News Sport news Colum­bus Crew SC sign Kriszt­ian Nemeth, for­mer star with Sport­ing Kansas City

Colum­bus Crew SC sign Kriszt­ian Nemeth, for­mer star with Sport­ing Kansas City

Sup­port­ers’ Shield con­tenders Colum­bus Crew SC have added to their depth with a known MLS com­mod­i­ty the club has signed for­ward Kriszt­ian Nemeth.

Krisztian Nemeth on ball - tight shotWilliam Pur­nell-USA TODAY Sports

The vet­er­an will join the club pend­ing receipt of his ITC, P‑1 Visa and com­ple­tion of manda­to­ry quar­an­tine peri­od under local gov­ern­ment and MLS health and safe­ty pro­to­cols, and will occu­py an inter­na­tion­al ros­ter spot.

“Kriszt­ian is a sea­soned vet­er­an whose inter­na­tion­al expe­ri­ence will great­ly ben­e­fit our squad and help increase com­pe­ti­tion amongst our attack­ing group,” Crew SC pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er Tim Bez­batchenko said in a club state­ment. “We want to wel­come Kriszt­ian to Colum­bus — a play­er who is a proven goal scor­er and is famil­iar with our league, we expect him to quick­ly inte­grate into our team. We look for­ward to his con­tri­bu­tions to the club down the stretch this season.”

Nemeth, 31, is well-trav­eled dur­ing his pro­fes­sion­al career, and is per­haps best-known in MLS cir­cles for his two sep­a­rate stints with Sport­ing Kansas City, first in 2015 and again in 2018 – 2019. He also played for the New Eng­land Rev­o­lu­tion in between those runs with SKC, mak­ing 21 appear­ances for the Revs from 2017 – 2018. For his MLS career, Nemeth has scored 20 goals and dished out 12 assists across 4,625 min­utes in 82 games.

The Hun­gar­i­an fig­ures to act as a depth piece for the Crew behind Gyasi Zardes, but he can also oper­ate in the wide attack­ing posi­tions. He was most­ly recent­ly a mem­ber of Slo­va­kian side FC DAC 1904 Duna­jská Streda. 

Source: mlssoc​cer​.com