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SKC trades Dykstra to Colorado

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Veteran backup edged out by young keepers for Sporting Kansas City

MLS: Sporting KC at Minnesota United FC Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City announced they have traded Andrew Dykstra to the Colorado Rapids for a second-round draft pick in 2020. Dykstra (32) played in four matches for Sporting KC in 2017, making 10 saves and giving up 5 goals with a 0-2-2 record.

This move answers one of the questions for Sporting KC’s roster. Would Vermes carry four keepers on the roster? The answer seems to be no.

The clear starter would be MLS keeper of the year Tim Melia. With talented up and coming keeper Andrian Zendejas looking like he claimed the number two spot in preseason and SKC’s first-round draft pick Eric Dick waiting to be signed, manager Peter Vermes had to make a decision.

Colorado Rapids have aging National Team veteran Tim Howard who seems to have lost a step or two and Zac MacMath on the roster along with unsigned draft pick Thomas Olsen. If Howard is still in Trinidad form MacMath and Dykstra could compete for a starting spot.

The next questions will surround how much time Zendejas gets if he needs to be the game day backup and will Dick be signed and sent to Swope Park Rangers to get experience. SKC manager Peter Vermes could give them both time, swapping them back and forth between the bench and starts for Swope Park.