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Across State Lines: Rocha Receives First Call Up

An update on former Kansas City players.

MLS: New York City FC at Orlando City SC Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Former Sporting Kansas City 2015 fourth round pick, Tony Rocha has earned his first international call up. The now New York City FC player has accepted a call up to play for Belize for their first games in the CONCACAF League of Nations against French Guiana on September 5th and Grenada on September 8th. After not being signed by KC as a draft pick, Rocha played for the Austin Aztex before signing for Orlando City B. His play there earned him a contract with Orlando’s MLS team in August of 2016 (KC received a 2018 4th round pick from Orlando that they used to select Will Bagrou who is now playing with Orlando City B). This past offseason he joined NYCFC and has appeared in 12 games, recording one assist so far this season. 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 4-3 win over LA.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - New England - Dressed but did not play in New England’s 1-1 draw with Toronto.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Did not dress in RSL’s 1-0 loss to Portland.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 90 minutes in LAFC’s 2-0 loss to Minnesota.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Did not dress in New England’s 1-1 draw with Toronto.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - LA - Dressed but did not play in LA’s 4-3 loss to Seattle.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - Dressed but did not play in Philadelphia’s 3-1 win over Atlanta.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 3-0 loss to San Jose.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Out injured.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Suspended for Colorado’s 2-0 win over New York.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta’s 3-1 loss to Philadelphia.

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

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Minnesota - Started and played 90 minutes in Minnesota’s 2-0 win over LAFC.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Started and played 90 minutes in Minnesota’s 2-0 win over LAFC.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Started and played 90 minutes in NYCFC’s 3-1 win over Vancouver.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 3-0 loss to San Jose.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - Salt Lake - Started and played 78 minutes in RSL’s 1-0 loss to Portland.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes, recording an assist in Colorado’s 2-0 win over New York.

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

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Did not dress in Chicago’s 1-1 draw with Columbus.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Orange County - Started and played 90 minutes in Orange County’s 2-0 win over New Mexico.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Nashville - Came off the bench and played 19 minutes, scoring a goal in Nashville’s 2-1 win over Tampa.

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

Harrison Bouma (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Did not dress in OKC’s 2-2 draw with SLC.

Amadou Dia (SKC) - Phoenix - Started and played 90 minutes in Phoenix’s 3-0 loss to Colorado Springs.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Orange County - Started and played 90 minutes in Orange County’s 2-0 win over New Mexico.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Started and played 77 minutes, scoring 2 goals in Saint Louis’ 3-2 win over Hartford.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Swope Park - Started and played 90 minutes in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Bethlehem.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - Started and played 90 minutes in Tulsa’s 1-1 draw with Las Vegas. Started and played 90 minutes in Tulsa’s 2-1 win over Fresno.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Started and played 90 minutes in Sacramento’s 1-0 loss to LA.

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Started and played 90 minutes in Pittsburgh’s 4-0 win over Ottawa.

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

Chris Konopka (SKC) - Tampa Bay - Did not dress in Tampa’s 2-1 loss to Nashville.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Hartford - Did not dress in Hartford’s 3-2 loss to Saint Louis.

Will Little (ACA) - Swope Park - Did not dress in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Bethlehem.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Did not dress in Birmingham’s 1-1 draw with Loudoun.

Alex Martinez (SKC) - Charlotte - Started and played 76 minutes in Charlotte’s 0-0 draw with Charleston.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Did not dress in Phoenix’s 3-0 win over Colorado Springs.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - Started and played 90 minutes in Austin’s 3-0 win over Rio Grande Valley.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Ottawa - Started and played 73 minutes in Ottawa’s 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Indy’s 1-1 draw with Louisville.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Swope Park - Did not dress in Swope’s 2-0 loss to Bethlehem.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado Springs (Colorado) - Did not dress in Colorado Springs’ 3-0 loss to Phoenix.

Ray Saari (KC) - Sacramento - Dressed but did not play in Sacramento’s 1-0 loss to LA.

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

Colton Storm (SKC) - North Carolina - Came off the bench and played 16 minutes in North Carolina’s 4-0 loss to Loudoun.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Dressed but did not play in North Carolina’s 4-0 loss to Loudoun.

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

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Started and played 82 minutes in Austin’s 3-0 win over Rio Grande Valley.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Pittsburgh’s 4-0 win over Ottawa.

USL1

Will Bagrou (SKC) - Orlando - No game this week.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Lansing - No game this week.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Started and played 90 minutes in Chattanooga’s 1-0 loss to Tucson.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Orlando - No game this week.

Zach Wright (SKC) - Tucson - Came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Tucson’s 1-0 win over Chattanooga.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Defeated Saint-Maurice 6-0.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 4-1 win over Forge. Started and played 90 minutes in Olimpia’s 2-1 win over Real de Minas.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Did not dress in San Martin’s 3-1 loss to Sarmiento.

Scott Angevine (SKC) - Vasa - Finland - Tied JS Hercules 1-1.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Started and played 90 minutes in Caracas’ 2-1 loss to Zulia.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Sogndal - Norway - Came off the bench and played 32 minutes in Sogndal’s 1-0 loss to Start.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - FC Andorra - Spain - Started and played 90 minutes in Andorra’s 2-0 win over Badalona.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Independiente del Valle - Ecuador - Did not dress in Independiente’s 1-0 win over Universidad Catolica.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - No game this week.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 65 minutes in Real’s 2-0 loss to Vida.

Nuno Coelho (SKC) - GD Chaves - Portugal - Did not dress in Chaves’ 2-1 win over Penafiel.

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

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

Amer Didic (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Did not dress in Edmonton’s 0-0 draw with HFX.

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

Luis Gil (SKC) - FK Viktorie Zizkov - Czech Republic - Started and played 83 minutes, scoring a goal in Viktorie’s 3-3 draw with Lisen.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - BSG Chemie Leipzig - Germany - Just joined the club.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - No game until 9/12.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Started and played 90 minutes in Fluminense’s 1-1 draw with Corinthians. Started and played 90 minutes in Fluminense’s 1-0 loss to Avai.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Did not dress in Slavia’s 4-2 loss to Dinamo Brest.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Dressed but did not play in Cornella’s 1-1 draw with Olot.

James Marcelin (SKC) - FC Edmonton - Canada - Started and played 90 minutes in Edmonton’s 0-0 draw with HFX.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Roskilde’s 2-1 loss to FC Fredericia.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Started and played 63 minutes in Neftchi’s 2-1 win over Sumqayit.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Wien (Manchester City) - Austria - Suspended for Wien’s 3-1 loss to Rapid Wien.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Started and played 74 minutes in KR’s 2-0 win over IA.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - No game this week.

Max Rugova (ACA) - FC Prishtina - Kosovo - Did not dress in Prishtina’s 1-0 loss to KF Feronikeli Drenas.

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 3-1 win over 1.FC Monheim.

Khiry Shelton (SKC) - SC Paderborn 07 - Germany - Did not dress in Paderborn’s 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Scunthorpe United - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Scunthorpe’s 1-0 loss to Carlisle United. Started and played 90 minutes in Scunthorpe’s 2-1 win over Gimsby Town.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - No game this week.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Did not dress in Vozdovac’s 2-1 loss to Spartak Subotica.

NWSL

Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - No game this week.

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.

NPSL

David Greczek (SKC) - Motown FC - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - FC Wichita - Offseason.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Fort Worth - Offseason.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - New York - Started and played 88 minutes in New York’s 2-0 win over Michigan.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - New York - Started and played 90 minutes in New York’s 2-0 win over Michigan.

NISA

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami FC - No game until 9/15.

Benji Joya (SKC) - Oakland - Started and played 77 minutes in Oakland’s 3-3 draw with Cal United.

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)

Maegan Kelly (KC)

Seo-In Kim (ACA)

Blake Levine (ACA)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Franky Martinez (SKC)

Alex Molano (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Michal Mravec (SKC)

Jacob Peterson (SKC)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Nansel Selbol (SKC)