Monday was the deadline for MLS teams eliminated from the MLS Cup playoffs to submit to the league their list of players whose options they were picking up and declining. As teams announced the list of players, there were a large number of former Kansas City players who were having their options declined. Joining new former Sporting players, Cameron Iwasa, Soni Mustivar, Kevin Oliveira, and Tyler Pasher in having their options declined: Bernardo Anor (Minnesota), Servando Carrasco (Orlando), Michael Harrington (Chicago), Jon Kempin (LA), Eric Kronberg (Montreal), Mikey Lopez (NYCFC), Amobi Okugo (Portland), and Sal Zizzo (New York). Those players will enter into the waiver draft, re-entry draft, free agency, or re-sign for a lower price with their current teams. The moves shrink the number of former KC players in MLS, but some of these players will land somewhere in MLS before next season.
Here’s the rest of this week’s update.
Jalil Anibaba - Houston - No game this week.
Aurelien Collin - New York - Offseason.
Marcel de Jong - Vancouver - Offseason.
Dom Dwyer - Orlando - Offseason.
Kei Kamara - New England - Offseason.
Alec Kann - Atlanta - Offseason.
Yura Movsisyan - Salt Laked - Offseason.
Chance Myers - Portland - Offseason.
Krisztian Nemeth - New England - Offseason.
Lawrence Olum - Portland - Offseason.
Jacob Peterson - Atlanta - Offseason.
Tony Rocha - Orlando - Offseason.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - Offseason.
Mechack Jerome - Jacksonville - Offseason.
Michael Kafari - Puerto Rico - Offseason.
Jordi Quintilla - Puerto Rico - Offseason.
Emmanuel Appiah - Saint Louis - Offseason.
Amadou Dia - Phoenix - Offseason.
Christian Duke - Swope Park - Offseason.
Tomas Granitto - Portland - Offseason.
David Greczek - Swope Park - Offseason.
Felipe Hernandez - Swope Park - Offseason.
Cyprian Hedrick - San Antonio - Offseason.
Ryan James - Rochester - Offseason.
Parker Maher - Swope Park - Offseason.
James Marcelin - North Carolina - Offseason.
Alex Martinez - Charlotte - Offseason.
Alex Molano - North Carolina - Offseason.
Nansel Selbol - Swope Park - Offseason.
Kris Tyrpak - San Antonio - Offseason.
Christian Volesky - Saint Louis - Offseason.
Yomby William - Richmond - Offseason.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - No game this week.
Boris Pardo - San Diego - No game this week.
Korede Aiyegbusi - Shakhter Karagandy - Offseason.
Ever Alvarado - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Olimpia's 4-1 win over Juticalpa.
Stefan Antonijevic - Lillestrom - Norway - Came off the bench and played 3 minutes in Lillestrom's 3-1 win over Sandefjord.
Claudio Bieler - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 80 minutes in San Martin's 2-0 win over Sarmiento.
Sunil Chhetri - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru's 4-1 win over Delhi Dynamos.
Jorge Claros - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Real's 3-0 win over Vida.
Nuno Coelho - GD Chaves - Portugal - Did not dress in Chaves' 1-0 win over Belenenses.
Daneil Cyrus - Juticalpa F.C. - Honduras - Started and played 83 minutes in Juticalpa's 4-1 loss to Olimpia.
Toni Dovale - Bengaluru - India - Came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Bengaluru's 4-1 win over Delhi Dynamos.
Pablo Escobar - Real Cartagena - Colombia - Offseason.
Luis Gil - Queretaro - Offseason.
Faik Hajderovic - Vinograder - Croatia - Defeated Segesta Sisak 1-0.
Peterson Joseph - Sudeva Moonlight - India - Offseason.
Igor Juliao - Samorin - Slovakia - No game until 3/3.
Igor Kostrov - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia's 2-0 loss to Torpedo BelAZ.
Michal Mravec - KPV - Finland - Offseason.
Akeem Priestley - Harbour View - Jamaica - Did not dress in either of Harbour View's games
Pablo Punyed - IBV - Iceland - Offseason.
Oriol Rosell - Portimonense - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Portimonense's 2-0 win over Tondela.
Peter Schmetz - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Started and played 120 minutes in Wuppertaler's 0-0(6-5) shootout loss to TV Jahn Hiesfeld.
Yann Songo'o - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth's 1-0 loss to Portsmouth. Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth's 2-1 loss to Yeovil Town.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Tied Loyola 0-0. Lost 2-0 to Global.
Milos Stojcev - Platanias - Greece - Did not dress in Platanias' 3-0 loss to AEK Athens.
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