Sporting Kansas City announced Thursday the signing of defender Lawrence Olum.

Olum, 27, joins Sporting Kansas City after a brief trial period and will be added to the team's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. In keeping with team policy, terms of the contract will not be disclosed.

"He's a versatile guy, and we're looking for help in a couple different positions," Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes said. "We feel that at this time in the year, we're delighted to bring in a guy who's just had a very good season."