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Matt Besler

29-Year-Old Defender     Sporting Kansas City  MLS


Birthdate:  February 11, 1987    Birthplace:  Kansas City, Missouri, USA    Nationality:  USA    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  170 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a contract with Sporting Kansas City in July of 2014.

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April 13, 2016    Matt Besler News

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Besler (concussion) is available Wednesday against Colorado.

Besler has been out since suffering the injury during the last international break, but he returned to training this week, clearing him to play, though it's no guarantee he'll feature off the bench.

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Matt Besler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 12, 2016

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Besler returned to training Monday after passing through concussion protocol, and he could play Wednesday against the Rapids, the KC Star reports.

Besler has been out since suffering the head injury while on international duty, but he could slot right back into the starting lineup, with SKC playing two games in four days.

April 6, 2016

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Besler (concussion) will miss Saturday's game against the Red Bulls, according to Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

This will be the second straight game Besler misses due to the concussion. Kevin Ellis will likely remain in the starting role, until Besler can pass the concussion protocol.

March 31, 2016

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Besler (concussion) will not play Saturday against Sporting KC, according to Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

Besler suffered the concussion in training with the U.S. Men's National Team, and he has been unable to fully train, which is why he'll sit out again. On the plus side for SKC, Salt Lake is missing a number of attacking players, which lessens the blow of Besler's absence.

March 29, 2016

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Besler (concussion) was unable to train Tuesday and is unlikely to play Saturday against Real Salt Lake, according to Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

Besler suffered the head injury while training with the U.S. Men's National Team last week, which ruled him out for their two World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala. His inability to train this week would surely force him to miss Saturday's match, leaving a big hole in SKC's defense.

March 28, 2016

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The U.S. national team announced Sunday that Besler will return home after sustaining a concussion in training last Thursday, reports.

Besler, who did not play in Friday's 2-0 loss to Guatemala due to the concussion, now returns home to Sporting Kansas City, where he is expected to resume his role as one of MLS' best defenders and the league's all-time leader in completed passes upon returning to full health. Per The Kansas City Star, the severity of Besler's head injury has yet to be determined.

March 25, 2016

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Besler was ruled out for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Guatemala because of a concussion, according to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN.

Besler will now go through concussion protocol, and given the uncertainty with head injuries, it's unclear when he'll be able to return.

July 20, 2014

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Besler signed a long-term designated player contract with Sporting KC on Saturday, the club's official web site reports.

Besler had been heavily linked to a number of European clubs this summer, but has instead opted to remain with his hometown club. A lot of the talk about a potential move to Sunderland or Fulham seemed to be about his salary, which had him as the 32nd-highest paid defender in Major League Soccer. Thanks to a solid World Cup for the US Men's National Team, Besler will get the raise he deserves while being able to stay at home.