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Sporting KC signs Olum

September 16, 2011

Sporting Kansas City on Thursday announced the signing of Lawrence Olum, a defender who had been with the club for a brief trial period.

Olum will be added to the roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“He’s a versatile guy, and we’re looking for help in a couple different positions,” Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes said. “We feel that at this time in the year, we’re delighted to bring in a guy who’s just had a very good season.”

Olum played college soccer at Missouri Baptist University and then signed with the Portland Timbers where he began his professional career.

He is a native of Nairobi, Kenya.

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