SKC confident new DP Bieler will make immediate impact

Sporting Kansas City assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin is supremely confident that new Designated Player Claudio Bieler will adjust quickly to MLS.

Sporting Kansas City assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin is supremely confident that new Designated Player Claudio Bieler will adjust quickly to MLS.

The Argentine-born Ecuadorian was this week signed as SKC’s fourth-ever DP but they hold now reservations about his ability to make an immediate impact in North America’s top flight.

“Traditionally speaking, Argentinians have fared much better in our league, because the mentality is a little different and Claudio possesses all of those mental qualities to be successful in our league,” Zavagnin told the Kansas City Star.

“He’s a winner, he’s a fighter.

“Nothing is guaranteed with player acquisitions, but we feel like Claudio has checked off all the boxes to be a quality and important member of our team.”

 
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