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Leadership Team

Jon Parry

 

Jon Parry was a member of the 1996 United States Futsal Team that played in the World Championship in Spain and the 1998 team that played in the Brazilian Olympics.
Jon played professional indoor soccer for eight years and scored over 400 goals in his professional career. He was an All-Star four times. In 1992-93 he led the Kansas City Attack to their first National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) championship.
Jon also played for five years in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) with the Sacramento Knights where he is the leading scorer in Knights franchise history with 127 goals and 84 assists.
In college, Jon Parry was a three-time NAIA All-American at Rockhurst University where he led the Hawks to three straight National Tournaments and two Final Four Appearances.  He holds the Rockhurst  NAIA school record for goals in a career with 93.
Besides his professional playing portfolio, Parry has over 20 plus years of coaching and camp experience.  Jon was the Men’s and Women’s Head Soccer Coach at Saint Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas from 1999-2004.
Jon is currently the Director of Coaching of Boys for SPORTING Blue Valley in Overland Park, Kansas and is also the Academy Director of Sporting Kansas City.  He is the Head Coach for there U16 & U18 Development Academy teams.
He holds his USSF "A" License and is currently enrolled in the Elite Formation Coaching License with the French Football Federation which is a two year program.

Peter Vermes

 

Peter grew up in New Jersey, attended Delran High School and Rutgers University where he earned All – American honors at both levels.  From 1988 to 1998, he was recognized as a National Team Player and Team Captain. 
During this time he was also member of: The 1988 US Olympic Team (awarded “1988 US Olympic Player of the Year” and “1988 US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year”); The 1989 FUTSAL World Cup Team (winning the Bronze Medal); The 1990 US World Cup Team (Italy) and the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Gold Medal).
Upon completion of his college career, Peter began his professional career in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL) and then went on to play in Hungary, Holland and Spain.  He returned to the United States to play Major League Soccer (MLS) for the NY/NJ MetroStars, Colorado Rapids and Kansas City Wizards.  In 2000 the Kansas City Wizards won the MLS Cup and he was named “MLS Defender of the Year”.  He retired from his professional career in 2003.   In 2005 he served as an Assistant Coach for the U20 Men’s National Team which competed at the FIFA U20 Youth World Championships in Holland. 
Currently, Peter is a member of the USSF Executive Committee, USSF Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Athlete Council and a board member of the US Soccer Foundation.  He holds a USSF “A” License and is the Executive/Technical Director of the Blue Valley Soccer Club.
Peter is also the Technical Director (2006) and Head Coach (2009) for Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City.  The Sporting Kansas City manager became the only person ever to win an MLS Cup with the same team as both a player (2000) and coach (2013).    
 
John Sciore

 

 
John Sciore was a member of the Florissant Valley Community College National Championship team in 1974. As captain of the 1976 Rockhurst University soccer team, he led the Hawks to the NAIA National Finals 
John graduated from Rockhurst in 1977 and started a financial planning practice with IDS Financial Services, later to become American Express Financial Services. At the age of 30, he became one of the youngest Division Vice-Presidents in company history. 
In 2003, John became active in futsal by opening the Gateway Futsal League in St. Louis, MO.  In 2005, he affiliated his league with US Youth Futsal.  In the 2006 and 2007 season, Gateway Futsal had over 200 teams in its winter youth league, making it one of the largest youth leagues in the country 
In 2008, John was named the US Youth Futsal Director of Development and Tournament Director of the US Youth Futsal National Championship.
John’s role as National Director of Development is to carry out the mission of US Youth Futsal, to develop and expand the game of Futsal in the United States. John’s experience as a soccer player, businessman, entrepreneur and futsal league owner brings extensive knowledge of building and maintaining a futsal league.

 


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