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Across State Lines: Sinovic Signs with New England

An update on former Kansas City players.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The jokes about Sporting Kansas City continually trying to replace Seth Sinovic are officially over now. The Kansas City native’s contract with Kansas City expired at the end of the 2019 season and KC looked ready to move on from the 32 year old left back. Yesterday, Sinovic returned to where he began his professional soccer career, signing with the New England Revolution.

Sinovic will join up with two former teammates in New England as earlier this offseason they signed Kelyn Rowe and former first round pick, Teal Bunbury is still there as well. Sinovic’s departure from Kansas City is sad for many fans as he’s continually been considered one of the most underrated players on the roster while at the same time seeing off challenges to his spot from Marcel de Jong, Amadou Dia, Jimmy Medranda, Michael Harrington, and probably others that I’m forgetting. In the end, Sinovic made 210 appearances in league play for Kansas City (8th all time), 257 in all competitions (7th), 200 league starts (8th), 245 starts in all competitions (6th), 17,738 league minutes played (9th), 21,791 minutes in all competitions (6th), and three goals, including arguably the most important of KC’s 2013 MLS Cup run when he scored to make it 2-1 against the Revolution, shortly after they’d equalized to make it 1-1 on the night and put them up 3-2 on aggregate. Good luck to Sinovic in New England.

Here is the rest of this week’s update, including other players that have joined new clubs, like Kharlton Belmar signing with the Sacramento Republic, Sal Zizzo ending his retirement to join USL Championship expansion side, San Diego Loyal, and Saad Abdul-Salaam officially signing with FC Cincinnati.


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 3/14.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Apertura over.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - No game until 2/8.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Did not dress in either of Caracas’ games.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Sogndal - Norway - Offseason.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Morelia - Mexico - Apertura over.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - FC Andorra - Spain - Did not dress in either of Andorra’s games.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Independiente del Valle - Ecuador - Offseason.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Bengaluru’s 3-2 loss to Mumbai City.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Apertura over.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Mohun Bagan - India - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Bagan’s 4-0 win over TRAU. Started andplayed 90 minutes in Bagan’s 2-1 win over Gokulam.

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 - No game until 3/7.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Came off the bench and played 35 minutes in Caen’s 2-1 loss to Rodez.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - BSG Chemie Leipzig - Germany - Did not dress in Leipzig’s 1-0 loss to FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Offseason.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Offseason.

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

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Started and played 76 minutes in Cornella’s 1-0 win over Lleida Esportiu.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - No game until 3/1.

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

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Started and played 90 minutes in Neftchi’s 1-0 loss to Sumqayit.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Wien (Manchester City) - Austria - Started and played 90 minutes in Wien’s 1-1 draw wtih Wolfsberger AC.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in St. Gallen’s 3-1 loss to Zurich.

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Prishtina - Kosovo - No game until 2/16.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Al Ansar - Lebanon - Season postponed.

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

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

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - No game until 1/20.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - No game until 2/14.

Female International

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Florentia - Italy - Came off the bench and played 22 minutes, scoring a goal in Florentia’s 2-1 loss to Tavagnacco.


Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Mesquite - No game this week.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Mesquite - No game this week.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 4-2 win over Ontario. Did not play in San Diego’s 6-3 win over Sonora.

Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Scored a goal in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Ray Saari (KC) - Kansas City -Played in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 8-7 OT loss to St. Louis.


Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Cincinnati - Offseason.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - Nashville. - Offseason.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Offseason.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Offseason.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - 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.

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Nashvlle - Ofseason.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Offseason.

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

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - New England - Offseason.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Offseason.

Seth Sinovic (SKC) - New England - Offseason.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Offseason.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Sacramento - 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.

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 - Offseason.

Camden Riley (SKC) - 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.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.


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.


Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami FC - Offseason.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Oakland - Offseason.


David Greczek (SKC) - Motown FC - Offseason.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - New York - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC)

Ezra Armstrong (ACA)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Servando Carrasco (SKC)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Yohan Croizet (SKC)

Hakim Diaw (ACA)

Pablo Escobar (SKC)

Benny Feilhaber (SKC)

Brandon Fricke (ACA)

Nico Hasler (SKC)

Will John (SKC)

Jaycie Johnson (KC)

Patrick Kelly (KC)

Seo-In Kim (ACA)

Blake Levine (ACA)

James Marcelin (SKC)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Franky Martinez (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC)

Lawrence Olum (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)

Tucker Stephenson (ACA)

Christian Volesky (SKC)

Rodney Wallace (SKC)

Gedion Zelalem (SKC)