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Sporting KC’s Seth Sinovic retires after 11 MLS seasons

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Sporting Kansas City defender Seth Sinovic announced his retirement Thursday after 11 MLS seasons.

The 34-year-old Kansas City native played for his hometown club from 2011-19, winning the 2013 MLS Cup and three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me throughout my MLS career,” Sinovic said in a statement released by the team. “This journey would not have been possible without the coaches who have guided me in becoming a better player and a better person. To my teammates from Sporting Kansas City and the New England Revolution, I want to offer my deepest thanks. The memories and friendships I have developed over the years and continue to hold are invaluable.”

Sinovic recorded one goal and 12 assists and played more than 21,000 minutes in 251 games (238 starts) with the New England Revolution (2010-11, 2020) and SKC.

In the 2013 MLS Cup against Real Salt Lake, Sinovic played all 120 minutes and buried his penalty kick in a thrilling 7-6 shootout victory.

“Seth was a fiercely competitive player and a selfless teammate who helped us win four championships and experience lots of success as a club,” Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes said. “He has also shown great commitment to serving the Kansas City community and engaging with our fans in meaningful ways. He will always be a part of the Sporting family and we thank him for everything.”

Sinovic was the 25th overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by New England following a four-year career at Creighton.

He will be formally honored at halftime of Sunday’s showdown between host Sporting KC (13-5-7, 46 points) and the Seattle Sounders (13-5-6, 45 points), the top two teams in the MLS Western Conference.

–Field Level Media

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