The Kansas City Public Library on the Plaza hosted Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy NIelsen and co-author Paolo Bandini on Thursday night for a special event around the release of Welcome to the Blue Heaven: Don't Bet Against the Goalkeeper. The capacity crowd heard comments from Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes before Nielsen and Bandini took the stage to discuss writing the book and many of the best stories that are shared in the memoir.
The White Puma greeted fans afterward and personally signed copies of the book for those in attendance. Missed the event? You can watch an archive of the conversation below (jump ahead to the 19-minute mark for the start of the stream) and Metro Sports will air footage from the event on July 7. Nielsen will also be participating in more book signing events in the community next week:
- Kansas Sampler (9750 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS) from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27th
- Costco (214 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO) from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28th
- Costco (19040 E. Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO) from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th