Here are your Monday headlines from Lawrence and the KC Metro area:
- The U.S. Soccer Federation announced a national coaching symposium for “A” licensed coaches to be held Oct. 15 and 16 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The event will coincide with the World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Guatemala on Oct. 16 — the second match featuring the men’s national team since the stadium’s 2011 opening. A press release from U.S. Soccer said the symposium will primarily focus on playing style, strategy and “multi-match trends and patterns.” Coaches registered with CoachesNet will be charged $250 to attend and non-registered coaches will be required to pay $260.
- High School recap: Free-State held off Shawnee Mission North after a goal from senior Evan Smith (’15) to finish 1-0 and move to 3-3 overall on the season last Thursday in Lawrence. Two goals from senior Robert Lyan (’33, ’70) were enough for Lawrence High to clinch a win over Olathe Northwest and move to 5-1-1 on the season. Free State plays Olathe Northwest on Tuesday and Lawrence High travels to Prairie Village to play Shawnee Mission East on Thursday.
- Sporting KC drew 0-0 with Montreal Impact on Saturday and maintained their eight-game unbeaten streak as the playoffs draw near. What Sporting gave up in goal pressure (only firing nine shots on goal), they made up for in physicality with 22 fouls called throughout the 90-minute match in Montreal. Sporting returns to LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on Friday night to take on the Chicago Fire.