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Across State Lines: Kamara and Zendejas Traded to Minnesota

An update on former Kansas City players.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Colorado Rapids Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota United is quickly becoming the land for former Sporting Kansas City players. This past week, United acquired two former Sporting players, Kei Kamara and Adrian Zendejas, joining James Musa and Ike Opara to bring the total up to four former Sporting players currently on the roster.

Zendejas was acquired from Nashville SC in exchange for a fourth round draft pick and $100,000 in GAM. Zendejas had not played for Nashville after being acquired in a trade with Sporting after the expansion draft.

Kamara ties an MLS record as he joined his eighth club in the league joining Dominic Oduro and Nathan Sturgis as the players who have played with the most clubs in the league. Minnesota acquired Kamara from the Colorado Rapids for a second round draft pick in 2022 and $150,000 in GAM next year.

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, the exception being players loaned outside of Kansas City.

MLS

Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Cincinnati - Did not dress in Cincinnati’s 1-0 win over New York.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - Nashville - Dressed but did not play in Nashville’s 2-0 loss to Columbus.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Dressed but did not play in RSL’s 2-1 loss to Vancouver.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Started and played 90 minutes in LAFC’s 3-0 loss to Seattle.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Started and played 66 minutes in New England’s 0-0 draw with NYCFC.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - Dressed but did not play in Philadelphia’s 4-1 win over Montreal.

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

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

Kei Kamara (SKC) - Minnesota - Just traded to Minnesota.

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

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

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

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Nashville - Did not dress in Nashville’s 2-0 loss to Columbus.

James Musa (SKC) - Minnesota - Dressed but did not play in Minnesota’s 2-2 draw with Houston.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Did not dress in Minnesota’s 2-2 draw with Houston.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Dressed but did not play in NYCFC’s 0-0 draw with New England.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Did not dress in Orlando’s 4-1 win over Chicago.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - New England - Came off the bench and played 24 minutes in New England’s 0-0 draw with NYCFC.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Started and played 61 minutes in Colorado’s 4-1 loss to Dallas. Dressed but did not play in Colorado’s 2-0 win over LA.

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

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Chicago - Came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Chicago’s 4-1 loss to Orlando.

Seth Sinovic (SKC) - New England - Did not dress in New England’s 0-0 draw with NYCFC.

Gedion Zelalem (SKC) - New York City - Did not dress in NYCFC’s 0-0 draw with New England.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Minnesota - Just traded to Minnesota.

USL Championship

Joe Amico (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Started and played 59 minutes in OKC’s 2-0 loss to San Antonio.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Sacramento - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Sacramento’s 3-3 draw with Tacoma.

Jake Davis (ACA) - Kansas City - Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 3-2 loss to Saint Louis. Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 4-0 loss to Austin.

Eric Dick (SKC) - Phoenix (Loan) - Dressed but did not play in Phoenix’s 3-2 loss to San Diego.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Kansas City - Dressed but did not play in either of KC’s games.

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - Miami - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Miami’s 4-0 loss to Birmingham. Started and played 82 minutes in Miami’s 2-0 loss to Charleston.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Saint Louis - Started and played 90 minutes in Saint Louis’ 3-2 win over KC.

Wilson Harris (ACA) - Kansas City - Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 3-2 loss to Saint Louis. Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 4-0 loss to Austin.

Cyprian Hedrick (SKC) - Tulsa - No game this week.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Dressed but did not play in Sacramento’s 3-3 draw with Tacoma.

Ryan James (SKC) - Pittsburgh - Started and played 90 minutes in Pittsburgh’s 1-0 win over Loudoun.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - El Paso - Started and played 90 minutes in El Paso’s 2-1 win over Colorado Springs. Started and played 90 minutes in El Paso’s 1-0 win over SLC.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - San Diego (Columbus) - Started and played 82 minutes in San Diego’s 3-2 win over Phoenix.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Started and played 65 minutes in Pittsburgh’s 1-0 win over Loudoun.

Will Little (ACA) - Kansas City - Did not dress in either of KC’s games.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham’s 4-0 win over Miami.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - Started and played 90 minutes in Austin’s 3-2 loss to San Antonio. Started and played 90 minutes in Austin’s 4-0 win over KC.

Lawrence Olum (SKC) - Miami - Did not dress in either of Miami’s games.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Indy - Came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Indy’s 2-0 loss to Louisville.

Kaveh Rad (ACA) - Kansas City - Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 3-2 loss to Saint Louis. Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 4-0 loss to Austin.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Kansas City - Dressed but did not play in KC’s 3-2 loss to Saint Louis. Did not dress in KC’s 4-0 loss to Austin.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - Colorado Springs (Colorado) - Dressed but did not play in Colorado Springs’ 2-1 loss to El Paso. Started and played 90 minutes in Colorado Springs’ 2-1 win over New Mexico.

Ray Saari (KC) - Oklahoma City - Did not dress in OKC’s 2-0 loss to San Antonio.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Started and played 90 minutes in OKC’s 2-0 loss to San Antonio.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 1-0 loss to Charlotte.

Brooks Thompson (ACA) - Kansas City - Did not dress in either of KC’s games.

Jaret Townsend (SKC) - Kansas City - Did not dress in either of KC’s games.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Not participating in USL this season.

Ciaran Winters (ACA) - Tulsa - No game this week.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Colorado Springs - Started and played 66 minutes in Colorado Springs’ 2-1 loss to El Paso. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Colorado Springs’ 2-1 win over New Mexico.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - San Diego - Did not dress in San Diego’s 3-2 win over Phoenix.

USL1

Servando Carrasco (SKC) - Fort Lauderdale - Started and played 90 minutes in Fort Lauderdale’s 2-1 loss to South Georgia.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Greenville - Started and played 90 minutes in Greenville’s 1-0 win over Chattanooga.

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA) - Omaha - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Omaha’s 2-0 loss to New England.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Started and played 41 minutes in Chattanooga’s 1-0 loss to Greenville.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Did not dress in Saint-Prex’s 1-0 win over Genolier-Begnins.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - No game until 9/27.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - San Martin Tucuman - Argentina - Offseason.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Oygarden - Norway - Started and played 90 minutes in Oygarden’s 3-1 loss to Asane.

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC) - AC Kajaani - Finland - Started and played 90 minutes in Kajaani’s 0-0 draw with MP. Started and played 90 minutes in Kajaani’s 5-0 loss to EIF.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Mazatlan FC - Mexico - Did not dress in Mazatlan’s 3-2 loss to Cruz Azul.

Botond Barath (SKC) - Honved - Hungary - Started and played 90 minutes in Honved’s 2-0 loss to Malmo. Did not play in Honved’s 7-1 win over Tiszaujvaros.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - Inter Club d’Escaldes - Andorra - Started and played 90 minutes in Inter’s 1-0 loss to Dundalk.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Atletico Rafaela - Argentina - No game this week.

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

Jorge Claros (SKC) - Real Espana - Honduras - No game until 9/25.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - OH Leuven - Belgium - Came off the bench and played 36 minutes in Leuven’s 3-1 loss to KV Oostende.

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

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

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

Toni Dovale (SKC) - Navy FC - Thailand - Tied Chiangmai 1-1. Defeated Uthai Thani 3-1.

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

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

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Started and played 45 minutes in Caen’s 0-0 draw with Chambly.

Peterson Joseph (SKC) - Hang Yuen - Taiwan - Defeated NTUPES 1-0.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Dressed but did not play in either of Fluminense’s games.

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

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia’s 1-0 win over Shakhtyor.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - No game until 10/17.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - Fram - Iceland - Started and played 90 minutes in Fram’s 1-1 draw with Keflavik. Started and played 90 minutes in Fram’s 2-1 loss to Grindavik.

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

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Hermannstadt - Romania - Came off the bench and played 1 minute in Hermannstadt’s 3-1 win over Chindia Targoviste.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Daxo Katokopias - Cyprus - Lost 2-1 to PAEEK.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - KR - Iceland - Came off the bench and played 84 minutes in KR’s 2-1 loss to Flora. Started and played 90 minutes in KR’s 2-0 win over Breidablik.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Vienna (Manchester City) - Austria (England) - Started and played 90 minutes in Vienna’s 2-1 win over Ried.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 1-0 win over Sion.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Ansan Greeners - South Korea - Did not dress in Ansan’s 2-1 win over Gyeongnam.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes in Velbert’s 3-1 win over SC Union Nettetal.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - NK BSK Bijelo Brdo - Croatia - Defeated NK Solin 3-1.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Started and played 90 minutes in Port’s 1-0 to BG Pathum United.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Started and played 59 minutes in Vozdovac’s 6-0 loss to Crvena Zvezda.

NISA

Michael Kafari (SKC) - Detroit - Came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Detroit’s 2-0 loss to Michigan.

Seo-In Kim (ACA) - Oakland - Did not dress in Oakland’s 3-0 win over New Amsterdam.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - New York - Started and played 81 minutes in New York’s 2-0 loss to Cal United.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Chattanooga - Dressed but did not play in Chattanooga’s 3-0 win over New Amsterdam. Started and played 90 minutes in Chattanooga’s 2-0 win over LA Force.

NWSL

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

Shea Groom (KC) - Houston - No game this week.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - No game this week.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Houston - No game this week.

Addisyn Merrick (KC) - North Carolina - Started and played 90 minutes in North Carolina’s 0-0 draw with Orlando.

Sinclaire Miramontez (KC) - North Carolina - Did not dress in North Carolina’s 0-0 draw with Orlando.

Indoor

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.

Active without a club or unknown

Bernardo Anor (SKC)

Ezra Armstrong (ACA)

Will Bagrou (SKC)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Hakim Diaw (ACA)

Luis Gil (SKC)

David Greczek (SKC)

Nicolas Hasler (SKC)

Will John (SKC)

Benji Joya (SKC)

James Kasak (SKC)

Patrick Kelly (KC)

Chris Konopka (SKC)

James Marcelin (SKC)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Alex Martinez (SKC)

Franky Martinez (SKC)

Yura Movsisyan (SKC)

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC)

Max Rugova (ACA)

Alberto Sanchez (ACA)

Yann Songo’o (SKC)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Zach Wright (SKC)