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Across State Lines: Abdul-Salaam Selected by Cincinnati in Re-Entry Draft

An update on former Kansas City players.

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The MLS offseason continues with its different drafts as yesterday, the second stage of the Re-Entry Draft took place. With the first pick in the stage, FC Cincinnati took former Sporting Kansas City defender, Saad Abdul-Salaam. Abdul-Salaam had spent last year with the Seattle Sounders playing in 18 games, starting 11 of them as the Sounders won MLS Cup. At the end of the season he had his option declined by the club and with the selection by Cincinnati, they now hold his MLS rights. It’s not a guarantee that Abdul-Salaam will sign with the second year team, as he could choose to sign elsewhere, including the USL Championship, where he’d been loaned to Phoenix Rising back in 2018 when he was with New York City FC. 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 3/14.

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

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in San Marin’s 3-0 win over Gimnasia Mendoza.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Started and played 90 minutes in Caracas’ 2-0 win over Deportivo Lara. Started and played 90 minutes in Caracas’ 1-1 draw with Deportivo Tachira.

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

Sagir Arce (KC) - Morelia - Mexico - Did not play in either of Morelia’s games.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - FC Andorra - Spain - Did not dress in Andorra’s 1-0 win over Lleida Esportiu.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Independiente del Valle - Ecuador - Did not dress in Independiente’s 2-2 draw with Delfin.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Bengaluru’s 1-1 draw with Hyderabad.

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

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Mohun Bagan - India - Started and played 90 mintutes in Mohun Bagan’s 0-0 draw with Aizawl.

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.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - BSG Chemie Leipzig - Germany - No game this week.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Defeated Taipei Red Lions 3-1.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Dressed but did not play in Fluminense’s 1-0 win over Palmeiras. Came off the bench and played 4 minutes in Fluminense’s 1-1 draw with Aai.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 2-0 win over Vitebsk.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Started and played 60 minutes in Cornella’s 1-1 draw with Ebro.

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 0-0 draw with Sebail.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Wien (Manchester City) - Austria - Started and played 90 minutes in Wien’s 5-0 win over Hartberg.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - No game until 1/10.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes, recording 2 goals and an assist in St. Gallen’s 4-1 win over Luzern.

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Prishtina - Kosovo - Did not dress in Prishtina’s 0-0 draw with SC Gjilani.

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 1-0 loss to TuRU Dusseldorf.

Khiry Shelton (SKC) - SC Paderborn 07 - Germany - Did not dress in Paderborn’s 3-2 loss to Red Bull Leipzig.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Scunthorpe United - England - Did not dress in Scunthorpe’s 3-1 win over Blackpool.

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

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Did not dress in Vozdovac’s 2-0 loss to Crvena Zvezda.

Female International

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Florentia - Italy - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring 2 goals in Florentia’s 2-1 win over Milan.


Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Mesquite - Had a goal and an assist in Mesquite’s 7-5 win over Dallas.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 6-4 win over St. Louis.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 6-4 win over St. Louis.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Mesquite - Played in Mesquite’s 7-5 win over Dallas.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 6-4 win over St. Louis.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - Scored a goal in the Comets’ 6-4 ‌win over St. Louis.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Kansas City - Scored a goal in the Comets’ 6-4 win over St. Louis.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 7-3 win over Tacoma.

Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 6-4 win over St. Louis.

Ray Saari (KC) - Kansas City - Had a goal and an assist in the Comets’ 6-4 win over St. Louis.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Did not play in the Comets’ 6-4 win over St. Louis.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - Played in the Comets’ 6-4 win over 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.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Offseason.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - 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.

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.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Pittsburgh - 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)

Kharlton Belmar (SKC)

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)

Kelyn Rowe (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)

Seth Sinovic (SKC)

Tucker Stephenson (ACA)

Rodney Wallace (SKC)

Gedion Zelalem (SKC)