Update: Sporting Kansas City has now confirmed the signing of Krisztian Nemeth and Luis Marin. We'll have quotes from Peter Vermes later this afternoon.
Robb Heinemann opened up discussion for players when he said in his "FlyNTweet" that Sporting had a forward and a goalkeeper on the way. Word is starting to come out about some names that might go with those positions.
#SportingKC is finalizing contracts with Chilean goalkeeper Luis Marin Barahona and Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth, according to source.— Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) December 17, 2014
Luis Marin has been rumored to join Sporting KC for the past couple of weeks and it was confirmed by beIN Sports reporter Phil Schoen last night.
Marin has played most recently with Chilean football side O'Higgins F.C. although he did go on loan to Universidad de Chile in his final year with the club. He has played with the Chilean national team, making the provisional roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The 31-year-old is likely the new starting goalkeeper for Sporting KC and fills a huge hole that was left by the declined options of Eric Kronberg and Andy Gruenebaum.
Krisztian Nemeth has plenty of pedigree that has been squashed due to injuries. He's been a part of the Liverpool reserves as well as Olympiacos. He most recently played for Roda JC in the Dutch league, where he scored ten goals in 45 games. He's also been a part of the Hungarian national side and played sparingly for them in 2014 World Cup qualification.
He is a striker that played mostly as a target forward in Roda JC's system but has also played as a withdrawn forward with Hungary. This gives Sporting KC three center strikers in Dwyer, Bieler and now Nemeth.
We are still awaiting official word from the club on the confirmation of the contracts of both players.