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Across State Lines: Blessing Signs New Deal with LAFC

An update on former Kansas City players.

MLS: Los Angeles FC at New England Revolution Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

After some rumors of Latif Blessing wanting to leave Los Angeles FC and MLS, Blessing has committed his future to the LA club. Earlier this week it was announced that Blessing had signed a new contract with the club. Blessing signed a new deal through the 2022 season with LAFC on the back of a season where he’s established himself as a key part of Bob Bradley’s midfield, having scored three goals and added 5 assists. 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 - Started and played 90 minutes in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to KC.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - Dressed but did not play in New England’s 2-0 loss to LAFC.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Came off the bench and played 10 minutes, scoring a goal in RSL’s3-1 win over NYCFC.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in LAFC’s 2-0 win over New England.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 90 minutes in New England’s 2-0 loss to LAFC.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - LA - Dressed but did not play in LA’s 3-0 loss to Atlanta.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - Started and played 90 minutes in Philadelphia’s 5-1 win over DC.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 72 minutes in Orlando’s 2-0 win over Dallas. Started and played 58 minutes in Orlando’s 2-0 loss to Atlanta.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Out injured.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring 3 goals in Colorado’s 6-3 win over Montreal.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in either of Atlanta’s games.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Dressed but did not play in Columbus’ 1-1 draw with San Jose.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Minnesota - Dressed but did not play in Minnesota’s 1-0 win over Portland.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Started and played 90 minutes in Minnesota’s 1-0 win over Portland.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Dressed but did not play in NYCFC’s 3-1 loss to RSL.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Did not dress in Orlando’s 2-0 win over Dallas. Dressed but did not play in Orlando’s 2-0 loss to Atlanta.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Colorado’s 6-3 win over Montreal.

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

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Started and played 85 minutes in Chicago’s 1-0 win over Houston.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - No game this week.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Nashville - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Nashville’s 2-0 win over Swope Park.

Camilo Benitez (ACA) - Swope Park - Out injured.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Started and played 90 minutes in Phoenix’s 3-2 win over LA.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - No game this week.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Started and played 90 minutes in Saint Louis’ 2-0 loss to New York. Started and played 90 minutes in Saint Louis’ 0-0 draw with Memphis.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Dressed but did not play in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Nashville.

Felipe Hernandez (SKC) - Swope Park - Started and played 90 minutes in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Nashville.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - Started and played 90 minutes in Tulsa’s 1-1 draw with OKC.

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

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Pittsburgh’s 4-0 win over Memphis.

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

Chris Konopka (SKC) - Tampa Bay - Dressed but did not play in Tampa’s 5-0 win over Charleston.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Hartford - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Hartford’s 3-0 win over Bethlehem.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Started and played 60 minutes in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Nashville.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Started and played 78 minutes before being red carded in Birmingham’s 0-0 draw with Ottawa.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Came off the bench and played 18 minutes before being red carded in Charlotte’s 1-0 loss to Louisville.

Alex Molano (SKC) - Colorado Springs - Did not dress in Colorado Springs’ 1-0 loss to SLC.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Started and played 62 minutes in Phoenix’s 3-2 win over LA.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring 2 goals in Austin’s 2-2 draw with New Mexico.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Did not dress in Ottawa’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Indy’s 2-1 win over North Carolina.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Swope Park - Started and played 90 minutes in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Nashville.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado Springs (Colorado) - Started and played 90 minutes in Colorado Springs’ 1-0 loss to SLC.

Ray Saari (KC) - Sacramento - Dressed but did not play in Sacramento’s 3-2 win over San Antonio.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Swope Park - Did not dress in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Nashville.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 2-1 loss to Indy.

Brooks Thompson (ACA) - Swope Park - Did not dress in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Nashville.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Started and played 90 minutes in Austin’s 2-2 draw with New Mexico.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Pittsburgh’s 4-0 win over Memphis.

USL1

Will Bagrou (SKC) - Orlando - Dressed but did not play in Orlando’s 3-0 loss to Lansing.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Lansing - Started and played 90 minutes in Lansing’s 2-0 win over Chattanooga. Started and played 90 minutes in Lansing’s 3-0 win over Orlando.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Started and played 90 minutes in Chattanooga’s 2-0 loss to Lansing. Started and played 90 minutes in Chattanooga’s 1-0 win over North Texas.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Orlando - Did not dress in Orlando’s 3-0 loss to Lansing.

Zach Wright (SKC) - Tucson - Came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Tucson’s 1-0 loss to Madison.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - No game until 8/10.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 4-0 win over Honduras Progreso. Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 2-0 win over Real Sociedad.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Velez Sarsfield - Argentina - Did not dress in Sarsfield’s 2-2 draw with Racing Club.

Scott Angevine (SKC) - Vasa - Finland - Defeated KuFu-98 4-2.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Started and played 45 minutes in Caracas’ 1-0 win over Zamora.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Sogndal - Norway - Did not dress in Sogndal’s 3-0 win over Ullensaker/Kisa.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - FC Andorra - Spain - Defeated Terrassa 2-1.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Independiente del Valle - Ecuador - Did not dress in either of Independiente’s games.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Offseason.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Real’s 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad. Started and played 62 minutes in Real’s 1-0 win over Motagua.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Didnot dress in Chaves’ 2-2 (4-3) shootout win over Nacional.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Al Orubah - Saudi Arabia - Offseason.

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

Amer Didic (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Started and played 90 minutes in Edmonton’s 2-0 win over Halifax.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Navy FC - Thailand - Lost 3-1 to Khonkaen. Defeated Ayutthaya United 3-2.

Luis Gil (SKC) - FK Viktorie Zizkov - Czech Republic - Started and played 90 minutes in Viktorie’s 3-0 loss to Dukla Praha.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - NK Celje - Slovenia - Did not dress in Celje’s 2-2 draw with Bravo.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Defeated Taipei Red Lions 6-1.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Started and played 90 minutes in Fluminense’s 2-1 win over Internacional.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 3-1 win over Vitebsk.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - No game until 8/24.

James Marcelin (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Did not dress in Edmonton’s 2-0 win over Halifax.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - Started and played 90 minutes in Roskilde’s 1-1 draw with Skive IK.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Started and played 90 minutes in Neftchi’s 3-0 win over Arsenal Tula.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Wien (Manchester City) - Austria - Just arrived on loan.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in KR’s 5-2 win over Grindavik.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 1-1 draw with Neuchatel Xamax.

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

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Defeated Duisburger FV 4-0.

Khiry Shelton (SKC) - SC Paderborn 07 - Germany - No game until 8/11.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Scunthorpe United - England - Started and played 68 minutes in Scunthorpe’s 2-0 loss to Swindown Town.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Started and played 90 minutes in Port’s 2-1 win over Trat. Started and played 90 minutes in Port’s 1-1 draw with Prachuap.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - No game this week.

NWSL

Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - Started and played 90 minutes in Washington’s 1-0 loss to North Carolina.

Shea Groom (KC) - Reign - Started and played 90 minutes in Reign FC’s 1-0 win over Houston.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Started and played 90 minutes in Houston’s 1-0 loss to Reign FC.

Jaycie Johnson (KC) - Reign - Did not dress in Reign FC’s 1-0 win over Houston.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Reign - Did not dress in Reign FC’s 1-0 win over Houston.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Houston - Came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Houston’s 1-0 loss to Reign FC.

Mandy Laddish (KC) - Utah - Did not dress in Utah’s 2-0 loss to Chicago.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Utah - Dressed but did not play in Utah’s 2-0 loss to Chicago.

Scout Watson (KC) - Reign - Did not dress in Reign FC’s 1-0 win over Houston.

NPSL

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami FC - Started and played 87 minutes in Miami’s 3-1 win over New York.

David Greczek (SKC) - Motown FC - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - FC Wichita - Offseason.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Fort Worth - Offseason.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - New York - Started and played 90 minutes in New York’s 3-1 loss to Miami.

NISA

Benji Joya (SKC) - Oakland - Offseason

Indoor

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - Offseason.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - 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)

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)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Michal Mravec (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Max Rugova (ACA)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)

Colton Storm (SKC)