Updated: May 10, 2021
Saint Louis Park, MN – Former high school AA Minnesota Mr. Soccer and NJCAA Collegiate All-American, Whitney Browne signs with Joy SLP NPSL expansion team.
Browne, a Liberian native, attended Osseso Senior High School where he lead his team to a state championship. His collegiate career began at Garden City Community College in Kansas where he earned All-American honors before committing to the University of Dayton and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
Browne was signed to the Minnesota United reserve team after his college career and he was selected to the PLA team of the week on five different occasions.
Most recently, Browne played for Minneapolis City, where he was named National Player of week in 2018 and won two NPSL North Championships.
Off the field, Browne volunteers as an assistant coach with Maplebrook Soccer Association, where he mentors youth and helps them develop their soccer skills.
Browne is the younger brother of Martin Browne Jr. who played at Western Illinois University, the Minnesota United reserve team, and Minneapolis City SC. Currently Browne's brother, Martin, is the soccer head coach at Osseo Senior High and owner of MartiParti Soccer Academy.
In addition to Browne, Joy SLP has recently announced the signing of local homegrown players to the NPSL roster that includes, Emmanuel Iwe, Aden Cavanaugh, Eric Lagos, Marco Corona-Duran, Bennett Koume, Noah Kantorowiz, Mika Folstad and former MN United player, Andrei Gotsmanov.
Ted Kroeten, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Joy of the People, has selected well-known local coach, Arinze ‘Ace’ Ezirike, to coach the Joy SLP expansion team during its inaugural season with Lioul Minas acting as the assistant coach.
The NPSL season is scheduled to start in May 2021 and finishes with playoffs in the middle of August 2021. Joy SLP home games will be played at the Oriole Stad