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Ryan Futagaki



Sport: Men's Soccer

Year: Senior

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA

Last School: Fountain Valley HS

Who is your favorite former UCLA player and why?
Jose Lopez ? he is one of my mentors, and we wore the same jersey number at UCLA (#3).

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Getting a bronze medal with the Olympic team at the Pan American Games in 1999

How old were you when you first started playing soccer?
4

Where was the toughest place you?ve ever played?
Chile

What was your favorite moment of last season?
Scoring the game-winner against Cal

Who is the best player you?ve played against?
Ono from Japan

What professional team would you like to play for?
The Brazilian National Team to play with Rivaldo

What are your pre-game superstitions or rituals?
I have chapel or prayer before games

Who inspired you to play soccer?
My father

What was your most embarrassing moment in a game?
My most embarrassing moment was when I tried to do a flip throw-in, and my hand slipped off the ball, and I fell on my head.

What was your favorite sport other than soccer?
Volleyball

If you could give advice to a young player, what would it be?
Kick hard, run fast and dribble good

What is your favorite opponent city to visit?
San Diego

Who is the first person you call after a game?
My mom, but she is there at most or all of our games, so I go see her first.

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
North Shore

What is the TV show you can?t miss?
Sponge Bob Square-Pants

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be and why?
Scooby-Doo because he is always eating and always catching the bad guys

What is in your CD player right now?
The Ataris

What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
N Sync Home For Christmas

What celebrity do you admire most?
Elvis Presley

What is your favorite place on campus?
The marketing department, to hang out with my elder, Jill

What class at UCLA have you liked best?
All the Social Welfare classes - they are very interesting to me.

What is your favorite book?
Of Mice And Men

Who do you admire most in life and why?
My parents ? they are special people and always there for me no matter what!

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
Elvis, because he is unbelievable

What is your nickname?
Futo

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
The ability to cure myself after any injury in a matter of seconds

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
To clear all my family from any illness, to be the best soccer player ever, and to never have a bad or negative attitude.

If you could invite someone famous over to dinner, who would it be and what would you be eating?
Elvis/Del Taco

Tell us something about yourself that few people know:
I am very, very, very sensitive

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
To the middle of the 50's to hang out with my parents

Who is the one person you would want to be stuck on a deserted island with?
Natalie Portman because I need to spend some quality time with her. Then when we want to return home, she will call her private helicopter to pick us up and take us back to her mansion.

If you had one last meal, what would it be?
Del Taco

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate Malted Crunch

What is your favorite midnight snack?
Nacho Cheese Doritos

What is your worst habit?
Biting my fingernails

Do you have any phobias?
Spiders

What is your favorite color?
Yellow

What phrase or word do you use way too much?
"Dude"

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
Just being home with my family: Shirley, Arnie, Brandon & Brent

What was your favorite toy as a child?
Teddy Ruxpin

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Going to my dad's football practices


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