By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Sporting Kansas City has announced that they’ve signed forward Krisztián Németh. The 25-year-old Hungarian will use the International roster spot as long as he can receive his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
“Krisztián [Nemeth] is a player who has extensive experience playing in a 4-3-3 [system],” Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said. “He also fits well in the overall model of play for Sporting Kansas City and we look forward to his adaptation.”
He debuted as a 21-year-old in 2010 for Hungary, and has made five national team appearances this summer at the FIFA World Cup qualifying. He also scored in a 5-1 win over Estonia.
He comes to Sporting KC from Roda JC Kerkrade in the Netherlands. With Roda JC Kerkrade, where he played from 2012 through 2014, he had 10 goals in 45 appearances.
“I am very excited to be joining Sporting Kansas City,” Németh said. “It’s an exciting time to join the club and MLS. Peter [Vermes] is a great coach and I look forward to working with him and the team.”
He has also played for Blackpool F.C. (England), AEK Athens F.C. (Greece), Olympiacos F.C. (Greece), MTK Budapest F.C. (Hungary) and with RKC Waalwiijk F.C. (Netherlands).
All of these were on loans. He appeared in 43 career games with these teams and had eight goals.
This would be the second time that he’s played in the United States. He played in the 2008 Dallas Cup, where he scored twice and helped Liverpool F.C. to a 3-0 win over UANL Tigres at Toyota Stadium.