Sporting Kansas City forced to look elsewhere for affiliation after Orlando City expansion

Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes admits the club is now looking at other options in regards to affiliation with a USL Pro club.

Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes admits the club is now looking at other options in regards to affiliation with a USL Pro club.

SKC had worked closely with Orlando City in 2013 but will be forced to change their association with the USL Pro champions after they were admitted into MLS this week.

Vermes said his club had already begun to look for a club to form a relationship with before Orlando City were granted the 21st MLS license which will allow them to begin competing in the top league in 2015.

“We knew that they were going to be a part of [expansion],” Vermes told MLSsoccer.com.

“We had a two-year setup, knowing this was pretty much going to be the case. We have a few other ideas in mind of what we're doing.

“We've talked to a few other USL teams already. We're going to talk to some other teams, too. The other thing is the possibility of owning our own franchise. We thought about that even before the Orlando deal.”

 
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