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June 3, 2010 at 5:23 PM

A stop and chat with newly-signed Michael Seamon — Q&A

MICHAEL SEAMON — midfielder

(Does it feel a little different now being a signed player?) “A little different. A little more comfortable. Can’t relax, but you get that off your back so it definitely feels really good.”

(Did you think it would happen this quickly?) “They gave me basically a two-week time frame. So I knew that the decision was coming when it did, I guess. I didn’t know either way. I was just hoping. It’s funny, you reach one goal, and then obviously the next goal steps in and you don’t even get to enjoy it too much, because now you want to get on the travel roster and get into games and eventually want to start and be a contributor. So each step, it’s coming, some quicker than others, so we’ll see how everything goes.”

(What have you done to establish yourself out there?) “I learn from different guys each practice I think. There’s a lot of good central midfielders, which is where I’ve been playing since I’ve come back a lot. It’s a little bit of a new position to me. Different guys tell me things at practice. Even not central midfielders. Central defenders, outside mids, forwards, they bounce things off me and just let me know what they think. And I can take that and use it — use a little bit of it, use all of it, whatever I want to do. It’s nice.”

(How much do you think that goal helped?) “I definitely think it helped a little bit. But after that game I was happy with my overall performance, not just the goal. I was happy with the rest of my touches. So I was looking at it where that was my big judgment day and besides the goal I was happy with the way I performed. If they didn’t think I was fit then I thought I did mostly everything I could in that game.”

(How did you find out?) “They called my agent and told him that they were going to offer something. On the weekend, while they were in Colorado, they called and said they were going offer something during the week and then I talked to Chris Henderson and he basically worked everything out with me and I signed a contract with him.”

(On talking to classmates about it) “At school, mostly everybody knew where I was going to. I wouldn’t say, ‘I’m going to be a professional soccer player.’ I’d say, ‘Hopefully things will work out and I’ll be a professional soccer player.’ Now I’ll talk to them and I’m sure a lot of them have heard already. Now I can talk about it and say I’m officially a professional soccer player. It’s a good feeling.

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