On Tuesday Sporting Kansas City made a move many fans thought would never come. They signed a Designated Player (DP) striker to a record transfer fee. Alan Pulido will join Sporting KC at the No. 9 spot (and in the #9 jersey).
At The Blue Testament we don’t typically do social media reaction pieces, but this seemed like the time to make an exception. The most expensive signing in club history that has comes after years and years of searching.
Here are the best Tweets from all around the spectrum from players to fan to media and on and on. Oh, and the worst. If you just want raw, unedited reactions, head to the Tweet where the move was announced by the team (a few of which are captured below). And don’t worry, we have plenty of salty fans from around the world (Chivas, Chicago Fire, etc).
Teams and Players
First, Chivas Guadalajara says goodbye:
Pulido says goodbye (I think)
This kid is breaking my heart when he found at Pulido was leaving Chivas:
The universe to anti-MLSers as now former Liga MX player Alan Pulido signs with SKC pic.twitter.com/v5mxWYq4Dg— Amelia Lopez (@AztecaAmeliaaa) December 10, 2019
I take it all back, let's go— Fade Garrett and Rod (@KupDeville816) December 10, 2019
Ya slandered Chivas for ruining a relationship with JJ Macias and losing him to Leon.— Top 3 Middle Winger all time (@ualreedykno) December 2, 2019
Then ya threw shade at a “tronco” like Alan Pulido for winning the scoring title with Chivas
Now, Pulido is gone and everything points to Macias returning.
GO HEAD N LET THE JOKES FLY NOW pic.twitter.com/b3IlF48QV3
You will love this guy Sporting KC fans, treat him well— LAlo (@SiSoyLalio) December 10, 2019
Nathan Martin doing his best to be our buzz kill (as always). Appreciate the pure analytical look sir.
7 of 17 all-comp club goals in 2019 were PKs for Pulido.— Nathan Martin (@NMthenoise) December 11, 2019
From what I know, don’t think he’s ever had more than 10 non-PK goals for his club team in a calendar year. #SportingKC
Kansas native Andrew Weibe gets first dibs:
Welcome to @MLS, Alan Pulido— Andrew Wiebe (@andrew_wiebe) December 11, 2019
Here's hoping someone gets that transfer fee nailed down! Could be $10M! Could be $6M! More likely, IMO, it is somewhere in between.
No matter the exact fee, massive statement of intent from @SportingKC.https://t.co/RnpiBycnfn
The last time an MLS side signed a former Liga MX golden boot winner, that signing (Raul Ruidíaz) helped lead #SoundersFC to a championship a year and a half later. Can Pulido do the same for #SportingKC? https://t.co/TZ3RAKHLgr— Jordan Meagher (@meagher_jordan) December 11, 2019
Pulido is a seemingly great fit for #SportingKC.— Soccer Nurds (@soccernurds) December 11, 2019
Good finishing skills.
Strong shot volume.
Someone who won't be disrupting KC's precious passing flow too much thanks to his impressive 85% pass accuracy. pic.twitter.com/YUmWRiW0AN
Signing Pulido is a massive sign of intent from #SportingKC. They’ve been missing a striker since the departure of Dwyer. The missing link back to MLS Cup?— MLS News (@EnthusiastMls) December 10, 2019
Alan Pulido isn’t worth 10 Million. But Kansas City has to pay that cause cmon, who the hell wants to live in Kansas City lol— angel (@freebasedtacos) December 10, 2019
He is a tronco (tree, waste of money, garbage) as they say in spanish.— León Esquire (@SoyEsq) December 11, 2019
However, he has a rap song.
Current (and former) Blue Testament Staffers
Mike being Mike:
gonna be a buzz kill for a minute, #SportingKC fans, remember this in Jan/Feb when KC isn't signing anyone else and other teams are making their signings.— Mike (@downthebyline) December 11, 2019
I can’t wrap my head around the fact we have a real life talented #9 coming to play for Sporting!!! pic.twitter.com/vYcjTt5u5y— Stacy Fulk (@Sfulk13) December 10, 2019
The #SportingKC front line ahead of 2020...Alan Pulido, Khiry Shelton, Erik Hurtado, Daniel Salloi, Gerso and Johnny Russell. Wow.— Aly Trost (@AlyTrost) December 11, 2019
Yah. I’ve gone from ‘this was never happening’ a day ago to .... ‘well this is .... out of character’— The James (@JamesStarritt) December 10, 2019
Stylistically speaking, they (along with Hurtado) give #SportingKC a nice blend of various skills and style. I could actually see Shelton and Pulido *GASP* playing together quite nicely. Like, at the same time. You know, two forwards. Has anyone tried that before? https://t.co/v9DGJ4IyMN— Andy Edwards (@AndyEdMLS) December 10, 2019
I wrote stories but apparently never sent a Tweet. And as always, Site Manager Thad Bell didn’t Tweet. He was too busy arguing about Star Wars with Jimmy and I in Slack.
Oh the Gifs & the Highlights
I mostly can’t tell if the Chivas fans are happy with the money or heartbroken.
Take my money and give me my jersey already pic.twitter.com/WhdAk5i5sH— Drake Ewing (@DrizzyDizyDrake) December 10, 2019