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Ex-Sporting KC DM Rossel Linked to Revs

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Former Sporting Kansas City midfielder Uri Rossel, who is currently with Portuguese Liga side Sporting CP, is on the Revolution’s radar, according to a report out of Lisbon.

Portuguese outlet Abola detailed that the 23-year-old midfielder is apparently being targeted by the Revolution, who have an affiliation agreement with Sporting CP.

Rossel has only played 12 Liga matches for the Leoes since he was brought in via transfer from MLS in Jun. 2014. The transfer was worth a reported $1 million. As a result of the transfer, Sporting KC no longer holds his MLS rights.

Between 2012 and 2014, Rossel played 43 matches for Sporting KC, scoring two goals. He helped the club win the 2013 MLS Cup title.

Last month, Revolution general manager Michael Burns and coach Jay Heaps visited Lisbon to meet with Sporting’s braintrust.

Additionally, Revolution midfielders Donnie Smith and Zachary Herivaux, along with striker Sean Okoli, trained with the Portuguese side for three weeks.


  1. Peter

    December 26, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Talk talk talk are we EVER going to c a sporting lisbond soccer player in the REVS uniform I think myself it’s a bad marriage between the REVS and Sporting lisbond yet its a pity the REVS didn’t hook up with the local ownership ie 4 Liverpool & Roma ?????

    • Adam

      December 28, 2015 at 11:12 am

      You have an interesting relationship with punctuation.

  2. Robert

    December 29, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I have actually wondered if James Palotta would ever be interested in purchasing the Revs from the Kraft family. By owning Roma, perhaps Palotta has more of a soccer background,and could possibly create more of a soccer culture for the fan base. It does get frustrating to listen to constant rumors about player moves, soccer stadium developments, contract negotiations with very little coming to fruition. Maybe things will get better in 2016.

  3. Brian O'Connell

    December 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

    @Peter & Robert,

    Let’s just say there’s a greater chance of the Revs moving to Baltimore than James Palotta/Roma and Robert Kraft ever doing business with each other.

  4. Robert

    December 30, 2015 at 11:45 am


    I am unfamiliar with their relationship, and it does sound very intriguing. Can you elaborate on their relationship?

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