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Across State Lines - Rosell Returning to MLS?

An update on former Kansas City players.

GD Estoril Praia v Portimonense SC - Primeira Liga Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images

Reports out of Portugal have former Sporting Kansas City midfielder, Oriol Rosell set to return to Major League Soccer. Rosell, who transferred to Sporting Club de Portugal in the summer of 2014 has struggled to find time for Sporting, playing in just 12 league games for the club since his transfer. Instead he’s spent most of the past three seasons on loan to other clubs in the Primeira Liga in Portugal.

According to the recent reports, Rosell is going to return from his current loan with Portimonense and make a move to the United States again. A return to MLS would require him to go through the allocation order as Kansas City received a transfer fee of over $500,000 for Rosell. Would a return to KC make sense? Not overly with the emergence of Ilie Sanchez last season as the two play the same position in KC’s formation. Putting him elsewhere in the midfield would negate his best abilities and expose his lack of pace and ability to go box-to-box that is so important for the other two midfield positions in KC’s 4-3-3 formation.

Elsewhere, former KC Wiz midfielder, and the first player ever allocated to the club, Mike Sorber has a new job. The former Philadelphia Union assistant has moved on to LA and joined expansion side Los Angeles FC as their Director of Soccer Operations.


SKC - former Sporting KC players

ACA - former Sporting KC academy players

KC - Kansas City area players


Pat Healey (SKC) - Baltimore - Did not play in Baltimore’s 5-4 OT win over Syracuse.

Cody Hoffman (KC)- Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets 10-4 win over Harrisburg.

Tanner Hunjak (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets 10-4 win over Harrisburg.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets 10-4 win over Harrisburg.

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Had an assist in the Comets’ 10-4 win over Harrisburg.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Did not play in San Diego’s 8-3 win over Tacoma.


Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Shakhter Karagandy - Offseason.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - No game until 1/20.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Lillestrom - Norway - No game until 3/4.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - No game until 2/2.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 2-0 loss to Delhi Dynamos.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - No game until 1/20.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Came off the bench and played 1 minute in Chaves’ 4-3 win over Vitoria Guimaraes.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Juticalpa F.C. - Honduras - No game until 1/19.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Bengaluru’s 2-0 loss to Delhi Dynamos.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - Offseason.

Luis Gil (SKC) - Queretaro - Did not dress in Queretaro’s 2-0 win over Lobos BUAP.

Faik Hajderovic (SKC) - Vinograder - Croatia - No game until 2/24.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Sudeva Moonlight - India - Offseason.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - Did not dress in Irapuato’s 2-1 win over Veracruz Premier.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Samorin - Slovakia - No game until 3/3.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Offseason.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - KPV - Finland - No game until 1/19.

Akeem Priestley (SKC) - Harbour View - Jamaica - Did not dress in Harbour View’s 2-1 win over Portmore United.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Did not dress in KR’s 3-2 win over Leiknir Reykjavik.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Portimonense - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Portimonense’s 2-0 loss to Boavista.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - No game until 2/17.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Dressed but did not play in Plymouth’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Offseason.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Platanias - Greece - Started and played 90 minutes in Platanias’ 2-0 loss to Olympiakos. Dressed but did not play in Platanias’ 3-2 loss to Xanthi.


Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC)- NYCFC - Offseason.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Offseason.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Offseason.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Offseason.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - LA - Offseason.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - New York - Offseason.

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Vancouver - Offseason.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Benny Feilhaber (SKC) - LAFC - Offseason.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Vancouver - Offseason.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.

Jon Kempin (SKC)- Columbus - Offseason.

Yura Movsisyan (SKC) - Salt Lake - Offseason.

Chance Myers (SKC) - Portland - Offseason.

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC) - New England - Offseason.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Portland - Offseason.

Jacob Peterson (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Offseason.


Michael Kafari (SKC) - Puerto Rico - Offseason.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - Puerto Rico - Offseason.


Coady Andrews (KC) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Offseason.

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Portland - Offseason.

Michael Harrington (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Felipe Hernandez (SKC) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - San Antonio - Offseason.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Ryan James (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Parker Maher (SKC) - Swope Park - Offseason.

James Marcelin (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Offseason.

Alex Molano (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - San Antonio - Offseason.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Yomby William (SKC) - Richmond - Offseason.


Shea Groom (KC) - Sky Blue - Offseason.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Joe Amico (ACA)

Scott Angevine (SKC)

Jalil Anibaba (SKC)

Bernardo Anor (SKC)

Jamar Beasley (SKC)

Federico Bessone (SKC)

Omar Bravo (SKC)

Reinaldo Brenes (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Kyle Greig (KC)

Mechack Jerome (SKC)

Will John (SKC)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

Eric Kronberg (SKC)

Mikey Lopez (SKC)

Luis Marin (SKC)

Rauwshan McKenzie (SKC)

Soni Mustivar (SKC)

Amobi Okugo (SKC)

Kevin Oliveira (SKC)

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC)

Tyler Pasher (SKC)

Cameron Porter (SKC)

Ray Saari (KC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Caroline Stanley (KC)

Michael Thomas (SKC)

Ualefi (SKC)

Sal Zizzo (SKC)