Where Are They Now? 2016

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I’ll start it off with the highlight that motivated me to write this.

Tyler Arnone has begun his second season with Real Salt Lake’s USL affiliate and fired in this goal over the weekend:

He’s made the transition from attacking midfielder in college and with DCFC, to his current role as a defensive mid/right back.

Elsewhere in MLS, Kofi Opare has carved out a niche as a part-time starter for DC United, but his attempt to gain eligibility for the Canadian national team was unsuccessful because of a recent FIFA rule change.

Adam Bedell is currently a free agent. His last notable action came last fall when Orlando City loaned him out to Danish club HB Køge. He scored a hat trick on his debut and followed it up with a late winner in a DBU Cup match:

[Goal sequence begins at 0:45]

Wonder what the chances are that he’d be interested in a summer stint in Detroit to stay in shape…

Keith Lough continues his sojourn in the Scottish lower leagues, making his current home with Penicuik Athletic. His two goals from this current season:


Fabio Pereira last turned out for Brazilian side Uberlândia Esporte. Joey Dillon continues his young career with Arizona United. Shawn Claud Lawson will play in the NPSL Midwest in 2016; unfortunately for Michigan Stars 🙁 Knox Cameron and Kevin Taylor will also play in City’s division this season – as part-timers for AFC Ann Arbor.

In happier news, Josh Rogers joins the City coaching staff as an assistant, and Bret Mollon may be right behind him. Finally, Will Mellors-Blair spurned the MLS Draft to pursue a playing career back in England. He also is the most positive and inspirational tweeter known to mankind:



Where Are They Now? 2014

The first edition of what will be an annual look at the whereabouts and exploits of notable Detroit City alums.

Adam Bedell

In his rookie season with the Columbus Crew, he made 16 regular season appearances and 1 in the playoffs, scoring 2 goals in the process.

On his debut, he also became the tallest player (6’7″) in MLS history.

Keith Lough

Joined Gala Fairydean Rovers of the Scottish Lowland Football League this summer.

Rovers currently sit in 9th place (out of 14) in the 5th Division league and by digging through their Twitter timeline, it looks like Lough has scored 3 goals so far this season.


Kofi Opare made 6 appearances with the L.A. Galaxy before being traded to D.C. United midseason. Joey Dillon made 25 appearances for Arizona United of USL Pro (I believe he was on loan from Real Salt Lake, but couldn’t find any confirmation). Fabio Pereira earned a place on the Seattle Sounders’ roster coming out of the preseason, but was released in July. Knox Cameron can now be heard on Sports Radio Detroit, and word on the street is that he may return to play for DCFC in 2015 after a one-year absence.


Kylie Stannard was named Michigan State Associate Head Coach prior to the 2014 season. The Spartans finished with a ranking of 12th in the nation, and will make their third straight appearance in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Cale Wassermann has led Saginaw Valley State back to the D-II Tournament, their first appearance since falling in the championship game in 2012. Along the way, SVSU has become a DCFC pipeline, providing the team with such talent as Zach Myers, Michael Lamb, Locky Savage, and Alex Isaevski, among others.