Aug 3, 2013; Kansas City, KS, USA; Sporting KC midfielders Oriol Rosell (20) and Peterson Joseph (19) and New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry (14) go after the ball in the second half at Sporting Park. New York won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Peterson Joseph Still Sidelined With Health Problem

Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes opened up to the press after training on Tuesday to discuss midfielder Peterson Joseph.

“He’s in a predicament,” Vermes said. “He’s got a health issue. We’re still trying to deal with what it actually truly is. I don’t want to go too deep into it right now, because we’re still waiting on some tests.”

Vermes continues by saying that doctors do not know what the problem is with Joseph, and until that is settled, he will not be training with the 2013 MLS Champions. Joseph has visited doctors in both Kansas City and New York City to try and figure out what the problem is to no avail.

Joseph passed out while training last October, and hasn’t trained with the club since the incident. He missed out on the entire Sporting KC MLS Cup run.

Joseph has been with the club since the fall of 2011, and has made 23 MLS appearances with 14 starts for Sporting KC. He is nicknamed the “Haitain Xavi” after his great first touch.

From the quotes from Vermes, it does sound like they want to try and keep Joseph on the Sporting KC roster. But if his health does not improve, he will surely be cut from the team to make room for another player.


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