Our attorneys negotiated a settlement in a negligence and battery case on behalf of the plaintiff, a former college soccer standout and draft pick of the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer (“MLS”) Club, who was punched in face, suffered extensive injuries to his jaw, and missed his MLS tryout as a result.

The plaintiff was in Kansas City to accept a prestigious National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (“NAIA”) soccer award at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention and after leaving the Kansas City Power and Light District (“KC Live”) was punched in the face, unprovoked, by a soccer coach in town for the convention.

The plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including fractured jaw, which required extensive surgery and plaintiff’s mouth to be wired shut for over six weeks.  The plaintiff was forced to miss his preseason New York Red Bulls reporting date due to his injuries and lengthy recovery period, and ultimately failed to make an MLS team for the 2012 season due to his delayed tryout.