Sporting KC boss Vermes signs extension through 2023 season

Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes acknowledges fans as he takes the pitch to lead his team against the Colorado Rapids in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City manager and technical director Peter Vermes has signed a contract extension that could keep him with the Major League Soccer club through the 2023 season.

Sporting KC announced the deal in a statement Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vermes played for the club before taking it over in 2009, guiding it to three U.S. Open Cup titles and the MLS Cup in 2013. The longest-tenured manager in MLS, Vermes also is the sixth-winningest coach in league history with a 150-108-86 record in all competitions.

Vermes, who represented the U.S. in the Olympics and World Cup, has often been mentioned as a potential manager of the men's national team. He was inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in 2013.

Sporting KC currently is in first place in the Western Conference.