Sporting Kansas City has announced Claudio Bieler as the clubs new Designated Player.
The 28-year old Argentine-born Ecuadorian forward becomes SKC’s fourth-ever DP and will be added to the club's roster pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa. He will also occupy a senior international roster spot.
"He's proven over the years that he's a very consistent goal scorer," Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes said.
"We think he's got a lot of good qualities that can fit into our team. Everything from his commitment to being a team player, to his work ethic out on the field, to a guy that lives and breathes for club that he plays for. We're excited that we're able to finally secure him and add a player of his caliber to our organization."
Bieler, who joins from Ecuadorian club LDU Quito, was thrilled to be joining Sporting who he wants to taste success with as soon as possible.
"Kansas City has followed me for the last few years and know how important winning is to me," Bieler said.
"It was a little hard to leave, as the fans at my old team wanted what I did, championships. Now I am excited to be here in KC and want to earn all of the hearts of the fans or 'hincha' like they call it in Ecuador. I am here and determined to win."