The New England Revolution traded Hungarian midfielder Krisztián Németh to Sporting Kansas City on Monday afternoon.
SKC announced it acquired the 29-year-old in exchange for $250,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, $100,000 in General Allocation Money and a natural first-round pick in the 2020 MLS Superdraft.
The transaction means the Revs have an extra international roster spot, plus almost $500,000 left in salary cap space to play with for the remainder of the season. The Revolution made two signings this summer – Bolivian midfielder Cristhian Machado and English central defender Michael Mancienne – and have teased making more moves before the summer transfer window closes for Major League Soccer clubs on Aug. 8.
New England acquired Németh in a trade with Columbus Crew SC last August. The Hungarian didn’t fit well in Revs head coach Brad Friedel’s tactics, leading many to speculate he could be on the chopping block.
Reports during the winter indicated teams across MLS reached out to the Revolution for Németh’s services. Despite Németh having scored just once for the Revolution, he is highly-touted attacking player with European Championship experience.
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Németh previously played at the club level for Liverpool and Olympiakos, plus many other clubs across the Netherlands, Hungary, England, Greece and Qatar. He joined MLS in 2015 by signing with Sporting KC, where he notched 16 goals and seven assists in 33 matches.
“Krisztián is a player who has had success at our club and knows what goals we want to accomplish,” Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said. “We are excited to welcome him back to Sporting KC, and his familiarity with our system will help him acclimate as we continue to push for playoff positioning.”