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Across State Lines: Taylor Joins Real Salt Lake as an Assistant Coach

An update on former Kansas City players.

Soccer 2005 - MLS - Chivas USA vs. Kansas City Wizards Photo by Scott D. Weaver/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images

Former Kansas City Wizards first round draft pick, Matt Taylor has joined the MLS coaching ranks, joining Real Salt Lake as an assistant coach. Taylor, who had a long club career in the German lower divisions after stints with the Wizards and Chivas USA, had been an assistant at UCLA before joining the staff for RSL. Taylor played just one season for the Wizards after being drafted out of UCLA in 2004. He made 17 appearances and four starts as the Wizards won the Western Conference and the US Open Cup, and advanced to MLS Cup where they lost 3-2 to DC United. Taylor scored three goals that season, but may be more remembered for some misses after coming on as a substitute in MLS Cup when KC was trailing by a goal. Taylor was left exposed in the expansion draft for Chivas and RSL and was selected by Chivas with the 11th of 20 picks. Taylor spent three years with Chivas before joining the Portland Timbers in the USL. He then moved to Germany where he played for seven different clubs in the German lower divisions from 2008 until he retired in 2017, including SC Paderborn, where Khiry Shelton played after leaving KC in 2018.

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

KCNWSL - former KC NWSL 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 - Games postponed.

Rassambek Akhmatov (SPR) - Comuna Recea - Romania - Did not dress in Comuna’s 3-2 loss to Farul Constanta 1920.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 81 minutes in Olimpia’s 3-0 win over Real de Minas.

Alexsander (SPR) - CA Patrocinense - Brazil - Came off the bench and played 50 minutes in Patrocinense’s 3-1 loss to Atletico Mineiro.

Ayyoub Allach (SPR) - KSK Lierse Kem. - Belgium - Did not dress in Lierse’s 3-0 loss to Deinze.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Velez Sarsfield - Argentina - Dressed but did not play in Velez’s 1-0 win over Talleres de Cordoba.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Oygarden - Norway - No game until 4/10.

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

Sagir Arce (KC) - Mazatlan FC - Mexico - Did not dress in Mazatlan’s 2-1 win over Tigres.

Ayrton (SPR) - Mantois 78 - France - Games postponed until 4/10.

Botond Barath (SKC) - Honved - Hungary - Did not dress in Honved’s 0-0 draw with Diosgyor.

Jose Barragan (SPR) - Jaguares de Cordoba - Colombia - Started and played 45 minutes in Jaguares’ 3-2 loss to Deportes Tolima.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - Inter Club d’Escaldes - Andorra - Came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Inter’s 1-1 draw with FC Santa Coloma.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Atletico Rafaela - Argentina - Stared and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Atletico’s 4-2 loss to San Martin San Juan.

Tiffany Cameron (FCKC) - Ferencvaros - Hungary - Started and played 66 minutes in Ferencvaros’ 2-1 lossto MTK Hungaria FC.

Thierry Catherine (SPR) - AS Samaritaine - Martinique - Defeated Trenelle 2-0.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - No game until 4/14.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - CD Real Sociedad - Honduras - No game this week.

Killian Colombie (SPR) - Aldershot Town - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Aldershot’s 2-1 win over Altrincham.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - Ujpest FC - Hungary - Started and played 78 minutes recording a goal and two assists in Ujpest’s 3-0 win over Kisvarda.

Renae Cuellar (FCKC) - Tijuana - Mexico - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Tijuana’s 2-1 win over America. Started and played 90 minutes in Tijuana’s 1-0 loss to Santos Laguna.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Ebril SC - Iraq - Tied Al Diwaniya 0-0.

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

Toni Dovale (SKC) - El Ejido - Spain - Started and played 45 minutes in El Ejido’s 1-0 loss to Cordoba.

Steven Enna (ACA) - FC Fredericia - Denmark - Did not dress in Fredericia’s 2-1 win over BK Fremad Amager.

Mario Erpel (COL-Park) - General Velasquez - Chile - Offseason.

Gerso Fernandes (SKC) - Jeju United - South Korea - Came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Jeju’s 1-1 draw with Daegu. Came off the bench and played 25 minutes before subbing out in Jeju’s 0-0 draw with Ulsan.

Amanda Frisbie (FCKC) - Madrid CFF - Spain - Dressed but did not play in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Eibar.

Luis Gil (SKC) - MAS Taborsko - Czech Republic - Games this week and next week postponed.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Started and played 90 minutes in Caen’s 2-0 loss to Le Havre.

Katrina Gorry (FCKC) - Brisbane Roar - Australia - Did not dress in Brisbane’s 4-2 win over Adelaide United.

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

Nicolas Hasler (SKC) - Thun - Switzerland - Started and played 89 minutes, scoring a goal in Thun’s 3-2 win over Winterthur.

Shelby High (KC) - FF La Solana - Spain - No game this week.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Fluminense’s 1-0 win over Flamengo.

Dane Kelly (SPR) - Bnei Sakhnin - Israel - Came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Sakhnin’s 1-0 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - FK Gomel - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Gomel’s 1-1 draw with Ruh Brest.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Did not dress in Cornella’s 2-0 win over Badalona.

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

Kyle McLagan (KC) - Fram - Iceland - Started and played 90 minutes in Fram’s 1-1 draw with Kordrengir.

Eric McWoods (COL-UMKC) - Balzan FC - Malta - Did not dress in Balzan’s 3-1 win over Zejtun Corinthians.

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

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Nea Salamia - Cyprus - Started and played 45 minutes in Nea Salamia’s 2-0 loss to Ethnikos Achna.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Daxo Katokopias - Cyprus - Did not dress in Doxa’s 1-0 win over Pafos.

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 2-1 loss to Sturm Graz.

Pandelis Popgeorgiev (COL-UMKC) - Kecskemeti - Hungary - Came off the bench and played 3 minutes in Kecskemeti’s 3-1 win over Ujpest FC II.

Rokas Pukstas (ACA) - Hajduk Split - Croatia - Did not dress in Hajduk’s 1-1 draw with HNK Gorica.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - Vikingur Reykjavik - Iceland - Dressed but did not play in Reykajvik’s 5-0 win over Courage.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes in St. Gallen’s 2-2 draw with Young Boys.

Brianne Reed (FCKC) - FC Nordsjaelland - Denmark - Did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 2-0 win over Thy ThistedQ.

Winston Reid (SKC) - Brentford (West Ham) - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Brentford’s 1-0 win over Blackburn. Started and played 90 minutes in Brentford’s 2-2 draw with Derby County.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - FC Shkupi - North Macedonia - Started and played 90 minutes in Shkupi’s 2-0 win over FK Vardar.

Rodrigo Saravia (SPR) - Comunicaciones - Guatemala - Started and played 81 minutes in Comunicaciones’ 3-0 win over Malacateco. Started and played 90 minutes in Comunicaciones’ 1-0 win over Xelaju.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Games postponed until 3/28.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - NK BSK Bijelo Brdo - Croatia - Did not dress in Bijelo’s 1-0 win over Solin.

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

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Morecambe FC - England - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Morecambe’s 3-1 loss to Newport County.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Started and played 61 minutes in Port’s 2-0 win over Suphanburi. Dressed but did not play in Port’s 2-1 win over Chonburi.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Vozdovac’s 4-0 loss to Partizan. Dressed but did not play in Vozdovac’s 4-1 loss to Crvena Zvezda.

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

Mallory Weber (NWSL-KC) - Adelaide United (loan) - Australia - Started and played 78 minutes in Adelaide’s 4-2 loss to Brisbane.

Ze Pedro (SPR) - Beira-Mar - Portugal - Did not dress in Beira-Mar’s 2-1 win over Lusitano FCV.

Indoor

Felipe Abreu (COL-Mid-American) - Kansas City - Did not play in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Alvaro Beltran (COL-MidAmerican) - Kansas City - Did not play in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 6-4 loss to Ontario and 5-4 loss to Tacoma.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Did not play in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Ignacio Flores (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Played in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Jeff Hughes (Comets) - Ontario - Played in Ontario’s 6-3 loss to Florida. Had 2 assists in Ontario’s 7-6 win over Tacoma. Played in Ontario’s 6-4 win over San Diego.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Had an assist in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - Played in both Dallas’ 6-3 loss to St. Louis and 13-4 loss to KC.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Scored 2 goals in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - Had 2 goals and 3 assists in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Kansas City - Scored a goal in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

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

Nick McDonald (KC) - Kansas City - Scored a goal in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Alex Megson (Comets) - Tacoma - Did not play in any of Tacoma’s games.

Lou Misner (KC) - Kansas City - Had an assist in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Ramone Palmer (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Did not play in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Robert Palmer (COL-Park) - Ontario - Played in Ontario’s 6-3 loss to Florida. Scored a goal in Ontario’s 7-6 win over Tacoma. Had an assist in Ontario’s 6-4 win over San Diego.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Did not play in San Diego’s 6-4 loss to Ontario. Played in San Diego’s 5-4 loss to Tacoma.

Guerrero Pino (COL-UMKC) - San Diego - Played in San Diego’s 6-4 loss to Ontario and 5-4 loss to Tacoma.

Brett Petricek (Comets) - St. Louis - Did not dress in St. Louis’ 6-3 win over Dallas.

Travis Pittman (Comets) - San Diego - Did not play in either of San Diego’s games.

Henry Ramirez (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - Played in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Jose Ramos (COL-MidAmerica) - Kansas City - Did not play in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Mirko Sandivari (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Did not play in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Played in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - Did not play in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

John Sosa (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - Had 2 assists in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Lucas Sousa (COL-Park)- Kansas City - Had a goal and an assist in KC’s 13-4 win over Dallas.

Danny Waltman (Comets) - Tacoma - Did not play in Tacoma’s 7-5 loss to Florida. Played in Tacoma’s 7-6 loss to Ontario. Did not play in Tacoma’s 5-4 win over San Diego.

Kiel Williams (COL-Park) - Florida - Did not play in any of Florida’s games.

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.

Erik Hurtado (SKC) - Montreal - Offseason.

Preston Judd (SPR) - LA - Offseason.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - Offseason.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - DC - Offseason.

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Seattle - 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.

Gedion Zelalem (SKC) - New York City - 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

Ezra Armstrong (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

Hadji Barry (SPR) - Colorado Springs - Offseason.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Sacramento - Offseason.

Tyler Blackwood (SPR) - Oakland - 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.

Wan Kuzain (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - Offseason.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Offseason.

Zac Lubin (SPR) - Phoenix - Offseason.

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

Lebo Moloto (SPR) - Tulsa - Offseason.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - 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.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - 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) - New Mexico - Offseason.

Kris Tyrpak (SKC) - Austin - Offseason.

Ciaran Winters (ACA) - Tulsa - Offseason.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Colorado Springs - Offseason.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

USL1

Dakota Barnathan (SPR) - Tucson - Offseason.

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.

James Kasak (SKC) - Chattanooga FC - Offseason.

Franky Martinez (SKC) - LA - Offseason.

Alex Molano (SKC) - LA - Offseason.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Chattanooga - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Joe Amico (ACA)

Bernardo Anor (SKC)

Will Bagrou (SKC)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Andre Braithwaite (Comets)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Aurelien Collin (SKC)

Dom Dwyer (SKC)

Pablo Escobar (SKC)

Gui Gomes (COL-Benedictine)

Anthony Grant (Comets)

David Greczek (SKC)

Kyle Greig (KC)

Felipe Gutierrez (SKC)

Elvir Ibisevic (ACA)

Peterson Joseph (SKC)

Kei Kamara (SKC)

Seo-In Kim (ACA)

Will Little (ACA)

Charlie Lyon (SKC)

Taylor Lytle (KCNWSL)

James Marcelin (SKC)

Kamar Marriott (SKC)

Molly Menchel (FCKC)

William Opoku Mensah (SPR)

Robert Mirosavic (SPR)

Fredinho Mompremier (SPR)

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC)

Sam Raben (SPR)

Max Rugova (ACA)

Soony Saad (SKC)

Richard Sanchez (SKC)

Odaine Sinclair (COL-Baker)

Seth Sinovic (SKC)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Jaret Townsend (SKC)

Zach Wright (SKC)