Get to Know Us
Created in early 2022, KC Elite Soccer has been a steady influence for hundreds of soccer players from all over the city. All ages and skill levels are welcome as KCES takes pride in being inclusive to its community. Our coaching staff comes equipped with decades of knowledge from some of the highest levels of the game. All 4 of our coaches are born and raised in KC and while the game has taken our staff far & wide, the decision was made to assist the abundance of talent here in Kansas City.
From Parkville, MO
Carson is a proud product of the Northland. Graduate of Park Hill South High School ('16), Wells left PHS a member of the winningest class in school history (89-19-2). A two-year captain, 2x conference player of the year, 2x first-team all Kansas City Metro, 2x Missouri All-State & the 2016 KC Metro high school player of the year are the notable accolades over a 4 year stretch on the hill in Riverside. Played 7 years with Futura Academy, helmed by Steve Welch. Won numerous high level tournaments/showcases across the midwest. Team captain, points leader. Missouri State Championship appearance as well as multiple Semi-Final appearances. College/Post college career: Fort Hays State University - multiple appearances in the NCAA Tournament Elite 8, MIAA Conference Champions. Played two seasons with Sunflower State FC in the UPSL & MASL2 in 2020. Coaching Career: USYS Youth Certified. 2021 Missouri State Cup Semi-Finalists - U19 Alliance FC academy. Wells began coaching at age 18, has coached ages U6 - Professional. Including players of all skill levels, all backgrounds & has loved every second of it.
From Parkville, MO
Ryan joined Sporting Kansas City’s Developmental Academy at the age of 12 and spent 6 years within
the program. Played a key role on the backline in his time within the Academy, and experienced training
exposure at both the USL and First-Team levels. Started all 30 matches for Sporting KC’s U-18 team in
the 2015/2016 season and played a key role in helping the squad reach the USDA academy playoffs
making an Elite 8 appearance. Ryan was named the Bob Gansler Academy Player of the Year in 2015.
From the Academy Ryan moved on to West Virginia University where he played 4 years for the
Mountaineer program helmed by current Philadelphia Union II Head Coach, Marlon LeBlanc. Ryan
appeared in 73 of 74 career matches in his 4-year stint at WVU, making 57 starts in that time. Helped
the Mountaineer program regain prominence with a regular season conference championship in 2018
and a conference tournament championship in 2019, resulting in two NCAA tournament appearances.
Since Graduating and moving back to Kansas City, Ryan has really enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the
game and helping develop the next generation of talent.
From Lee's Summit, MO
Tyler graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 2016. During Tyler’s time at Tiger High the program
achieved 3 Conference titles, 4-time District titles and the first State Championship (2014) in school
history. Throughout his career Tyler earned 2-time first team all-conference, 2-time all-district team, KC
metro top 11, captained the team his senior season and set the school assist record. Tyler spent most of
his club career with Sporting Blue Valley where he was a Missouri State Champion and made an
appearance at the regional tournament.
Tyler continued his college career at Northeastern State. During his 2 years at NSU the team achieved a
record of 29-9, won a conference championship and made an appearance in the Elite 8 of the NCAA
tournament. Tyler was a 2-year starter and during that time logged the most minutes by any player, won
a conference title and made an appearance in the Elite 8 of the NCAA national tournament. Tyler, later
transferred back home to Kansas City where he finished his career at William Jewell College. Tyler
finished his career at Jewell where he earned 3x All GLVC recognitions and logged the 3rd most career
minutes in school history.
Tyler also played 2 seasons with Sunflower State FC, a semi-professional club, in the UPSL and MASL2.
From Raymore, MO
Steven came up through Sporting Kansas City's Development Academy and spent 7 years with the program. Steven gained extensive professional-level exposure through regular training sessions with both Sporting KC II and the First-Team in his time within the Academy Program.
Steven moved on to West Virginia University where he was a 3-year starter and captain his Senior year. Steven made 3 NCAA tournament appearances over his career within the Mountaineer program including an Elite 8 run in 2021. Steven closed his collegiate career as a top 5 Goalkeeper in program history in minutes played, wins, shutouts, and total saves.
Steven is currently still playing professionally with the Kansas City Comets.