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Across State Lines: Saad Enjoys a Strong International Break

An update on former Kansas City players.

SOCCER: MAR 31 USL - FC Cincinnati at Indy Eleven Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The international break ended this past week for teams outside the Euros and Copa America, and one former Sporting Kansas City player personally had a fairly good break with his country. Soony Saad scored two goals this past week for Lebanon in World Cup qualifiers against Turkmenistan and South Korea. Saad scored in both of those games, scoring Lebanon’s second goal against Turkmenistan to give them a 2-1 lead before they fell 3-2. Against South Korea, Saad gave Lebanon an early 1-0 lead before Korea came back to win 2-1. Here’s the rest of this week’s update.

Key

SKC - former Sporting KC players

ACA - former Sporting KC academy players (finished with college eligibility)

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.

MLS

Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC) - Columbus - No game this week.

Jalil Anibaba (SKC) - Nashville - No game this week.

Matt Besler (SKC) - Austin - Started and played 90 minutes in Austin’s 1-1 draw with KC.

Nick Besler (KC) - Salt Lake - No game this week.

Latif Blessing (SKC) - LAFC - No game this week.

Teal Bunbury (SKC) - New England - No game this week.

Aurelien Collin (SKC) - Philadelphia - No game this week.

Eric Dick (SKC) - Columbus - No game this week.

Dom Dwyer (SKC) - Toronto - No game this week.

Kortne Ford (KC) - Colorado - No game this week.

Erik Hurtado (SKC) - Montreal - No game this week.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta - No game this week.

Jon Kempin (SKC) - DC - No game this week.

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Seattle - No game this week.

Ike Opara (SKC) - Minnesota - No game this week.

Tyler Pasher (SKC) - Houston - No game this week.

Tony Rocha (SKC) - New York City - No game this week.

Oriol Rosell (SKC) - Orlando - No game this week.

Kelyn Rowe (SKC) - Seattle - No game this week.

Diego Rubio (SKC) - Colorado - No game this week.

CJ Sapong (SKC) - Nashville - No game this week.

Aedan Stanley (SPR) - Austin - Dressed but did not play in Austin’s 1-1 draw with KC.

Gedion Zelalem (SKC) - New York City - No game this week.

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - Minnesota - Loaned to El Paso in the USL Championship.

NWSL

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

Nicole Barnhart (FCKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Katie Bowen (FCKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

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

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

Jaycie Johnson (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Gunnhildur Jonsdottir (KCNWSL) - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Iceland’s 3-2 win over Ireland.

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

Tziarra King (KCNWSL) - Reign - No game this week.

CeCe Kizer (KC) - Louisville - No game this week.

Lo’eau LaBonta (FCKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Sydney Leroux (FCKC) - Orlando - No game this week.

Merritt Mathias (FCKC) - North Carolina - No game this week.

Addisyn Merrick (KC) - Louisville - No game this week.

Kristie Mewis (FCKC) - Houston - Dressed but did not play in the USA’s 1-0 win over Portugal. Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in the USA’s 4-0 win over Jamaica.

Sinclaire Miramontez (KC) - Louisville - No game this week.

Sydney Miramontez (KC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Brittany Ratcliffe (FCKC) - North Carolina - No game this week.

Dominique Richardson (FCKC) - NJ/NY - No game this week.

Amy Rodriguez (FCKC) - Kansas City - No game this week.

Katelyn Rowland (FCKC) - North Carolina - No game this week.

Becky Sauerbrunn (FCKC) - Portland - Started and played 90 minutes in the USA’s 1-0 win over Portugal. Dressed but did not play in the USA’s 4-0 win over Jamaica.

Desiree Scott (FCKC) - Kansas City - Dressed but did not play in Canada’s 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic. Started and played 90 minutes in Canada’s 0-0 draw with Brazil.

Erika Tymrak (FCKC) - Orlando - No game this week.

USL Championship

Ezra Armstrong (ACA) - Pittsburgh - Did not dress in Pittsburgh’s 1-1 draw with Miami.

Hadji Barry (SPR) - Colorado Springs - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Colorado Springs’ 1-1 draw with El Paso.

Kharlton Belmar (SKC) - Sacramento - Did not dress in Sacramento’s 2-0 loss to SLC.

Tyler Blackwood (SPR) - Oakland - Did not dress in Oakland’s 1-0 loss to Orange County.

Matt Constant (SKC) - Kansas City - Dressed but did not play in KC’s 2-2 draw with Atlanta.

Jake Davis (ACA) - Kansas City - Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 2-2 draw with Atlanta.

Liam Doyle (SPR) - San Antonio - Started and played 90 minutes in San Antonio’s 1-1 draw with Las Vegas.

Christian Duke (SKC) - Kansas City - Started and played 90 minutes in KC’s 2-2 draw with Atlanta.

Kyle Greig (KC) - Louisville - Started and played 62 minutes in Louisville’s 3-0 win over Memphis.

Christian Herrera (SPR) - Tacoma - Did not dress in Tacoma’s 3-0 loss to Phoenix.

Cameron Iwasa (SKC) - Sacramento - Came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Sacramento’s 2-0 loss to SLC.

Ryan James (SKC) - Birmingham - Started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham’s 2-1 win over OKC.

Mechack Jerome (SKC) - El Paso - Started and played 90 minutes in El Paso’s 2-0 win over Indy. Did not dress in El Paso’s 1-1 draw with Colorado Springs.

Preston Judd (SPR) - LA - Started and played 69 minutes in LA’s 2-1 loss to San Diego.

Alec Kann (SKC) - Atlanta (Atlanta) - Started and played 90 minutes in Atlanta’s 2-2 draw with KC.

Dane Kelly (SPR) - Charlotte - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes, scoring a goal in Charlotte’s 3-2 win over Hartford.

Wan Kuzain (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - Started and played 72 minutes, scoring a goal in RGV’s 1-0 win over SLC.

Mikey Lopez (SKC) - Birmingham - Came off the bench and played 4 minutes in Birmingham’s 2-1 win over OKC.

Zac Lubin (SPR) - Phoenix - Did not dress in Phoenix’s 3-0 win over Tacoma.

Jimmy Medranda (SKC) - Tacoma (Seattle) - Started and played 60 minutes in Tacoma’s 3-0 loss to Phoenix.

Lebo Moloto (SPR) - Tulsa - No game this week.

James Musa (SKC) - Phoenix - Started and played 90 minutes in Phoenix’s 3-0 win over Tacoma.

Amobi Okugo (SKC) - Austin - Started and played 90 minutes in Austin’s 0-0 draw with New Mexico.

Jahon Rad (ACA) - Kansas City - Came off the bench and played 4 minutes in KC’s 2-2 draw with Atlanta.

Bryam Rebellon (SPR) - El Paso - Started and played 90 minutes in El Paso’s 2-0 win over Indy. Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in El Paso’s 1-1 draw with Colorado Springs.

Camden Riley (SKC) - Rio Grande Valley - Did not dress in RGV’s 1-0 win over SLC.

Ray Saari (KC) - Oklahoma City - Did not dress in OKC’s 2-1 loss to Birmingham.

Mark Segbers (SPR) - Memphis - Started and played 90 minutes in Memphis’ 3-0 loss to Louisville.

Dillon Serna (SPR) - Colorado Springs - Did not dress in Colorado Springs’ 1-1 draw with El Paso.

Parker Siegfried (SKC) - Louisville - Dressed but did not play in Louisville’s 3-0 win over Memphis.

Tucker Stephenson (ACA) - Oklahoma City - Came off the bench and played 1 minute in OKC’s 2-1 loss to Birmingham.

Alex Tambakis (SKC) - New Mexico - Started and played 90 minutes in New Mexico’s 0-0 draw with Austin.

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

Adrian Zendejas (SKC) - El Paso (Minnesota) - Did not dress in El Paso’s 2-0 win over Indy.

Sal Zizzo (SKC) - San Diego - Dressed but did not play in either of San Diego’s games.

USL1

Dakota Barnathan (SPR) - Tucson - Started and played 90 minutes in Tucson’s 3-2 loss to Chattanooga.

Brandon Fricke (ACA) - Greenville - Started and played 62 minutes in Greenville’s 3-0 loss to North Texas.

Richard Sanchez (SKC) - North Texas - Dressed but did not play in North Texas’ 3-0 win over Greenville.

Ualefi (SKC) - Chattanooga - Came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Chattanooga’s 3-2 win over Tucson.

Ethan Vanacore-Decker (SPR) - Omaha - Started and played 78 minutes in Omaha’s 4-2 win over New England.

NISA

Akeil Barrett (SPR) - New Amsterdam - Did not dress in New Amsterdam’s 0-0 draw with Maryland.

Michael Kafari (SKC) - New Amsterdam - Started and played 90 minutes in New Amsterdam’s 0-0 draw with Maryland.

James Kasak (SKC) - Chattanooga FC - Started and played 81 minutes in Chattanooga’s 2-0 loss to LA. Started and played 90 minutes in Chattanooga’s 1-1 draw with 1904.

Matt Lewis (SKC) - Detroit - No game this week.

Franky Martinez (SKC) - Stumptown - No game this week.

International

Korede Aiyegbusi (SKC) - Amical Saint-Prex - Switzerland - Tied FC Forward 1-1.

Rassambek Akhmatov (SPR) - Comuna Recea - Romania - Offseason.

Ever Alvarado (SKC) - Olimpia - Honduras - Came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Honduras’ 0-0 draw with Mexico.

Alexsander (SPR) - CA Patrocinense - Brazil - No game this week.

Ayyoub Allach (SPR) - KSK Lierse Kem. - Belgium - Offseason.

Emiliano Amor (SKC) - Colo-Colo - Chile - No game until 7/17.

Stefan Antonijevic (SKC) - Oygarden - Norway - No game until 6/21.

Sagir Arce (KC) - Mazatlan FC - Mexico - Offseason.

Ayrton (SPR) - Mantois 78 - France - Season postponed.

Botond Barath (SKC) - Honved - Hungary - Offseason.

Jose Barragan (SPR) - Jaguares de Cordoba - Colombia - No game until 7/27.

Federico Bessone (SKC) - Inter Club d’Escaldes - Andorra - Offseason.

Claudio Bieler (SKC) - Atletico Rafaela - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in Atletico’s 1-0 loss to Gimnasia Jujuy.

Tiffany Cameron (FCKC) - Ferencvaros - Hungary - Came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Jamaica’s 1-0 win over Nigeria. Started and played 76 minutes in Jamaica’s 4-0 loss to the USA.

Thierry Catherine (SPR) - AS Samaritaine - Martinique - Offseason.

Sunil Chhetri (SKC) - Bengaluru - India - No game until 6/26.

Jorge Claros (SKC) - CD Real Sociedad - Honduras - Offseason.

Killian Colombie (SPR) - Aldershot Town - England - Offseason.

Yohan Croizet (SKC) - Ujpest FC - Hungary - Offseason.

Renae Cuellar (FCKC) - Tijuana - Mexico - Offseason.

Daneil Cyrus (SKC) - Ebril SC - Iraq - No game until 6/20.

Amer Didic (SKC) - Edmonton - Canada - No game until 6/26.

Toni Dovale (SKC) - El Ejido - Spain - Offseason.

Steven Enna (ACA) - FC Fredericia - Denmark - No game until 7/23.

Gerso Fernandes (SKC) - Jeju United - South Korea - No game until 7/20.

Amanda Frisbie (FCKC) - Madrid CFF - Spain - No game this week.

Luis Gil (SKC) - MAS Taborsko - Czech Republic - Offseason.

Nicholas Gioacchini (KC) - Caen - France - Offseason.

Katrina Gorry (FCKC) - Brisbane Roar - Australia - Offseason.

Tomas Granitto (SKC) - FAS - El Salvador - Offseason.

Johnny Grant (SPR) - Forge - Canada - No game until 6/27.

Felipe Gutierrez (SKC) - Universidad Catolica - Chile - No game until 7/14.

Nicolas Hasler (SKC) - Thun - Switzerland - Offseason.

Shelby High (KC) - FF La Solana - Spain - Offseason.

Igor Juliao (SKC) - Fluminense - Brazil - Did not dress in either of Fluminense’s games.

Igor Kostrov (SKC) - FK Gomel - Belarus - Came off the bench and played 8 minutes in Gomel’s 3-2 loss to Energetyk-BGU.

Cristian Lobato (SKC) - UE Cornella - Spain - Offseason.

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

Kyle McLagan (KC) - Fram - Iceland - Started and played 90 minutes in Fram’s 4-0 win over Selfoss.

Eric McWoods (COL-UMKC) - Balzan FC - Malta - Offseason.

William Opoku Mensah (SPR) - Mukura Victory - Rwanda - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Mukura’s 1-0 win over Etincelles.

Michal Mravec (SKC) - SK Gbelany - Slovakia - No games scheduled.

Soni Mustivar (SKC) - Nea Salamia - Cyprus - Did not dress in Haiti’s 1-0 loss to Canada.

Kevin Oliveira (SKC) - Daxo Katokopias - Cyprus - Offseason.

Luis Olivera (SPR) - Fenix de Pilar - Argentina - No game this week.

Erik Palmer-Brown (SKC) - Manchester City - England - Offseason.

Pandelis Popgeorgiev (COL-UMKC) - Kecskemeti - Hungary - Offseason.

Rokas Pukstas (ACA) - Hajduk Split - Croatia - Offseason.

Pablo Punyed (SKC) - Vikingur Reykjavik - Iceland - Started and played 88 minutes in Reykjavik’s 2-0 win over FH.

Jordi Quintilla (SKC) - FC St. Gallen - Switzerland - Offseason.

Brianne Reed (FCKC) - FC Nordsjaelland - Denmark - Offseason.

Winston Reid (SKC) - Brentford (West Ham) - England - Offseason.

Abdul Rwatubyaye (SKC) - FC Shkupi - North Macedonia - Offseason.

Soony Saad (SKC) - Al-Wehdat - Jordan - Started and played 84 minutes, scoring a goal in Lebanon’s 3-2 loss to Turkmenistan. Started and played 66 minutes, scoring a goal in Lebanon’s 2-1 loss to Korea Republic.

Rodrigo Saravia (SPR) - Comunicaciones - Guatemala - Offseason.

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

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

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

Yann Songo’o (SKC) - Morecambe FC - England - Offseason.

Martin Steuble (SKC) - Port - Thailand - Came off the bench and played 6 minutes in the Philippines’ 3-0 win over Guam.

Milos Stojcev (SKC) - FK Vozdovac - Serbia - Offseason.

Christian Volesky (SKC) - Keflavik - Iceland - No game until 6/16.

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

Ze Pedro (SPR) - Beira-Mar - Portugal - Offseason.

NPSL

David Greczek (SKC) - Motown - Did not dress in either of Motown’s games.

Alex Molano (SKC) - Denton - Did not dress in Denton’s 2-2 draw with Midland-Odessa.

USL2

Chase Bromstedt (ACA) - Kaw Valley - Started and played 63 minutes in Kaw Valley’s 4-0 loss to Chicago. Started and played 90 minutes in Kaw Valley’s 2-0 loss to Des Moines.

Absalom Solorio (ACA) - Kaw Valley - Came off the bench and played 5 minutes in Kaw Valley’s 4-0 loss to Chicago.

Patrick Wilkinson (ACA) - Kaw Valley - Started and played 90 minutes in Kaw Valley’s 4-0 loss to Chicago. Started and played 90 minutes in Kaw Valley’s 2-0 loss to Des Moines.

Wilfred Williams (SKC) - Tri-Cities - Started and played 68 minutes in Tri-Cities’ 3-0 win over West Virginia United.

Indoor

Felipe Abreu (COL-Mid-American) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Alvaro Beltran (COL-MidAmerican) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mitchell Cardenas (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Kevin Ellis (SKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Ignacio Flores (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Jeff Hughes (Comets) - Ontario - Offseason.

Adam James (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mike Jones (SKC) - Dallas - Offseason.

Robert Kelly (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Ray Lee (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Rodolfo Lopes (COL-Park) - Orlando - Offseason.

Nick McDonald (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Alex Megson (Comets) - Tacoma - Offseason.

Lou Misner (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Ramone Palmer (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Robert Palmer (COL-Park) - Ontario - Offseason.

Boris Pardo (SKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Guerrero Pino (COL-UMKC) - San Diego - Offseason.

Travis Pittman (Comets) - San Diego - Offseason.

Henry Ramirez (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Jose Ramos (COL-MidAmerica) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mirko Sandivari (COL-Park) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Mark Saxby (KC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Hector Solorio (ACA) - Kansas City - Offseason.

John Sosa (COL-UMKC) - Kansas City - Offseason.

Lucas Sousa (COL-Park)- Kansas City - Offseason.

Danny Waltman (Comets) - Tacoma - Offseason.

Active without a club or unknown

Joe Amico (ACA)

Bernardo Anor (SKC)

Emmanuel Appiah (SKC)

Will Bagrou (SKC)

Camilo Benitez (ACA)

Louis Bennett II (SPR)

Andre Braithwaite (Comets)

Servando Carrasco (SKC)

Rennico Clarke (SPR)

Nuno Coelho (SKC)

Leroy Enzugusi (ACA)

Mario Erpel (COL-Park)

Pablo Escobar (SKC)

Gui Gomes (COL-Benedictine)

Anthony Grant (Comets)

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)

Jerome Ngom Mbekeli (SPR)

Molly Menchel (FCKC)

Robert Mirosavic (SPR)

Fredinho Mompremier (SPR)

Krisztian Nemeth (SKC)

Lawrence Olum (SKC)

Brett Petricek (Comets)

Sam Raben (SPR)

Max Rugova (ACA)

Matheus Silva (SPR)

Odaine Sinclair (COL-Baker)

Seth Sinovic (SKC)

Colton Storm (SKC)

Raisa Strom-Okimoto (KCNWSL)

Jaret Townsend (SKC)

Kris Tyrpak (SKC)

Zach Wright (SKC)