Sporting Kansas City's roster got a little thinner Tuesday when they waived James Marcelin and mutually agreed to part ways with midfielder Jorge Claros.
Claros does not come as a surprise since reports popped up recently that he was signing with a team in China but Marcelin being waived was a little unexpected.
Honduran national team member Jorge Claros was pursued by Sporting KC for a while before they finally landed him in the middle of last season. Claros was signed in July following his time at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and only appeared in eight MLS matches and four CONCACAF Champions League matches.
Part of his time was cut short when he was suspended for inappropriate comments apparently made during the New England game. Unconfirmed reports were that New England players reported something that was said by Claros.
Sporting KC acquired Marcelin in December and manager Peter Vermes had high expectations for him, comparing him to Lawrence Olum in his versatility and ability. The Haitian midfielder only made three appearances in preseason and did not impress.
Whether this means that Vermes will use Soni Mustivar there, a combination of other players or bring in another player remains to be seen but these moves do open up two international slots in case Vermes and Robb Heineman are still shopping in overseas markets.