Sporting KC selected Alec Kann with their pick in the 2015 MLS Re-entry draft. This is the first time Sporting KC has ever used a re-entry draft pick and, with it, they found a second string keeper to back up Tim Melia. His $60k salary makes him a cheap option for Sporting KC and gives Sporting KC the opportunity to loan out Jon Kempin so that he can get consistent starting opportunities.
With the move, Sporting KC checked off number eight on the offseason priority list.
There are now four more avenues for Sporting KC to add more to the roster. Looking at the inaugural class of MLS free agents, transferring for a player, picking up a player in the second stage of the MLS re-entry draft next week, or selecting a player in the 2016 MLS Superdraft. With four more roster spots open, here's where the roster stands after the re-entry draft's first stage.
|Marcel de Jong||Defender|
|Open Roster Spot||#1|
|Open Roster Spot||#2|
|Open Roster Spot||#3|
|Open Roster Spot||#4|
Sporting KC currently need a defensive midfielder since Soni Mustivar is still unsigned but the rest of the moves can be depth since the rest of the starting lineup is fairly secure. The news also came out this week that Sporting KC has $800k in targeted allocation money, which could possibly be used to achieve either numbers four or five.