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Across State Lines: Two Local Players on Preliminary NWSL Draft List

An update on players from Kansas City.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-FC Dallas at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

It’s getting closer to draft season for MLS and the NWSL who will both host their draft in January this year as part of the United Soccer Coaches Convention. Today the NWSL announced their preliminary list of players available for selection in this year’s draft. On the list are two players from the Kansas City area available for selection, Cecelia Kizer and Scout Watson. Kizer just finished her playing career at the University of Mississippi where she finished her career as the schools leading scorer with 48 goals and points with 119. In her senior year, Kizer scored 13 goals and added 19 assists. Watson was a goalkeeper at the University of Colorado where she finished her career with a 1.13 goals against average and was at .73 in her senior year. Good luck to both women as they look to continue their playing career.

Elsewhere, two former players have new teams, with Amer Didic signing for San Antonio FC while Cyprian Hedrick moved from San Antonio to the Tulsa Roughnecks for the 2019 season.

Here’s this week’s full 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.


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 1-0 win over Motagua.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Aldosivi - Argentina - No game until 1/26.

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 - No game until 1/26.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 1-0 win over ATK.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Offseason.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Did not dress in Chaves’ 2-1 loss to Moreirense.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Al Orubah - Saudi Arabia - Tied Al Shoalah 0-0.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - East Bengal - India - Did not dress in East Bengal’s 3-2 win over Mohun Bagan.

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

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Nybro IF - Sweden - Offseason.

Luis Gil (SKC) - Queretaro - Mexico - Offseason.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - NK Celje - Slovenia - No game until 2/22.

Will John (SKC) - Lokomotivi Tbilisi - Georgia - Offseason.

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 - Did not dress in Qormi’s 2-0 loss to Mosta.

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 90 minutes in Neftchi’s 2-0 loss to Sumqayit.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - NAC Breda (Manchester City) - Dressed but did not play in NAC’s 0-0 draw with PEC Zwolle.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 2-1 loss to Luzern.

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Nurnberg U19s - Germany - No game until 2/3.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Did not dress in Wuppertaler’s 2-1 loss to SC Verl.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth’s 2-1 win over Rochdale.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - No game until 2/4.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Tuzla City - Bosnia - No game until 2/23.


Jose Burciaga (SKC) - Dallas - Did not play in Dallas’ 7-4 win over El Paso.

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - Played in both Rio Grande’s 6-0 win over Turlock and 4-3 loss to San Diego.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Had a goal and 3 assists in the Comets 12-6 win over Mississauga. Played in both the Comets 10-8 loss to Milwaukee and 6-5 loss to St. Louis.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - Played in Dallas’ 7-4 win over El Paso.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets 12-6 win over Mississauga. Did not play in either of the Comets other two games.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - Had a goal and and assist in the Comets 12-6 win over Mississauga. Played in the Comets 10-8 loss to Milwaukee. Did not play in the Comets 6-5 loss to St. Louis.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 4-3 win over Rio Grande.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in any of the Comets games.


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.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Offseason.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Offseason.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Offseason.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Offseason.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - LA - Offseason.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.

Amer Didic (SKC) - San Antonio - 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) - Tulsa - 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.


Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - 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)

Servando Carrasco (SKC)

Aurelien Collin (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)

Patrick Kelly (KC)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

Blake Levine (ACA)

Matt Lewis (SKC)

Cristian Lobato (SKC)

Parker Maher (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Chance Myers (SKC)

Lawrence Olum (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Ray Saari (KC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)

Khiry Shelton (SKC)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Zach Wright (SKC)

Sal Zizzo (SKC)