In a move that will no doubt shock many in MLS circles, Sporting KC announced that Ryan Smith will be returning to Sporting KC. When asked what precipitated the move, Smith noted that he began having personal feelings about the personal issues that took him away from the team early in the 2011 season. Now obviously Chivas wouldn’t just give up Smith to SKC for nothing, and there is another side to this trade. SKC will send defensive standout Shavar Thomas to Chivas for the young Brit. When asked if Sporting would miss Thomas’ contributions to the team, Vermes replied, “It’s tough to replace a player like Shavar who contributed so much to this team, but we’re confident that Ryan can have the same defensive impact, even from the left wing.”
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