Rumor: Sporting KC Linked to 25-Year-Old Venezuelan Winger

The Sporting Kansas City team got off to a bit of a rough start. With the MLS Expansion draft going on tonight (SKC lost anyone, since they technically couldn’t), things are sure to open as it becomes safer to grow your roster (without the risk of losing players). Up until this point, all of the offerings had been from Ilie Sanchez and Luis Martins to the Jaylin Lindsey trade.

The remainder of the week may bring signatures with free agency starting tomorrow and the re-entry process that follows on Friday.

Before that happens, we have the first rumored off-season vacation signature. There is only one source, so take it with a grain of salt. Mario Alberto Sanchez, committee member of El Mundo es un Balón (apparently a Venezuelan football show is shown), Report it Several teams, including Sporting KC, are interested in acquiring winger Richard Figueroa.

Per Twitter translation:

“Winger Richard Figueroa will not stay with Zamora for the next tournament. The Venezuelan has aroused the interest of the Venezuelan football teams Envigado (Colombia), Sporting Kansas City (USA), Atlante (Mexico) and the Venezuelan football teams. In the last tournament he was one of the best players in the club and scored 9 Goals “.

Figueroa currently plays for Zamora in the Venezuelan First Division. In 21 matches, Richard scored nine goals and added three assists. That’s in 1,686 minutes played. That’s just under a goal in every other game and a solid winger achievement. Figueroa is only 25 years old and mainly lines up on the left wing, although he can play on the right side and appears to play on the right foot. Peter Vermes loves a good upturned wing, just as he plays Daniel Salloy and Johnny Russell.

If the signing were to happen, which most rumors never circulated again, it would look like a deep piece that could deliver a punch on the bench. In my classic book, Let’s Use Video Games to Exploring a Player’s Style, neither FIFA nor Football Manager rates it highly, although there are no up-to-date data points on it.

Transfermarkt terminated his contract at the end of the year, meaning he could leave on a free transfer. In a league with a salary budget like MLS, this makes sense because it would lower their fees and eliminate the need for transfer fees.

He has spent his entire career up to this point in Venezuela, having previously played for Zulia FC, Deportivo Anzuategui and Deportivo Lara before joining Zamora. 2021 was by far his most prolific season, but Venezuela appears to be following the same model as Liga MX playing in separate seasons for Apertura and Clausura. In 2018, he had seven goals over the course of the split season, but outside of that he’s usually only scored once in a “season” or twice (or less) during the split season. He has 21 goals in his career and five assists in his career.

As a low-risk move, it doesn’t seem like a huge deal, however, and it could land a spot on the international list. Six of the eight of these locations have already been booked and one of them could be a more prominent player. It is always possible for players to get green cards and more free points as well, because Andreu Fontas is an international who has already been on the team for three and a half seasons. The next two players, Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda (in terms of permanent international positions), were with the club for two seasons.

As much as it is convenient for the team, he can come off the bench to get a punch (although it is unclear if he plays fast, as FIFA and FM are of such low value). If it develops into anything, Salway will be out of the contract after 2022, so adding depth is never a bad idea. Though, let’s hope Daniel still stands.

blue era It will bring you more rumors (and actual engagements) as they become available. Thank you to my friend Daniel Sperry To refer to the rumor.

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