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Graham Zusi signs multiyear extension with Sporting KC

Jun 27, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

Graham Zusi AP

It seems his impressive performances for the USMNT recently has benefited more than just his standing with Jurgen Klinsmann.

According to Brian Sciaretta of the New York Times, Sporting KC will reward Graham Zusi with a new multiyear contract

His current contract runs out in December, although the club had options for the next two seasons.

It remains to be seen how long the extension is for, but with Sporting having already locked down Matt Besler, it’s another major step for the MLS club in keeping their top talent.

It also still isn’t clear if Sporting have made Zusi their second Designated Player alongside Claudio Bieler, but we should find out soon as he deal is just waiting for league approval according to Sciaretta.

Zusi’s contributions to Sporting KC have been intensified recently.  With his departure for the USMNT World Cup qualifiers, KC picked up just two league points from three matches and got knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup by lower-division Orlando City FC.

UPDATE: The move was confirmed by Sporting KC’s CEO Robb Heineman via Twitter

  1. mkbryant3 - Jun 28, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    I bet this is his last year in KC and that they have been getting bids for him this summer. They are just protecting their investment like Seattle did when they renewed his contract and then loaned him out to Millionarios.

    • joeyt360 - Jun 28, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      Seattle renewed Graham Zusi’s contract and loaned him to Millionarios???

      (lol j/k)

  2. seanb20124 - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    I would be surprised if he did not end up in Europe next year if money is right

  3. charliej11 - Jun 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Would love to see him play in the US for a while, hopefully the Sporks where able to afford that.

  4. mkbryant3 - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Well, Zusi is probably now a millionario. $$$$$

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