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Across State Lines: Winning Trophies

An update on former Kansas City players.

2019 MLS Cup - Toronto FC v Seattle Sounders Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Of all the soccer teams all over the world, few end up winning a trophy each season, but this past week, six former Sporting Kansas City players won trophies with their club. This past week was the Copa Sudamericana final (CONMEBOL’s version of the Europa League) as well as the MLS Cup final. In South America, Ecudorian side Independiente del Valle defeated Argentine team, Colon 3-1. Independiente features former Sporting designated player, Claudio Bieler on their roster. Unfortunately Bieler is currently out injured and did not play a part in the final for Independiente. In Seattle, the Seattle Sounders won by the same scoreline over Toronto FC. The Sounders have one former Kansas City player playing with them and four others in positions in the club. Saad Abdul-Salaam played 18 times for the Sounders during the regular season but did not make the game day roster for MLS Cup. Elsewhere in the club, Sporting Legend Preki is an assistant for the Sounders, Chris Henderson is their Vice President of Soccer & Sporting Director, Garth Lagerwey is Seattle’s General Manager and President of Soccer, and Taylor Graham is Vice President of Business Operations. Congratulations to all on their club’s success this year. 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.


Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Seattle - Did not dress in Seattle’s 3-1 win over Toronto.

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.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - 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.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Minnesota - Offseason.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Offseason.

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

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - Salt Lake - Offseason.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Offseason.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Offseason.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Harrison Bouma (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Offseason.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - Offseason.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - El Paso - Offseason.

Chris Konopka (SKC) - Tampa Bay - Offseason.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Hartford - Offseason.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Offseason.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Offseason.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Offseason.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Offseason.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Started and played 120 minutes, scoring a goal in Indy’s 3-1 loss to Louisville.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Colton Storm (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Brooks Thompson (ACA) - Swope Park - Offseason.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Offseason.


Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Defeated Genolier-Begnins 5-1.

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

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in San Martin’s 2-0 win over Gimnasia Jujuy.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Did not dress in Caracas’ 1-1 draw with Llaneros de Guanare.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Sogndal - Norway - Started and played 90 minutes in Sogndal’s 1-0 loss to KFUM.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Morelia - Mexico - Did not dress in Morelia’s 3-2 win over Puebla.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - FC Andorra - Spain - Did not dress in Andorra’s 2-2 draw with Sabadell.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Independiente del Valle - Ecuador - Did not dress in Independiente’s 3-1 win over Colon.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 89 minutes, scoring a goal in Bengaluru’s 3-0 win over Chennaiyin.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - No game this week.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Mohun Bagan - India - No until 11/30.

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Pacific FC - Canada - Offseason.

Amer Didic (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Offseason.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Navy FC - Thailand - Offseason.

Luis Gil (SKC) - FK Viktorie Zizkov - Czech Republic - Came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Viktorie’s 3-1 loss to Slovacko. Started and played 84 minutes in Viktorie’s 2-1 win over Usti nad Labem.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - BSG Chemie Leipzig - Germany - Came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Leipzig’s 2-0 loss to ZFC Meuselwitz.

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

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Dressed but did not play in either of Fluminense’s games.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Did not dress in Slavia’s 5-1 win loss to Shakhtyor.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Started and played 65 minutes in Cornella’s 2-1 win over Llagostera.

James Marcelin (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Offseason.

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

Michal Mravec (SKC) - TJ Jednota Banova - Slovakia - No game until 3/29.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Dressed but did not play in Neftchi’s 2-1 loss to Kelsle.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Wien (Manchester City) - Austria - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Wien’s 2-1 win over Mattersburg.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 85 minutes in St. Gallen’s 4-3 loss to Young Boys.

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Prishtina - Kosovo - Did not play in Prishtina’s 4-1 win over FC Llapi.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Al Ansar - Lebanon - No game this week.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes in Velbert’s 4-1 win over Cronenberger SC.

Khiry Shelton (SKC) - SC Paderborn 07 - Germany - Dressed but did not play in Paderborn’s 1-0 loss to Augsburg.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Scunthorpe United - England - Started and played 65 minutes in Scunthorpe’s 4-1 loss to Crawley Town. Did not dress in Scunthorpe’s 3-0 win over Sunderland.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Offseason.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Did not dress in Vozdovac’s 2-2 draw with Backa Topola.

Female International

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


Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami FC - Started and played 90 minutes in Miami’s 3-0 win over Stumptown Athletic.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Oakland - Offseason.


Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Mesquite - Season starts 11/30.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Season starts 11/22.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Mesquite - Season starts 11/30.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Season starts 11/22.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Kansas City - Season starts 11/22.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Season starts 11/24.

Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Season starts 11/22.

Ray Saari (KC) - Kansas City - Season starts 11/22.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Season starts 11/22.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - Season starts 11/22.


Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - Offseason.

Shea Groom (KC) - Reign - Offseason.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Utah - Offseason.

Scout Watson (KC) - Reign - Offseason.


Will Bagrou (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Offseason.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Zach Wright (SKC) - Tucson - Offseason.


David Greczek (SKC) - Motown FC - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - FC Wichita - Offseason.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - New York - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC)

Ezra Armstrong (ACA)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Yohan Croizet (SKC)

Hakim Diaw (ACA)

Pablo Escobar (SKC)

Brandon Fricke (ACA)

Cody Hoffman (KC)

Tanner Hunjak (KC)

Will John (SKC)

Jaycie Johnson (KC)

Patrick Kelly (KC)

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)