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Sporting Kansas City Transfer News: Sporting KC acquires Jalil Anibaba

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The former Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders man is coming to Sporting KC in a trade with Orlando City.

"I'm going to Kansas City? Cool."
"I'm going to Kansas City? Cool."
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Aurelien Collin trade is finally complete as Jalil Anibaba was traded from Orlando City to Sporting Kansas City after he was selected in the expansion draft.

Anibaba was left open by the Seattle Sounders for the draft and was selected by Orlando City in the third round. He was sixth overall.

While the club has not officially released news of the trade, the Kansas City Star's Sam McDowell confirmed the deal earlier this afternoon.

Anibaba was a full-time for the Chicago Fire with the Chicago Fire in 2012 and 2013 and a significant contributor in his rookie season in 2011. He was traded to the Seattle Sounders in 2014 and served primarily as centerback depth, although he did make 14 starts on the year.

This improves Sporting Kansas City's defensive depth considerably, giving them a defender with experience on the bench and as a starter. He also can play either right back or center back, depending on where he is needed.

The trade will complete the Aurelien Collin deal with Anibaba materializing as the "future considerations."