Longtime U.S. Paralympian Josh McKinney will be recognized at halftime of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s game against Switzerland on Wednesday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
McKinney announced in June that he would retire from his impressive career on the U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team. McKinney represented the USA for 19 years, scoring 81 goals in 124 games.
“It’s been an honor to wear the crest and play for the U.S. for 19 years,” McKinney said during the USA’s trip to Barcelona, Spain, for the 7-a-Side Championship. “I will always be grateful for U.S. Soccer, my coaches and teammates, all who are family to me.”
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McKinney wore the captain’s armband starting in 2005, and he played in three Paralympic Games.
On May 6, 2012, McKinney earned his 100th cap during the USA’s match against Russia in Yevpatoriya, Ukraine.