PARAMOUNT — A special guest hopped on the Corona del Mar High bus before the Sea Kings traveled to their next boys' soccer match on Tuesday.
Jack McBean was a familiar face to those onboard. He used to ride with many of the same players to matches before he left the team in December to join the U.S. under-17 national team.
McBean just got in the night before from Jamaica, where the 16-year-old helped the Americans to the CONCACAF title on Sunday.
Coach George Larsen said the Sea Kings could have used McBean to get to the CIF Southern Section Division III championship match.
McBean, no longer eligible to play in high school after he signed a professional contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy in January, just watched from the sideline. Being there reminded him of last season, when he helped the Sea Kings win the Division IV title.