Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gansler in the Hospital - Former SKC Wizards Update

Some sad news to report first this week. Former Kansas City head coach and Sporting Legend, Bob Gansler was hospitalized over the weekend after suffering a stroke on Saturday.  The 73 year old who led Kansas City to the 2000 MLS Supporters' Shield, 2000 MLS Cup, and 2004 US Open Cup is in the hopsital recovering from the stroke. The coach to take the US back to the World Cup for the first time in 40 years in 1990 is a US Soccer Hall of Famer and currently has the most wins for a head coach in club history.

In other news this week, it appears that Andy Gruenebaum is set to move onto his career after soccer. Gruenebaum was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the first stage of the re-entry draft, but did not show up for preseason. Instead he has apparently decided to stay in Kansas City and start a family.

Also this week, Martin Steuble has signed with a new club, joining Ceres FC of the Filipino League. Steuble had been without a club after not having his contract picked up by Kansas City. Finally, in the silly season news, Yura Movsisyan has been linked with a move back to MLS. The Chicago Fire was the team according to the reports, but his agent denied the Fire had made an offer, but said one MLS team had. Movsisyan's MLS rights though are still held by Salt Lake, and any team interested in bringing him in would need to go through them.

Active without a club or unknown
Vicente Arze
Federico Bessone
Bobby Convey
Toni Dovale
Christian Duke
Mechack Jerome
Peterson Joseph
Michael Kafari
Neal Kitson
Igor Kostrov
Rauwshan McKenzie
Michal Mravec
Victor Munoz
Nelson Pizarro
Akeem Priestly
Ivan Trujillo
Konrad Warzycha

Davy Arnaud - DC - Offseason.
Teal Bunbury - New England - Offseason.
Aurelien Collin - Orlando City - Offseason.
Luis Gil - Salt Lake - Offseason.
Michael Harrington - Colorado - Offseason.
Jack Jewsbury - Portland - Offseason.
Eddie Johnson - DC - Offseason.
Kei Kamara - Columbus - Offseason.
Chris Konopka - Toronto - Offseason.
Eric Kronberg - Montreal - Offseason.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - Offseason.
Khari Stephenson - San Jose - Offseason.
Tyson Wahl - Columbus - Offseason.
Sal Zizzo - New York - Offseason.

Stefan Antonijevic - Tampa Bay - Offseason.
Alex Martinez - Carolina - Offseason.

Brian Fekete - Pittsburgh - Offseason.
Cyprian Hedrick - Oklahoma City - Offseason.
Jonathan Leathers - Charlotte - Offseason.
Kyle Miller - Oklahoma City - Offseason.
Michael Thomas - Oklahoma City - Offseason.
Yomby William - Richmond - Offseason.
John Wilson - Charleston - Offseason.

Jamar Beasley - Ontario - No game this week.
Adnan Gabeljic - St. Louis - Played in St. Louis' 11-5 win over Tulsa. Scored two goals in St. Louis' 9-8 OT loss to Wichita.
Josh Gardner - Missouri - Had a goal in Missouri's 14-8 win over Saltillo. Played in Missouri's 8-7 OT win over Monterrey.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - Scored a goal in Baltimore's 15-7 win over Rochester.
Mike Jones - Dallas - Played in Dallas' 9-5 win over Brownsville. Scored a goal in Dallas' 7-6 win over Brownsville.
Boris Pardo - Wichita - Played in Wichita's 9-8 OT win over St. Louis. Played in Wichita's 12-4 loss to Milwaukee.

Korede Aiyegbusi - Auerbach - Germany - No game until 2/22.
Scott Angevine - Vasa - Finland - Offseason.
Claudio Bieler - Quilmes - Argentina - No game until 2/14
Omar Bravo - Chivas - Mexico - Did not play in Chivas' 2-2 draw with Dorados. Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Chivas' 1-1 draw with Universidad Guadalajara.
Mitchell Cardenas - Atlético Coatzacoalcos - Mexico - No game this week.
Sunil Chhetri - Bengaluru - India - Came off the bench and played 62 minutes in Bengaluru's 3-1 loss to Pune.
Eloy Colombano - AD Berazategui - Argentina - No game until January 31.
Daneil Cyrus - Ha Noi T&T (W Connection) - Vietnam (Trinidad) - Started and played 90 minutes in Ha Noi's 1-1 draw with Da Nang. Started and played 90 minutes in Ha Noi's 2-1 loss to Thanh Hoa.
Pablo Escobar - Cúcuta Deportivo - Colombia - Offseason.
Herculez Gomez - Puebla - Mexico - Dressed but did not play in Puebla's 0-0 draw with America. Started and played 90 minutes in Puebla's 1-1 draw with Atlante.
Jermaine Hue - Harbour View - Jamaica - Banned
Jeferson - Boavista - Brazil - No game until 1/31
Will John - Maghreb Fes - Morocco - Lost 2-1 to Ittihad Khemisset
Carlos Marinelli - Universidad San Martin - Peru - Offseason.
Neven Markovic - Servette FC - Switzerland - No game until 2/8.
Yura Movsisyan - Spartak Moscow - Russia - No game until 3/6.
Lawrence Olum - Kedah FA - Malaysia - No game until 2/28.
Pablo Punyed - Stjarnan - Iceland - Offseason.
Oriol Rosell - Sporting Club de Portugal - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Sporting's 3-2 loss to Belenenses. Dressed but did not play in Sporting's 1-0 win over Academica.
Soony Saad - BEC Tero Sasana FC - Thailand - Offseason.
Yann Songo'o - Blackburn - England - Did not dress in either of Blackburn's games.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Recently signed for the club.
Milos Stojcev - FK Sarajevo - Bosnia - On break until February.
Matt Taylor - Saarbrücken - Germany - No game until 2/28.

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