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Sounders FC’s newest signing Andrew Weber was eliminated from CBS reality series “The Amazing Race” on Sunday night. The 28-year-old goalkeeper was on the show with his twin brother, Elliot, a singer/songwriter based out of Phoenix.
They were the third team eliminated from the competition.
I asked Weber after his signing was announced Friday if it was weird coming into to a team and having to tell the guys you’re going to be on TV.
“The guys crack on me a bunch about it, but it’s nothing really big,” he said, reminding people to watch Sunday. “It was fun, it was a good time, but my main focus is here with the Sounders.”
More from the soccer-related part of the interview after the jump:
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(How’s it feel to be a Sounder?) “I’m excited to be here. It’s the best team in the league, a great organization and we have a good time. It’s definitely a step up from where I was.”
(Was there a time you felt a contract was coming?) “You never want to be comfortable. You should be comfortable in your abilities, but you’re always trying to get better and you’re always trying to push yourself and your teammates. I never want to get comfortable and I always wants to get better, and that’s sort of the way I go about things.”
(Do you feel like an experienced backup?) “I’ve played a lot and most of my games have been in the USL. I’ve played in CONCACAF with Montreal, so I have a little bit of experience there. I think as you get older and you get more games, it gets a little bit easier. You’re not as hard on yourself when you’re not having a good training day. Goals are going to happen in a game and it’s sort of how you respond and the energy you bring to the team. I feel very comfortable when I play and what I bring.”
(This team plays a lot of games over the year. Is that a plus?) “It’s a great opportunity. Whenever you’re name’s called you want to do well for the team and for yourself. With CONCACAF now and the Open Cup and then group again in CONCACAF (later in the season), I’m hoping that my name will be called and I’ll get some more games under my belt this year.”