By Matt Stafford
Josh McKinney is the star forward on the U.S. National Paralympic Soccer Team.
McKinney, who lives in Cary, NC, has been a member of the team for 18 years. In that time, he has earned more than 100 caps, scored 81 goals in international games, and has been team captain since 2005.
He has most recently led the U.S. Paralympic team in the Cerebral Palsy
International Sports and Recreation Association Intercontinental Cup in Spain. The team finished in eighth place in the tournament out of 16 teams. The USA had wins over Australia and Portugal.
Head Coach Jay Hoffman considers him an impressive and committed player. He believes McKinney has done more for the team than the stats show.
“His leadership, commitment and dedication to the program and representing our country is a lot deeper,” Coach Hoffman said. “In my 10 years as head coach he has never missed an event or training camp.”
McKinney has a passion for soccer. Now he wants to spread that passion to kids with disabilities. He w
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