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Across State Lines - The New Former Player Update

An update on not just of former Sporting KC players, but all professional players from KC.

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Welcome to Across State Lines, the new former Sporing Kansas City player update. It will now no longer just be for former Sporting players around the world. I will now also be including all former academy players playing professionally, whether they made the first team or not (players like Ray Lee who will be playing with Pittsburgh in the USL next season). I will also be including players that are from Kansas City but did not play for the Sporting academy, both male and female, so I will be including the likes of Ray Saari who played for the Seattle Sounders 2 last season as well as female players like Shea Groom whose rights were just traded by the Utah Royals to Sky Blue FC. If there’s a KC area player playing professionally that I have missed please let me know.

A busy week of player news especially today. Earlier this week was the announced Groom trade from Utah to Sky Blue. Then down in Honduras, Jorge Claros and his club, Real Espana won the Apertura season in Honduras in extra time against Montagua after the two sides both won their home legs 2-0. Claros played the whole 210 minutes of the final series.

Today the big news involved two former main players in Sporting KC’s system, first with Dom Dwyer signing a new contract with Orlando City. The new three year contract will reportedly make Dwyer a designated player for the Lions. Then tonight came the crushing news for KC fans as Benny Feilhaber was traded to Los Angeles FC for allocation money. Also of note, I have added Erik Palmer-Brown to this list as he is now out of contract, but since the much reported move to Manchester City has not been officially announced he is listed under the “Active without a club or unknown” section for right now.

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


Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC)- NYCFC - 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.

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.


Mechack Jerome (SKC) - Jacksonville - 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.

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.


Pat Healey (SKC) - Baltimore - Played in both Baltimore’s 5-3 win over KC and their 3-2 win over Cedar Rapids.

Cody Hoffman (KC)- Kansas City - Played in both the Comets 5-3 loss to Baltimore and 6-4 loss to Milwaukee.

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

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets 5-3 loss to Baltimore. Did not play in their 6-4 loss to Milwaukee.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - No game this week.


Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Shakhter Karagandy - Offseason.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - No game until 1/14.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Lillestrom - Norway - Offseason.

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

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 88 minutes, scoring a goal in Bengaluru’s 3-1 win over Kerala Blasters.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Real’s 2-0 win over Montagua. Started and played 120 minutes in Real’s 2-1 loss to Montagua.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - No game until 1/3.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Juticalpa F.C. - Honduras - No game until 1/14.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Dressed but did not play in Bengaluru’s 3-1 win over Kerala Blasters.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Real Cartagena - Colombia - Offseason.

Luis Gil (SKC) - Queretaro - Offseason.

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

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

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 1-0 loss to Waterhouse.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - IBV - Iceland - Offseason.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Portimonense - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Portimonense’s 2-2 draw with Sporting Braga.

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

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth’s 2-2 draw with Blackpool. Dressed but did not play in Plymouth’s 1-0 win over Walsall.

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

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Platanias - Greece - No game until 1/7.

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)

Michael Harrington (SKC)

Will John (SKC)

Benji Joya (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)