Ben Sweat joins Sporting Kansas City – Want to “put some silver on my shelves”

By FPL360


Free agent signing 

Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City have signed free agent defender Ben Sweat. The 30-year-old Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, native joins Sporting KC from Austin FC and has signed a contract through 2023 with an option for 2024. 

“I’m very excited to be joining Sporting KC,” Sweat said in a club statement. “This is a winning club and organization that is a top team in the league every year. I want to come to Kansas City, work my hardest for the fans and put some silver on my shelves.”

Sweat spent the 2021 season with expansion side Austin FC where he played in just two games before suffering a cruciate ligament injury that kept him out for the rest of the season. Prior to 2021 Sweat played 91 games (one goal and 11 assists) in MLS with New York City FC and Inter Miami CF.

Pulido, Kinda, Gerso & Co.: Sporting Kansas City record transfers

Zoltán Hercegfalvi | Signed from Honvéd in 2009 | Loan fee: $110,000

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Johnny Russell | Signed from Derby County in 2018 | Fee: $308,000

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Krisztián Németh | Signed from New England Revolution in 2018 | Fee: $350,000

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Yohan Croizet | Signed from KV Mechelen in 2018 | Fee: $1.32m

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Gerso | Signed from Belenenses in 2017 | Fee: $1.65m

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Gadi Kinda | Signed from Beitar Jerusalem in 2021 | Fee: $4.07m

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Alan Pulido | Signed from Chivas in 2020 | Fee: $9.5m

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