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Alan Pulido pledges future to Sporting Kansas Metropolis following injury-hit 2022

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Sporting Kansas Metropolis striker Alan Pulido has confirmed he’ll be again on the membership subsequent 12 months following an injury-ravaged 2022 MLS season.

Pulido hasn’t featured in any respect for SKC this marketing campaign after struggling a knee harm again in January, whereas the 20-time Mexico worldwide has performed simply 33 of 89 video games he is been eligible for since becoming a member of the membership in 2020.

Now 31 years outdated, Pulido is about to enter the ultimate 12 months of his contract, naturally resulting in hypothesis concerning his future. Nonetheless, the striker nonetheless stays totally dedicated to serving to SKC bounce again after a disappointing season.

“I’ve a contract and I’m very pleased right here,” Pulido responded when requested about his future at a midweek press convention. “I’m very centered on Sporting, I need to rating a variety of objectives and assist the staff get to first place.”

On getting again totally match, he added: “I need to play each match subsequent 12 months as a result of I misplaced this 12 months. That’s my primary focus.”

Within the absence of Pulido and fellow injured ahead Gadi Kinda, SKC introduced in Nigerian striker William Agada and German winger Erik Thommy. The previous has made a superb begin to life at Youngsters’s Mercy Park, scoring eight objectives and offering two assists in 11 appearances. The latter, in the meantime, has scored three objectives in 11 video games and has been on the dropping facet simply 3 times.

Between them, Agada and Thommy have helped SKC to a run of seven video games unbeaten heading into the ultimate day of the MLS season. The Playoffs are already out of attain however promise for 2023 is now excessive.

It might be straightforward for Pulido to be intimidated by such competitors however, in truth, the Mexican is happy by the battle he faces.

“I’m very grateful to play on a staff with proficient gamers and high-level competitors,” Pulido mentioned.

“Competitors brings out the perfect in me and everybody. We’ll have an excellent higher season, I’ll proceed to battle for my spot.”

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