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Across State Lines: Amico Scores First Professional Goal

An update on former Kansas City players.

USL Western Conference Finals - Phoenix Rising FC v Orange County SC Photo by Joe Hicks/Getty Images

Former Sporting Kansas City academy player Joe Amico struggled immediately after turning pro out of college as he only appeared twice for the Swope Park Rangers back in 2017. Last year though he signed with Orange County SC and has slowly started to get more and more time for the USL Championship team last year and now this year. This past week, Amico scored his first professional goal in Orange County’s 2-0 win over the Oklahoma City Energy. Up 1-0, Amico came on in the 66th minute, replacing Kevin Alston. Nine minutes later, Amico received a through ball, cutting inside into the box before sliding a shot into the lower corner doubling Orange County’s lead on the night. Here’s 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) - Seattle - Came off the bench and played 2 minutes in Seattle’s 1-0 win over Minnesota.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - Started and played 68 minutes in New England’s 3-1 loss to Atlanta.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Did not dress in RSL’s 1-0 win over Vancouver.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in LAFC’s 3-1 win over Colorado.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 81 minutes in New England’s 3-1 loss to Atlanta.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - LA - Dressed but did not play in LA’s 4-2 loss to Houston.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - Dressed but did not play in Philadelphia’s 2-1 loss to NYCFC.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Dressed but did not play in Orlando’s 5-2 loss to Chicago.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Out injured.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Colorado’s 3-1 loss to LAFC.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta’s 3-1 win over New England.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Dressed but did not play in Columbus’ 1-0 loss to Toronto.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Minnesota - Dressed but did not play in Minnesota’s 1-0 loss to Seattle.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Started and played 90 minutes in Minnesota’s 1-0 loss to Seattle.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Dressed but did not play in NYCFC’s 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 5-2 loss to Chicago.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - Salt Lake - Came off the bench and played 6 minutes in RSL’s 1-0 win over Vancouver.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Colorado’s 3-1 loss to LAFC.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado - On loan to Colorado Springs.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Started and played 70 minutes, scoring a goal in Chicago’s 5-2 win over Orlando.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Came off the bench and played 24 minutes, scoring a goal in Orange County’s 2-0 win over OKC.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Nashville - Came off the bench and played 3 minutes in Nashville’s 2-1 win over Louisville.

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

Harrison Bouma (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Did not dress in OKC’s 2-0 loss to Orange County.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Phoenix’s 5-3 win over Portland.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Started and played 60 minutes in Orange County’s 2-0 win over OKC.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Started and played 74 minutes in Saint Louis’ 1-0 loss to Louisville.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Swope’s 2-2 draw with Hartford. Did not dress in Swope’s 2-1 loss to Ottawa.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - Started and played 90 minutes in Tulsa’s 3-2 loss to Sacramento.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Started and played 90 minutes in Sacramento’s 2-2 draw with LA. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Sacramento’s 3-2 win over Tulsa.

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Started and played 90 minutes in Pitsburgh’s 1-1 draw with Atlanta.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - El Paso - Out injured.

Chris Konopka (SKC) - Tampa Bay - Did not dress in Tampa’s 2-0 loss to Loudoun.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Hartford - Started and played 90 minutes in Hartford’s 2-2 draw with Swope.

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

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham’s 0-0 draw with Charleston.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Started and played 31 minutes before being red carded in Charlotte’s 2-1 win over Bethlehem.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Dressed but did not play in Phoenix’s 5-3 win over Portland.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - No game this week.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Started and played 68 minutes in Ottawa’s 1-0 win over Indy. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Ottawa’s 2-1 win over Swope.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Started and played 90 minutes in Indy’s 1-0 loss to Ottawa. Came off the bench and played 16 minutes, scoring a goal in Indy’s 3-0 win over Memphis

Camden Riley (SKC) - Swope Park - Came off the bench and played 9 minutes in Swope’s 2-2 draw with Hartford. Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Swope’s 2-1 loss to Ottawa.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado Springs (Colorado) - Started and played 90 minutes in Colorado Springs’ 2-0 win over LA.

Ray Sarri (KC) - Sacramento - Did not dress in Sacramento’s 2-2 draw with LA. Dressed but did not play in Sacramento’s 3-2 win over Tulsa.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Swope Park - Dressed but did not play in Swope’s 2-2 draw with Hartford. Did not dress in Swope’s 2-1 loss to Ottawa.

Colton Storm (SKC) - North Carolina - Did not dress in North Carolina’s 2-0 win over New York.

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

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

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - No game this week.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Did not dress in Pittsburgh’s 1-1 draw with Atlanta.

USL1

Will Bagrou (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 2-0 loss to Richmond.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Lansing - Started and played 90 minutes in Lansing’s 1-0 loss to Madison.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Started and played 89 minutes in Chattanooga’s 1-1 draw with Toronto.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Orlando - Did not dress in Orlando’s 2-0 loss to Richmond.

Zach Wright (SKC) - Tucson - Came off the bench and played 26 minutes in Tucson’s 3-1 loss to North Texas.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Lost 4-0 to Veyrier Sports.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 0-0 draw with Comunicaciones. Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 2-1 win over Motagua.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in San Martin’s 0-0 draw with Defensores de Belgrano.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Came off the bench and played 47 minutes in Caracas’ 2-2 raw with Estudiantes Caracas.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Sogndal - Norway - Started and played 90 minutes in Sogndal’s 1-0 win over Sandnes Ulf.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Morelia - Mexico - Did not dress in Morelia’s 3-2 loss to Necaxa.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - FC Andorra - Spain - Dressed but did not play in Andorra’s 1-1 draw with Levante II.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Independiente del Valle - Ecuador - No game this week.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - No game until 10/21.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Real’s 2-1 win over Real de Minas.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Mohun Bagan - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Trinidad’s 2-0 loss to Mexico.

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Pacific FC - Canada - Out injured.

Amer Didic (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Started and played 90 minutes in Edmonton’s 1-0 loss to Forge. Started and played 90 minutes in Edmonton’s 3-1 loss to Valour.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Navy FC - Thailand - No game this week.

Luis Gil (SKC) - FK Viktorie Zizkov - Czech Republic - Came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Viktorie’s 1-0 win over Slavoj Vysehrad.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - BSG Chemie Leipzig - Germany - Came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Leipzig’s 2-0 win over 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - No game until 11/24.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Came off the bench and played 6 minutes in Fluminense’s 1-0 win over Botafogo.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - No game this week.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Dressed but did not play in Cornella’s 2-1 win over Prat.

James Marcelin (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Did not dress in either of Edmonton’s games.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - Started and played 90 minutes in Roskilde’s 2-0 loss to Viborg FF.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - TJ Jednota Banova - Slovakia - Lost 3-0 to Fomat Martin.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Started and played 90 minutes in Neftchi’s 2-1 win over Sebail.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Wien (Manchester City) - Austria - Started and played 45 minutes in Wien’s 1-0 win over Sturm Graz.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Offseason.

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

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Prishtina - Kosovo - Came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Prishtina’s 1-0 loss to KF Ballkani.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Al Ansar - Lebanon - Did not play in Al Ansar’s 4-1 win over Safa.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes in Velbert’s 2-1 win over TVD Velbert.

Khiry Shelton (SKC) - SC Paderborn 07 - Germany - Came off the bench and played 26 minutes in Paderborn’s 2-1 loss to Mainz.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Scunthorpe United - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Scunthorpe’s 2-2 draw with Plymouth.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Dressed but did not play in Port’s 4-0 win over Chainat Hornbill.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Started and played 90 minutes in Vozdovac’s 2-1 win over Partizan.

NWSL

Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - Started and played 90 minutes in Washington’s 3-0 win over Orlando.

Shea Groom (KC) - Reign - No game this week.

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

Jaycie Johnson (KC) - Reign - No game this week.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Houston - No game this week.

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

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

Scout Watson (KC) - Reign - No game this week.

Female International

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Florentia - Italy - No game this week.

NPSL

David Greczek (SKC) - Motown FC - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - FC Wichita - Offseason.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - New York - Started and played 90 minutes in New York’s 2-1 win over Milwaukee.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - New York - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in New York’s 2-1 win over Milwaukee.

NISA

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami FC - Did not play in Miami’s 2-2 draw with Atlanta.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Oakland - Did not play in Oakland’s 1-0 loss to LA.

Indoor

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Mesquite - Offseason.

Patrick Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC)

Ezra Armstrong (ACA)

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Yohan Croizet (SKC)

Hakim Diaw (ACA)

Pablo Escobar (SKC)

Cody Hoffman (KC)

Tanner Hunjak (KC)

Will John (SKC)

Seo-In Kim (ACA)

Blake Levine (ACA)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Franky Martinez (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)