The 2019 AFC Asian Cup kicked off this weekend in the United Arab Emirates, and on the second day of the tournament former Sporting Kansas City forward, Sunil Chhetri was making national headlines. Not only did Chhetri help India to their first win at the competition in in 55 years with his two goals in the 4-1 win, but he also surpassed Lionel Messi and moved into second, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, among active international goal scorers with 67 for his career. Chhetri will look to move closer to Ronaldo over the next two games against the hosts, and against Bahrain.
Also this week, another former forward, Josh Wolff looks like he’ll be joining Gregg Berhalter with the US Men’s National team. Wolff had been a candidate to replace Berhlater at the Columbus Crew, but now looks set to become Berhalter’s top assistant with the US team.
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 - No game until 1/13.
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, scoring 2 goals in India’s 4-1 win over Thailand.
Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - No game until 1/13.
Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Did not dress in either of Chaves’ games.
Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Al Orubah - Saudi Arabia - Defeated Al Thuqbah 3-2. Lost 2-1 to Al Najoom.
Toni Dovale (SKC) - East Bengal - India - Started and played 90 minutes in East Bengal’s 2-1 win over Indian Arrows.
Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Deportes Quindio - Colombia - Offseason.
Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Nybro IF - Sweden - Offseason.
Luis Gil (SKC) - Queretaro - Mexico - Offseason.
Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - NK Celje - Slovenia - No game until 2/22.
Will John (SKC) - Lokomotivi Tbilisi - Georgia - Offseason.
Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Offseason.
Benji Joya (SKC) - Irapuato - Mexico - No game until 1/12.
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 - No game until 1/13.
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 - No game this week.
Martin Steuble (SKC) - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - No game until 2/4.
Milos Stojcev (SKC) - Tuzla City - Bosnia - No game until 2/23.
Maegan Kelly (KC) - Atalanta Femminile - Italy - Did not dress in Atalanta’s 6-0 loss to Fiorentina.
Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Western Sydney - Australia - No game this week.
Jose Burciaga (SKC) - Dallas - Did not play in either of Dallas’ games.
Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - Had a goal and an assist in Rio Grande’s 8-4 win over Tacoma.
Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Scored a goal in the Comets 7-2 win over Florida.
Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - Played in Dallas’ 10-9 win over El Paso and 8-2 loss to Monterrey.
Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 7-2 win over Florida.
Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 7-2 win over Florida.
Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 7-2 win over Florida.
Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 8-1 win over Turlock and 3-2 win over Ontario.
Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Had an assist in the Comets’ 7-2 win over Florida.
Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 7-2 win over Florida.
Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - Offseason.
Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Offseason.
Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Offseason.
Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Offseason.
Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Vancouver - Offseason.
Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.
Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Offseason.
Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.
Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.
Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Offseason.
Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Offseason.
Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.
Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.
CJ Sapong (SKC) - Philadelphia - Offseason.
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.
Shea Groom (KC) - Sky Blue - Offseason.
Haley Hanson (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)
Servando Carrasco (SKC)
Aurelien Collin (SKC)
Hakim Diaw (ACA)
Andrew Dykstra (SKC)
Kevin Ellis (SKC)
Benny Feilhaber (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)