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Across State Lines: Piatczyc Drafted by New York, Groom Traded to Seattle

An update on former Kansas City players.

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Two Kansas City locals have new teams heading into the 2019 season. First, former Sporting Kansas City academy player, Joey Piatczyc was drafted by the New York Red Bulls in the fourth round of the MLS Superdraft on Monday this past week. Piatczyc who was the MAC Player of the Year in 2018 while at West Virginia was also the team’s captain and all time leader in assists at the school. Piatczyc is likely to head to the Red Bulls USL Championship team, Red Bulls 2 at this time, but congratulations to the Lee’s Summit native on being drafted.

Elsewhere, Liberty, MO native, Shea Groom has a new team in the NWSL in 2019. Groom was traded by Sky Blue FC to the Seattle Reign for Nahomi Kawasumi. The trade will see Groom reunited with former FC Kansas City manager, Vlatko Andonovski. Groom had two goals and three assists in 21 games last year, but will be rejoining a coach in Andonovski who was able to get the best out of her in Kansas City where she scored 17 goals in 54 appearances for the Blues over her three years with the club.

Here’s the rest of this week’s update.


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.


Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - No game until 3/16.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 1-0 win over Vida.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Aldosivi - Argentina - No game until 1/26.

Scott Angevine (SKC) - MP - Finland - Offseason.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - No game until 2/4.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Lillestrom - Norway - No game until 3/30.

Ezra Armstrong (ACA) - Turkspor Augsburg - Germany - No game until 3/2.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - No game until 1/26.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in India’s 2-0 loss to the United Arab Emirates. Started and played 90 minutes in India’s 1-0 loss to Bahrain.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 71 minutes before being red carded in Real’s 2-1 win over Juticalpa.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Dressed but did not play in Chaves’ 2-1 win over Tondela.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Al Orubah - Saudi Arabia - No game this week.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - East Bengal - India - Started and played 90 minutes in East Bengal’s 2-1 loss to Chennai City.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - No game until 2/1.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Nybro IF - Sweden - Offseason.

Luis Gil (SKC) - Queretaro - Mexico - Did not dress in Queretaro’s 3-0 loss to Pachuca.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - NK Celje - Slovenia - No game until 2/22.

Will John (SKC) - Lokomotivi Tbilisi - Georgia - No game until 3/2.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - No game until 4/2.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - Drew 2-2 with Coyotes.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - No game until 2/5.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - Motala AIF FK - Sweden - Offseason.

Seo-In Kim (ACA) - Qormi FC - Malta - Did not dress in Qormi’s 4-0 loss to Senglea Athletic.

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

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - No game until 3/3.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - FK Trinec - Czech Republic - No game until 3/1.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - No game until 2/2.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - NAC Breda (Manchester City) - No game until 1/20.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - No game until 2/3.

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Nurnberg U19s - Germany - No game until 2/3.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - No game until 2/10.

Khiry Shelton (SKC) - SC Paderborn 07 - Germany - No game until 1/30.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth’s 3-2 win over Southend United.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - No game until 2/4.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Tuzla City - Bosnia - No game until 2/23.

International women

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Atalanta Femminile - Italy - Did not play in Atalanta’s 0-0 draw with Sassuolo.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Western Sydney - Australia - Started and played 90 minutes in Western Sydney’s 3-0 loss to Sydney.


Jose Burciaga (SKC) - Dallas - Did not play in Dallas’ 5-1 loss to Monterrey.

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - Had a goal and an assist in Rio Grande’s 8-2 win over Turlock.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 7-6 win over Milwaukee.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - Played in Dallas’ 5-1 loss to Monterrey.

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comet’s 7-6 win over Milwaukee.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comet’s 7-6 win over Milwaukee.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comet’s 7-6 win over Milwaukee.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 6-5 win over Ontario and their 7-4 win over El Paso.

Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Recorded 2 assists in the Comets’ 7-6 win over Milwaukee.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comet’s 7-6 win over Milwaukee.


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.

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Vancouver - Offseason.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Benny Feilhaber (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Offseason.

Joey Piatczyc (ACA) - New York - Offseason.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Offseason.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Offseason.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Offseason.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.

Amer Didic (SKC) - San Antonio - Offseason.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Offseason.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Felipe Hernandez (SKC) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - Offseason.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Offseason.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Offseason.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Offseason.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Offseason.

Ray Saari (KC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.


Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Offseason.


Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - Offseason.

Shea Groom (KC) - Seattle - Offseason.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - Offseason.


Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami United - Offseason.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - Jacksonville - Offseason.

James Marcelin (SKC) - Miami United - Offseason.


Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Des Moines - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC)

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC)

Aurelien Collin (SKC)

Hakim Diaw (ACA)

Andrew Dykstra (SKC)

Kevin Ellis (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Michael Harrington (SKC)

Cody Hoffman (KC)

Tanner Hunjak (KC)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

Blake Levine (ACA)

Matt Lewis (SKC)

Cristian Lobato (SKC)

Parker Maher (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Chance Myers (SKC)

Lawrence Olum (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Soony Saad (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Christian Volesky (SKC)

Zach Wright (SKC)

Sal Zizzo (SKC)