On Monday evening, a report came out from ESPN’s Taylor Twellman indicating that Krisztian Nemeth has an interest in a return to Major League Soccer and included Columbus Crew SC — along with Sporting Kansas City, D.C. United and the New England Revolution — as a possible landing spot.
After training on Tuesday, head coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter was asked about Nemeth and if there was any interest. Berhalter gave his typical response: “I won’t comment on players that won’t on our roster.”
Linking the attacker to Crew SC makes sense as Nemeth would have to enter the allocation process and the Black & Gold have the top spot in the allocation order.
Shortly following that, news came out from FourFourTwo’s Paul Tenorio that SKC were in trade talks with Crew SC for that top spot.
Per league source, SKC is in talks with Columbus Crew about top spot in allocation order as they try to bring Krisztian Nemeth back to #MLS.— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) July 25, 2017
Earlier on Tuesday, Kansas City traded forward Dom Dwyer to Orlando City SC, so Sporting is likely in need of a replacement attacker and Nemeth would make sense after 10 goals and six assists in 28 appearances for SKC in 2015.
With other teams looking to add Nemeth to bolster their offenses down the stretch, this could potentially create a bidding war for Crew SC’s top spot in the allocation order.