Sporting Kansas City brings Seth Sinovic back in exchange of Davy Arnaud – MLS News
Seth Sinovic was acquired by Montreal Impact in the 2011 Expansion Draft last week. The player was left unprotected by Sporting Kansas City as a calculated risk measure. However, in the wake of Sinovic’s splendid performances, the Wizards reverted the move
in exchange of Davy Arnaud.
The Sporting offered the Impact their skipper and MLS veteran Arnaud in exchange of Sinovic and allocation money. The Impact head coach Jesse Marsch agreed and finalized the deal on Monday.
Sinovic is the Wizards’ native player who grew up in the Midwest state of Kansas. Prior to signing up with his local club, the player had a brief stint with New England Revolution but was dealt with the Sporting in a cutback deal.
“It’s my hometown, it’s where I grew up,” Sinovic said. “It’s where all my family is, and that was definitely something that was in the back of my head.”
After facing such adversaries in his young age, Sinovic made every effort to make Sporting his home. Owing to his splendid performances, he was given a regular place at left-back position in the starting XI by head coach Peter Vermes.
After being drafted the player made up his mind of giving up his football career. “If Montreal was going to take me, it was something where I would consider potentially giving my career up and staying here in Kansas City. It definitely had crossed my mind,”
However, back in Kansas City, Vermes was aware of Sinovic’s intentions. The boss did not want to lose his regular starter in the first place and contemplating Arnaud’s willingness to check out new team opportunities, he instigated an offer with Marsch.
For the Wiz, the Sinovic-deal is a win-win situation. Their starting fixture is back in the roster and the allocation money will be used in strengthening the squad in the off-season.
On the other hand, Arnaud, who has been fighting injuries the whole season, will have new grounds to make a strong statement in his late career. The Impact might also have an experienced skipper in Arnaud.
“At the end of the day, the deal that was struck was after both parties had long discussions on this,” Vermes said. “At the end, everyone felt that it was probably the best thing for all parties.”