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Across State Lines: Palmer-Brown Heading to Belgium?

An update on players from Kansas City.

SOCCER: AUG 09 US Open Cup - Sporting Kansas City v San Jose Earthquakes Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Sporting Kansas City homegrown player, Erik Palmer-Brown is still technically without a club at least publicly as his contract with Manchester City has not been officially announced by the club despite numerous reports of him signing a pre-contract with the club, an official announcement has not been made since his contract expired on December 31st. The working assumption is that City is waiting to announce the signing until they have a lone destination figured out for Palmer-Brown. Earlier this month the thought was that he would be going to the Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven, but the latest news is that Palmer-Brown will instead head to Belgium for the rest of the 2017-2018 season and then head to PSV for the 2018-2019 season.

Also this week, American teams are starting to kick off preseason and that includes players showing up on trial, being linked with moves out, and re-signing with clubs. In terms of trials, Jalil Anibaba has joined the New England Revolution for preseason while Christian Volesky is with Minnesota United as they start preseason. On players linked with moves away from their clubs, Yura Movsisyan is not in camp with Real Salt Lake to start preseason as the club looks to move on from their designated player. Finally in re-signing news, Kansas City native, Ray Saari has re-signed with the Seattle Sounders 2 after playing in 27 games for the Sounders in the 2017 season.

Here’s the rest of this week’s update.


SKC - former Sporting KC players

ACA - former Sporting KC academy players

KC - Kansas City area players


Pat Healey (SKC) - Baltimore - Played in goal for the Blast after an injury to William Vanzela in the Blast’s 15-8 win over KC. Had a goal and an assist in Baltimore’s 12-5win over Harrisburg.

Cody Hoffman (KC)- Kansas City - Played in the Comets 15-8 loss to Baltimore. Played in the Comets 7-6 loss to Florida.

Tanner Hunjak (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in either of the Comets’ games.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Had an assist in the Comets’ 15-8 loss to Baltimore. Scored a goal in the Comets 7-6 loss to Florida

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Scored a goal in the Comets’ 15-8 loss to Baltimore. Played in the Comets 7-6 loss to Florida.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Did not play in San Diego’s 8-5 loss to Ontario. Played in San Diego’s 12-11 OT loss to Sonora. Did not play in San Diego’s 8-6 win over Ontario.


Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Shakhter Karagandy - Offseason.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Did not play in Olimpia’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad.

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 87 minutes, scoring 2 goals in Bengaluru’s 3-1 win over Mumbai City. Did not dress in Bengaluru’s 0-0 draw with Transport United.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Real’s 1-0 win over Vida.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Dressed but did not play in Chaves’ 3-0 loss to Benfica.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Juticalpa F.C. - Honduras - Did not dress in Juticalpa’s 4-3 loss to Honduras Progreso.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Dressed but did not play in Bengaluru’s 3-1 win over Mumbai City. Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 0-0 draw with Transport United.

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

Luis Gil (SKC) - Queretaro - Did not dress in either of Queretaro’s games.

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

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

Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - Defeated Sporting Canamy 4-0.

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

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

Michal Mravec (SKC) - KPV - Finland - Tied TPV 0-0.

Akeem Priestley (SKC) - Harbour View - Jamaica - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Harbour View’s 1-0 win over Reno.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Started and played 61 minutes in KR’s 2-2 draw with Vikingur Reykjavik.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Portimonense - Portugal - Dressed but did not play in Portimonense’s 2-1 loss to Sporting Braga.

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 3-1 loss to Wigan.

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

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Platanias - Greece - Dressed but did not play in Platanias’ 1-0 win over Levadiakos.


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.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Offseason.

Ray Saari (KC) - Seattle - 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)

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)

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC)

Tyler Pasher (SKC)

Cameron Porter (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Caroline Stanley (KC)

Alex Tambakis - (SKC)

Michael Thomas (SKC)

Ualefi (SKC)

Sal Zizzo (SKC)