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John Sosa
Personal information
Full name John Bayron Sosa
Date of birth (1988-10-22) October 22, 1988 (age 35)
Place of birth Medellin, Colombia
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kansas City Comets
Number 19
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007-2010 Kansas City Roos[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011-2017 Kansas City Comets[1] 129 (52)
2017-2018 San Diego Sockers[3] 19 (3)
2018-Present Kansas City Comets[4] 40 (21)
National team
2012-2015 United States futsal[5] (8)
Teams managed
2018-Present Benedictine Ravens[6]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 April 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 6, 2014

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John Sosa (born October 22, 1988) is an indoor soccer player who currently plays for the Kansas City Comets in the MASL.


Early Life and College[edit]

Sosa was born in Medellin, Colombia, but moved to St. Cloud, Florida at a young age. He went to college at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he played four years for the Kansas City Roos men's soccer team. Sosa served as a team captain and later served as a graduate assistant under head coach Ricky Benben. While playing at UMKC, Sosa was a four-time All-Summit Academic Award winner, three-time All-Summit League selection, All-Tournament team at the Summit League championship where the Roos won the tournament title and reached the NCAA tournament. Sosa was also given the Jack Grant Award, which is given to a UMKC student-athlete that displays great achievement academically and athletically. In his senior season, Sosa was given the Summit League Offensive Player of the Year after scoring six goals and recording two assists..[7]


Signing with the Kansas City Comets in 2011-12 Major Indoor Soccer League, Sosa made an immediate impact an featured in 24 games in his rookie season, 26 games in his second season, and was a leading defender in their MISL championship campaign in 2013–14. Sosa returned to the Comets as they moved to the Major Arena Soccer League, but the Comets fell in the postseason after an undefeated regular season campaign. The Colombian stayed with the Comets until their future was put in jeopardy, which resulted in him signing with the San Diego Sockers, but Sosa returned the following season and has since served as the team captain. The 2020–21 season will be the final year of his current contract.[8]. Sosa also became the sixth highest scorer in Comets history by scoring his 78th goal against Utica City FC in March 2020[9].


Following his graduation from UMKC, Sosa served as a graduate assistant for his alma mater. Sosa joined the coaching staff at Benedictine College in 2016, and was named the head coach in 2018. At the youth level, Sosa has coached around the Kansas City metropolitan area, but was named as a coach for SDB Academy in November 2019[10]. Sosa currently holds a US Soccer Federation C license[11].


Kansas City Comets
  • All-Summit League First Team: 2009
  • All-Summit League Second Team: 2007, 2008
  • All-MASL First Team: 2014-15[12], 2016-17[13]
  • All-MASL Second Team: 2017-18[14]
  • All-MASL Third Team: 2015-16[15]
  • All-MASL Honorable Mention: 2018-19[16]


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  2. "John Bayron Sosa". KC Roos. Sidearm Sports. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  3. "SOCKERS ADD DEFENSIVE FIREPOWER WITH JOHN SOSA". Soccer Shift. San Diego Sockers. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  4. Husted, Jeff (11 October 2018). "JOHN SOSA RETURNS TO KANSAS CITY". Soccer Shift. MASL. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  5. "U.S. Futsal National Team roster named for Costa Rica tournament". Hummer Sports. Soccer Wire. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  6. "John Sosa". Raven Athletics. Benedictine College.
  7. "John Bayron Sosa". KC Roos. Sidearm Sports. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  8. Bell, Thad (11 October 2018). "Kansas City Comets Sign John Sosa". The Blue Testament. Vox Media. SB Nation. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  9. Kuhn, Mike (8 March 2020). "Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Melia Sets Shutout Record". Vox Media. The Blue Testament. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  10. "John Sosa to Lead SDB High School Teams". SDB Academy. Stack Sports. SDB Academy. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  11. "John Sosa". MASL Soccer. Soccer Shift. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  12. "Awards 2014-15". MASL. Soccer Shift. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  13. "Awards 2016-17". MASL. Soccer Shift. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  14. "Awards 2017-18". MASL. Soccer Shift. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  15. "Awards 2015-16". MASL. Soccer Shift. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  16. "Awards 2018-19". MASL. Soccer Shift. Retrieved 17 April 2020.

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