Minneapolis City are proud to announce the signing of Tyler Johnson, the club's first developmental player signing.
As part of its mission to give every kid in our community the opportunity to play organized, competitive soccer, Minneapolis City is offering young players financial support and playing opportunities within the club structure. The goal is to create an environment and supporting network of friends, mentors and coaches that helps prepare players for a college and post-college career on the field and off.
"By being in a professional environment the experience of being around the top college and men’s league guys will provide a learning curve on and off the field that no amount of coaching can provide" said head coach Keith Kicker. "As we look to grow the club and the level of play, the developmental players hold the key to our future success. "
Johnson plays youth club ball with St Paul Blackhawks and captained the Como Park High School team as a junior this past season, and looks to captain the team again next year.
"Tyler epitomizes the effort, talent and soccer IQ that we want in all our players" continued Kiecker. "He has the drive and ability to play with us for years to come. I am certain that he will be a huge asset on and off the field for us."
"As a club, we are committed to creating opportunities for kids in our community" said MCSC Chairman Dan Hoedeman. "Tyler is a great kid. Giving him opportunities to train and play with the first team players in a competitive environment will only make him better as a player, and bringing him into the club will extend his personal network and help him beyond the field."