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Sporting KC: Do not fall for Khiry Shelton trap

There is an obvious need at Sporting Kansas City. It is the same need that has undermined the team for many years. It is the same need that supporters all over recognised last offseason and the offseason before that and the offseason before that.

Peter Vermes is an extremely intelligent coach. He would not be the longest-serving manager in Major League Soccer if he wasn’t. But his neglect of the centre-forward position is peculiar, to say the least, a potential blind spot in a defence-orientated approach.

Last year, Sporting KC only had two recognised strikers: Eric Hurtado and Krisztian Nemeth.