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Report: SKC exercises option on Kinda prior to his call up for Israel

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Kinda would face Scotland and Slovakia

Thad Bell

According to reports out of Israel, there may be two bits of news regarding Sporting Kansas City midfielder Gadi Kinda.

First, the 26-year-old has been called up by Israel for their Nations League matches with Scotland on 9/4 in Glascow and Slovakia on 9/7 in Netanya. If Kinda does go to both matches, he would miss the 9/5 game at the Houston Dynamo but possibly the 9/2 game at home against FC Dallas.

There is also a report from Israel that Sporting KC has exercised the option on Gadi Kinda earlier this month, signing him for three years. When Kinda was initially acquired, it was announced that he was on a one-year loan from Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem with Targeted Allocation Money.

Sport 5 reports that Sporting KC exercised a $ 3.7 million purchase option with the proceeds to be split between his original club, MS. Ashdod and Beitar Jerusalem.

Kinda leads Sporting KC with four goals and has added a pair of assists as well and has played a key role in the success of the team.

SKC has not reported or confirmed either bit of news at this time.


Update 11/10/20: Three months later and another source has confirmed this to MLS soccer dot com. They did seemingly confirm it’s the 2nd largest transfer in team history and added that the deal is for three years, presumably from 2021 through 2023.