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The former Rookie of the Year joins the MLS team for their second season in MLS.

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The 2021 MLS season is coming, and another former Sporting Kanas City player will have a new club in 2021. The 2011 Rookie of the Year, CJ Sapong, is joining Nashville SC for their second MLS season this year. Sapong signed a two year deal with Nashville with an option for a third as a free agent. Nashville becomes Sapong’s fourth MLS team after stints with Sporting, the Philadelphia Union, and Chicago Fire.

In other news this week on a former first round pick, Yura Movsisyan has called it a career. The former KC Wizard, Real Salt Lake, and Chicago Fire player has retired as a player and has been named the North American ambassador for the Football Federation of Armenia. Movsisyan made 142 appearances and scored 36 goals in MLS over two stretches in the league. He also spent time in Denmark, Russia, and Sweden. Movsisyan also made 38 appearances and scored 14 goals for Armenia while representing his country.

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.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Season postponed until March.

Rassambek Akhmatov (SPR) - Comuna Recea - Romania - No game until 2/20.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Apertura season over.

Alexsander (SPR) - Vitoria - Brazil - No game until 2/17.

Ayyoub Allach (SPR) - KSK Lierse Kem. - Belgium - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Lierse’s 2-1 loss to Union Saint-Gilloise.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Velez Sarsfield - Argentina - No game until 2/13.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Oygarden - Norway - Offseason.

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

Sagir Arce (KC) - Mazatlan FC - Mexico - Did not dress in Mazalan’s 4-1 loss to Toluca.

Ayrton (SPR) - Mantois 78 - France - No game until 3/6.

Will Bagrou (SKC) - Stadl-Paura - Austria - No game until 3/5.

Botond Barath (SKC) - Honved - Hungary - Did not dress in either of Honved’s games.

Jose Barragan (SPR) - Jaguares de Cordoba - Colombia - Did not dress in Jaguares’ 1-0 loss to Independiente Santa Fe.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - Inter Club d’Escaldes - Andorra - Did not dress in Iner’s 2-0 win over Saint Julia.

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

Tiffany Cameron (FCKC) - Ferencvaros - Hungary - No game until 3/12.

Thierry Catherine (SPR) - AS Samaritaine - Martinique - Tied RC Saint Joseph 2-2.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 0-0 draw with Chennaiyin. Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru’s 2-0 loss to ATK Mohun Bagan.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - CD Real Sociedad - Honduras - No game until 2/17.

Killian Colombie (SPR) - Aldershot Town - England - No game this week.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - OH Leuven - Belgium - Did not dress in either of Leuven’s games.

Renae Cuellar (FCKC) - Tijuana - Mexico - Started and played 90 minutes in Tijuana’s 0-0 draw with Mazatlan. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Tijuana’s 2-1 win over FC Juarez.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Ebril SC - Iraq - Lost 1-0 to Naft Al-Janoob and 2-0 to Alsinaat Al Kahrabaiya.

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

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

Toni Dovale (SKC) - El Ejido - Spain - Started and played 72 minutes in El Ejido’s 1-1 draw with UCAM Murcia.

Steven Enna (ACA) - FC Fredericia - Denmark - No game until 2/12.

Mario Erpel (COL-Park) - General Velasquez - Chile - Did not dress in General Velasquez’s 2-1 loss to Lautaro de Buin.

Amanda Frisbie (FCKC) - Madrid CFF - Spain - Started and played 90 minutes in Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Suspended for both of Caen’s games.

Katrina Gorry (FCKC) - Brisbane Roar - Australia - No game this week.

Johnny Grant (SPR) - Forge - Canada - Offseason.

Nicolas Hasler (SKC) - Thun - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in Thun’s 2-0 win over Kriens. Started and played 63 minutes in Thun’s 3-0 win over Neuchatel Xamax.

Darian Jenkins (NWSL-KC) - Bordeaux (loan) - France - No game until 2/27.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Dressed but did not play in Fluminense’s 1-0 win over Bahia

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - FK Gomel - Belarus - No game this week.

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

Tiffany McCarty (FCKC) - Selfoss - Iceland - No game until 2/13.

Eric McWoods (COL-UMKC) - Balzan FC - Malta - Started and played 64 minutes in Balzan’s 1-1 draw with Lija Athletic.

William Opoku Mensah (SPR) - Asante Kotoko - Ghana - Did not dress in either of Asante’s games.

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

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Nea Salamia - Cyprus - Started and played 70 minutes in Nea Salamia’s 2-1 loss to Olympiakos Nicosia. Did not dress in Nea Salamia’s 2-0 loss to Omonia Nicosia.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Daxo Katokopias - Cyprus - Came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Daxo’s 3-0 loss to Omonia Nicosia. Did not dress in Daxo’s 2-1 loss to Ermis.

Luis Olivera (SPR) - Fenix de Pilar - Argentina - Offseason.

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

Pandelis Popgeorgiev (COL-UMKC) - Kecskemet - Hungary - No game until 2/28.

Rokas Pukstas (ACA) - Hajduk Split - Croatia - Did not dress in either of Hajduk’s games.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - Vikingur Reykjavik - Iceland - No game until 2/12.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Did not dress in St. Gallen’ 3-2 loss to Sion.

Brianne Reed (FCKC) - FC Nordsjaelland - Denmark - No game until 2/27.

Winston Reid (SKC) - Brentford (West Ham) - England - Came off the bench and played 4 minutes in Brentford’s 3-2 win over Birstol City. Came off the bench and played 7 minutes in Brentford’s 4-1 win over Middlesbrough.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - FC Shkupi - North Macedonia - No game until 2/14.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Ansan Greeners - South Korea - No game until 2/27.

Rodrigo Saravia (SPR) - Comunicaciones - Guatemala - No game until 2/20.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - No game until 2/21.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - NK BSK Bijelo Brdo - Croatia - No game until 2/14.

Abby Small (KC) - Dinamo Minsk - Belarus - Offseason.

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Morecambe FC - England - Suspended for both of Morecambe’s games this week.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Started and played 56 minutes in Port’s 1-0 win over Sukhothai. Started and played 90 minutes in Port’s 2-1 loss to Buriram United.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Started and played 90 minutes in Vozdovac’s 1-1 draw with Radnik Surdulica.

Duval Wapiwo (SPR) - MFK Vyskov - Czech Republic - Games postponed.

Mallory Weber (NWSL-KC) - Adelaide United (loan) - Australia - Started and played 69 minutes in Adelaide’s 2-2 draw with Western Sydney.

Ze Pedro (SPR) - Beira-Mar - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Beira-Mar’s 1-0 loss to Anadia. Came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Beira-Mar’s 3-0 win over Vila Cortez.

Indoor

Felipe Abreu (COL-Mid-American) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Alvaro Beltran (COL-MidAmerican) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - San Diego - No game this week.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Ignacio Flores (COL-Park) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Jeff Hughes (Comets) - Ontario - Played in Ontario’s 5-4 win over St. Louis. Had an assist in Ontario’s 10-4 win over St. Louis.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - Played in Dallas’ 5-4 win over Tacoma.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Rodolfo Lopes (COL-Park) - Orlando - Orlando sitting out 2020-2021 season.

Nick McDonald (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Alex Megson (Comets) - Tacoma - Did not play in Tacoma’s 5-4 loss to Dallas.

Lou Misner (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Ramone Palmer (COL-Park) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Robert Palmer (COL-Park) - Ontario - Scored a goal in Ontario’s 5-4 win over St. Louis. Had an assist in Ontario’s 10-4 win over St. Louis.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - No game this week.

Guerrero Pino (COL-UMKC) - San Diego - No game this week.

Brett Petricek (Comets) - St. Louis - Played in St.Louis’ 5-4 and 10-4 losses to Ontario.

Travis Pittman (Comets) - San Diego - No game this week.

Henry Ramirez (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Jose Ramos (COL-MidAmerica) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Mirko Sandivari (COL-Park) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - No game this week.

John Sosa (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Lucas Sousa (COL-Park)- Kansas City - No game this week.

James Togbah (Comets) - Utica - Utica sitting out the 2020-2021 season.

Danny Waltman (Comets) - Tacoma - Did not play in Tacoma’s 5-4 loss to Dallas.

Kiel Williams (COL-Park) - Florida - No game this week.

MLS

Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Cincinnati - Offseason.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

Matt Besler (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - Offseason.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - Offseason.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - Offseason.

Eric Dick (SKC) - Columbus - Offseason.

Leroy Enzugusi (ACA) - Nashville - Offseason.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - Offseason.

Preston Judd (SPR) - LA - Offseason.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - DC - Offseason.

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Seattle - Offseason.

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC) - Columbus - Offseason.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - Offseason.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Houston - Offseason.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - Offseason.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - Seattle - Offseason.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - Offseason.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Nashville - Offseason.

Aedan Stanley (SPR) - Austin - Offseason.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Minnesota - Offseason.

NWSL

Dorian Bailey (KC) - Washington - Offseason.

Shea Groom (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Haley Hanson (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Gunnhildur Jonsdottir (KCNWSL) - Orlando - Offseason.

Maegan Kelly (KC) - Houston - Offseason.

Tziarra King (KCNWSL) - Reign - Offseason.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Louisville - Offseason.

Sydney Leroux (FCKC) - Orlando - Offseason.

Merritt Mathias (FCKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Addisyn Merrick (KC) - Louisville - Offseason.

Kristie Mewis (FCKC) - Houston - Offseason.

Sinclaire Miramontez (KC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Dominique Richardson (FCKC) - Sky Blue - Offseason.

Katelyn Rowland (FCKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Becky Sauerbrunn (FCKC) - Portland - Offseason.

USL Championship

Dakota Barnathan (SPR) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Hadji Barry (SPR) - Colorado Springs - Offseason.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Sacramento - 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.

Christian Herrera (SPR) - Tacoma - Offseason.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Ryan James (SKC) - Birmingham - Offseason.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - El Paso - Offseason.

Dane Kelly (SPR) - Charlotte - 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.

Jahon Rad (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Kaveh Rad (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Bryam Rebellon (SPR) - El Paso - Offseason.

Ray Saari (KC) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Mark Segbers (SPR) - Memphis - Offseason.

Dillon Serna (SPR) - Colorado Springs - Offseason.

Matheus Silva (SPR) - Hartford - Offseason.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Offseason.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Brooks Thompson (ACA) - 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.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Offseason.

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

NISA

Michael Kafari (SKC) - Detroit - Offseason.

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

Alex Molano (SKC) - LA - Offseason.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Chattanooga - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Joe Amico (ACA)

Bernardo Anor (SKC)

Ezra Armstrong (ACA)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Tyler Blackwood (SPR)

Andre Braithwaite (Comets)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Aurelien Collin (SKC)

Dom Dwyer (SKC)

Pablo Escobar (SKC)

Gerso Fernandes (SKC)

Luis Gil (SKC)

Gui Gomes (COL-Benedictine)

Anthony Grant (Comets)

David Greczek (SKC)

Kyle Greig (KC)

Erik Hurtado (SKC)

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA)

Peterson Joseph (SKC)

Kei Kamara (SKC)

James Kasak (SKC)

Wan Kuzain (SKC)

Will Little (ACA)

Charlie Lyon (SKC)

James Marcelin (SKC)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Franky Martinez (SKC)

Molly Menchel (FCKC)

Robert Mirosavic (SPR)

Fredinho Mompremier (SPR)

James Musa (SKC)

Sam Raben (SPR)

Camden Riley (SKC)

Max Rugova (ACA)

Richard Sanchez (SKC)

Odaine Sinclair (COL-Baker)

Seth Sinovic (SKC)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Jaret Townsend (SKC)

Zach Wright (SKC)

Gedion Zelalem (SKC)