Overall, I think I'm in pretty good shape, but I'm not really someone that is gung-ho or a fitness fanatic.
I never thought I'd play soccer past high school, so to go from that team to actually being most-capped and three World Cups is pretty special.
Being out in the heat for two weeks can definitely drain your energy.
I turned 24 in the middle of my first World Cup and it was quite an unbelievable experience. It's really hard for words to do it justice.
I am both honored and blessed
to have had such a wonderful career with the LA Galaxy and I am thankful for
everything the club, the fans and the community has done for me and my
Traveling is not a hindrance for me; it's something I actually enjoy.
This is something that's very special; people saying they watch me play who are now turning professional.
The league, I think, is doing well. It's growing, it's maturing, and it's becoming a better league.
(on Major League Soccer)
It's difficult to compare coaches.
I don't know if my hairstyles reflect that, but I am someone who enjoys change.
I am a kid from the '70s, when video games first started coming out, so I definitely have to say I am a video game junkie to this day.
The referee will now keep track of the time on the field and the shootouts have finally been banned.
After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention.
This has been my most satisfying, my most gratifying, my most content year, and to culminate this way is perfection.
(on the Los Angeles Galaxy's 2005 season)
I am excited to bring my deep knowledge, passion and expertise of soccer in this country to The New York Cosmos. They truly represent where this sport is headed on a national and international level, and I want to make history with them.
I've seen a lot of highs and a lot of lows with this team, and one thing I've learned is that even though you have lows, you're not going to have them forever, so you've got to keep fighting.
(on the Los Angeles Galaxy)
The World Cup experience is more than just the game of soccer. It's an event. And it will fly by faster than you think. It will end and you'll be saying, 'Wow, it's over already?' You have to remember to take it all in and enjoy it.
You want to teach the next generation so they can learn a little bit faster and a little bit more so everything becomes that much better.
I've been through the process qualifying for the World Cup, which is an amazing, two-year process. It was an honor to represent the U.S. and to represent the city of Los Angeles and California.
As a player, I was fortunate to work with coaching and medical staffs that underscored the importance of utilizing injury prevention exercises, which contributed to my healthy and long playing career.
The people I still talk to are some of the old Galaxy players all over the place. That's a bond that's pretty special.
Looking back now at my first World Cup experience, I didn't know what was going on. I was a newbie and I had no idea what to expect.
I've been working on my finishing for quite some time. It's just a question of paying attention to the minor details.
We didn't think we were a fourth-place team. For us to beat the first-place team in the West and the first-place team in the East shows the dedication and determination that we had.
You are going to have hostile crowds and the fans are going to find out where you are staying and keep you awake at night. They are going to use everything possible.
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