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Across State Lines: Catching Up

As the soccer world comes back, here’s a look at former Kansas City players playing around the world.

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The soccer world is returning with leagues around the world beginning to play again, including leagues with former Sporting Kansas City players. Some have been playing longer than others, Igor Kostrov plays in Belarus, a league that didn’t stop their season at all with the COVID-19 pandemic. Others like Nicolas Hasler (Thun) and Jordi Quintilla (St. Gallen) who play in Switzerland, just returned to play this past week, and still others, like all the former players in MLS are still about two weeks away from kicking off.

Over the past three months there’s been other news about former Kansas City players that has come out. In good news, KC natives Sinclaire Miramontez and Addisyn Merrick both officially signed with the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage ahead of that league’s return to play this weekend. Other former Sporting players, Emmanuel Appiah and Nansel Selbol have signed with new clubs in Finland and Croatia respectively. In news that’s less good, former Kansas City midfielder, Benji Joya was released by his club, the Oakland Roots after being arrested for allegedly sending explicit pictures to a teen. In sad news, former draft pick Ken Snow, passed away from COVID-19 this past week. Snow was drafted in the 16th round of the inaugural MLS draft back in 1996. Snow never played a game for Kansas City, and spent the majority of his career playing in indoor league’s around the US.

Here’s 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, the exception being players loaned outside of Kansas City.


Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Season canceled.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Out injured.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Season canceled.

Bernardo Anor (SKC) - Caracas - Venezuela - Season canceled.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Sogndal - Norway - No game until 7/3.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - AC Kajaani - Finland - No game until 6/27.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Morelia - Mexico - Offseason.

Will Bagrou (SKC) - Stadl-Paura - Austria - Season canceled.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - FC Andorra - Spain - Season canceled.

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

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - Season canceled.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - OH Leuven - Belgium - No game until 8/2.

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

Marcel de Jong (SKC) - Pacific FC - Canada - Season postponed.

Amer Didic (SKC) - Edmonton - Canada - Season postponed.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Navy FC - Thailand - Season postponed.

Steven Enna (ACA) - FC Fredericia - Denmark - Came off the bench and played 2 minutes in Fredericia’s 2-0 win over Viborg. Came off the bench and played 35 minutes, scoring a goal in Fredericia’s 4-2 loss to Vendsyssel.

Pablo Escobar (SKC) - Real Cartagena FC - Colombia - Season postponed.

Luis Gil (SKC) - FK Viktorie Zizkov - Czech Republic - Did not dress in either of Viktorie’s games.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Season canceled.

Nicolas Hasler (SKC) - Thun - Switzerland - Started and played 63 minutes in Thun’s 2-1 loss to Neuchatel Xamax. Started and played 90 minutes in Thun’s 1-0 win over Young Boys.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Lost 1-0 to Taichung Futuro.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Season postponed.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Did not dress in Slavia’s 2-1 win over Smolevichy-STI.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Season canceled.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - FC Roskilde - Denmark - Suspended for Roskilde’s 2-2 draw with Kolding IF.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - TJ Jednota Banova - Slovakia - Season canceled.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Neftchi Baku - Azerbaijan - Season postponed.

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC) - DAC 1904 - Slovakia - Did not dress in either of DAC’s games.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Started and played 90 minutes in KR’s 3-0 loss to HK. Started and played 75 minutes, scoring a goal in KR’s 8-1 win over Vaengir Jupiters.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Wien (Manchester City) - Austria - Started and played 90 minutes in Wien’s 2-1 win over Swarovski Tirol. Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Wien’s 2-0 win over Admira.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 2-1 win over Sion.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Ansan Greeners - South Korea - Came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Ansan’s 2-0 win over Seoul E-Land.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Season postponed.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - NK BSK Bijelo Brdo - Croatia - Season postponed.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Scunthorpe United - England - Offseason.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Season postponed.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Did not dress in Vozdovac’s 1-1 draw with Radnik Surdulica.


Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - No game until 6/27.

Shea Groom (KC) - Houston - No game until 6/30.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - No game until 6/30.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Houston - No game until 6/30.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Houston - No game until 6/30.

Addisyn Merrick (KC) - North Carolina - No game until 6/27.

Sinclaire Miramontez (KC) - North Carolina - No game until 6/27.


Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Cincinnati - Season postponed.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - Nashville. - Season postponed.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Season postponed.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Season postponed.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Season postponed.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - Season postponed.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Orlando - Season postponed.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Season postponed.

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Colorado - Season postponed.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Season postponed.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - Columbus - Loaned to San Diego.

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Nashville - Season postponed.

James Musa (SKC) - Minnesota - Season postponed.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Season postponed.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Season postponed.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Season postponed.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - New England - Season postponed.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Season postponed.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado - Loaned to Colorado Springs.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Season postponed.

Seth Sinovic (SKC) - New England - Season postponed.

Gedion Zelalem (SKC) - New York City - Season postponed.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Nashville - Season postponed.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Season postponed.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Sacramento - Season postponed.

Eric Dick (SKC) - Phoenix (Loan) - Season postponed.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Kansas City - Season postponed.

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami - Season postponed.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Season postponed.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Kansas City - Season postponed.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - Season postponed.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Season postponed.

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Season postponed.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - El Paso - Season postponed.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - San Diego (Columbus) - Season postponed.

Will Little (ACA) - Kansas City - Season postponed.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Season postponed.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - Season postponed.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Miami - Season postponed.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Season postponed.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Kansas City - Season postponed.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado Springs (Colorado) - Season postponed.

Ray Saari (KC) - Oklahoma City - Season postponed.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Season postponed.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Season postponed.

Brooks Thompson (ACA) - Kansas City - Season postponed.

Jaret Townsend (SKC) - Kansas City - Season postponed.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Season postponed.

Ciaran Winters (ACA) - Tulsa - Season postponed.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Colorado Springs - Season postponed.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - San Diego - Season postponed.


Michael Kafari (SKC) - New York - Not playing until Fall season.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Chattanooga - Season postponed.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Detroit (New York) - Season postponed.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Oakland - Season postponed.


Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - Mesquite - Offseason.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Mesquite - Offseason.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Nick McDonald (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Lou Misner (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Alex Molano (SKC) - Dallas - Offseason.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Lucas Rodriguez (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.


Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Greenville - Season postponed.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - Omaha - Season postponed.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Season postponed.

Active without a club or unknown

Ezra Armstrong (ACA)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Claudio Bieler (SKC)

Servando Carrasco (SKC)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Hakim Diaw (ACA)

David Greczek (SKC)

Will John (SKC)

Benji Joya (SKC)

James Kasak (SKC)

Patrick Kelly (KC)

Seo-In Kim (ACA)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

Blake Levine (ACA)

James Marcelin (SKC)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Alex Martinez (SKC)

Franky Martinez (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Kevin Oliveira (SKC)

Max Rugova (ACA)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Rodney Wallace (SKC)

Scout Watson (KC)

Zach Wright (SKC)