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Sporting KC signs Andrew Dykstra

SKC needed another keeper on the roster, can Dykstra challenge Melia

MLS: Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Dykstra brings experience to SKC
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Sporting Kansas City announced they have signed Andrew Dykstra a one-year contract with an option for 2018. The team claimed him in Stage Two of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on December 22nd.

Dykstra, 31, was the primary backup to D.C. United’s goalkeeper Bill Hamid. The veteran goalkeeper brings seven years of experience as a backup and occasional starter with Chicago and DC United in MLS and Charleston Battery Richmond Kickers in USL. He has appeared in 31 regular season games with seven shutouts and an 11-11-8 record.

"When we lost Alec Kann in the Expansion Draft, we knew we wanted to fill that role with a veteran of MLS," Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said via press release. "Andrew is a player who was available in the Re-Entry Draft and one who we know very well from his time in the league. He has a good attitude and we look forward working with him this coming season."

Dykstra has been a solid backup at the MLS level and a good starter in his USL loans.

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) signs goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra to a one-year contract with an option for 2018.

VITALS

Andrew Dykstra

Position: Goalkeeper

Born: 1/2/1986 (31 years old)

Height: 6-4

Weight: 195 lbs.

Last Club: D.C. United

Hometown: Woodbridge, VA

Birthplace: Honolulu, HI

Citizenship: USA