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An update on former Kansas City players.

SOCCER: MAY 27 MLS - Columbus Crew at Sporting Kansas City Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Sporting Kansas City HomeGrown Player, Wan Kuzain has himself a new club in the USL Championship. It was announced yesterday that the Carbondale, Illinois native had signed with Rio Grande Valley FC for the 2020 USL Championship season. Kuzain, who had been on a first team contract with Sporting since the 2018 season had not played a game for the first team since the 2018 season but had regularly been on the bench for the first team in 2020 as they dealt with injuries and COVID isolations.

When he signed in 2018, Kuzain became the first player to go from the academy to the Swope Park Rangers/Sporting KC II to the first team. Kuzain scored in his second appearance for the club back in 2018 against Minnesota United. It will be an interesting opportunity for Kuzain with RGVFC, as this season the club will have more independence after they reworked their deal with the Houston Dynamo after spending the last few years as their USL affiliate.

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 - Started and played 89 minutes in Comuna’s 1-1 draw with Mioveni.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 64 minutes in Olimpia’s 5-1 win over UPNFM. Came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Olimpia’s 2-1 win over Motagua.

Alexsander (SPR) - CA Patrocinense - Brazil - Started and played 53 minutes in Patrocinense’s 2-0 loss to Athletic Club.

Ayyoub Allach (SPR) - KSK Lierse Kem. - Belgium - Started and played 65 minutes in Lierse’s 1-0 loss to RFC Seraing.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Velez Sarsfield - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in Velez’s 2-0 win over Argentinos Juniors.

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 3-0 win over Queretaro.

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

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 - Came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Jaguares’ 2-0 win over Deportivo Pereira. Started and played 74 minutes, scoring a goal in Jaguares’ 2-0 win over Millonarios.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - Inter Club d’Escaldes - Andorra - Came off the bench and played 8 minutes in Inter’s 2-0 win over Carroi.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Atletico Rafaela - Argentina - Came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Atletico’s 0-0(6-5)shootout loss to Talleres de Cordoba.

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

Thierry Catherine (SPR) - AS Samaritaine - Martinique - Defeated US Robert 4-0.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Bengaluru’s 3-2 loss to Jamshedpur.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - CD Real Sociedad - Honduras - Started and played 74 minutes in Real’s 2-0 loss to Motagua. Started and played 79 minutes in Real’s 2-2 draw with Vida.

Killian Colombie (SPR) - Aldershot Town - England - Did not dress in Aldershot’s 1-1 (5-3) shootout los to Hereford.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - Ujpest FC - Hungary - Started and played 57 minutes in Ujpest’s 2-1 win over Puskas. Started and played 70 minutes in Ujpest’s 3-1 win over Paksi SE.

Renae Cuellar (FCKC) - Tijuana - Mexico - Started and played 90 minutes in Tijana’s 0-0 draw with Cruz Azul.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Ebril SC - Iraq - Tied Baghdad 2-2. Tied Zakho 1-1.

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

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

Toni Dovale (SKC) - El Ejido - Spain - No game this week.

Steven Enna (ACA) - FC Fredericia - Denmark - Did not dress in Fredericia’s 1-0 loss to FC Helsingor.

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

Gerso Fernandes (SKC) - Jeju United - South Korea - Did not dress in Jeju’s 0-0 draw with Seongnam.

Amanda Frisbie (FCKC) - Madrid CFF - Spain - No game until 3/6.

Luis Gil (SKC) - MAS Taborsko - Czech Republic - No game until 3/7.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Started and played 90 minutes in Caen’s 2-0 loss to Paris FC. Came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Caen’s 1-0 loss to Nancy.

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

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

Nicolas Hasler (SKC) - Thun - Switzerland - Came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Thun’s 2-0 loss to Stade Lausanne-Ouchy.

Shelby High (KC) - FF La Solana - Spain - Started and played 90 minutes in La Solana’s 2-1 to Juan Grande.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Came off the bench and played 1 minute in Fluminense’s 2-0 win over Fortaleza.

Dane Kelly (SPR) - Bnei Sakhnin - Israel - Started and played 51 minutes in Sakhnin’s 1-0 loss to Hapoel Haifa.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - FK Gomel - Belarus - No game until 3/11.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Did not dress in Cornella’s 2-1 loss to Llagostera.

Tiffany McCarty (FCKC) - Selfoss - Iceland - Did not dress in Selfoss’ 3-1 win over KR.

Kyle McLagan (KC) - Fram - Iceland - Did not dress in Fram’s 2-2 draw with FH.

Eric McWoods (COL-UMKC) - Balzan FC - Malta - Did not dress in Balzan’s 5-1 win over Sliema Wanderers.

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

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Nea Salamia - Cyprus - Came off the bench and played 63 minutes in Nea Salamia’s 2-1 loss to Enosis.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Daxo Katokopias - Cyprus - Came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Daxo’s 1-1 draw with Ermis.

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

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Austria Vienna (Manchester City) - Austria (England) - Did not dress in Vienna’s 2-0 win over St. Polten.

Pandelis Popgeorgiev (COL-UMKC) - Kecskemeti - Hungary - Came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Kecskemeti’s 0-0 draw with Paksi FC II.

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

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - Vikingur Reykjavik - Iceland - Started and played 63 minutes in Reykjavik’s 3-1 win over Kordrengir.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in St. Gallen’s 3-1 win over Basel.

Brianne Reed (FCKC) - FC Nordsjaelland - Denmark - Started and played 74 minutes in Nordsjaelland’s 3-2 loss to Thy ThistedQ.

Winston Reid (SKC) - Brentford (West Ham) - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Brentford’s 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. Started and played 90 minutes in Brentford’s 2-1 win over Stoke City.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - FC Shkupi - North Macedonia - Dressed but did not play in Shkupi’s 0-0 draw with Akademija Pandev.

Rodrigo Saravia (SPR) - Comunicaciones - Guatemala - Came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Comunicaciones’ 2-1 win over Antigua.

Peter Schmetz (SKC) - SSVg Velbert 02 - Germany - Games postponed until 3/14.

Nansel Selbol (SKC) - NK BSK Bijelo Brdo - Croatia - Started and played 57 minutes in Bijelo’s 2-0 win over Hajduk Split II.

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

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Morecambe FC - England - Started and played 81 minutes in Morecambe’s 1-0 loss to Mansfield Town. Started and played 90 minutes in Morecambe’s 3-1 win over Crawley Town.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Dressed but did not play in Port’s 3-1 win over Rayong.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Started and played 90 minutes in Vozdovac’s 0-0 draw with Zlatibor Cajetina.

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

Mallory Weber (NWSL-KC) - Adelaide United (loan) - Australia - Started and played 90 minutes in Adelaide’s 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets.

Ze Pedro (SPR) - Beira-Mar - Portugal - Started and played 84 minutes, scoring a goal in Beira-Mar’s 1-1 draw with Agueda. Started and played 90 minutes in Beira-Mar’s 1-1 draw with Espinho.

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 - Played in both San Diego’s 4-3 and 6-4 losses to St. Louis.

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

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

Jeff Hughes (Comets) - Ontario - No game this week.

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

Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - No game this week.

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.

Alex Megson (Comets) - Tacoma - No game this week.

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

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

Robert Palmer (COL-Park) - Ontario - No game this week.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Did not play in San Diego’s 4-3 loss to St. Louis. Played in St. Louis’ 6-4 loss to St. Louis.

Guerrero Pino (COL-UMKC) - San Diego - Had an assist in San Diego’s 4-3 loss to St. Louis. Had 2 assists in San Diego’s 6-4 loss to St. Louis.

Brett Petricek (Comets) - St. Louis - Did not play in either of St. Louis’ games.

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

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.

Danny Waltman (Comets) - Tacoma - No game this week.

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.

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.

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 - Started and played 90 minutes, recording a goal and an assist in the USA’s 6-0 win over Argenina.

Sinclaire Miramontez (KC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Dominique Richardson (FCKC) - Sky Blue - Offseason.

Katelyn Rowland (FCKC) - North Carolina - Offseason.

Becky Sauerbrunn (FCKC) - Portland - Started and played 90 minutes in the USA’s 6-0 win over Argentina.

USL Championship

Ezra Armstrong (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Offseason.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Tyler Blackwood (SPR)

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)

James Musa (SKC)

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC)

Sam Raben (SPR)

Camden Riley (SKC)

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)

Gedion Zelalem (SKC)