Posted August 18, 2019 06:17:55 When was it that you really started to get excited about sports?
When was that first game that you had to see?
The excitement of watching a game is really what started to spark my interest in soccer.
I remember being so excited when I was a kid that I’d be watching a football game.
I was like, this is a great game.
It’s gonna be exciting.
I’ve been around so many great teams, and I’ve watched them all.
I was really impressed with the guys in the locker room.
They were really, really hardworking.
It was a team sport.
They did what they did and they did it well.
It was a different atmosphere.
You were watching a sport where people were actually playing, and they were doing it at a high level.
They had great equipment and they could do everything you could ask of them.
I loved it.
That’s how I started to follow the sport, too.
I had my own personal training center and I had a great coach who helped me to develop as a player.
It just really became a sport.
It became a game of pure athleticism.
That was my first real introduction to soccer.
The soccer players were great.
They made you feel good about yourself and what you could do, so I just kind of took it for granted.
It wasn’t until I started playing on a team that I really started noticing the impact of what I was doing.
The team was very competitive.
You had to be on the same page, or you’d lose.
I really liked that about the game.
The goalkeepers were good, too, and the forwards were really good.
It really helped me get the best out of myself.
The players were so good.
I started seeing how good they were and how they could handle pressure.
They would make you work so hard and be on top of your game and not be able to take a single touch.
That made me want to be better, too—the harder you worked, the better you got.
It made me appreciate how good I could get and how good my teammates could get, too; that was such a positive thing.
I played for the Harlem Globetrotters for about two years.
I had two great coaches, Mike Bohn and Dave Bohn.
They taught me everything I know.
They gave me the confidence to just be myself and play.
I think I got the best of both of them, because I just kept grinding and doing the things that they taught me to do.
I remember one game where we were playing the Washington Spirit and I played a ball in the box.
They’re the Harlem Gompers, and it was my second game in the league.
They came out and scored a goal, and everyone was watching.
They scored two more, and then we were on our way to a win.
That game changed my life.
I think that was the first time I felt that a team could really compete and beat a team.
That just opened my eyes to the fact that I could do something that was just as good as anybody.
I just played a game, and when I came back and saw the goal, I was so excited.
I didn’t know how I was going to handle that.
I couldn’t control myself.
I said, man, I can handle this.
I went out there and played my game.
When I got that goal, it was just like, man!
I just thought that I would be better.
I knew that I had the talent to be the best in the world.
I always said I wanted to play professionally, and that was when I got my first big call-up.
I started training in New York with the Red Bulls in 2003.
They took me under their wing and taught me a lot of things.
I came to realize that I didn´t want to just sit around and learn.
I wanted them to put me in the best environment I could be in, so that I was getting the best practice in the United States.
It´s not that I wanted anything, but I wanted it to be a place where I could work hard and play at a top level.
I got lucky.
It didn´triggered my interest to see how they really trained and how much work they put in.
It’s not that it wasn´t a good experience for me.
It took a little bit of time, but then I saw how they did things and I started noticing that I just wasn’t doing enough.
I noticed that I wasn´ts getting the results I was supposed to.
I realized that I needed to do more.
I needed someone to be in my ear and give me advice on things that I need to improve on, too: my shooting, my positioning, my finishing.
I really think that that was my best moment.
I took a step back and realized that it´