through a weighted lottery in July 2010 after spending his first three seasons as a professional with Hannover 96 in Germany's Bundesliga.
He played in 10 games for Caleb Porter during the 2013 season, making two starts and scoring one goal. A San Diego native, Zizzo starred at UCLA where he was an NSCAA/adidas All-American and led the Bruins to a national championship appearance in 2006.