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Carlos Bocanegra interview: From the tape deck to the super sounds – Ex-U.S. captain’s beat generation

 

Captaining the U.S. Men’s National Team for six years during an international career which spanned more than a decade, former Fulham and Glasgow Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra personified what it is to play and lead at the top level, and as his name was elevated through the years, the music which permeated his journey in the game only grew sharper. Read more →

Matt Besler interview: Caught in a jam – The crowd-rockin’ throwbacks for U.S. defender

Photo: Mike Gunnoe / Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City

Photo: Mike Gunnoe / Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City

 

On his way from the Overland Park kid to Major League Soccer champion and FIFA World Cup starter, Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler’s composure has served him well, but there was a time when the track was a whole lot more hectic for the defender. Read more →

Amobi Okugo interview: ‘The City Beautiful’ and the beat fresh – Orlando’s number five for the ones and twos

Photo courtesy of Orlando City SC

Photo courtesy of Orlando City SC

 

Heading into their inaugural Major League Soccer season, Orlando City SC have acquired a genuine asset in midfielder Amobi Okugo, with the 23-year-old possessing experience of the league, ambassadorial qualities, as well as a readiness to step in if ever he should be needed for some pre-game pace-setting. Read more →

Florent Sinama-Pongolle interview: New horizons but the rhythm never stops for Fire forward

Photo: Chicago Fire Soccer

Photo: Chicago Fire Soccer

 

A Champions League winner with Liverpool and capped by France, Chicago Fire forward Florent Sinama-Pongolle has ventured further than most in football, and with music a fundamental fibre in who he is, it has remained with him for each new beginning. Read more →

Maurice Edu interview: Soul to reign on the track for Union midfielder

Photo: Greg Carroccio. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Union

Photo: Greg Carroccio. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Union

 

After stints in England, Scotland and Turkey, U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Maurice Edu has settled in well with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, reading from the same page as his teammates in more ways than one. Read more →