OK, I’ll admit it. If I were younger, this would rank very high up on my list of dream opportunities. Sweden is where Grandpa emigrated from and next on my list of foreign visits. From the KC Soccer Report comes this update on KC Brass PDL player Josh Howard:
February 18, 2009-Former Lee’s Summit North High School, KC Attack youth, William Jewell College All American and Kansas City Brass All-PDL player Josh Howard signed a professional contract with Swedish Second Division team Soderhamns FF. After graduating from WJC in 2008, Howard trained with and played with the Kansas City Wizards (MLS) in official reserve league games and exhibition games. Below is official press release from Soderhamns FF website (translation below in case you don’t know Swedish).
Amerikansk spelare klar för Söderhamns FF!
Josh Howard from Kansas City in the United States signed Wednesday evening to release the documents for Söderhamns FF. The soon to be 23-year-old American played in last year’s season in the U.S. Supreme accordance Major leuge soccer for the Kansas City Wizards.
Josh, who had been canvassed by several clubs in Sweden, has recently visited Söderhamn on several occasions and trained with the team indoors on Flight City.
SFF’s training staff deems the young and sympathetic American as a very skilled player.
– A defense player with great utvecklingspotensial (development potential) and with the tip of properties in the main game, the more assessors.
The association welcomes Josh warm welcome and a great success Söderhamn and SFF!