Winston Reid has joined Major League Soccer outfit Sporting Kansas City on loan from West Ham United.
The defender’s move from the English Premier League to the United States should allow him to play his first competitive club football match in two years when the new MLS season gets underway later this month.
The MLS announced this morning Kansas has added a “Premier League veteran” in Reid.
The 31-year-old was also linked with Nashville SC but they reportedly pulled out of the deal late due to Reid’s fitness and injury history.
Reid had been out of action for more than 18 months after suffering a serious knee injury playing for West Ham against Swansea City in March 2018.
His recovery was interrupted by a series of setbacks, but he took to the field in a competitive match last November, as the All Whites took on the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.
He joined West Ham in 2010 and made 223 appearances with the club, the majority of which in the Premier League.