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An update on former Kansas City players.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Another former Sporting Kansas City academy player has signed a pro contract to play in Europe. Rokas Pukstas, who had been with the academy in 2018 and 2019 signed to play with Hajduk Split in Croatia where he’d been playing with their youth teams after moving there from the Barca Residency Academy in Arizona.

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

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 - Dressed but did not play in Cincinnati’s 2-1 loss to Miami.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - Nashville - Came off the bench and played 62 minutes in Nashville’s 1-0 loss to Dallas. Dressed but did not play in Nashville’s 3-2 win over Orlando.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Came off the bench and played 28 minutes in RSL’s 2-0 loss to KC.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in LAFC’s 3-2 loss to San Jose. Started and played 88 minutes in LAFC’s 1-1 draw with Portland.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 57 minutes in New England’s 2-0 loss to Philadelphia.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - Dressed but did not play in Philadelphia’s 2-0 win over New England.

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

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

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Minnesota - Started and played 60 minutes in Minnesota’s 2-2 draw with Chicago. Did not dress in Minnesota’s 3-0 win over Dallas.

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

Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Did not dress in either of Columbus’ games.

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

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Seattle - Came off the bench and played 4 minutes in Seattle’s 1-1 draw with LA. Came off the bench and played 8 minutes in Seattle’s 4-1 win over San Jose.

James Musa (SKC) - Minnesota - Came off the bench and played 4 minutes in Minnesota’s 2-2 draw with Chicago. Came off the bench and played 5 minutes in Minnesota’s 3-0 win over Dallas.

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC) - Columbus - Came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Columbus’ 2-1 loss to Orlando. Dressed but did not play in Columbus’ 2-1 win over Atlanta.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Did not dress in either of Minnesota’s games.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Came off the bench and played 9 minutes in NYCFC’s 4-3 win over Chicago.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Did not dress in either of Orlando’s games.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - New England - Came off the bench and played 33 minutes in New England’s 2-0 loss to Philadelphia.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 90 minutes recording an assist in Colorado’s 1-0 win over Portland. Came off the bench and played 26 minutes, scoring a goal in Colorado’s 2-1 win over Houston.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado - Did not dress in either of Colorado’s games.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Did not dress in eiter of Chicago’s games.

Mark Segbers (SPR) - LAFC (Memphis) - Did not dress in LAFC’s 3-2 loss to San Jose.

Seth Sinovic (SKC) - New England - Came off the bench and played 13 minutes in New England’s 2-0 loss to Philadelphia.

Gedion Zelalem (SKC) - New York City - Did not dress in NYCFC’s 4-3 win over Chicago.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Minnesota - Dressed but did not play in either of Minnesota’s games.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Games postponed through the end of the year.

Rassambek Akhmatov (SPR) - Comuna Recea - Romania - No game this week.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Did not dress in Olimpia’s 6-0 win over Managua.

Alexsander (SPR) - Vitoria - Brazil - Did not dress in Vitoria’s 2-1 loss to Sampaio Correa.

Ayyoub Allach (SPR) - KSK Lierse Kem. - Belgium - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Lierse’s 3-1 win over RFC Seraing.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Velez Sarsfield - Argentina - Dressed but did not play in Sarsfield’s 1-1 draw with Penarol. Came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Sarsfield’s 2-2 draw with Gimnasia La Plata.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Oygarden - Norway - Dressed but did not play in either of Oygarden’s games.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - AC Kajaani - Finland - Offseason.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Mazatlan FC - Mexico - Did not dress in Mazatlan’s 4-0 loss to Santos Laguna.

Botond Barath (SKC) - Honved - Hungary - Started and played 90 minutes in Honved’s 1-0 loss to Puskas.

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 - Started and played 45 minutes in Ferencvaros’ 6-0 win over Kelen SC.

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

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - No game until 11/22.

Killian Colombie (SPR)- Aldershot Town - England - Dressed but did not play in Aldershot’s 1-0 win over Notts County.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - OH Leuven - Belgium - No game this week.

Renae Cuellar (FCKC) - Tijuana - Mexico - Started and played 90 minutes in Tijuana’s 1-0 loss to Mazatlan.

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 Fredericia’s 1-1 draw with Viborg.

Mario Erpel (COL-Park) - General Velasquez - Chile - Did not play in General Velasquez’s 1-1 draw with Concepcion.

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

Amanda Frisbie (FCKC) - Madrid CFF - Spain - Started and played 80 minutes in Madrid’s 2-0 loss to Athletic Club.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Came off the bench and played 10 minutes, scoring a goal in Caen’s 2-1 win over Nancy.

Katrina Gorry (FCKC) - Avaldsnes IL - Norway - Dressed but did not play in Avaldsnes’ 3-0 win over Klepp.

Johnny Grant (SPR) - Forge - Canada - No game until 12/1.

Nicolas Hasler (SKC) - Thun - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in Thun’s 1-1 draw with FC Schaffhausen.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Tied Tatung 1-1.

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

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Kolbotn IL (Houston) - Norway (USA) - Dressed but did not play in Kolbotn’s 1-1 draw with Lillestrom.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 1-1 draw with Belshina. Did not dress in Slavia’s 1-0 loss to Dinamo Minsk.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - No game this week.

Tiffany McCarty (FCKC) - Selfoss - Iceland - Started and played 90 minutes in Selfoss’ 1-0 loss to Thor/KA.

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

Eric McWoods (COL-UMKC) - Balzan FC - Malta - No game this week.

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

Michal Mravec (SKC) - TJ Jednota Banova - Slovakia - No game until 3/27.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Hermannstadt - Romania - Started and played 78 minutes in Hermannstadt’s 1-1 draw with Sepsi.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Daxo Katokopias - Cyprus - Started and played 90 minutes in Daxo’s 0-0 draw with Omonia Nicosia.

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

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Vienna (Manchester City) - Austria (England) - Started and played 90 minutes in Vienna’s 0-0 draw with Rheindorf Altach.

Rokas Pukstas (ACA) - Hajduk Split - Croatia - Just signed for club.

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

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 0-0 draw with Young Boys.

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

Soony Saad (SKC) - Ansan Greeners - South Korea - Did not dress in Ansan’s 2-0 win over Bucheon 1995.

Rodrigo Saravia (SPR) - Comunicaciones - Guatemala - Did not dress in Comunicaciones 4-0 win over Sacachispas.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Games postponed until December.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - NK BSK Bijelo Brdo - Croatia - No game this week.

Abby Small (KC) - Dinamo Minsk - Belarus - Started and played 22 minutes in Dinamo’s 1-1 draw with Neman.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Morecambe FC - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Morecambe’s 1-0 FA Cup win over Maldon & Tiptree.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Did not dress in Port’s 4-2 win over Bangkok.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Started and played 77 minutes in Vozdovac’s 3-2 loss to Cukaricki.

Ze Pedro (SPR) - Beira-Mar - Portugal - Came off the benchand played 17 minutes in Beira-Mar’s 2-0 win over Castro Daire.

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 Blackwood (SPR) - Saint Louis - Offseason.

Rennico Clarke (SPR) - Charleston - Offseason.

Jake Davis (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

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 - Offseason.

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 - Offseason.

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 - Offseason.

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 - Offseason.

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - Fort Lauderdale - Offseason.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Greenville - Offseason.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - Omaha - Offseason.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Offseason.

Ethan Vanacore-Decker (SPR) - Omaha - Offseason.

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

Alvaro Beltran (COL-Mid-American) - Kansas City - Offseason.

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.

Henry Ramirez (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - 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) - Flordia - 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)