Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City announced Thursday
that it has signed midfielder Christian Duke and defender Mechack Jerome.
"We are very happy to add Jerome and Duke to the team," Sporting manager Peter
Vermes said. "They both have a lot of potential and earned their roster spots
in preseason. Duke is an academy player and Mechack is from Orlando City so
it's great to see our academy system and our partnership with Orlando City
both working so well."
Duke, 21, was selected in the first round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft
last month out of the University of San Diego. He is considered an off-budget
player so his salary will not count against Sporting's cap.
Jerome, 22, played each of the last two seasons with Orlando City SC, Sporting
Kansas City's USL Pro affiliate. He logged 20 appearances for the club in
2012, scoring one goal and adding three assists.
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