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Besler and Zusi agree to long-term extensions with Sporting KC

Posted: Jul 19, 2014 4:30 PM by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Jul 19, 2014 4:51 PM

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KANSAS CITY - Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi have agreed to long-term extensions with the club.

Both players participated in this summer's World Cup as part of the United States National Team.

Besler has 137 appearances with Sporting KC since the team drafted him in 2009. Teammates also voted him the team captain this past offseason.

Zusi has 18 goals and 35 assists in his six seasons with the franchise. He assisted on two goals in the World Cup.

Both players have received interest from international teams since returing from Brazil.

Sporting KC's next game is Saturday afternoon against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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