Sporting Kansas City added a pair of players on Friday.
Sporting KC acquired 28-year-old forward Erik Hurtado on Friday from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for the club's natural second-round pick in the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft and natural first-round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.
In six seasons with the Whitecaps, Hurtado contributed 17 goals and 13 assists in 123 matches (47 MLS starts) across all competitions since being selected fifth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
Also on Friday, Sporting KC signed free agent defender and Costa Rican international Rodney Wallace. Wallace has been added to the Sporting KC roster, signing a one-year contract for the 2019 season.
"Sporting KC is a passionate club that knows how to win," Wallace said in a press release. "There are a lot of key aspects here to winning, from the players and staff to the facilities and fans. The soccer atmosphere in Kansas City gives the team that extra edge, and I am excited to come here and be a part of something special."
Wallace has tallied 26 goals and 33 assists in 214 MLS appearances (including playoffs) since beginning his professional career in 2009. The versatile veteran, who was a 2013 MLS All-Star and a 2015 MLS Cup champion with with the Portland Timbers, arrives in Kansas City after a two-year stint with New York City FC.
"Rodney has strong qualities as a soccer player and the type of mentality that we always search for," Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said. "He is incredibly competitive and can impact the game with and without the ball. I see him fitting into our team really quickly, and I'm extremely excited to add someone of his caliber to our roster."
In addition to spending nine seasons in MLS, Wallace played for Portuguese club FC Arouca and Brazilian side Sport Recife in 2016. He has also tallied four goals in 32 matches for the Costa Rica men's national team, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer.
Wallace, 30, started 34 of 46 MLS appearances for New York City FC from 2017-2018, where he notched five goals and eight assists while helping the club to consecutive appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs.