José Mourinho sends letter of support to late MLS player Shawn Kuykendall | inside World Soccer

Chelsea manager José Mourinho has written a letter of condolences to the parents of Shawn Kuykendall, the former MLS player who passed away last month.

José Mourinho sends letter of support to late MLS player Shawn Kuykendall
Image courtesy of The Kuykenstrong Foundation

Three weeks ago came the sad news that former D.C. United and New York Red Bulls midfielder Kuykendall had passed away at the age of just 32 after a year-long battle with Thymic cancer.

Kuykendall had once played against Chelsea in a pre-season friendly, and upon hearing the news, Mourinho wrote a letter of suuport to his family.

The letter was as follows:

Dear Mr and Mrs Kuykendall,

I was deeply saddened to hear of your son's passing. I can only imagine the grief of a parent losing a child and my heart goes out to you both.

I hope you and your family find great strength in the shared memories of Shawn's life at this toughest of times and also in the future.

The football family has lost a fine young man, and everyone's thoughts at Chelsea FC are with you, your family and Shawn's friends.

With much sympathy,

Yours sincerely,

José Mourinho

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