A few weeks ago, former Sporting Kansas City forward, Krisztian Nemeth stated his interest in returning to MLS about a year after he departed Sporting KC for Al Gharafa in the Qatari Stars League. Nemeth at the time expressed his desire to return talking about the great stadium and crowds in Kansas City. This past week, Nemeth’s agent doubled down on Nemeth’s interest in returning, stating in an interview that Nemeth’s next destination was MLS and that discussions for a return were in process.
As has been said multiple times since his departure, any return to MLS would see Nemeth go through Major League Soccer’s allocation order because KC received a transfer fee for Nemeth greater than $500,000. As of this time, Sporting is currently 11th in the allocation order meaning they would either need to trade up to acquire Nemeth or hope he’s passed by multiple teams. Given the mood between the two when Nemeth departed, a potential return to KC would certainly be questionable.
Here is the rest of this week’s former players update.
Jalil Anibaba - Houston - Offseason.
Bernardo Anor - Minnesota - Offseason.
Teal Bunbury - New England - Offseason.
Servando Carrasco - Orlando City - Offseason.
Aurelien Collin - New York - Started and played 90 minutes in New York's 1-1 draw with Vancouver.
Marcel de Jong - Vancouver - Dressed but did not play in Vancouver's 1-1 draw with New York.
Michael Harrington - Chicago - Offseason.
Kei Kamara - New England - Offseason.
Alec Kann - Atlanta - Offseason.
Eric Kronberg - Montreal - Offseason.
Mikey Lopez - NYCFC - Offseason.
Yura Movsisyan - Salt Lake - Offseason.
Chance Myers - Portland - Offseason.
Amobi Okugo - Portland - Offseason.
Lawrence Olum - Portland - Offseason.
Jacob Peterson - Atlanta - Offseason.
Tony Rocha - Orlando - Offseason.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - Offseason.
Sal Zizzo - New York - Started and played 90 minutes in New York's 1-1 draw with Vancouver.
Mechack Jerome - Jacksonville - Offseason.
Michael Kafari - Puerto Rico - Offseason.
Chris Konopka - Edmonton - Offseason.
James Marcelin - North Carolina - Offseason.
Alex Molano - North Carolina - Offseason.
Jordi Quintilla - Puerto Rico - Offseason.
Stefan Antonijevic - Tampa Bay - Offseason.
Omar Bravo - Phoenix - Offseason.
Amer Didic - Swope Park - Offseason.
Christian Duke - Swope Park - Offseason.
David Greczek - Swope Park - Offseason.
Cyprian Hedrick - San Antonio - Offseason.
Ryan James - Rochester - Offseason.
Alex Martinez - Charlotte - Offseason.
Nansel Selbol - Swope Park - Offseason.
Kris Tyrpak - San Antonio - Offseason.
Yomby William - Richmond - Offseason.
Jamar Beasley - Cedar Rapids - Did not play in Cedar Rapids' 10-3 loss to KC.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - Had an assist in Baltimore's 5-4 OT win over Syracuse. Played in Baltimore's 3-1 win over St. Louis.
Mike Jones - Dallas - Did not play in Dallas' 10-8 loss to Ontario.
Boris Pardo - San Diego - Played in San Diego's 9-3 loss to Sonora and their 11-1 win over Baja.
Korede Aiyegbusi - AFC Eskilstuna City- Sweden - No game until 4/1.
Ever Alvarado - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia's 2-2 draw with Platense.
Scott Angevine - YPA - Finland - Offseason.
Federico Bessone - AE Prat - Spain - Started and played 90 minutes in Prat's 1-0 loss to Ebro.
Claudio Bieler - Belgrano - Argentina - Game this week postponed.
Reinaldo Brenes - Belen Siglo XXI - Did not dress in Belen's 1-1 draw with Municipal Liberia.
Sunil Chhetri - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru's 3-1 loss to East Bengal.
Jorge Claros - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Real Espana's 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.
Nuno Coelho - GD Chaves - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Chaves' 3-1 loss to Benfica.
Daneil Cyrus - W Connection - Trinidad - Offseason.
Toni Dovale - Rayo Vallecano - Spain - Came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Rayo's 1-0 loss to Getafe.
Pablo Escobar - Real Cartagena - Colombia - Started and played 90 minutes in Real Cartagena's 1-1 draw with Leones.
Luis Gil - Queretaro - Mexico - Started and played 79 minutes in Queretaro's 3-0 cup loss to Cruz Azul. Dressed but did not play in Queretaro's 4-3 win over Pumas. Started and played 77 minutes in Queretaro's 3-0 cup win over Alebries de Oaxaca.
Faik Hajderovic - Vinograder - Croatia - No game until 3/5.
Will John - RoPS - Finland - No game this week.
Peterson Joseph - Sudeva Moonlight - India - No game this week.
Igor Kostrov - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Offseason.
Luis Marin - CD Temuco - Chile - Started and played 90 minutes in Temuco's 2-2 draw with Colo-Colo.
Michal Mravec - Senica - Slovakia - Did not dress in Senica's 1-0 win over Spartak Trnava.
Krisztian Nemeth - Al-Gharafa - Qatar - Started and played 90 minutes in Al Gharafa's 2-1 win over Al Rayyan.
Akeem Priestley - Harbour View - Jamaica - Started and played 90 minutes in Harbour View's 3-2 loss to Boys' Town.
Pablo Punyed - IBV - Iceland - No game this week.
Oriol Rosell - Belenenses (Sporting Club de Portugal)(loan) - Portugal - Did not dress in Belenenses' 2-1 loss to Arouca.
Peter Schmetz - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Wuppertaler's 4-1 win over Rot Weiss Ahlen.
Yann Songo'o - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth's 1-1 draw with Luton Town. Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth's 1-0 loss to Notts County.
Kevin Souter - Deveronvale FC - Scotland - Dressed but did not play in Deveronvale's 2-1 extra time loss to Nairn County.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - No game this week.
Milos Stojcev - Veria - Greece - Started and played 90 minutes in Veria's 1-0 loss to Atromitos.
Matt Taylor - Kickers Offenbach - No game this week.
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