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Sporting KC acquires striker Pulida from C.D. Guadalajara

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Sporting Kansas City fulfilled its need for an elite striker Tuesday by swinging a deal with Mexican club C.D. Guadalujara for Alan Pulido, who signed a four-year contract with the Major League Soccer club after it paid a club-record transfer fee.

The 28-year-old Pulido has scored more than 100 goals for Guadalajara and the Mexican national team. He's been part of five domestic championships, helped his club to the CONCACAF Champions League title last year, and finished atop the Liga MX scoring list with 12 goals during the Apertura season this past fall.

"He is a winner, he has a terrific work rate and embodies all of the attributes we value at our club," Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said. "Alan is ready for this new challenge and looks forward to getting started with us on the field in January."