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Across State Lines: MLS Teams Back in Action

Soony Saad finds a new home with a familiar face. Plus a look at all the former Kansas City players.

MLS: New York City FC at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

MLS teams are back in action in competitive games for the 2018 season, with Kansas City local, Kortne Ford and the Colorado Rapids kicking off the season against Toronto FC in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Tuesday night in Commerce City, Colorado. Unfortunately for Ford and Colorado, the Rapids fell 2-0 to Toronto in the home-home series. That leaves a hill for the Rapids to climb next week in Toronto for the return leg.

In other news, the recently waived Soony Saad has a new club. Saad has signed to play with Indy Eleven in their first season in the USL after joining from the NASL this offseason. Saad will join up with former Sporting Kansas City teammate, Tyler Pasher who also recently signed for the club.

Elsewhere, Toni Dovale scored the first hattrick in Asian competitions for Indian side, Bengaluru FC, who defeated TC Sports Club of the Maldives 5-0 to take the aggregate series 8-2 to advance to the group stage of the AFC Cup.

Here’s the rest of this week’s update on former Sporting Kansas City players and players from Kansas City.

Key

SKC - former Sporting KC players

ACA - former Sporting KC academy players

KC - Kansas City area players

MLS

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 - Did not dress in Colorado’s 2-0 loss to Toronto.

Benny Feilhaber (SKC) - LAFC - Offseason.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes in Colorado’s 2-0 loss to Toronto.

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.

Indoor

Pat Healey (SKC) - Baltimore - Had an assist in Baltimore’s 6-5 loss to Cedar Rapids. Played in Baltimore’s 5-1 loss to Milwaukee.

Cody Hoffman (KC)- Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 8-7 win over Harrisburg.

Tanner Hunjak (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 8-7 win over Harrisburg.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 8-7 win over Harrisburg.

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Had a goal in the Comets’ 8-7 win over Harrisburg.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 4-2 win over Florida. Did not play in San Diego’s 5-4 win over Florida.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Had 2 assists in the Comets 8-7 win over Harrisburg.

International

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

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 0-0 draw with Platense. Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 2-0 win over UPNFM.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a gal in Caracas’ 2-1 win over Aragua.

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

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in San Martin’s 1-1 draw with Estudiantes de San Luis.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 1-1 draw with Pune City. Dressed but did not play in Bengaluru’s 5-0 win over TC Sports Club.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 37 minutes in Real’s 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad. Did not dress in Real’s 1-0 win over Juticalpa.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Dressed but did not play in Chaves’ 1-0 win over Moreiense.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Juticalpa F.C. - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Juticalpa’s 1-0 loss to Motagua. Did not dress in Juticalpa’s 1-0 loss to Real Espana.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 1-1 draw with Pune City. Started and played 58 minutes, scoring a hattrick in Bengaluru’s 5-0 win over TC Sports Club.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - Did not dress in Deportes’ 2-1 win over Bogota.

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 - Did not play in Irapuato’s 1-1 draw with Real Zamora.

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

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

Michal Mravec (SKC) - KPV - Finland - No game this week.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - KV Kortrijk (Manchester City) - Did not play in Kortrijk’s 1-0 win over Lokeren.

Akeem Priestley (SKC) - Harbour View - Jamaica - Did not dress in Harbour View’s 2-0 win over Tivoli Gardens. Dressed but did not play in Harbour View’s 1-0 loss to Humble Lions.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Started and played 45 minutes in KR’s 0-0 draw with Magni.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - No game until 2/24.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth’s 1-0 win over Oxford United.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - No game this week.

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

Ualefi (SKC) - Barretos - Brazil - Dressed but did not play in Barretos’ 1-0 win over Matonense. Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Barretos’ 0-0 draw with Velo Clube.

USL

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - 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.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Indy - Offseason.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - San Antonio - Offseason.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Yomby William (SKC) - Richmond - Offseason.

NWSL

Shea Groom (KC) - Sky Blue - Offseason.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

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)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)

Alex Tambakis (SKC)