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Sporting Kansas City Transfer News: Sporting KC re-signs Roger Espinoza

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"The Dragon" is returning to Sporting Kansas City after playing for Wigan Athletic for two seasons.

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One of the recent Sporting KC transfers abroad is coming back to Kansas City.

Roger Espinoza, former midfielder for Sporting KC who went to Wigan Athletic on a free transfer following the conclusion of the 2012 MLS Season, will return to Sporting for the 2014 season.

Espinoza was a member of Sporting KC after being drafted in 2008. He was originally a wingback before moving up to the midfield for the remainder of his time with the club. He gained appeal abroad after his performance for Honduras in the 2012 Olympics and helped Wigan to an FA Cup title in 2013, although the club would be relegated at the end of the 2012-2013 season to the Championship.

He has also been a mainstay for Honduras since 2009 and joins fellow Honduran midfielder Jorge Claros with Sporting KC. He's made 42 appearances for Honduras and will likely be a consistent call-up for the next couple of years.

This move has been speculated for a long time, started by Taylor Twellman back in the summer but it was not officially confirmed by the club until today.