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Across State Lines: Gioacchini Tests Positive for COVID-19

An update on former Kansas City players.

Valenciennes FC v Stade Malherbe Caen Calvados Basse-Normandie - Ligue 2 BKT Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images

In the crazy year that 2020 is, soccer coaches around the world have had a new wrinkle added to their squad selection. With COVID-19 still affecting people world wide, it’s causing selection questions for clubs when players test positive. Sporting Kansas City has had their share of it with two players testing positive for the first team and one on Sporting Kansas City II also testing positive over the course of the season. A positive COVID test has sidelined Nicholas Gioacchini at his French club, Caen. Gioacchini, who was born in Kansas City, has scored two goals in seven games for Caen so far on the season, but missed this weekend along with four other players who tested positive.

Elsewhere, five former Kansas City players will be playing in championship games this coming weekend. Sporting loanee, Eric Dick and former Swope Park Rangers’ goalkeeper Zac Lubin will be competing for the USL Championship with Phoenix Rising against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Meanwhile in USL 1, former academy player Brandon Fricke will be competing for the championship with Greenville Triumph against another former academy player, Elvir Ibisevic and former Swope Park Ranger Ethan Vanacore-Decker of Union Omaha in that championship game.

Here’s the restof this week’s update.

Key

SKC - former Sporting KC players

ACA - former Sporting KC academy players

KC - Kansas City area players

SPR - former Swope Park Rangers/Sporting KC II players

COL - local college players

Comets - former Comets players

FCKC - former FC Kansas City players

Note: Players under contract to Sporting Kansas City at this time are not included on this list, the exception being players loaned outside of Kansas City.

MLS

Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Cincinnati - Did not dress in Cincinnati’s 1-0 loss to Minnesota.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - Nashville - Started and played 90 minutes in Nashville’s 1-1 draw with New England. Dressed but did not play in Nashville’s 1-0 win over Montreal.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Came off the bench and played 11 minutes in RSL’s 0-0 draw with Dallas.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Came off the bench and played 29 minutes in LAFC’s 2-0 win over LA.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 90 minutes in New England’s 1-1 draw with Nashville.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - Dressed but did not play in Philadelphia’s 5-0 win over Toronto.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Out with an injury.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Out with an injury.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Minnesota - Started and played 76 minutes in Minnesota’s 1-0 win over Cincinnati.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Dressed but did not play in Atlanta’s 2-1 loss to DC.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Did not dress in Columbus’ 1-1 draw with Houston.

Charlie Lyon (SKC) - Pool Goalkeeper - Did not dress for any team.

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Seattle - Did not dress in either of Seattle’s games.

James Musa (SKC) - Minnesota - Dressed but did not play in Minnesota’s 1-0 win over Cincinnati.

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC) - Columbus - Started and played 77 minutes in Columbus’ 1-1 draw with Houston.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Did not dress in Minesota’s 1-0 win over Cincinnati.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Came off the bench and played 12 minutes, scoring a goal in NYCFC’s 3-1 win over Montreal.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Did not dress in Orlando’s 2-1 loss to Miami.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - New England - Dressed but did not play in New England’s 1-1 draw with Nashville.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes in Colorado’s 4-0 loss to KC.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado - Did not dress in Colorado’s 4-0 loss to KC.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Did not dress in Chicago’s 2-2 draw with New York.

Mark Segbers (SPR) - LAFC (Memphis) - Did not dress in LAFC’s 2-0 win over LA.

Seth Sinovic (SKC) - New England - Did not dress in New England’s 1-1 draw with Nashville.

Gedion Zelalem (SKC) - New York City - Did not dress in NYCFC’s 3-1 win over Montreal.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Minnesota - Dressed but did not play in Minnesota’s 1-0 win over Cincinnati.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Dakota Barnathan (SPR) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Hadji Barry (SPR) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Tyler Blackood (SPR) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Rennico Clarke (SPR) - Charleston - Offseason.

Jake Davis (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Eric Dick (SKC) - Phoenix (Loan) - Dressed but did not play in Phoenix’s 1-1(4-2) shootout win over El Paso.

Liam Doyle (SPR) - San Antonio - Offseason.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami - Offseason.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - Offseason.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - El Paso - Started and played 120 minutes in El Paso’s 1-1(4-2) shootout loss to Phoenix.

Dane Kelly (SPR) - Charlotte - Offseason.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Will Little (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Offseason.

Zac Lubin (SPR) - Phoenix - Started and played 120 minutes in Phoenix’s 1-1(4-2) shootout win over El Paso.

Jerome Ngom Mbekeli (SPR) - San Diego - Offseason.

Lebo Moloto (SPR) - Tulsa - Offseason.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Miami - Offseason.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Offseason.

Kaveh Rad (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Bryam Rebellon (SPR) - El Paso - Started and played 120 minutes, scoring a goal in El Paso’s 1-1(4-2) shootout loss to Phoenix.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Ray Saari (KC) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Mark Segbers (SPR) - Memphis - Loaned to LAFC.

Matheus Silva (SPR) - Hartford - Offseason.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Brooks Thompson (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Jaret Townsend (SKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.

Ciaran Winters (ACA) - Tulsa - Offseason.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Colorado Springs - Offseason.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

USL1

Louis Bennett II (SPR) - Madison - Came off the bench and played 3 minutes in Madison’s 1-0 loss to North Texas. Came off the bench and played 11 minutes recording an assist in Madison’s 2-1 win over New England.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - Fort Lauderdale - Did not dress in Fort Lauderdale’s 1-0 loss to Omaha.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Greenville - Started and played 68 minutes in Greenville’s 4-1 win over Orlando.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - Omaha - Did not dress in Omaha’s 1-0 win over Fort Lauderdale.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Did not dress in Chattaooga’s 2-1 win over Richmond.

Ethan Vanacore-Decker (SPR) - Omaha - Started and played 62 minutes in Omaha’s 1-0 win over Fort Lauderdale.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - No game this week.

Rassambek Akhmatov (SPR) - Comuna Recea - Romania - Dressed but did not play in Comuna’s 4-3 loss to CSC Sanmartin. Started and played 90 minutes in Comuna’s 3-2 win over Aerostar Bacau.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Olimpia’s 3-2 win over Real de Minas.

Alexsander (SPR) - Vitoria - Brazil - Did not dress in either of Vitoria’s games.

Ayyoub Allach (SPR) - KSK Lierse Kem. - Belgium - No game this week.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Velez Sarsfield - Argentina - No game until 10/31.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Oygarden - Norway - Dressed but did not play in Oygarden’s 4-2 loss to Jerv.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - AC Kajaani - Finland - Came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Kajaani’s 10-2 win over MYPA. Started and played 56 minutes in Kajaani’s 1-0 loss to SJK Akatemia.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Mazatlan FC - Mexico - Did not dress in Mazatlan’s 2-1 loss to Monterrey.

Botond Barath (SKC) - Honved - Hungary - Started and played 90 minutes in Honved’s 0-0 draw with Paksi SE.

Jose Barragan (SPR) - La Serena - Chile - No game this week.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - Inter Club d’Escaldes - Andorra - First two games postponed, no game until 11/29.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Atletico Rafaela - Argentina - No game currently scheduled.

Tiffany Cameron (FCKC) - Ferencvaros - Hungary - No game this week.

Thierry Catherine (SPR) - AS Samaritaine - Martinique - No game this week.

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

Killian Colombie (SPR)- Aldershot Town - England - Dressed but did not play in Aldershot’s 2-1 loss to Woking. Came off the bench and played 9 minutes in Aldershot’s 4-1 loss to Torquay United.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - OH Leuven - Belgium - Did not dress in Leuven’s 2-1 win over Club Brugge.

Renae Cuellar (FCKC) - Tijuana - Mexico - No game this week.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Mohun Bagan - India - Season postponed.

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

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

Steven Enna (ACA) - FC Fredericia - Denmark - Did not dress in either of Fredericia’s games.

Mario Erpel (COL-Park) - General Velasquez - Chile - No game this week.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Real Cartagena FC - Colombia - Did not play in Real’s 1-0 loss to Leones.

Amanda Frisbie (FCKC) - Madrid CFF - Spain - No game this week.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Did not dress in Caen’s 1-0 win over Guingamp.

Katrina Gorry (FCKC) - Avaldsnes IL - Norway - No game this week.

Johnny Grant (SPR) - Forge - Canada - Started and played 64 minutes before being red carded in Forge’s 2-1 win over Municipal Limeno.

Nicolas Hasler (SKC) - Thun - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in Thun’s 2-1 win over Kriens.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - No game this week.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Started and played 90 minutes in Fluminense’s 3-1 win over Santos.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Kolbotn IL (Houston) - Norway (USA) - No game this week.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Dressed but did not play in Slavia’s 2-1 loss to Minsk. Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 2-1 win over Neman Grodno.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Cornella’s 1-0 loss to Prat.

Tiffany McCarty (FCKC) - Selfoss - Iceland - No game this week.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - Fram - Iceland - No game this week.

Eric McWoods (COL-UMKC) - Balzan FC - Malta - Started and played 90 minutes in Balzan’s 2-2 draw with Hamrun Spartans.

William Opoku Mensah (SPR) - Asante Kotoko - Ghana - No game until 11/12.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - TJ Jednota Banova - Slovakia - No game this week.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Hermannstadt - Romania - Came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Hermannstadt’s 5-0 loss to FCSB.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Daxo Katokopias - Cyprus - Started and played 89 minutes in Daxo’s 2-0 win over NEA Salamis. Started and played 72 minutes in Daxo’s 2-1 loss to AEL.

Luis Olivera (SPR) - Fenix de Pilar - Argentina - Season postponed.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - No game this week.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Vienna (Manchester City) - Austria (England) - Started and played 90 minutes in Vienna’s 2-0 loss to Salzburg.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 1-0 loss to Lugano.

Brianne Reed (FCKC) - FC Nordsjaelland - Denmark - No game this week.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Ansan Greeners - South Korea - Did not dress in Ansan’s 3-0 loss to Seoul E-Land.

Rodrigo Saravia (SPR) - Comunicaciones - Guatemala - Started and played 87 minutes in Comunicaciones’ 2-2 (15-14) shootout loss to Motagua. Dressed but did not play in Comunicaciones’ 0-0 draw with Santa Lucia.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Dressed but did not play in Velbert’s 3-0 loss to Ratingen 04/19.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - NK BSK Bijelo Brdo - Croatia - Came off the bench and played 2 minutes in Bijelo’s 0-0 draw with Osijek II.

Abby Small (KC) - Dinamo Minsk - Belarus - No game this week.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Morecambe FC - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Morecambe’s 2-1 loss to Forest Green Rovers. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Morecambe’s 3-1 loss to Carlisle United.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Dressed but did not play in Port’s 2-1 win over Prachaup.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Came off the bench and played 53 minutes in Vozdovac’s shootout win over Graficar. Started and played 66 minutes in Vozdovac’s 1-1 draw with Proleter Novi Sad.

Ze Pedro (SPR) - Beira-Mar - Portugal - Did not dress in Beira-Mar’s 4-0 win over Vila Cortez.

NWSL

Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - Offseason.

Nicole Barnhart (FCKC) - Utah - Offseason.

Katie Bowen (FCKC) - Utah - Offseason.

Shea Groom (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Lo’eau LaBonta (FCKC) - Utah - Offseason.

Sydney Leroux (FCKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Merritt Mathias (FCKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Addisyn Merrick (KC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Kristie Mewis (FCKC) - Houston - Offseason.

Sinclaire Miramontez (KC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Brittany Ratcliffe (FCKC) - Utah - Offseason.

Dominique Richardson (FCKC) - Sky Blue - Offseason.

Amy Rodriguez (FCKC) - Utah - Offseason.

Katelyn Rowland (FCKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Becky Sauerbrunn (FCKC) - Portland -Offseason.

Desiree Scott (FCKC) - Utah - Offseason.

NISA

Christian Herrera (SPR) - Oakland - Offseason.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - Detroit - Offseason.

Seo-In Kim (ACA) - Oakland - Offseason.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - New York - Offseason.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Chattanooga - Offseason.

Indoor

Andre Braithwaite (Comets) - St. Louis - Offseason.

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Mesquite - Offseason.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Ignacio Flores (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Gui Gomes (COL-Benedictine) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Anthony Grant (Comets) - St. Louis - Offseason.

Jeff Hughes (Comets) - Ontario - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Mesquite - Offseason.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Rodolfo Lopes (COL-Park) - Orlando - Offseason.

Nick McDonald (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Alex Megson (Comets) - Tacoma - Offseason.

Lou Misner (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Alex Molano (SKC) - Dallas - Offseason.

Ramone Palmer (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Robert Palmer (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Guerrero Pino (COL-UMKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Brett Petricek (Comets) - St. Louis - Offseason.

Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mirko Sandivari (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

John Sosa (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Stefan St. Louis (Comets) - St. Louis - Offseason.

Stefan Stokic (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

James Togbah (Comets) - Utica - Offseason.

Danny Waltman (Comets) - Tacoma - Offseason.

Kiel Williams (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Bernardo Anor (SKC)

Ezra Armstrong (ACA)

Ayrton (SPR)

Will Bagrou (SKC)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Jorge Claros (SKC)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Hakim Diaw (ACA)

Toni Dovale (SKC)

Luis Gil (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Will John (SKC)

Benji Joya (SKC)

James Kasak (SKC)

Patrick Kelly (KC)

James Marcelin (SKC)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Franky Martinez (SKC)

Molly Menchel (FCKC)

Robert Mirosavic (SPR)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Max Rugova (ACA)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Tiffany Weimer (FCKC)

Zach Wright (SKC)