Klein signs 5 year deal

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by BenC1357, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001

    Good call if you ask me. Klein has had a very unproductive year compared to the last two, yet he still seems to produce more than any other midfielder. If we could get a left midfielder we'd be golden.

    Do we have our own curse? The curse of Hendo?
  2. Beech

    Beech Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Kansas City
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only thing this really does is secure MLSHQ a transfer fee should his game pick up to the point where some interest overseas occurs. Next years club play and Nat 1st round qualifier performances could change his options. I would love to see that but personally I don't think it will. I believe he will always be a starting, semi-feature club player in MLS. He just doesn't have the killer instinct and skills to "maintain" at the next level. I wish he did and I'm gratefull that he's on our team but he benefits a ton with Preki preferring to do his magic from his usual right side.
  3. ojsgillt

    ojsgillt Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Lee's Summit MO
    Actually I think it kind of hampers him. Preki always tends to float left so he can do his cut back move, everybody and their mother knows that so the defenders tend to float left with him. Arrowhead's feild isn't that wide so those defenders marking Preki have alot easier job of switching to Klein as well. I think that has been part of the recent sucsess.

    Kleins statistics this year. (2003)
    2242 mins
    6 goals
    3 assists
    30 Shots
    15 shots on goal
    12 offsides
    1 yellow card

    2002 stats
    2171 minutes
    7 goals
    10 assists
    34 shots
    17 shots on goal
    12 offsides
    0 cards

    2001 stats
    2039 minutes
    3 goals
    6 assists
    25 shots
    11 shots on goal
    8 offsides
    2 yellowcards

    2000 stats
    2025 mins
    6 goals
    8 assists
    31 shots
    14 shots on goal
    10 offsides
    1 yellow card

    1999 stats
    2198 mins
    6 goals
    5 assists
    39 shots
    16 shots on goal
    4 offsides
    0 cards

    1998 stats
    782 mins
    0 goals, and assists
    15 shots
    7 shots on goal
    2 offsides
    0 cards

    This may be the cleanest feild player in MLS.
  4. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As far as I'm concerned, you got yourselves a winner, both on and off the field.
  5. SamPierron

    SamPierron BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 30, 1998
    Kansas City
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you mean float right.
  6. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Sporting Kansas City
    Good job Wizards and MLS. Kleiny has always been my favorite Wizard and it's great to see him hopefully going to be around in KC for the majority of his career.

    As far as being "one of the cleanest mids," it definately appears that way, but that isn't always a good thing. we definately don't want another McKeon, but you need to have some edge to you, and CK really doesn't. Like you said, he lacks the killer instinct.

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