Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Myers Moves to Portland - Former SKC Wizards Update

Chance Myers officially joins the list of former Kansas City players.The former number one overall pick signed a free agent contract with the Portland Timbers this week, joining the 2015 MLS Cup champions. Myers departs Kansas City having appeared almost 150 times in league play for Sporting, playing over 10,000 minutes, scoring two league goals (both coincidentally against the Portland Timbers). Unfortunately he'd just been pushed out of his position as the starter at right back by Saad Abdul-Salaam, but Myers will be remembered for his time as part of arguably the best back four in MLS between 2011 and 2013 with Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, and Seth Sinovic.

A lot of players were on the move this week, with Amobi Okugo re-signing with Portland, Bernardo Anor making his permanent move to Minnesota United official as well. In the lower leagues, both Mechack Jerome and Michael Kafari both re-signed with their NASL clubs. Abroad, Nuno Coelho turned his departure from Sporting into a move to GD Chaves in his native Portugal, while Milos Stojcev moved within the Greek league to relegation threatened Veria.

Internationally, Ever Alvarado and Jorge Claros both helped Honduras win the Copa Centroamericana as Honduras went 4-0-1 in the round robin tournament that was missing Guatemala due to FIFA suspension. Fellow former KC player, Pablo Punyed and El Salvador finished third and will be in this summer's Gold Cup because of their finish. Also a congratulations to Marcel de Jong for his 50th cap with the Canadian national team this past week as he captained Canada against Bermuda.

Here's the rest of this week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Emmanuel Appiah
Vicente Arze
Omar Bravo
Amadou Dia
Pablo Escobar
Brian Fekete
Tomas Granitto
Connor Hallisey
Jeferson
Jon Kempin
Chris Konopka
Justin Mapp
Neven Markovic
Rauwshan McKenzie
Alex Molano
Victor Munoz
Jordi Quintilla
Brendan Ruiz
Michael Thomas

MLS
Jalil Anibaba - Houston - Offseason.
Bernardo Anor - Minnesota - Offseason.
Teal Bunbury - New England - Offseason.
Servando Carrasco - Orlando City - Offseason.
Aurelien Collin - New York - Offseason.
Marcel de Jong - Vancouver - Started and played 90 minutes in Vancouver's 4-2 win over Bermuda.
Michael Harrington - Chicago - Offseason.
Kei Kamara - New England - Offseason.
Alec Kann - Atlanta - Offseason.
Eric Kronberg - Montreal - Offseason.
Mikey Lopez - NYCFC - Offseason.
Yura Movsisyan - Salt Lake - Offseason.
Chance Myers - Portland - Offseason.
Amobi Okugo - Portland - Offseason.
Jacob Peterson - Atlanta - Offseason.
Tony Rocha - Orlando - Offseason.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - Offseason.
Sal Zizzo - New York - Offseason.

NASL
Mechack Jerome - Jacksonville - Offseason.
Michael Kafari - Puerto Rico - Offseason.
James Marcelin - Carolina - Offseason.

USL
Stefan Antonijevic - Tampa Bay - Offseason.
Amer Didic - Swope Park - Offseason.
Christian Duke - Swope Park - Offseason.
Cyprian Hedrick - San Antonio - Offseason.
Ryan James - Rochester - Offseason.
Alex Martinez - Charlotte - Offseason.
Nansel Selbol - Swope Park - Offseason.
Kris Tyrpak - San Antonio - Offseason.
Ualefi - Swope Park - Offseason.
Yomby William - Richmond - Offseason.

PDL
Adnan Gabeljic - San Francisco - Offseason.

Indoor
Jamar Beasley - Cedar Rapids - Did not play in either of Cedar Rapids' games.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - Played in Baltimore's 5-3 loss to Cedar Rapids and 7-2 loss to Milwaukee.
Mike Jones - Dallas - Did not play in Dallas' 12-5 win over El Paso.
Boris Pardo - San Diego - Did not play in San Diego's 5-2 win over Sonora.

International
Korede Aiyegbusi - AFC Eskilstuna City- Sweden - No game until 4/1.
Ever Alvarado - Olimpia - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Honduras' 1-1 draw with Costa Rica. Did not dress in Honduras' 1-0 win over Belize.
Scott Angevine - YPA - Finland - Offseason.
Claudio Bieler - Belgrano - Argentina - No game until 2/11.
Reinaldo Brenes - Belen Siglo XXI - Started and played 45 minutes in Belen's 2-1 loss to Perez Zeledon. Came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Belen's 3-1 loss to Carmelita.
Sunil Chhetri - Bengaluru - India - Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru's 3-0 win over Mumbai. Started and played 90 minutes in Bengaluru's 2-1 loss to East Bengal.
Jorge Claros - Real Espana - Honduras - Started and played 90 minutes in Honduras' 1-1 draw with Costa Rica. Dressed but did not play in Honduras' 1-0 win over Belize.
Nuno Coelho - GD Chaves - Portugal - Did not play in Chaves' 2-0 win over Nacional.
Daneil Cyrus - W Connection - Trinidad - Defeated Morvant Caledonia United 3-0.
Toni Dovale - CD Leganes - Spain - Did not dress in Leganes' 2-2 draw with Deportivo Alaves.
Luis Gil - Queretaro - Mexico - Did not dress in either of Queretaro's games.
Faik Hajderovic - Vinograder - Croatia - No game until 2/25.
Will John - RoPS - Finland - No game until 1/28.
Igor Kostrov - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Offseason.
Luis Marin - CD Temuco - Chile - No game until 2/4.
Michal Mravec - RoPS - Finland - No game until 1/28.
Krisztian Nemeth - Al-Gharafa - Qatar - Did not dress in Al Gharafa's 3-0 win over Al Shahaniya.
Akeem Priestley - Metapan - El Salvador - Did not dress in Metapan's 1-0 win over Dragon.
Pablo Punyed - IBV - Iceland - Dressed but did not play in El Salvador's 1-0 loss to Panama. Dressed but did not play in El Salvador's 1-0 win over Nicaragua.
Oriol Rosell - Belenenses (Sporting Club de Portugal)(loan) - Portugal - Came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Belenenses' 2-1 loss to Vitoria Setubal.
Soony Saad - Pattaya United - Offseason.
Peter Schmetz - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - No game until 2/18.
Yann Songo'o - Plymouth Argyle - England - Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth's 1-0 loss to Liverpool. Started and played 90 minutes in Plymouth's 2-1 win over Cheltenham Town.
Kevin Souter - Deveronvale FC - Scotland - Lost 6-2 to Brora Rangers.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - No game until 2/20.
Milos Stojcev - Veria - Greece - Did not dress in Veria's 1-1 draw with Larissa. Dressed but did not play in Veria's 1-1 draw with Iraklis.
Matt Taylor - Kickers Offenbach - No game until 2/18.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did SPR lose 20 players? Not even Ualefi is listed on their website anymore.

Mike said...

The vast majority of SPR players were/are on one year contracts. There is more turnover at the USL level.