AzKicksIt Podcast with Garrett & Odeen Featuring AZ Native Pros Brad Evans & David Paul
In this week’s edition of the AzKicksIt podcast, Garrett and Odeen are joined by two Arizona natives playing professionally. Brad Evans from Mountain Point H.S. currently plays for the Seattle Sounders, and David Paul from Thunderbird H.S. plays in Poland for MKS Puszcza Niepołomice. Garrett & Odeen break down the current state of the USMNT as they head into World Cup Qualifying. They also talk about the week of MLS play, the U.S. Open Cup and discuss FC Tucson’s 5th victory in a row in the PDL.
Brad Evans – @brad_evans3
AZ Native of current Seattle Sounders mid, Brad joins the guys to talk about the Sounders most recent Open Cup victory against Cal FC. Brad talks about how it is a good thing that lower division clubs can give MLS teams challenges when the teams match-up. He sees it as a positive sign that soccer continues to grow in America. Brad talks about how things are starting to work out for the Sounders, but that they still need to work on a few things before they become a complete team. Brad talks about the positive influence youth coaches in Arizona had on the future of his career and what it was like to playing for the USMNT when the team was in Phoenix in January.
Check out how Brad and the other AZ natives did in our AZ Exports feature.
Another AZ native and current MKS Puszcza Niepołomice mid, David joins the guy in studio to talk about what it is like playing professional soccer in Europe. David went to Thunderbird H.S. and played college soccer for Southern Wesleyan University. After school and through a friend David had the opportunity to play professionally in Europe . David led his team in goals this year with six and talks about the differences between Americans playing soccer and Europeans playing soccer.