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Sporting KC, Jose Mauri agree to terminate contract

Feb 27, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta United midfielder Amar Sejdic (13) battles for the ball against Sporting Kansas City midfielder Jose Mauri (32) during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta United won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City and midfielder Jose Mauri mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the club announced Tuesday.

The official move comes roughly five weeks after head coach and sporting director Peter Vermes announced that the club would be parting ways with Mauri.

His departure opens up an international spot on Sporting’s roster.

Mauri, 25, appeared in the season opener against Atlanta United as a sub, only to be replaced 27 minutes later. It was his lone appearance this season.

Mauri joined Sporting last August and started eight of 10 games in 2021. He arrived in Kansas City after spending six professional seasons in Italy and his native Argentina.

Mauri was on a guaranteed contract worth $660,000, per the MLS Players Association.

–Field Level Media