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Sep 23, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; Sporting KC defender Erik Palmer-Brown (2) goes for the ball against Real Esteli midfielder Rodrigo Valiente (27) in the first half at Sporting Park. Kansas City won the game 3-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Palmer-Brown (D)-  Sporting KC

Age: 17

Best fit for: Italy

Whether Sporting Kansas City likes it or not, this deal will happen. Eventually. I can only imagine Klinsmann’s exasperation, watching helplessly as Sporitng KC repeatedly turn down sizeable offers from Juventus’s bids for this 17 year-old sensation. Stop being so selfish, KC. Give him up, any 17 year-old worth a $1m transfer is bigger than yourself, and the big picture needs to be seen here by Sporting. It’s cases like this that makes Klinsmann go on anti-MLS rants.