Wings Announce The Signing of Midfielder Leo Sosa
WICHITA WINGS SOSA SAYS WICHITA IS 'JUST MY PLACE TO BE'
Park City, KS (November 11, 2019) - Although a Brazilian native, Leo Sosa is right at home on the soccer field here in Wichita. And this winter the all-around talented athlete will be making a new home as a Wichita Wing for the club's 40th anniversary comeback season.
Sosa, a former Friends University soccer player, football kicker and long jumper, is also in his fifth year with the FC Wichita National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team. Many of those years he served as team captian, and with Sosa on the pitch they have featured in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (2016, 2017, and 2018). Despite offers to play elsewhere, Sosa decided to stay in Wichita after considering an opportunity to play professional soccer in the Costa Rican first division for Liga Deportiva Alajuelense.
Why? Well, Sosa says that Wichita is home. And Wichita soccer fans are family.
"Wichita is home, every decision I’ve made since I came to the U.S. was centered around Wichita," says Sosa. "The people here made me feel very welcome and I felt like this is just my place to be. So, like when I play for FC Wichita, the least the fans can expect from Leo Sosa is me playing my heart out and, of course, lots of hugs because I’m a hug person!"
He is also looking forward to getting back on the field for Wichita area soccer fans with his new team, this time indoors with the Major Arena Soccer League.
"I'm looking forward to bring back the passion and the fun Wichita used to have for and with the Wings back in the day," Sosa said, adding, "we want to shake this city again!"
Besides the strong work ethic, athleticism and a wide range of talents, Sosa also brings a strong leadership trait to the club. The young player was a leader during his time at Friends University and that translated onto the pitch for FC Wichita as it's captain.
The focused Sosa always makes sure he leads through teamwork.
"When it comes to being part of a team the first thing the comes across my mind is, 'Lets find our common ground,' so we can match energies and work as one. Every team I’ve played for that had a good chemistry was unstoppable. We are going to have a lot of diversity just like any other club and the fastest we can get it figured out, the better we are going to play," he said.
See Sosa and his new indoor family on the field as the Wichita Wings open their season at home on Dec. 28. Season tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and at the Hartman Arena.