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Across State Lines: Nielsen Named Head Coach of USL Side Hartford

An update on former Kansas City players.

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Former Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen is taking the reigns of another USL club in the 2019 season. After resigning as head coach of the Oklahoma City Energy this past offseason, Nielsen has been without a position, but been linked with a number of different openings over that time. Today, 2019 expansion side, Hartford Athletic announced that Nielsen would be the club’s first head coach when they take the field next year. It’ll be Nielsen’s second head coaching gig after retiring following KC’s MLS Cup victory in 2013.

Also, two former Sporting academy players have joined the list as Seo-In Kim, who played for the Wizards reserves back when MLS had a reserve league, is playing for Qormi FC in Malta. The second is Ezra Armstrong, who had previously appeared twice for the Swope Park Rangers in 2016, signed with Turkspor Augsburg in Germany.

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 1-1 draw with Portland.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Started and played 90 minutes in RSL’s 6-2 win over LA.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Dressed but did not play in LAFC’s 4-2 win over Toronto.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 90 minutes in New England’s 1-1 draw with Portland.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - LA - Started and played 55 minutes in LA’s 6-2 loss to RSL.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - New York - Did not dress in either of New York’s games.

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Vancouver - Did not dress in Vancouver’s 2-1 win over San Jose.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Orlando’s 2-2 draw with Philadelphia.

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

Benny Feilhaber (SKC) - LAFC - Came off the bench and played 27 minutes, recording an assist in LAFC’s 4-2 win over Toronto.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - No game this week.

Luis Gil (SKC) - Houston (loan) - Started and played 58 minutes in Houston’s 1-0 loss to New York. Did not dress in Houston’s 4-2 loss to Dallas.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Vancouver - Started and played 81 minutes, recording an assistin Vancouver’s 2-1 win over San Jose.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta’s 3-1 loss to DC.

Jon Kempin (SKC)- Columbus - Dressed but did not play in Columbus’ 2-1 win over NYCFC.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Portland - Dressed but did not play in Portland’s 2-0 win over Toronto. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Portland’s 1-1 draw with New England.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - Orlando - Did not dress in Orlando’s 2-2 draw with Philadelphia.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 2-2 draw with Philadelphia.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Started and played 90 minutes, recording a goal and an assist in Philadelphia’s 2-0 win over DC. Started and played 62 minutes in Philadelphia’s 2-2 draw with Orlando.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - Atlanta - Did not dress in Atlanta’s 3-1 loss to DC.

USL

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

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Started and played 45 minutes in Orange County’s 1-1 draw with Seattle.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - LA - Did not dress in LA’s 3-1 win over Colorado Springs.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Did not dress in either of Swope’s games.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - No game this week.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Started and played 75 minutes in Orange County’s 1-1 draw with Seattle.

Andrew Dykstra (SKC) - Charlotte (loan) - Dressed but did not play in Charlotte’s 1-0 win over Nashville.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Started and played 82 minutes, scoring a goal in Saint Louis’ 1-1 draw with Seattle. Came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Saint Louis’ 1-0 loss to Portland.

Michael Harrington (SKC) - North Carolina - Dressed but did not play in North Carolina’s 3-0 loss to Tampa.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Dressed but did not play in either of Swope’s games.

Felipe Hernandez (SKC) - Swope Park - Started and played 57 minutes in Swope’s 2-1 win over Tulsa. Started and played 71 minutes in Swope’s 1-0 win over OKC.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - San Antonio - Started and played 90 minutes in San Antonio’s 3-1 win over Rio Grande. Started and played 90 minutes in San Antonio’s 2-1 win over SLC.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - No game this week.

Ryan James (SKC) - Nashville - Started and played 60 minutes in Nashville’s 1-0 loss to Charlotte.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Came off the bench and played 10 minutes before being red carded in Pitsburgh’s 2-2 draw with Indy. Suspended for Pittsburgh’s 2-1 loss to Cincinnati.

Blake Levine (ACA) - Nashville - Did not dress in Nashville’s 1-0 loss to Charlotte.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Swope Park - Dressed but did not play in either of Swope’s games.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Did not dress in either of Swope’s games.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - San Antonio - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in San Antonio’s 3-1 win over Rio Grande. Started and played 90 mintues in SAn Antonio’s 2-1 win over SLC.

Parker Maher (SKC) - Swope Park - Started and played 90 minutes in Swope’s 2-1 win over Tulsa. Came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Swope’s 1-0 win over OKC.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Started and played 90 minutes in Charlotte’s 1-0 win over Nashville.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - No game this week.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Started and played 90 minutes in Ottawa’s 1-0 loss to New York.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Did not dress in either of Indy’s games.

Ray Saari (KC) - Seattle - Did not dress in either of Seattle’s games.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Indy - Came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Indy’s 2-2 draw with Pittsburgh. Started and played 59 minutes in Indy’s 1-1 draw with Richmond.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 3-0 loss to Tampa.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Nashville - Came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Nashville’s 1-0 loss to Charlotte.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Oklahoma City - Started and played 66 minutes in OKC’s 1-0 loss to Swope.

Yomby William (SKC) - Richmond - Did not dress in Richmond’s 1-1 draw with Indy.

Zach Wright (SKC) - Rio Grande - Did not dress in Rio Grande’s 3-1 loss to San Antonio.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Lost 5-4 to Olympique de Geneve.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 2-1 win over Real Espana.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Aldosivi - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in Aldosivi’s 2-0 loss to Tigre.

Scott Angevine (SKC) - VPS - Finland - Did not play in VPS’s 1-1 draw with Lahti.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Did not dress in Caracas’ 2-0 loss to Aragua. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Caracas’ 3-0 win over Metropolitanos.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Lillestrom - Norway - Dressed but did not play in Lillestrom’s 1-0 loss to Valerenga.

Ezra Armstrong (ACA) - Turkspor Augsburg - Germany - No game this week.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in San Martin’s 1-1 draw with Gimnasia la Plata.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 2-0 loss to Altyn Asyr.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Real’s 2-1 loss to Olimpia.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Did not dress in Chaves’ 1-0 loss to Sporting Braga.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Al Orubah - Saudi Arabia - Lost 1-0 to Al Najoom.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - Started and played 90 minutes in Quindio’s 3-1 loss to Junior. Started and played 90 minutes in Quindio’s 1-0 win over Orsomarso.

Faik Hajderovic (SKC) - Vinograder - Croatia - Defeated Jadran Porec 1-0.

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

Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - Defeated Reboceros la Piedad 3-2.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Did not dress in Fluminense’s 1-1 draw with Sao Paulo.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - Motala AIF FK - Sweden - Lost 2-1 to Haninge.

Seo-In Kim (ACA) - Qormi FC - Malta - Started and played 90 minutes in Qormi’s 4-2 loss to Balzan FC.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 6-0 win over Smorgon.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - Did not dress in Roskilde’s 3-1 loss to Naestved.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - FK Trinec - Czech Republic - Started and played 90 minutes in Trinec’s 3-1 loss to Vitkovice.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - No game this week.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - NAC Breda (Manchester City) - Dressed but did not play in NAC’s 4-2 loss to Feyenoord.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in KR’s 4-0 loss to FH.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in St. Gallen’s 3-2 win over Neuchatel Xamax.

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Nurnberg U19s - Germany - No game this week.

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

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth’s 3-2 loss to Milwall. Started and played 45 minutes in Plymouth’s 3-0 loss to Portsmouth.

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

Ualefi (SKC) - Barretos - Brazil - Offseason.

NWSL

Shea Groom (KC) - Sky Blue - Started and played 90 minutes in Sky Blue’s 1-1 draw with Washington. Started and played 90 minutes in Sky Blue’s 5-0 loss to Chicago.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - No game this week.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Utah - No game this week.

Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - No game this week.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Utah - No game this week.

NPSL

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami United - Offseason.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - Jacksonville - Offseason.

James Marcelin (SKC) - Miami United - Offseason.

PDL

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Des Moines - Offseason.

Indoor

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Toni Dovale (SKC)

Kevin Ellis (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Cody Hoffman (KC)

Tanner Hunjak (KC)

Adam James (KC)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

Luis Marin (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Chance Myers (SKC)

Amobi Okugo (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Mark Saxby (KC)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)