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Sporting Kansas City's Jimmy Medranda out for season after surgery

Sporting Kansas City defender Jimmy Medranda will miss the rest of the 2018 season following a second knee surgery, the team announced Wednesday.

Medranda had exploratory surgery Friday that revealed a cartilage defect in his knee, requiring further surgery to repair the injury. The team expects him to miss eight months, putting his availability in doubt for the start of the 2019 season.

"He's an important guy, but we kind of knew we might be going in this direction -- because he was struggling...

Sporting KC adds Jimmy Medranda

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sporting Kansas City acquired midfielder Jimmy Medranda from Colombia's Deportivo Pereira on Thursday for an undisclosed transfer fee and signed him to a multi-year contract.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Medranda will join the defending MLS champions in time for the Disney Pro Soccer Classic and occupy one of their international roster spots.

Medranda, who turned 20 last week, joined Sporting KC on loan last August and made his MLS debut in September....