How old were you when you first started playing soccer?
Who inspired you to play soccer?
What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
The highlight of my athletic career was going with the team to the Final Four when I was a freshman.
What was your favorite moment of last season?
My favorite moment of last season was when I made the assist in overtime, and we won the Loyola Marymount game in the first round of the NCAA play-offs.
What was your most embarrassing moment in a game?
My most embarrassing moment in a game was when I thought I had scored and began jumping around only to turn and see that the ball hit the side of the goal and came back out.
Who is the first person you call after a game?
After each game I call my parents if they are not there to see it in person.
I chose my uniform number (#10) because:
My uniform number was # 10 ever since I began playing - it's my birthday.
Where was the toughest place you ever played?
University of Virginia
Who was the best player you played against?
Who would you like to face one-on-one?
For a great one-on-one, I'd like to face Paolo Maldini.
What professional team would you like to play for and why?
The professional team I'd like to play for is Juventus to play beside Del Piero.
If you could change anything about soccer, what would you change?
If I could change anything about soccer, it would be the total power that the refs have!
If you could give advice to a young kid playing soccer, what would it be?
My advice to a young kid playing soccer would be to watch lots of soccer videos, always have a soccer ball at your feet and keep up a good work ethic.
What's your favorite opponent city to visit?
Why did you come to UCLA?
I came to UCLA because they had the best soccer team in the nation and still do.
What is your favorite place on campus?
The soccer field
What class at UCLA have you liked best?
The classes I've enjoyed the most at UCLA have been in the areas of Social Welfare and Communications.
What is your favorite CD?
What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
My Smokey Robinson CD is pretty embarrassing.
What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
The one movie in my collection I watch over and over is the Diego Maradona World Cup '86.
What is the TV show you can't miss?
If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be?
What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
What is your favorite book?
Lord of the Rings
What is your nickname?
What was you favorite sport other than your own?
Who is the one person you would want to be stuck on a deserted island with?
A skipper who could get me off the island
Who do you admire most in life and why?
I admire Michael Jordan because of his work ethic and how much time he spends helping others.
If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
It would be my grandpa who is deceased so that I could have more time to ask questions about his past.
If you could know the answer to one question, what would that question be?
What really happens after you die?
If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
My superpowers would include being able to fly places to get there quicker. My six-hour drive home to Sacramento is too long.
If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
Becoming the best soccer player in the world, having my own island and giving long life to my family and friends
If you could travel in time, where would you go?
It would be forward about 20 years, and I would live and play soccer in space.
Who is the most famous person you have met?
If you could invite someone famous over to dinner, who would it be and what would you be eating?
I would invite Al Pacino over, and we would have pasta.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies and Cream
What is your favorite midnight snack?
Salami with cream cheese and chips
If you had one last meal, what would it be?
What would you never be caught dead wearing?
I would never be caught dead wearing nothing.
Do you have any phobias?
Snakes and sharks
What is your worst habit?
Biting my nails
What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
Finding my bracelet that I had lost six years before on the same field at Santa Barbara
What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
A trip to Cancun
What was your favorite toy as a child?
My Nerf Soccer Ball
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Playing tennis in Italy with my grandparents and my aunt
What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Spend time with my girlfriend
What is your favorite color?
What phrase or word do you use way too much?
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas because my family always takes a trip