Sporting Kansas City hired KURT ANDREWS as the club’s Director of Sports Medicine ahead of the 2018 season.
Andrews, a Michigan native, arrived in Kansas City after six seasons as the LA Galaxy’s assistant athletic trainer during which he was part of two MLS Cup championship teams. He has participated in Major League Soccer’s annual Medical Symposium each of the past seven years, while also completing U.S. Soccer’s Recognize 2 Recover concussion awareness program.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Masters of Athletic Training, in addition to certifications from the National Athletic Trainers Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine and EXOS among other national organizations.
As a member of the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers Society, Andrews has assumed leadership positions as a Western Conference Senator and representative on the MLS Research Committee and Continuing Education Committee. He is also an author for the BOC Blog as a member of their writing committee.
Andrews oversees the team’s staff of sports medicine experts and works in tandem with Children's Mercy Hospital on a variety of initiatives from the first team to the Academy. In addition, Andrews works directly with Scott Luallin (chief medical officer), Neal Erickson (physician), Kirk McCullough (orthopedic surgeon) and Mike Khadavi (physician) for the comprehensive medical care of players on the rosters of Sporting Kansas City, Sporting KC II and the Sporting KC Academy.