Sinovic comes back home as Sporting KC sends Arnaud to Montreal
Just five days after being selected by the Montreal Impact in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft, Seth Sinovic is headed back home.
Sinovic, a Leawood native who appeared in 20 matches during the 2011 season for Sporting Kansas City, was reacquired by the club on Monday.
Sporting Kansas City traded midfielder Davy Arnaud to Montreal in exchange for Sinovic and allocation money.
“After many discussions and considerations, both parties have come to an agreement,” Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes said. “On behalf of Sporting, we would like to thank Davy for his service with the club and wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors.”
Arnaud, 31, played 10 seasons for Sporting Kansas City after being drafted in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft out of West Texas A&M. His 240 regular season games played are the most all-time in club history. Arnaud scored 43 goals and contributed 35 assists during his time with Sporting Kansas City, figures that rank second and third-most respectively on the club’s all-time scoring charts.
Sinovic, a defender, was a valuable contributor to Sporting KC during its run to the Eastern Conference finals in 2011, and Vermes saw an opportunity to play a longer term role with the club.
“We’re very happy to be in a position where we could bring back Seth,” Vermes said. “We felt that over the course of last season he developed and became a big part of our team. We put an emphasis on reacquiring Seth and keeping him in his home town.”