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An update on Kansas City players.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Probably the biggest disappointment of the offseason for many Sporting Kansas City fans was the loss of Latif Blessing to Los Angeles FC in the expansion draft back in December. Blessing had endeared himself to the fans in KC in his one season here with his play on the field along with his apparent fun attitude off the field with his dancing post game. With LAFC this season, Blessing has improved his form on the field from last season, having topped both his goal and assist total from the 2017 season. He scored two goals this past week for LAFC and added two assists as well for the club.

Here is the rest of this week’s update.

Key

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.

MLS

Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC)- NYCFC - No game this week.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in New England’s 3-2 win over DC.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Dressed but did not play in RSL’s 2-1 loss to Columbus.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal and adding 2 assists in LAFC’s 4-1 win over Philadelphia. Started and played 65 minutes, scoring a goal in LAFC’s 2-2 draw with Houston.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in New England’s 3-2 win over DC.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - LA - Did not dress in LA’s 3-3 draw with San Jose.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - New York - Dressed but did not play in New York’s 1-0 win over Toronto.

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Vancouver - Started and played 90 minutes in Vancouver’s 1-0 loss to Colorado.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 4-0 loss to Atlanta.

Andrew Dykstra (SKC) - Colorado - On loan to Charlotte.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Chicago - No game this week.

Benny Feilhaber (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 87 minutes, recording an assist in LAFC’s 4-1 win over Philadelphia. Started and played 90 minutes in LAFC’s 2-2 draw with Houston.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Colorado’s 1-0 win over Vancouver.

Luis Gil (SKC) - Houston (loan) - Came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Houston’s 2-2 draw with LAFC.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Vancouver - Started and played 90 minutes in Vancouver’s 1-0 loss to Colorado.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta’s 4-0 win over Orlando.

Jon Kempin (SKC)- Columbus - Started and played 90 minutes in Columbus’ 2-1 win over RSL.

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC) - New England - Started and played 45 minutes, recording an assist in New England’s 3-2 win over DC.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Portland - Started and played 90 minutes in Portland’s 3-2 win over Seattle.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - Orlando - Dressed but did not play in Orlando’s 4-0 loss to Atlanta.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 4-0 loss to Atlanta.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Started and played 72 minutes in Philadelphia’s 4-1 loss to LAFC.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta’s 4-0 win over Orlando.

USL

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Started and played 90 minutes in Orange County’s 1-0 los to Phoenix. Did not dress in Orange County’s 1-0 win over Colorado Springs.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - LA - Started and played 90 minutes in LA’s 2-0 loss to Tulsa. Started and played 90 minutes in LA’s 5-3 win over Seattle.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - No game this week.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Started and played 90 minutes in Phoenix’s 1-0 win over Orange County.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Started and played 82 minutes in Orange County’s 1-0 loss to Phoenix. Started and played 90 minutes in Orange County’s 1-0 win over Colorado Springs.

Andrew Dykstra (SKC) - Charlotte (loan) - Started and played 90 minutes in Charlotte’s 2-2 draw with Tampa. Did not dress in Charlotte’s 4-1 loss to Bethlehem.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Started and played 90 minutes in Saint Louis’ 0-0 draw with Rio Grande.

Michael Harrington (SKC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 3-1 win over Richmond.

Felipe Hernandez (SKC) - Swope Park - No game this week.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - San Antonio - Started and played 90 minutes in San Antonio’s 1-1 draw with Colorado Springs.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Started and played 90 minutes in Sacramento’s 2-0 loss to Fresno.

Ryan James (SKC) - Nashville - Dressed but did not play in Nashville’s 3-0 win over Atlanta.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Started and played 90 minutes in Pittsburgh’s 1-0 win over Louisville.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - No game this week.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Swope Park - No game this week.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - San Antonio - Started and played 90 minutes in San Antonio’s 1-1 draw with Colorado Springs.

Parker Maher (SKC) - Swope Park - No game this week.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Started and played 90 minutes in Charlotte’s 2-2 draw with Tampa. Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Charlotte’s 4-1 loss to Bethlehem.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Started and played 90 minutes in Phoenix’s 1-0 win over Orange County.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Started and played 90 minutes in Ottawa’s 2-0 loss to Cincinnati.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Did not dress in Indy’s 1-1 draw with Penn.

Ray Saari (KC) - Seattle - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Seattle’s 5-3 loss to LA.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Indy - Did not dress in Indy’s 1-1 draw with Penn.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 3-1 win over Richmond.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Oklahoma City - No game this week.

Yomby William (SKC) - Richmond - Started and played 90 minutes in Richmond’s 3-1 loss to North Carolina.

Zach Wright (SKC) - Rio Grande - Dressed but did not play in Rio Grande’s 0-0 draw with Saint Louis.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - No game until 8/11.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Offseason.

Scott Angevine (SKC) - VPS - Finland - Defeated PS Kemi 1-0.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - No game until 7/17.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Lillestrom - Norway - Did not dress in Lillestrom’s 1-1 draw with Stromsgodset.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - No game until 7/25.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - No game until 8/22.

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

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Offseason.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Juticalpa F.C. - Honduras - Offseason.

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

Faik Hajderovic (SKC) - Vinograder - Croatia - Offseason.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Tied Royal Blues 1-1 . Lost to Royal Blues 2-1.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - Offseason.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Samorin - Slovakia - Offseason.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - Motala AIF FK - Sweden - Defeated Sodertalje 3-2.

Chris Konopka (SKC) - Cardiff City - Wales - Offseason.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 2-0 win over Lida.

Kyle McClagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - No game until 7/29.

Yura Movsisyan (SKC) - Djurgarden IF - Sweden (loan) - No game until 7/8.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - Frydek-Mistek - Czech Republic - Offseason.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - No game until 7/11.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Manchester City - Offseason.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Started and played 83 minutes in KR’s 1-0 loss to Vikingur Reykjavik.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Offseason.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Offseason.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Offseason.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Defeated Stallion 2-0.

Ualefi (SKC) - Barretos - Brazil - Offseason.

NWSL

Shea Groom (KC) - Sky Blue - Started and played 90 minutes in Sky Blue’s 1-1 draw with Portland. Started and played 87 minutes in Sky Blue’s 3-1 loss to Utah.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Dressed but did not play in Houston’s 2-1 win over Orlando.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Utah - Did not dress in either of Utah’s games.

Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - Did not dress in either of Utah’s games.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Utah - Did not dress in Utah’s 0-0 draw with Seattle. Came off the bench and played 7 minutes in Utah’s 3-1 win over Sky Blue.

NPSL

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami United - Started and played 90 minutes in Miami’s 2-1 win over Palm Beach

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - Jacksonville - Started and played 90 minutes in Jacksonville’s 3-2 win over Palm Beach. Started and played 90 minutes in Jacksonville’s 1-0 loss to Naples.

James Marcelin (SKC) - Miami United - Did not dress in Miami’s 2-1 win over Palm Beach.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Miami FC 2 - Started and played 77 minutes in Miami’s 1-0 win over Naples. Did not dress in Miami’s 2-0 win over Naples.

PDL

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Des Moines - Started and played 90 minutes in Des Moines’ 1-0 win over Kaw Valley.

Indoor

Pat Healey (SKC) - Baltimore - Offseason.

Cody Hoffman (KC)- Kansas City - Offseason.

Tanner Hunjak (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Federico Bessone (SKC)

Omar Bravo (SKC)

Toni Dovale (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Eric Kronberg (SKC)

Luis Marin (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Chance Myers (SKC)

Amobi Okugo (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)