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Local soccer notes: KCW Juniors in the playoffs, Thomas signs with new Swedish club

Couple of belated items of note in the KC soccer landscape: The KCW Juniors U-16 squad is currently competing for a spot in the Final 8 of the US Development Academy Playoffs (they are 1-1 with a date with Chivas USA today). In professional news, Olathe's Michael Thomas has signed with Swedish club Ljungskile.

The U-16 team lost 2-1 to Baltimore Bays on Friday, then beat the Dallas Texans 1-0 on Saturday. The games are in Greensboro, N.C. Both KCW goals were scored by Jordan Rideout (who has a

pretty slick 'do the KCW Juniors blog


In Europe, Olathe native Michael Thomas has signed with a new club, Ljungskile, in Sweden. Thomas began the year with Hamlstads BK, but was released earlier this month. He is signed through the end of the season.

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To the best of my knowledge, there are two KC area players playing professionally, Thomas and our own Matt Besler. I don't believe there are any KC natives in the WPS. If you know of any others that we should be tracking or may have missed, please leave them in the comments.