LHS girls soccer team meets new coach, four Sporting KC players named to MLS ‘Best XI’ team

Editors Note: In the previous post, I mistakenly wrote that Justin Young will coach both the boys and girls soccer teams at Lawrence High School. Young will only coach the girls soccer team. The error has been removed and corrected.

Here are your Tuesday headlines from around the Lawrence/KC metro area.


  • Lawrence High’s girls soccer team and potential players had the opportunity to meet their new coach, Justin Young, after school on Monday. Young spoke on his passion for soccer and his experience working with teams at Pembroke Hill and North High School in Kansas City, Mo. Young hopes to lead the program, which finished 3-14 last season and has experienced perennial coaching changes as of late, to a state championship.
  • Major League Soccer players, club management and members of the media selected Graham Zusi, Aurelien Collin, Jimmy Nielsen and Matt Besler to this year’s Best XI team on Monday. Nielsen has also been nominated for the MLS Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year award and the league’s Save of the Year award, Zusi is a finalist for the MLS Most Valuable Player award, and Collin and Besler are the two highest-ranked defenders in this year’s MLS Castrol Index.

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