July 28, 2009

The Kansas City Wizards announced the signing of Zoltan Hercegfalvi from Honved F.C. in Hungary on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old has played for a number of top sides in his native country and even spent some time in the Czech Republic with the top club in that country Slavia Prague.

"After seeing Zoltan in person, we recognized his technical abilities as well as his tactical understanding of the game," Wizard's technical directory Peter Vermes said in a statement. "We feel that he will provide us with additional attacking options."

Zoltan, as the player will be known to the media in the U.S., made his initial first team appearance for Honved in 1998 after joining the club's youth ranks as a 6-year-old.

The Hungarian, who has been capped with his national side three times, played with Honved until 2003 before moving on to stints with FC Fehérvár, Lombard-Pápa TFC, and Slavia Prague. Zoltan rejoined Honved in 2006 and will now move to Major League Soccer to join the Wizards.

"I've always had the desire to play outside of Hungary," Zoltan said in a press release. "Now that soccer in the United States has taken a big step forward, I'm very excited to come here.

"I describe myself as a very technical player. I have a great love for the game of soccer, and people will see that when I play. I consider myself to be a complete forward. I can finish, and I also set up opportunities for other players." --Goal.com

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