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“I always dreamed of coming to America,” says Kelly. “This was my second chance in life. And I knew it was and I was not going to let it go. I’m living in New York City, man, I’m working and playing football. You don’t need any more than that. Well, I don’t anyway.”
Johan Mauritzson, former Professional Player of Halmstads BK in Sweden, NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, NCAA First Team All-American and Team Captain at Long Island University joins the Lansdowne Yonkers FC family as our Director of Soccer Operations.
Growing up, Johan received his soccer education from one of the most successful youth academies in Scandivania, Halmstads BK. Johan quickly made his way to the First Team, playing in Allsvenskan (first division in Sweden). After a few years of getting a taste of the professional soccer world, Johan was offered a scholarship to study and play soccer at Long Island University in New York - a chance of receiving a high level education and being able to play soccer in the United States was something Johan could not turn down.
After three successful years in college, NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, NCAA First Team All-American, LIU Male Student-Athlete of the Year and Team Captain, Johan graduated from Long Island University in 2018. During his years in college, Johan founded GLOBALTEAM SPORTS, a company focusing mainly on college placement and professional opportunities, specifically created for soccer players.
Johan started his coaching career with FA Euro New York in Brooklyn (a club Johan also captained in the USL 2), coaching a wide range of age groups. Since then, Johan has gained valuable coaching experience in USA and Europe while creating his own individual developmental soccer program in New York.
“I am beyond excited and honored to join Lansdowne Yonkers FC as their Director of Soccer Operations. Since joining the club as a coach and player a couple of months ago, I know the club has a lot of talented players and coaches working day in and day out to develop and challenge themselves to grow. There is a massive support system around the club with families, sponsors, volunteers and members that make this club a big family. This is an environment I really want to be a part of, and I am very excited to get going in to moving the club forward"