The 2017 season has kicked off for MLS, but just before the season kicked off, another former Sporting Kansas City player signed with a new club. Jon Kempin, Sporting KC’s first ever Homegrown player signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Kempin will meet up with former Kansas City coach, Curt Onalfo, who is the Galaxy’s head coach now. Kempin will battle for time with starter Brian Rowe and Clement Diop, who was signed from the club’s USL team, LA Galaxy 2.
Another former player also signed with a new team this week, a Christian Volesky, who was a Sporting player for only a couple months signed with Saint Louis FC where he joins up with Sporting Legend Preki.
Here is the rest of this week’s update.
Jalil Anibaba - Houston - Dressed but did not play in Houston's 2-1 win over Seattle.
Bernardo Anor - Minnesota - Did not dress in Minnesota's 5-1 loss to Portland.
Teal Bunbury - New England - Came off the bench and played 7 minutes in New England's 1-0 loss to Colorado.
Servando Carrasco - Orlando City - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando's 1-0 win over NYCFC.
Aurelien Collin - New York - Started and played 90 minutes in New York's 2-0 loss to Vancouver. Dressed but did not play in New York's 2-1 win over Atlanta.
Marcel de Jong - Vancouver - Started and played 67 minutes in Vacouver's 2-0 win over New York. Did not dress in Vancouver's 0-0 draw with Philadelphia.
Michael Harrington - Chicago - Started and played 90 minutes in Chicago's 1-1 draw with Columbus.
Kei Kamara - New England - Started and played 90 minutes in New England's 1-0 loss to Colorado.
Alec Kann - Atlanta - Started and played 90 minutes in Atlanta's 2-1 loss to New York.
Jon Kempin - Los Angeles - Did not dress in LA's 2-1 loss to Dallas.
Eric Kronberg - Montreal - Did not dress in Montreal's 1-0 loss to San Jose.
Mikey Lopez - NYCFC - Recovering from offseason surgery.
Yura Movsisyan - Salt Lake - Started and played 69 minutes in RSL's 0-0 draw with Toronto.
Chance Myers - Portland - Dressed but did not play in Portland's 5-1 win over Minnesota.
Amobi Okugo - Portland - Dressed but did not play in Portland's 5-1 win over Minnesota.
Lawrence Olum - Portland - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Portland's 5-1 win over Minnesota.
Jacob Peterson - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta's 2-1 loss to New York.
Tony Rocha - Orlando - Did not dress in Orlando's 1-0 win over NYCFC.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - Came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Philadelphia's 0-0 draw with Vancouver.
Sal Zizzo - New York - Started and played 90 minutes in New York's 2-0 loss to Vancouver. Started and played 90 minutes in New York's 2-1 win over Atlanta.
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.
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.
Christian Volesky - Saint Louis - Offseason.
Yomby William - Richmond - Offseason.
Jamar Beasley - Cedar Rapids - Offseason.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - Had a goal and an assist in Baltimore's 11-3 win over Harrisburg.
Mike Jones - Dallas - Offseason.
Boris Pardo - San Diego - Did not play in San Diego's 4-3 win over Tacoma.
Korede Aiyegbusi - Shakhter Karagandy - Kazakhstan - No game this week.
Ever Alvarado - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia's 2-1 loss to Honduras Progreso. Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia's 3-0 win over Real Sociedad.
Scott Angevine - YPA - Finland - Offseason.
Stefan Antonijevic - Lillestrom - Norway - No game until 4/2.
Federico Bessone - AE Prat - Spain - Started and played 85 minutes before being red carded in Prat's 3-0 loss to Saguntino.
Claudio Bieler - Belgrano - Argentina - Argentine league still on strike.
Reinaldo Brenes - Belen Siglo XXI - Did not dress in either of Belen's games.
Sunil Chhetri - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru's 1-0 win over Minerva Punjab.
Jorge Claros - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Espana's 1-1 draw with Social Sol. Started and played 90 minutes in Espana's 3-1 win over Vida.
Nuno Coelho - GD Chaves - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Chaves' 2-0 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes in the Taca de Portugal. Dressed but did not play in Chaves' 2-1 loss to Belenenses.
Daneil Cyrus - W Connection - Trinidad - Offseason.
Toni Dovale - Rayo Vallecano - Spain - Did not dress in Rayo's 0-0 draw with Reus Deportiu.
Pablo Escobar - Real Cartagena - Colombia - Did not dress in Cartagena's 1-1 draw with Fortaleza Ceif.
Luis Gil - Queretaro - Mexico - Did not dress in either of Queretaro's games.
Faik Hajderovic - Vinograder - Croatia - Defeated Trnje 2-0.
Will John - RoPS - Finland - Did not dress in RoPS' 1-1 draw with PS Kemi.
Peterson Joseph - Sudeva Moonlight - India - Came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Sudeva's 1-0 loss to Real Kashmir. Started and played 45 minutes in Sudeva's 2-1 loss to Lonestar Kashmir FC.
Igor Kostrov - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Offseason.
Luis Marin - CD Temuco - Chile - Started and played 90 minutes in Temuco's 2-1 win over Cobresal.
Michal Mravec - Senica - Slovakia - Game this week canceled.
Krisztian Nemeth - Al-Gharafa - Qatar - Started and played 90 minutes in Al Gharafa's 3-2 loss to Al Sailiya.
Akeem Priestley - Harbour View - Jamaica - Started and played 79 minutes in Harbour View's 2-0 loss to Reno. Did not dress in Harbour View's 3-2 loss to Arnett Gardens.
Pablo Punyed - IBV - Iceland - Tied Fylkir 1-1.
Oriol Rosell - Belenenses (Sporting Club de Portugal)(loan) - Portugal - Did not dress in Belenenses' 2-1 win over Chaves.
Peter Schmetz - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes in Wuppertaler's 0-0 draw with SC Verl.
Yann Songo'o - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 76 minutes in Plymouth's 3-0 loss to Blackpool.
Kevin Souter - Deveronvale FC - Scotland - Dressed but did not play in Deveronvale's 3-2 win over Keith.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Ceres' 5-0 win over Tampines Rovers.
Milos Stojcev - Veria - Greece - Started and played 90 minutes in Veria's 5-0 loss to Panathinaikos.
Matt Taylor - Kickers Offenbach - Dressed but did not play in Kickers' 1-0 loss to Eintracht Trier.
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