Sporting KC inks World Cup veteran goalkeeper Marin

The Chile international should give Kansas City stability in goal following the departures of Eric Kronberg and Andy Gruenebaum.

After spinning through a carousel of goalkeepers in 2014, Sporting Kansas City has moved to stabilize the position next season.

Sporting KC announced the signing of Chilean goalkeeper Luis Marin, who made his nation's 23-man roster for the 2010 World Cup. The 31-year-old most recently played for Club Universidad de Chile, on loan from O'Higgins FC.

"Luis is a goalkeeper with a wealth of experience and leadership," Kansas City coach Peter Vermes said in a news release. "He knows our team and the tasks that lie ahead for him and he is raring to go to take the challenges head-on."

Kansas City has been looking for an answer between the posts since captain Jimmy Nielsen, the 2012 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, retired after the club's 2013 MLS Cup triumph.

Eric Kronberg (20 starts), Andy Gruenebaum (11) and Jon Kempin (3) split time during the 2014 MLS season. The club then declined to bring back Kronberg and Gruenebaum, who were selected by Montreal and San Jose, respectively, in the first stage of the MLS re-entry draft.