The MLS offseason barely waits for the season to be over before it kicks into high gear. Hours after Atlanta United lifted MLS Cup, they were making their roster decisions for contract options picked up and declined. Days later, MLS held the expansion draft for FC Cincinnati, who kick off in the 2019 season. While Sporting Kansas City couldn’t have a player selected after losing Latif Blessing last year to Los Angeles FC, a former player was selected. Kei Kamara was taken by Cincinnati with their second pick of the draft. Kamara was only an FC Cincinnati for seconds though as he was immediately traded to the Colorado Rapids for an international roster spot. Kamara then signed a new two year TAM contract with the Rapids. The Rapids will be the seventh MLS team that Kamara will play for in his career joining Columbus, San Jose, Houston, Kansas City, New England, and Vancouver.
In other news, former KC winger, Toni Dovale has a new club, joining East Bengal in the I-League in India. Dovale joins on loan from Nea Salamis in Cyprus, a club he’s yet to play for after leaving Bengaluru FC after the Indian season finished last year.
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
Note: Players under contract to Sporting Kansas City at this time are not included on this list.
Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - Offseason.
Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Offseason.
Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Offseason.
Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Offseason.
Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Vancouver - Offseason.
Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.
Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Offseason.
Luis Gil (SKC) - Houston (loan) - Offseason.
Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.
Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta’s 2-0 win over Portland.
Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Offseason.
Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Portland - Dressed but did not play in Portland’s 2-0 loss to Atlanta. Had his option declined by Portland.
Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Offseason.
Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.
CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Offseason.
Sal Zizzo (SKC) - Atlanta - Did not dress in Atlanta’s 2-0 win over Portland. Had his option declined by Atlanta.
Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - No game until 3/16.
Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 2-0 loss to Motagua.
Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Aldosivi - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Aldosivi’s 2-1 win over Argentinos Juniors.
Scott Angevine (SKC) - MP - Finland - Offseason.
Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Offseason.
Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Lillestrom - Norway - Offseason.
Ezra Armstrong (ACA) - Turkspor Augsburg - Germany - Offseason.
Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in San Martin’s 3-0 loss to Newell’s Old Boys.
Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Bengaluru’s 1-1 draw with Northeast United. Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 1-1 draw with Mumbai City.
Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Offseason.
Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Did not dress in Chaves’ 1-0 loss to Belenenses.
Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Al Orubah - Saudi Arabia - Defeated Al Shoalah 1-0. Tied Al Shoalah 0-0.
Toni Dovale (SKC) - East Bengal - India - Did not dress in East Bengal’s 3-1 win over Gokulam.
Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - Offseason.
Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Nybro IF - Sweden - Offseason.
Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - NK Celje - Slovenia - Came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Celje’s 4-1 loss to Aluminij.
Will John (SKC) - Lokomotivi Tbilisi - Georgia - Dressed but did not play in Lokomotivi’s 1-0 win over Rustavi.
Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Offseason.
Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - No game until 1/12.
Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Offseason.
Michael Kafari (SKC) - Motala AIF FK - Sweden - Offseason.
Seo-In Kim (ACA) - Qormi FC - Malta - Started and played 90 minutes in Qormi’s 2-1 loss to Birkirkara.
Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Offseason.
Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - No game until 3/3.
Michal Mravec (SKC) - FK Trinec - Czech Republic - No game until 3/1.
Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Started and played 72 minutes in Neftchi’s 0-0 draw with Sumqayit.
Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - NAC Breda (Manchester City) - Dressed but did not play in NAC’s 2-1 win over Vitesse.
Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Offseason.
Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in St. Galen’s 3-2 win over Neuchatel Xamax.
Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Nurnberg U19s - Germany - Came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Nurnberg’s 3-2 win over Augsburg.
Peter Schmetz (SKC) - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - No game this week.
Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth’s 3-3 draw with Bradford City.
Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Started and played 90 minutes in the Philippines’ 2-1 loss to Vietnam.
Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Tuzla City - Bosnia - No game until 2/23.
Ualefi (SKC) - Barretos - Brazil - No game until 1/19.
Jose Burciaga (SKC) - Dallas - Did not play in either of Dallas’ games.
Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - No game this week.
Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.
Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - Did not play in either of Dallas’ games.
Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.
Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - No game this week.
Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.
Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Offseason.
Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - LA - Offseason.
Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.
Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.
Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Offseason.
Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Offseason.
Michael Harrington (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.
Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.
Felipe Hernandez (SKC) - Swope Park - Offseason.
Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - San Antonio - Offseason.
Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.
Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.
Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Offseason.
Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Offseason.
James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.
Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Offseason.
Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Offseason.
Soony Saad (SKC) - Indy - Offseason.
Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.
Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.
Christian Volesky (SKC) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.
Shea Groom (KC) - Sky Blue - Offseason.
Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Offseason.
Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - Offseason.
Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Utah - Offseason.
Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami United - Offseason.
Mechack Jerome (SKC) - Jacksonville - Offseason.
James Marcelin (SKC) - Miami United - Offseason.
Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Des Moines - Offseason.
Active without a club or unknown
Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC)
Kharlton Belmar (SKC)
Servando Carrasco (SKC)
Aurelien Collin (SKC)
Amer Didic (SKC)
Andrew Dykstra (SKC)
Kevin Ellis (SKC)
Benny Feilhaber (SKC)
David Greczek (SKC)
Cody Hoffman (KC)
Tanner Hunjak (KC)
Ryan James (SKC)
Maegan Kelly (KC)
Chris Konopka (SKC)
Ray Lee (ACA)
Blake Levine (ACA)
Matt Lewis (SKC)
Cristian Lobato (SKC)
Parker Maher (SKC)
Luis Marin (SKC)
Alex Molano (SKC)
Yura Movsisyan (SKC)
Chance Myers (SKC)
Amobi Okugo (SKC)
Jacob Peterson (SKC)
Ray Saari (KC)
Alberto Sanchez (ACA)
Nansel Selbol (SKC)
Khiry Shelton (SKC)
Colton Storm (SKC)
Zach Wright (SKC)