Summer 2017 MLS Transfer Window Tracker: Sporting KC

Last updated: August 25, 2017

Report It was reported by a Martiniquais outlet and confirmed by reporter Jeff Rueter on Aug. 25 that Sporting Kansas City have signed Martinique international and former Seattle Sounders F Kevin Parsemain. The 29-year-old scored two goals against the US in this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Signing Sporting KC announced on Aug. 11 they have signed M James Musa from the club's USL side Swope Park Rangers. The 25-year-old is an England-born, New Zealand-raised midfielder and defender, who has experience at the USL level and in New Zealand.
Report With the secondary transfer window close just hours away, a club source told's Steve Brisendine that a Krisztian Nemeth return to Sporting is "probably not going to happen." UPDATE: ESPN's Taylor Twellman reports that Nemeth – who transferred from Sporting for a fee and is thus subject to the league's allocation processwill instead be going to New England (via Columbus, who hold the top spot in the Allocation Order).
Report The Kansas City Star's Sam McDowell reported on Aug. 8 that Sporting KC remain in play for former F Krisztian Nemeth, as confirmed by head coach and GM Peter Vermes, but that several hurdles had yet to be overcome to make the deal a reality. Nemeth, 28, scored 11 goals in MLS play for Sporting in 2015 and was also co-Golden Boot winner that year in the U.S. Open Cup, which Sporting KC won. KC sold him to Qatari side Al-Gharafa following the 2015 season.
Trade On July 25, Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City completed the most lucrative trade in league history, with Sporting sending star striker Dom Dwyer to Orlando in exchange for $400,000 in General Allocation Money, $500,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, and $700,000 in future allocation money based on performance. In total, the trade package could reach $1.6 million in allocation monies.
Report On July 10,'s Ives Galarcep reported that striker Dom Dwyer turned down a contract extension prior to the season and could be headed for a big payday — possibly even in Europe. "If somebody comes with a good offer that makes sense for the club then we're certainly going to let Dom go," Sporting Director of Player Personnel Brian Bliss told Galarcep. "We're not averse to transferring him, but it's got to make sense for everybody."
Report The Kansas City Star's Sam McDowell wrote on June 22 that SKC is prepared to make prospect Erik Palmer-Brown a competitive offer to retain the US U-20 international over the long term, and that no other club has yet to make a formal transfer offer for the defender.
Report Sporting KC prospect Erik Palmer-Brown continues to be linked with a move to Europe, as Metro New York's Kristian Dyer reported on June 16 that a number of clubs including Ajax and Porto – where Palmer-Brown spent 2016 on loan – were closing in on a transfer for the US U-20 international. However, SKC manager Peter Vermes said on June 12 that no club has yet reached out to him about a potential deal.
Report Reporter Brian Sciaretta tweeted on June 11 that French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain are tracking Erik Palmer-Brown, the Sporting KC Homegrown center back who turned heads with several solid performances as the captain of the US U-20 national team this year, noting that PSG sporting director Antero Henrique brought "EPB" to Porto on loan when he held that post at the Portuguese club.
Report SKC head coach and general manager Peter Vermes told reporters on June 7 that the club is "going to try and be active in this window," but noted that whether or not it happens is "difficult to say." He didn't offer much in the way of specifics as to which positions SKC are targeting, saying that the team would be looking "both offensively and defensively."