In recent months, the Sporting Club Network ran a new campaign giving its members the chance to be the next Sporting KC Youth Reporter. Participants were asked to submit a video explaining why they wanted to be Sporting Kansas City’s Youth Reporter. From the submissions, three finalists were chosen to attend a Sporting KC training session at Swope Soccer Village. The three finalists watched the players practice, met with team play-by-play commentator Cal Williams and had the opportunity to interview a Sporting KC player of their choice.

Carter Knox, an 11-year-old midfielder from Sporting Kaw Valley, was chosen as the first Sporting KC Youth Reporter winner! Knox impressed the judges with his clean-cut suit, intelligent questions and a style which he said he mimicked based off watching Williams call many games on SKCTV. Knox and his family will participate in a special gameday experience at Sporting Park on April 19th when Sporting KC takes on Montreal.

The other finalists included Brookside Soccer Club player Tierney Flavin, as well as John Kurgan from Sporting Blue Valley. Both runner-ups also performed a one-on-one interview with a player of their choice. Flavin began her interview introducing herself in French to defender Aurelien Collin, a Paris native. Kurgan hit the ground running, literally, during his interview when he challenged U.S. Men's National Team playmaker Graham Zusi to a race.

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