KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Midfielder Branko Segota is expected to sign a multiyear contract when the Sockers return to San Diego next week, managing general partner Bob Bell said Wednesday.
"All I can say is, all the numbers have been agreed on," Bell said.
Segota, who is earning $120,000 in the option year of a three-year contract, is expected to sign a four-year contract worth approximately $1 million.
Bell and Segota met Tuesday night to discuss the contract.
"I'm getting close on a contract," Segota said. "I want to make sure everything is right before I say anything."
Segota, the Sockers' leading scorer this season and last, has been through this before.
Earlier this season, he was close to agreeing to a six-year, $1.25-million contract that would have been the most lucrative in the history of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
The Sockers called a news conference for noon at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium Dec. 16. At 11:05 a.m., Segota called Bell to say he did not want to sign the contract.