5. SKC spend big
To close out the decade, Sporting KC did something they have never done before: they splashed the cash. Earlier this offseason, SKC unveiled the signing of Alan Pulido for a reported $9.5 million. This comes after a 2019 season that was a trainwreck after a promising start.
It was clear that Krisztian Nemeth and Erik Hurtado are not the answer to the question hanging over SKC’s striker position, and with MLS increasingly welcoming a high-spending strategy to build an elite team, it was time the ever-tight Kansas City hopped on board and began to back Peter Vermes in the transfer window.
Hurtado remains with SKC, but Nemeth’s contract has been declined, making the Hungarian international a free agent. The Pulido signing is a signing that will change the dynamic of the club’s future. SKC are now spending big, and that is massive.