Reigning MLS champions Sporting Kansas City have boosted their roster with a bit of European flair and trickery with the signing of former Real Madrid midfielder Victor Muñoz.

The 23-year old left the Spanish giants five years ago to chase an education, and ended up in the United States at college big boys UCLA by the way of Iona College.

A native of the capital Madrid, Muñoz spent eight years in the Real Madrid academy system as well as representing the Spanish national side all the way up to the Under-17's team.

He was offered a professional contract at Madrid's third team and Celta Vigo's second XI before deciding to take his chances in the USA.

After four years plating collegiate ball, the attacking midfielder found his way to the 2014 MLS SuperDraft where DC United actually traded up to grab him with the 29th pick overall.

After appearing in four pre-season games with United he was released before the start of the season last month.

Things have worked in Muñoz's favour however and he has landed on his feet with the champs at Sporting Park, where he will join fellow Spaniard's and former Barcelona players Uri Rosell and Toni Dovale.

Muñoz actually spent time training with KC last year and his Spanish style definitely excited head coach Peter Vermes:

"Victor is a player we saw in college and had trained with us last year,” Vermes said.

“What we liked about him was that the style of play that he played over in Spain is something that definitely fits in with the way that we play. It's a good addition to our team and a young kid who we hope can grow into our system."

Muñoz admitted that he is excited about the move as well:

"I am very excited to join Sporting Kansas City,” he said. “I trained here last summer and enjoyed everything about it, from the players to the environment. The team understands how to play the game the right way and I think this is the perfect place to continue my development."

It looks like Kaka will be joining the MLS in 2015, and he will now have a fellow former Real man to greet him on the field.

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