Before we know it Bieler will make his MLS debut in KC. (Photo Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

Claudio Bieler Signing the Latest Gift for Sporting KC Faithful


Today yet another move and another piece of the team’s future fell into place as they officially announced the signing of Claudio Bieler. The 28-year old native of Argentina has been playing in Ecuador’s Serie A for LDU Quito in recent years with 57 goals scored in 110 league games. His addition as a Designated Player to Sporting’s roster gives the team another option on their attack, and one that will offer a bit of variety playing along side more physical guys like Bunbury and Sapong.

Aside from his ability to score goals, Bieler is noted for his “technical proficiency” and creativity and those elements will surely augment what is already a deep and vastly talented roster.

The team needed a bona fide goal scorer and as fans that’s exactly what ended up under our Christmas tree today. It’s hard not to be excited about this move given the type of player he is and looking at how he can fit in and complement the talent already on the roster.

For more on the addition of Bieler, and given I’m not quite a soccer savant at this point, here are some links from other sources that are worth checking out:

Here’s a link to a video that SKC shared on YouTube that features some shots of Bieler in action followed by some thoughts from Peter Vermes.


Tags: Claudio Bieler Sporting Kansas City