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Across State Lines: Ellis Waived, Abdul-Salaam Loaned Out

An update on Kansas City players.

MLS: Chicago Fire at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Former Sporting Kansas City homegrown player, Kevin Ellis, is looking for a new club. The first homegrown player to appear in a competitive game for Kansas City had signed with the Chicago Fire this past offseason after being waived by KC. Ellis had played in 20 games for the Fire so far this season, staring 19 of them, scoring two goals and adding four assists. One day after he made a substitution in the Fire’s 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union in the US Open Cup semifinal, Ellis was surprisingly waived.

Elsewhere, former first round draft pick, Saad Abdul-Salaam is meeting up with another couple former KC players in Phoenix. After being traded this past offseason for Khiry Shelton, Abdul-Salaam has found time on the field for New York City FC minimal. Having only made four appearances this season, Abdul-Salaam is headed on loan to Phoenix Rising on loan for the rest of the season, joining Amadou Dia and James Musa at 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 - On loan to Phoenix.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - Started and played 90 minutes in New England’s 3-2 loss to Philadelphia.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Started and played 90 minutes in Salt Lake’s 1-1 draw with Montreal.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 120 minutes in LAFC’s 3-3 (7-6) shootout loss to Houston. Came off the bench and played 32 minutes in LAFC’s 2-0 loss to KC.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 90 minutes in New England’s 3-2 loss to Philadelphia.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - LA - Dressed but did not play in LA’s 2-2 draw with Minnesota. Came off the bench and played 56 minutes in LA’s 2-2 draw with Colorado.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - New York - Did not dress in New York’s 1-0 win over Chicago.

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Vancouver - Started and played 90 minutes in Vancouver’s 2-2 draw with Toronto. Came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Vancouver’s 2-1 win over Portland.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 88 minutes, scoring a goal in Orlando’s 3-2 loss to DC.

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

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Chicago - Came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Chicago’s 3-0 loss to Chicago. Was then waived by Chicago.

Benny Feilhaber (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 54 minutes in LAFC’s 3-3(7-6) shootout loss to Houston. Started and played 90 minutes in LAFC’s 2-0 loss to KC.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes in Colorado’s 2-1 win over San Jose. Started and played 90 minutes in Colorado’s 2-2 draw with LA.

Luis Gil (SKC) - Houston (loan) - Came off the bench and played 36 minutes in Houston’s 3-3(7-6) shootout loss to Houston. Dressed but did not play in Houston’s 1-0 loss to Columbus.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Vancouver - Started and played 67 minutes, scoring a goal in Vancouver’s 2-2 draw with Toronto. Started and played 72 minutes, scoring a goal in Vancouver’s 2-1 win over Portland.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - No game this week.

Jon Kempin (SKC)- Columbus - Dressed but did not play in Columbus’ 1-0 win over Houston.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Portland - Dressed but did not play in Portland’s 2-1 loss to Vancouver.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 57 mintues in Orlando’s 3-2 loss to DC.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Orlando’s 3-2 loss to DC.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Came off the bench and played 34 minutes, scoring a goal in Philadelphia’s 3-0 win over Chicago. Started and played 90 minutes in Philadelphia’s 3-2 win over New England.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - Atlanta - No game this week.

USL

Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Phoenix - Just loaned to the club.

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Came off the bench and played 1 minute in Orange County’s 4-3 win over Phoenix.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - LA - Did not dress in LA’s 2-1 win over Fresno.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Did not dress in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Portland.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Started and played 90 minutes in Phoenix’s 4-3 loss to Orange County.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Started and played 90 minutes in Orange County’s 4-3 win over Phoenix.

Andrew Dykstra (SKC) - Charlotte (loan) - Started and played 90 minutes in Charlotte’s 3-0 loss to Bethlehem.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Started and played 77 minutes, scoring a goal in Saint Louis’ 4-1 win over Las Vegas.

Michael Harrington (SKC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 2-0 win over Tampa.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Came off the bench and played 4 minutes in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Portland.

Felipe Hernandez (SKC) - Swope Park - Started and played 90 minutes in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Portland.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - San Antonio - Started and played 90 minutes in San Antonio’s 3-2 loss to Seattle.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Sacramento’s 2-1 win over Rio Grande.

Ryan James (SKC) - Nashville - Did not dress in Nashville’s 2-0 win over Ottawa.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta (loan) - Started and played 90 minutes in Atlanta’s 1-0 loss to Charleston.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Started and played 90 minutes in Pittsburgh’s 2-1 win over Bethlehem.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Did not dress in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Portland.

Blake Levine (ACA) - Nashville - Did not dress in Nashville’s 2-0 win over Ottawa.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Swope Park - Dressed but did not play in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Portland.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - San Antonio - Started and played 90 minutes in San Antonio’s 3-2 loss to Seattle.

Parker Maher (SKC) - Swope Park - Came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Portland.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Started and played 90 minutes in Charlotte’s 3-0 loss to Bethlehem.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Did not dress in Phoenix’s 4-3 loss to Orange County.

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

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - No game this week.

Ray Saari (KC) - Seattle - Dressed but did not play in Seattle’s 3-2 win over San Antonio.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Indy - No game this week.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 2-0 win over Tampa.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Nashville - Dressed but did not play in Nashville’s 2-0 win over Ottawa.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Oklahoma City - Started and played 68 minutes, scoring a goal in OKC’s 3-0 win over Tulsa. Started and played 77 minutes, scoring a goal in OKC’s 3-2 win over SLC.

Yomby William (SKC) - Richmond - Did not dress in Richmond’s 1-0 loss to Toronto.

Zach Wright (SKC) - Rio Grande - Did not dress in Rio Grande’s 2-1 loss to Sacramento.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Did not dress in Saint-Prex’s 5-2 loss to FC Conthey.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 1-1 draw with Marathon.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Aldosivi - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in Aldosivi’s 1-0 loss to Union Santa Fe.

Scott Angevine (SKC) - VPS - Finland - Lost 2-0 to SJK.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Defeated Petare 4-1. Started and played 90 minutes in Caracas’ 2-0 win over Aragua.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Lillestrom - Norway - Came off the bench and played 55 minutes in Lillestrom’s 2-0 loss to Sarpsborg 08.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Game this week was postponed.

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

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 67 mintues in Real’s 1-1 draw with Tauro. Did not dress in Real’s 1-0 loss to Motagua.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Dressed but did not play in Chaves’ 5-0 loss to Porto.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Central FC - Trinidad - Defeated North East Stars 2-0.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - Started and played 90 minutes in Quindio’s 5-0 loss to Union Magdalena.

Faik Hajderovic (SKC) - Vinograder - Croatia - No game until 8/26.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - No game until 9/5.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - No game until 8/25.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Did not dress in Fluminense’s 3-0 loss to Internacional.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - Motala AIF FK - Sweden - Lost 4-1 to Varmbols.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 2-2 draw with Khimik Svetlogorsk.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - Did not play in Roskilde’s 0-0 draw with Nykobing.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - FK Trinec - Czech Republic - Did not play in Trinec’s 2-1 loss to Pardubice. Defeated Jiskra Rymarov 1-0.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Started and played 45 minutesin Neftchi’s 2-0 win over Sumqayit.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - NAC Breda (Manchester City) - Dressed but did not play in Breda’s 5-0 loss to AZ.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Came off the bench and played 30 minutes in KR’s 0-0 draw with Fjolnir.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 0-0 draw with Zurich.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Did not dress in either of Wupertaler’s games.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Plymouth’s 1-1 draw with Southend United. Started and played 78 minutes, scoring a goal in Plymouth’s 1-0 win over Bristol City.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Started and played 90 minutes in Ceres’ 2-0 loss to Home United. Lost 3-0 to Aguilas.

Ualefi (SKC) - Barretos - Brazil - Offseason.

NWSL

Shea Groom (KC) - Sky Blue - Did not dress in Sky Blue’s 2-1 loss to Houston.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Started and played 90 minutes in Houston’s 2-1 win over Sky Blue.

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 - Started and played 90 minutes in Utah’s 1-0 win over Washington. Dressed but did not play in Utah’s 1-0 loss to Seattle.

NPSL

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami United - Season over.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - Jacksonville - Season over.

James Marcelin (SKC) - Miami United - Season over.

PDL

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Des Moines - Season over.

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

Toni Dovale (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

Luis Marin (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Chance Myers (SKC)

Amobi Okugo (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)