Blaise Bourgeois

Sporting KC acquire Alan Pulido from Chivas for club-record fee

On Tuesday night, Sporting Kansas City announced the acquisition of striker Alan Pulido from Liga MX giants Chivas.

Though they only specified Pulido came over for a ‘club-record fee’, reports from Fox Sports Mexico earlier in the day suggested that Chivas received an offer of $9.5m (€8.5m) from SKC for last season’s Liga MX Golden Boot winner.

Pulido has signed a four-year deal with the club through 2023 and will occupy both an international player and a Designated Player slot.


“We are very excited to add Alan Pulido to our roster ahead of the new season,” SKC manager Peter Vermes said in a statement.

“He is a winner, has a terrific work rate and embodies all of the attributes we value at our club.

“We also want to thank Chivas for being an incredibly professional partner and appreciate the relationship we have created with them.

“Alan is ready for this new challenge and looks forward to getting started with us on the field in January.”

Pulido won the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League title with Chivas and also won Liga MX titles with Tigres and Chivas.

Pulido also has a Copa MX under his belt and was a champion in Greece with Olympiacos in 2016.