Q: The team was considering a couple options to start at right back, when do you get the call that you were going to start? What was that like?
“Honestly it was Monday. Like you said, we cycled through three or four different options but I just kept my head down and kept working, just hoping for a chance. I must have been doing something right to get that opportunity.”
Q: You started at left back in the opener last year and played center back in the USL days. Where are you most comfortable and what’s it like being able to play all over?
“I’ve played left back, even though I’m naturally right-footed, since college so I’m a little more comfortable receiving the ball to my left foot. But I have in USL seasons played right and middle as well. I enjoy being able to play multiple positions, it’s kind of nice to slot in wherever the coaches want you to.”
Q: Other players like Montero and Ljungberg are used to 30,000 in the seats every game, but you played in Qwest Field when it was emptier. Are you still getting used to these soldout crowds?
“I don’t think it’s something you ever really get used to. You try to do as much as you can to shut the crowd out and just focus on the game. But it’s hard to even hear someone that’s right next to you or direct your teammates because it’s loud. It’s definitely not you get used to.”