For a while it appeared that Claudio Bieler would be headed back to North America this year. A number of rumors around were linking Bieler with a move to Dorados in the Liga MX. Instead it has come out today that Bieler won't be going to Mexico, but instead will just be switching clubs in Argentina, joining CA Belgrano. Bieler joins the club after having scored 14 goals last season for Quilmes.
In other news this week another former Kansas City player has joined the head coaching ranks. Former midfielder, Andrew Gregor has been named the head coach of the Portland Timbers 2 in the USL. Gregor had been serving as the assistant coach for the team last season as well as with the Timbers academy. He replaces Jay Vidovich, who left the Timbers 2 after the season to return to the college ranks taking a position at Pittsburgh. Gregor becomes the third player with KC connections to be coaching a USL team (not count Marc Dos Santos and the Rangers), joining Curt Onalfo and "Los Dos" and Jimmy Nielsen and the OKC Energy.
Here's the rest of this week's update.
Active without a club or unknown
Davy Arnaud - DC - Offseason.
Teal Bunbury - New England - Offseason.
Servando Carrasco - Orlando City - Offseason.
Aurelien Collin - Orlando City - Offseason.
Luis Gil - Salt Lake - Offseason.
Herculez Gomez - Toronto - Offseason.
Michael Harrington - Colorado - Offseason.
Jack Jewsbury - Portland - Offseason.
Kei Kamara - Columbus - Offseason.
Eric Kronberg - Montreal - Offseason.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - Offseason.
Tyson Wahl - Columbus - Offseason.
Sal Zizzo - New York - Offseason.
Stefan Antonijevic - Tampa Bay - Offseason.
Mechack Jerome - Jacksonville - Offseason.
James Marcelin - Fort Lauderdale - Offseason.
Rauwshan McKenzie - Atlanta - Offseason.
Michal Mravec - Atlanta - Offseason.
Christian Duke - Swope Park - Offseason.
Adnan Gabeljic - Sacramento - Offseason.
Cyprian Hedrick - Oklahoma City - Offseason.
Alex Martinez - Charlotte - Offseason.
Victor Munoz - Arizona - Offseason.
Tony Rocha - Orlando - Offseason.
Michael Thomas - Oklahoma City - Offseason.
Yomby William - Richmond - Offseason.
Jamar Beasley - Tacoma - Did not play in Tacoma's 8-2 loss to San Diego.
Adnan Gabeljic - St. Louis - No game this week.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - Had a goal in Baltimore's 8-3 win over Harrisburg. Had a goal and an assist in Baltimore's 7-3 win over Syracuse.
Mike Jones - Dallas - Played in Dallas' 10-4 win over Brownsville.
Boris Pardo - Missouri - Did not play in the Comets 11-4 win over Cedar Rapids. Started the Comets 5-4 win over Milwaukee.
Korede Aiyegbusi - AFC United - Sweden - Offseason.
Scott Angevine - KPV - Finland - Offseason.
Claudio Bieler - Quilmes - Argentina - Offseason.
Omar Bravo - Chivas - Mexico - No game until 1/10.
Reinaldo Brenes - AD Belen Siglo XXI - Costa Rica - No game until 1/16.
Sunil Chhetri - Mumbai City - India - Season over.
Eloy Colombano - AD Berazategui - Offseason.
Daneil Cyrus - W Connection - No game until 1/8.
Toni Dovale - CD Leganes - Spain - Dressed but did not play in Leganes' 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo.
Pablo Escobar - Cúcuta Deportivo - Colombia - Season over.
Luis Gil - Queretaro - Mexico - No game until 1/8.
Jeferson - Vasco da Gama - Brazil - No game until 1/29.
Will John - RoPS - Finland - Offseason.
Igor Juliao - Macaé - Brazil - No game until 1/29.
Igor Kostrov - Dinamo-Auto - Moldova - No game until 3/6.
Luis Marin - CD Palestino - Chile - No game until 1/18.
Neven Markovic - KS Lechia Gdansk - Poland - No game until 2/13.
Yura Movsisyan - Spartak Moscow - Russia - No game until 2/29.
Akeem Priestley - Sheikh Russel KC - Bangladesh - Offseason.
Pablo Punyed - IBV - Iceland - Offseason.
Oriol Rosell - Sporting Club de Portugal Portugal - Did not dress in Sporting's 2-0 win over Porto.
Peter Schmetz - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - No game until 2/28.
Kevin Souter - Deveronvale FC - Scotland - Game against Strathspey Thistle postponed.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Offseason.
Milos Stojcev - Atromitos - Greece - No game this week.
Matt Taylor - Saarbrücken - Germany - No game until 2/27.