Sporting KC sign defender Songo'o

Sporting KC sign defender Songo'o

MLS- Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC sign defender Songo'o


Sporting Kansas City continue to stock up ahead of what will be a busy 2013 for them.

Sporting KC announced the signing of defender Yann Songo’o, a 21-year-old Cameroon youth international. Songo’o is still awaiting the receipt of his P-1 Visa and ITC before being added to the team’s roster.

Songo’o represented Cameroon at the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africe and he helped his country reached the final and qualify for the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.¬†He is the son of former goalkeeper Jacques Songo’o, who played in four World Cups for Cameroon, and brother of Portland Timbers midfielder Franck Songo’o.

“We had him train with us last summer and we feel he is a talented, young player with a big upside,” Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes said in a statement released by the club. “We look forward to adding him and bolstering the depth of the team.”

Songo’o joins a defensive unit that already includes 2012 MLS Defender of the Year Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin and Ike Opara.

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