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Across State Lines: Lagerwey Candidate for US Soccer GM Position

An update on players from Kansas City.

Garth Lagerwey Wizards

Some people may not realize this, but Seattle Sounders GM, Garth Lagerwey used to play in Kansas City. Lagerwey started 22 games for Kansas City back in 1996 when Sporting Kansas City was the Kansas City Wiz. Post playing days, Lagerwey has become arguably the top general manager in the league. With the US Soccer elections this past week over, the federation is now turning to hiring a general manager to oversee the men’s and women’s national teams. Lagerwey is apparently one of the candidates to take over the GM position for the men’s team according to Sports Illustrated. Lagerwey has certainly done well with the Sounders and Real Salt Lake but the big job for the GM once he gets the job will be hiring a coach for the national team. And for all Lagerwey’s success as a GM in MLS, he has only had to hire one coach, Brian Schmetzer.

Speaking of the US Soccer Annual General Meeting last weekend, a former KC player and KC local, Will John played a big role in the election of Carlos Cordeiro as the new president of US Soccer. John is a member of the US Soccer Athlete Council, who voted as a block for Cordeiro to help him get elected. John provided a look at the weekend in a Vlog entry on Youtube.

Here is 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 the Blast’s 6-5 win over Milwaukee.

Cody Hoffman (KC)- Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 7-6 loss to St Louis.

Tanner Hunjak (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 7-6 loss to St. Louis.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Scored 3 goals in the Comets’ 7-6 loss to St. Louis.

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Had an assist in the Comets’ 7-6 loss to St. Louis.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 10-3 win over Tacoma. Did not play in San Diego’s 7-3 win over Sonora.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets 7-6 loss to St. Louis.


Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Shakhter Karagandy - No game until 3/10.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Dressed but did not play in either of Olimpia’s games.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Did not dress in Caracas’ 1-0 loss to Estudiantes Caracas.

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

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in San Martin’s 3-0 loss to Deportivo Riestra.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 88 minutes in Bengaluru’s 2-0 win over Goa. Did not dress in Bengaluru’s 3-2 win over TC Sports Club.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 45 minutes in Real’s 1-0 loss to UPNFM. Dressed but did not play in Real’s 1-0 loss to Olimpia.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Dressed but did not play in Chaves’ 4-0 loss to Porto.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Juticalpa F.C. - Honduras - Dressed but did not play in Juticalpa’s 3-0 loss to Vida. Started and played 90 minutes in Juticalpa’s 1-1 draw with UPNFM.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes, recording 2 assists in Bengaluru’s 2-0 win over Goa. Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 3-2 win over TC Sports Club.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - Started and played 90 minutes in Quindio’s 3-1 loss to Cucuta Deportivo.

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

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

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

Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - Dressed but did not play in Irapuato’s 3-0 loss to Toluca Premier.

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

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

Michal Mravec (SKC) - KPV - Finland - Did not dress in KPV’s 3-3 draw with VPS.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - KV Kortrijk (Manchester City) - Did not dress in Kortrijk’s 4-0 win over Antwerp.

Akeem Priestley (SKC) - Harbour View - Jamaica - Did not dress in Harbour View’s 3-1 win over Waterhouse.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Started and played 45 minutes in KR’s 2-1 win over Throttur Reykjavik.

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

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Plymouth’s 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town. Came off the bench and played 35 minutes in Plymouth’s 4-2 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Dressed but did not play in Ceres’ 9-0 win over Boeung Ket.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Platanias - Greece - Dressed but did not play in Platanias’ 3-0 loss to Panaitolikos.

Ualefi (SKC) - Barretos - Brazil - Started and played 90 minutes in Barretos’ 2-0 win over Monte Azul. Started and played 90 minutes in Barretos’ 1-0 loss to Atibaia.


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

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - 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.

Andrew Dykstra (SKC) - Colorado - 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.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Offseason.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.


Coady Andrews (KC) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - 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.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - San Antonio - Offseason.

Parker Maher (SKC) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Offseason.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Offseason.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Offseason.

Ray Saari (KC) - Seattle - 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)

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC)

Federico Bessone (SKC)

Omar Bravo (SKC)

Tomas Granitto (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Kyle Greig (KC)

Mechack Jerome (SKC)

Will John (SKC)

Michael Kafari (SKC)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

Eric Kronberg (SKC)

James Marcelin (SKC)

Luis Marin (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Soni Mustivar (SKC)

Amobi Okugo (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Jordi Quintilla (SKC)

Soony Saad (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)

Alex Tambakis (SKC)