Sporting Kansas City signed their first free agent ever with the addition of midfielder Justin Mapp, the club announced Monday.
Mapp missed the majority of 2015 with a dislocated elbow suffered in March, followed up by a toe injury which kept him sidelined. He made only five league appearances in 2015. He put in eight assists in 2014 and seven in 2013 for the Impact.
He can switch from left or right winger positions, which helps Sporting KC with attacking options off the bench and also allows them to rotate. There can be games where Benny Feilhaber needs rest and Zusi gets put at attacking midfielder while Mapp plays winger. He'll be needed to replace Nemeth on the left when he's gone with the Hungarian national team for the 2016 European Championship.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but he made $199k in 2015. The 31-year-old was drafted in 2002.
Due to MLS rules, teams are limited to two free agent signings per season, so Sporting KC has one more slot. Here's the list of available free agents.