Get to Know...Guerrero Pino
Guerrero Pino has played for the Comets two seasons and will be headed into his third season, this coming December. While Comets’ fans have witnessed the fruits of Pino’s labor, there’s more to the Comets defender than his back heel and block tackle.
Pino grew up in the small town of Parral, Mexico, like many other kids he spent his days in school looking forward to playing with his friends when he got home. He started playing soccer at the age four, heavily influenced and shaped in the game by his friends and family he went on to play 2nd Division in Mexico.
“I love the intensity of the game and being able to kick people.” Due to the passion for the intensity of the game, he decided to try something new and pursued a professional team in America. Guerrero moved to Kansas City in 2010. “I chose Kansas City because three of my uncles are here.” After practicing with the Kansas City Wizards (Sporting KC), he went to play for UMKC Kangaroos, where he received a bachelor’s in Math and Statistics. Once he graduated he made his over to the wonderful world of the KC Comets.
“The greatest thing about playing for the Comets are the fans. They are always supporting no matter the score and they have our backs. I enjoy playing for them,” Pino said. His favorite part of being on the Comets is being a role model to the kids and just being around them. “Some advice for kids wanting to play soccer is work hard, mentally prepare and always do the extra work.”
In the off season he coaches, trains and plays for Quinto Elemento with some of his Comets’ teammates until they can get back to the Silverstein Eye Center Arena.
When he is not playing soccer, you can catch Pino dancing the Cumbia and just enjoying life. Watch Pino and the Comets all season long at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The 2018-2019 season kicks off in December. Information on Season Tickets can be found here.
Pino Fun Facts:
- I used to be a Boxer
- I am Mexican but I don’t like spicy food.
- My game day ritual: wake up early (6am depending on game time), make breakfast, watch soccer games, go for a walk, mentally prepare for the game.