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Sporting KC locks up World Cup stars Zusi, Besler


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two of the U.S. team’s breakout stars from the World Cup will keep playing at home.
Graham Zusi and Matt Besler signed long-term designated player contracts to remain with MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City, the club announced Saturday night. Both players had received interest from abroad after their strong performances in Brazil.
“Graham and Matt have both proven over the past almost six seasons that they are core players within this club,” Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said shortly before Saturday night’s game versus the Los Angeles Galaxy.
“They have had a tremendous ...

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