Is The MLS Only “Checking The Box” When It Comes To Black People & Diversity Of The League?

Quincy Amarikwa

The #AskASocerPro show is a Live video podcast where 11 year MLS vet and Mental Strength Coach Quincy Amarikwa dives into the mentalities of highly successful individuals both on and off the pitch. In this weeks episode Quincy Amarikwa discussed about What is the MSL Mentality, Why You Need A Perfect Soccer Subscription and more.

Time Stamps

0:00-3:24 What is the MSL Mentality? Welcome To EP 103 Of The #AskASoccerPro Show!

3:25-4:48 Why You Need A Perfect Soccer Subscription!

5:02-6:17 Did You Catch EP 102 With Chris Odoi?

7:47-9:47 Quincy Is Keeping Fit This Offseason At #AmarikwaAcres

9:52-13:23 The MSL Mentality Is Thriving Within Our Community!

13:24-14:49 Perfect Soccer Internship Opportunities!

16:17-17:30 @timmypig14 Joins The #AskASoccerPro Show

17:35- 19:45 @timmypig14’s Biggest Takeaways From The MSL Mentality

19:46-23:14 @Timmypig14 Breaks Down Why She Feels She’s Underrated

23:40-26:46 @Timmypig14 Shoots Her Shot!

31:08-35:00 Quincy’s Thoughts On The MLS During Black History Month 2021

35:01-36:06 What would happen if the CBA between the MLS and MLSPA didn’t come to terms?

36:41-38:38 Is The MLS Only “Checking The Box” When It Comes To Black People & Diversity Of The League?

38:40-40:11 Seeing The Long Term Impact Come To Life!

42:52-47:20 Advice For An Upcoming Pro Trial? @anders….

48:00-49:01 Impacts of COVID and the CBA on the soccer market.

56:17-58:46 What Does Quincy’s 2021 Soccer Future Look Like?

59:40-62:29 How To Bring The MSL Into Your Life!

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Quincy Amarikwa (00:00:00):

We're all here to ride the MSL waves. You've mentioned the strength lead. I'd like to welcome you to another episode of the hashtag ask eight soccer pro [inaudible]

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No Timmy pig, Joe Jackson, what's Pippi pop in. He know what it is, who has to have his throw a goat legend of a man up on the screen that MSL increased football. What's going on a [inaudible], um, M and UFC fan page dropping in what's. Wha what's up, everybody. Have you see everybody joining in tuning in here today is going to be a good episode. I think episode one Oh three hashtag has a second first show. So as everybody's joining in, um, uh, polka junior said, I completely forgot about today's show, but luckily I set three monitor. Yo, shout out, push notification, gang. Love that. Messy getting woke. You guys know what it is. All right. So as everybody is, uh, dialing in here, tuning in here, what's going on, Nate? Um, it is another episode of the hashtag ask a soccer pro show. Oh, episode one Oh three.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:01:21):

I'm your host. 12 year pro MLS cup champion, MLS comeback player of the year, UC Davis hall of fame member, black players for change founder and MSL coach coinci America. Now, what is the MSL? You might be asking yourself? Well, a lot of the MSL army knows about that. MSL lesion knows what that's all about, but that's what we're here to discuss. Every Thursday, 6:00 PM, PST 9:00 PM EST on the app. Perfect. Underscore soccer, Instagram account, the mental strength league. You guys know what it is, I'm in your head, right? For those of you who are just tuning into this frequency, it is a game of mental 40 chess. One where you're either aware or wait. You're either aware and an active participant, or you are a pawn in the game sitting in plate because no one it is. So what is the MSL? It is the mindset you need to accomplish your goals.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:02:15):

Why should you have this mindset? So you can learn how to learn, why learn, how to learn. You may then be asking yourself well that's so you can know when and how you are stopping yourself from achieving your goals and what to do about it. And the ultimate question is when does this mindset start? The moment you decide to take responsibility for where you are, even if where you are, isn't your fault and put forth a plan to learn what you need to, to continue forward. So if you are ready for two days episode, I'm gonna need you guys to start spamming that heart button and dropping them on in your head. Emojis. If you guys are down with the MSL and, uh, those of you who are new, who are down to get down in the MSL, go ahead and drop them. I'm in your head, emojis and spam that hard button and a drop down below, or drop in the comments and stuff.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:03:03):

What you're excited about for today's episode, um, what you took away from last week, where you're calling in from where you guys are located. I threw a whole bunch of stuff out there. So you do what speaks to you in this moment, drop whatever you're feeling down in there while I move on to today's sponsor. Cause you guys know what it is now. We out here extra official with it. So, uh, today's episode of the hashtag S soccer pro show is brought to you by perfect soccer. You know what it is the number one platform to talk to learn from and work with pro soccer players. Sign up for your perfect soccer subscription today slash subscription. You guys see that pin below. It is the ultimate soccer package. There's so much dope stuff that I won't even just go to. Perfect soccer Check it out.

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Quincy Amarikwa (00:05:02):

We've been doing, uh, having a guest and last week episode one Oh two, we had, uh, Chris [inaudible], uh, my formal former teammate, MSL, mentee, current MSL, mentee, and, uh, most, uh, recent, recent perfect soccer intern, uh, joining last week, share a bit of his story, his path to the professional ranks, how he overcame cancer and his just overall mentality shift as a result of that and learning about the MSL. So if for those of you who didn't, uh, have a chance to listen to last week's episode, I highly recommend you catch the replay, uh, published over on perfect soccer And for those of you who were in last week, what, uh, what were kind of your takeaways, uh, have, has anyone watched the rewatch, the replay, um, reprocessed self-reflected on that and, um, yeah. Uh, I'm, I'm wanting to do like a traditional MSL episode like today.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:06:00):

So episode one Oh three, where we, uh, we talked to the audience, we hear where you guys are at, what you took away from last week, guest episode, any person, any questions you have for me, uh, today, as well as I think we'll also begin Timmy pig, we'll be making a quick little appearance here for a couple of minutes, uh, for, for those of you who follow, obviously you follow the account, but you're keeping up to date. Connor manages the account day to day, and he's been, uh, sending out a couple of questions, uh, to the audience. And one of the questions that was sent out was tell us someone who is, um, underrated. And, uh, I liked Timmy pig, 14, the answer. So, uh, we'll have her on here in a, in a bit to, uh, share, share her answer and why that's the case.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:06:51):

So it should be a good one, should be a good one today and, uh, drop your questions in the box. If you've got any, and we'll do a bit of everything. We'll riff, give you guys some updates as to what's going on and, uh, all that good stuff. See Donna joined in what's what's going on, Donna Popa Jr said the mental strength, lead leak, flame emojis and the frequency. Yes, he is Emilio dropping them in your head. Uh, uh, I'm in here at emojis, uh, Umar doing the same path to pro soccer with three heart emojis. No, I'm loving, loving the engagement scene, everybody here.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:07:36):

Um, let's see. Let's see,

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I see you guys dropping some stuff down there. I'll also give you guys kind of an update for those of you. Who've been following my personal account, Quincy Mariko account. You guys will know that we, uh, we purchased some land and we've got America acres jumping off, but that also doesn't mean,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:08:00):

Uh huh.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:08:03):

So getting into farming and ag, but that also doesn't mean we're not still staying prepared because you got to stay ready. So you don't have to get ready for the upcoming soccer season. I'm officially in my, what is this? So I'm, I'm in free agency and this will be my 13th year pro

Quincy Amarikwa (00:08:23):

If we

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Ended up securing another contract here. So, um, gotta be getting that training in I'll know if you guys have been watching and the boys have been joining in as well too. So getting a lot of plyo work out here on, uh, America acres. So what have you guys been doing to keep it

Quincy Amarikwa (00:08:45):

In shape? Um, and have you been,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:08:51):

You guys have been following me. I sit here, my little one doing his thing. So I've been doing a lot of, uh, bounding work, plyo work. You see the little ones they're practicing, having some fun as well to you. Legs are still a little bit, I'm gonna lie. Legs are a little tired from

Quincy Amarikwa (00:09:08):

That work from yesterday's training.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:09:13):

But yeah, I'm planning on building kind of like a, a training, like a mini training facility with a weights, a wall full school and all that. So I'm looking forward to that. So I'll keep you guys, if you guys aren't already, um, if you guys aren't already following my personal and seeing what's been going on over there, don't miss out on some of that good wholesome content. All right. So let's see, uh, loving everyone spam that heart button appreciate that. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:09:49):

Let's get into it. So,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:09:52):

Uh, Popa junior said, what I got from last week shows that you must not give up no matter what life throws at you, that is he solid and true takeaway. Um, so always good to connect with Chris and just see his progress. Um, especially coming back from, you know,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:10:12):

Something like cancer, right? It's no joke,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:10:18):

But he's got that long-term winners mindset. You guys know what it is. Uh, okay. Umar said when y'all spoke about the time sheets, that helped remind me how important and how important time management is with training. That is, that is a, that's a true shout. I, I think, I think you can tend to get so caught up in the new trend, the new craze, the new training program or whatever that, uh, you tend to forget. It's kind of time-tested things or what works and what's most effective. And that time management process, she in training is

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Provide a lot of dope content, resources and training in, um, on the perfect soccer platform and in the perfect soccer team members area. Um, you'll be hard pressed to find one, if there's only one thing that you could take in utilizing use that we provide, like, if you're saying, Hey, gun to your head, you got to just only one. I would say probably the most valuable one that would translate into the most success across everything in your life is the time management worksheet. So definitely sign up for your perfect soccer subscription and, uh, get yourself that, uh, right away. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:11:38):

Because it's,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:11:41):

It's so many things wrapped up into one that it's simple enough to do, but it's kind of like the 10 pushup challenge, like as time goes on, it's really hard to do simple things well over a long duration of, and uh, if you can kind of master that, you're, you're the master of your, of your universe, you

Quincy Amarikwa (00:11:59):

Know what I mean? Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:12:01):

But that's a good shout Umar. I

Quincy Amarikwa (00:12:03):

Agree. Uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:12:06):

Joe Jackson, uh, Joe Jackson, that said, I liked the lesson to start planning ahead for after your career, because you never know when it could end, like he found out when he had to battle cancer. That's correct. Right. I think the thing that is most difficult for players to come to terms with, or to grasp is whether you have a 13 year career or a three-day career or no career, like almost a career, your career will end eventually one day. So, uh, the practical thing to do would be in your free time, cause you got a lot of it or your extra time, uh, spend some of it and by span, I mean invest some of that in planning for post-career. What do you want to do? What, what, what interests you, what, what industry would you like to be part of, uh, would you like to stay in soccer? Um, if so, how can you stay close to the game, um, who are people you can connect with along the way that can help you in that process and how can you, how can you develop skill sets so that you can, you can be a value add to the game and the community for, for a long time, not just, um, someone who's taking advantage of the current situation. Right.

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Quincy Amarikwa (00:13:17):

Yeah, and I think that's really what our, you know, the perfect soccer internship program, um, is going to further help facilitate. We've been basically kind of like doing a beta that for like last year, like maybe like two years now.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:13:29):

Um, but, uh, yeah, dialed in

Quincy Amarikwa (00:13:36):

And with that, the onboarding process is flames. And I think, uh, for those of you who might be interested in an internship opportunity, we'll hopefully be posting some of that here. Soon. We could use some help on the social media side of stuff, community management, uh, engagement, uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:13:53):

Just making

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Sure, making sure we're not, we, we provide so much value and give so much information that sometimes it can, it can be overwhelming and people can get lost. So community members are huge,

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Are huge in helping us make sure that we're, we're making the content as digestible as possible, easiest to navigate as possible. So if you're interested in, you know, gaining some experience on that side and building that resume and building your network, cause you know, your network is your net worth, make sure to reach out, to contact the perfect soccer and uh, obviously be on the lookout for only ultimately kind of post those internship opportunities. I'm seeing some of you guys spend in that heart button. So,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:14:39):

Um, that'll be, that's good to see, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:14:45):

Joe Jackson pushup challenge versus sir.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:14:48):

Yeah. He's him. The he's getting that upper, uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:14:52):

Dialed in a Nunez A's coinci time. You know, that is Chris what's happening brother. Welcome. Welcome. Uh, let's see. All right. So if you guys got any questions, go to drop them in the Oh, okay. There we go. Okay. So those are, uh, okay. These are people that responded in terms of who they feel are underrated. We've got some of those there now. Let's see. So you guys already know like fall on the, what do you call it? Feed your Jordan what's going on and McNasty welcome. Okay. So let's see. Timmy, Timmy P is N remember that when you get to college offers to, if you were to get injured, would you like that place beyond soccer? Can you plan beyond your career? Correct. Timmy's talking about team pig is talking about vision and having it. So you got it there, but that is a, that is a good point. And it's a good transition. And to have you on so we can, we can talk a bit about who you believe is extremely underrated.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:16:19):

Hello? Hello.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:16:21):

What's going on? How are you doing good. How are you? I'm good. I'm excited. I'm excited for this. Cause uh, uh, Connor had Connor had, uh, posted who's most underrated. Right? And he got, he got some answers and he said, uh, he said, Tammy pig said, she's the most? She said, she's the most underrated. I said, you know what? I love that energy. We need to have her on. And uh, if you got to state, state her case and let us know where she's coming from. Cause I, I liked that. And uh, maybe, uh, give us a little bit of background. What's your name? Where are you? Where are you from? How long have you been following the perfect soccer brand for and um, yeah, let's, uh, let's kind of break down, uh, your answer cause I liked it.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:17:05):

All right. Sounds good. So my name is Hannah. Um, I'm originally from Maryland, right, right out of DC. So I've followed DC United growing up. Um, big fan there. I'm in North Carolina now for college go to Campbell university, uh, junior. So that's what life is looking like right now. I do club soccer here, president, you know, get all that figured out for women's team. Yeah,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:17:33):

No, I'm okay. I love that. So, um, okay. So how long have you been following the perfect soccer brand for? Like how did you find out about us and what made you follow?

Quincy Amarikwa (00:17:43):

Um, well, so, okay. I originally met you after the game against LA galaxy at Aldi field. And I was like, okay, this guy's pretty cool. Right. Um, did a little bit of looking into it. I really been following the brand for about a little over a year now. Uh, really like last December is when I really got into the brand. So awhile,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:18:08):

I like that. Okay. So what's what stood out most to you. What have you, what is, what's your biggest takeaway from everything so far in,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:18:15):

Um, one of my big takeaways, like you said, um, is taking responsibility for where you're at at this moment, whether it's your fault or not, and owning where you're at and making that plan to get where you want to be. That one's huge for me because, you know, especially with COVID and everything, everyone's in a different place than what they expected. And it's not always that person's fault, but it's your job to get to a better place.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:18:43):

Okay. I love okay. I love that. That's that that's an MSL mindset you're coming at us with right now. Okay. So, all right. So speaking to that, where, where is it that you want to go? What's your goal? Where, what, what are you shooting for and um, what do you think you are needing to do to get there

Quincy Amarikwa (00:19:04):

Right now? Um, like I said, I'm in college, I'm majoring in special education. And my big goal right now is to get my licensure and start teaching. And of course COVID knock that out, mess things up. Cause we can't be in schools. We can't student teach. So for me, it's really the big plan of working on what I can do to still be involved with schools. What I can do to pass all my licensure tests, how I need to study, how I need to take responsibility for what I'm going to do and what I'm going to put forward to get where I need to be.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:19:38):

I love that. So. Okay. So, uh, I like that. We're gonna, we'll probably revisit that. Right. So I wanna, I wanna tie it into, uh, the question we had thrown out on the account, um, which was his missing underrated, right. To which you had answered yourself. Right. And okay. And why is, so why is that? You gotta, you gotta state your case, uh, share with us in the audience. Me, why, why you believe that's the case and, and, um, what, what your plan is, uh, to, to, to make that no longer the case in the future.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:20:18):

So I actually, when we get those little questions, you know, every week, every couple of days, whatever, I put some thought into them before I answer it. And I was like, you know, who's the most underrated, you know, women's soccer player right now. And originally when you think underrated, your mind goes to skill level first, because you think a good player is just skill and that's not trauma. Like, you know what, you can be underrated in the mindset and the vision that you bring to your team. And I feel like that's what I bring to my team. Not only just on the field, but to the people around me, I'm like, I have that ML, NFL mindset, like, you know, given the pep talks, letting people, helping people get to their goals and like sharing that wisdom that we learned from the show every week. It's like, I'm not just underrated on the field and what I can do with the ball. It's who I am, what I'm doing, what I'm saying, what I'm putting forth.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:21:08):

I like that that's confidence. And you're not able to say some stuff like that unless you're really doing the work, uh, when nobody's looking right. So, okay. I like that. And that's why when I, when I saw that answer, come in, I said, okay, we need to, let's see, let's see if she's about that action or if, or where she's at on that. So what do you, what do you feel is your, your biggest attribute? You know, you said, um, underrated, mentally, right. Mentality is something that's hard to see necessarily maybe in the short term, but results speak for itself over time. Right. But, uh, that, that takes time and it, sometimes it takes a real long time for people to see. Um, and a lot of people give up along the way. So what, what do you feel is unique uniquely? Um, what's unique to you? What's, what's that skillset what's that what's, that I'm losing, I'm not speaking the right word, but like to you, what, what do you define that to be for yourself? What is that

Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:08):

For me? I think I have, or I know I have good long-term planning and long-term vision, so I'm not just going to do what's good for me and my team in the moment I'm going to look forward at what, where we need to get and the steps to get there longterm.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:25):

Okay. And have you always had that skill set as that's something you've been developing over time? Like when, when did you really start leaning into that?

Quincy Amarikwa (00:22:35):

Um, I think I've always been good at looking ahead, but really the past, the past year with COVID, um, and not being able to do everything as we've always done and looking forward. So you know, where we want to be eventually playing games again and you know, what skill level we're going to need to be at and just how we're going to get there. Um, COVID has really helped me with all that planning and figuring out, you know, everything doesn't look right now, how we want it to look, but if we can create a vision for the future and a goal, we can work on getting there,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:23:10):

Love that. No, that's good. And the audience members are loving that as well to judge our dropped a bunch of I'm in your head emojis, um, uh, said solid answer, Whoa. A bunch of clap hands. Cause they're like in that, um, hashtag facts, uh, Kendall Cox had said perfect soccer lifestyle, uh, three heart emojis. Yeah. Everyone's loving, loving the energy and the, and the mindset and the mentality. And, um, you know, I'm glad we, I'm glad you, you able to hop l and share a little bit about that. So, okay. What is something I could do be of help. So is there any questions that you have, uh, ideas that you've been thinking of? Like what, what a, where are you, where are you at with all that?

Quincy Amarikwa (00:23:56):

Ooh, I don't know. I didn't come with a question prepared this week. Normally I have something in mind, something to drop.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:24:02):

There you go see a few to the future plan and I caught ya.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:24:05):

I know you did. We'll see. Cause my head was like, Oh, I'm hopping on today. Let me, you know, let me know what I'm going to go for. And now you turn it around on me. And you asked for a question, man. I don't know. I don't know. You know, you know how you can help. I've got this. You can keep me in mind for that internship position.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:24:28):

Okay. There we go. I like that. Okay. That's that's that's good transition. Okay. Um, what do you, what do you think your skill set is? Like what, what, what interests you most, what would you want to be involved in? Like what division do you already have an idea of, uh, where you wanted to gain some experience?

Quincy Amarikwa (00:24:47):

I would love to do like media stuff and kind of community outreach, you know, hear from everybody, get what they want from us. Hope, bring it back so we can make it better for the users, for the fans.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:25:02):

I like that. Okay. That's good. Cause I was talking with Serena about that in terms of like needing more needing to do a better job. Uh, so we talk about it, right? Self honesty for me when I'm reflecting on stuff, I go, okay, I need to be doing a better job of, of the community outreach of managing that. I think when, when I was first starting out and building the brand, you kind of, you do everything, uh, your, your customer support, your customer, your, your, your follow-up, your, you know, you're the janitor, you're cleaning things, you're technical, all of that. Um, but as you start to grow, you got to recognize when you got to delegate and elevate, right. And, and you guys know the core value here. Teamwork makes the dream work. So I liked that and I, we are going to make that happen. So I, 100% want to get you onboarded as an intern and in the community outreach department and division. So, um, yeah, no, I liked that. That was, that was good. See, now you caught me cause I go, Oh, okay. That's a good day.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:26:03):

That would be great.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:26:06):

Yeah, of course. So what we'll do here is, um, send, uh, okay. Uh, send an email to So we've got your contact information and then I'm going to connect you with Haley. She's our chief cultural officer, and she's been helping us refine the whole onboarding process. And we'll get you onboarded as an intern. We've got like some, uh, um, some onboarding training you go through. And then, uh, we have a interview to figure out what works, where, where you'd like to fit, but it already sounds like, you know where that is. So we'll be able to kind of move forward with that. Great, straightforward, dope. Um, Emilio's dropping fire emojis. Uh, Kendall said, uh, look at you, purpose driven, purpose driven, um, and then Pagosa, the MSM mindset is such a positive mindset. No, I love, I love that. Uh, Hannah, I appreciate you one, uh, following the brand and, uh, being willing to jump on here on the live and share a bit of your experience. And I'm also looking forward to having you join as a perfect soccer intern. So

Quincy Amarikwa (00:27:13):

Great. Thanks for having me.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:27:15):

Of course. Um, uh, maybe what we'll have to have a check-in after you've, uh, been working with us for a little while and get your updates and you can let the people know, uh, the good, the bad and, uh, and everything.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:27:29):

Of course, of course. Cell phone is honesty.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:27:33):

Love that. All right. Thanks. I'll speak to you soon.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:27:36):

All right. Thanks. Bye.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:27:42):

Okay. Of that. Look at that. We've got another perfect soccer intern. Shout out, Hannah. See you guys spamming that heart button. The community grows. Um, Oh, that's really dope. Shout out Connor. Um, an OJI perfect soccer intern. Um, for coming up with the question and, and, um, and big shout out to Hannah for throwing her name in the hat, you know, that only comes with building that confidence over time and doing the work to be ready when your opportunity comes, you guys know what it is. You gotta stay ready, so you don't have to get ready. And Hannah was ready. Um, let's see. POBA had said, well, I'm here. I'm here. Look like, uh, it looks like I'm stuck in Jamaica for now until I come back. And I've been given an opportunity to sign up with the inner sports management to get an opportunity, to get a trial at a pro level part one.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:28:46):

Well, being in Jamaica is not too, not a bad shot. I would assume them whether it's pretty nice over there, but congratulations on signing with your management team. I hope you get an opportunity here soon. Uh, Kendall said that was super fun. Yeah, no, that was dope. I was like, uh, having some time with the community and having you guys join in and share your experiences, especially, um, what you've taken away from the brand and the show over time, you know, we've been doing NASA soccer show for almost like over what, two years now. And perfect soccer started in 2013. So was that year or year eight? Yeah, my math serves me right. Um, platform grows and I'm, I'm glad to hear that you guys are getting a lot of, um, uh, value out it, a lot of positive, positive vibes, a positive community. And, um, with Hannah's help here, we'll, uh, we'll further, we'll further refine and increase our community outreach.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:29:54):

So that's dope. Let's see.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:29:58):

So if you guys got any questions, drop them in the question box here. Um, so we can get to them.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:08):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:14):

Can I say 105 episodes? No, I think we're episode one of three today's episode. One to three.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:19):

Oh, let me see. Double check. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:27):

ISA said, I love your videos, heart emoji. Thank you very much. I appreciate the, I appreciate the support and you watch it and,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:36):

Uh, being a follower, um, he could see what I was doing here. I'll look it up in our Slack channel.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:44):

No. Yeah. So episode yeah, episode one or two last week with, um, with Chris [inaudible] and then we've got episode one Oh three today with Hannah,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:30:56):

Um, stopping by, uh, see what else we've got here.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:10):

I mean, it also, I mean, what's also going on it's, uh, black history month. Um, we've been seeing, uh, MLS has been doing a lot more this time around

Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:22):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:25):

I'm seeing a lot more posted on their accounts and highlighting a lot of, a lot of players and,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:35):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:38):

With the recent completion and ratification of the CBA, uh, the MLS we'll get back to play. I think what was it? April 17th or April 14th is the official start date. There's still quite a, still a little bit of time. Are we? January? February,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:56):

March, April may vary.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:31:59):

But the rest of February, March and April, There's a little bit of time is who's who's looking forward to the MLS season. And um, what are you going to, what are you going to be focused on and doing now until then? It's still, still a little bit of time before things get back going. Okay.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:32):

Sorry. Today it's been a long day.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:37):

Uh, portable said it's my birthday month. My next week. Oh, well happy early birthday.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:43):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:45):

The Bronx blues said what's up. What's going on? Um, shout out from we're from New York city FC, shout out Sean Johnson,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:32:55):

The captain, uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:33:01):

Uh, Joe Jackson had said, hopefully that that's more long-term than just because of what has been happening the last year. Hopefully that's more long-term uh, I, I, with relation to what I feel like I might've said something and now I'm blanking on what you're saying. You're hoping is more longer.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:33:20):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:33:24):

Judge. I said, uh, seeing Wando lift a cup, that's what I'm excited for the season. Hey, advance. Got it. I think the trophy he got was some supporters' shield, right? Like 2012 or something. Was it 2012? 13? It was during like the bash brothers era. Oh, G Oh G MLS. Good times. I loved that time. I'm biased because that's my time. But also because I think it was like the best time, because it was, I think it was just like a great blend of great players, but great personalities and people just enjoying it and having a good time and like making it more entertainment than,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:34:10):

You know,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:34:12):

Football. Like I get it, like it's important. You want to win games and championships and playoffs and stuff. You can do that and have fun. And I think like that era did a good job of, of getting, getting the work done, but also having fun and, and making it, uh, I mean, entertainment, the entertainment factor I think was different than, than it is now, but maybe that's just old man talking old young man talking.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:34:45):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:34:48):

Yeah, Joe Jenkinson, MLS is doing more for black history month. Yeah, they are. I mean, it's not too hard for them to do much more. They haven't really done anything in the past, but the fact that they're doing it now is a, is a good sign. Um, I think positive,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:35:03):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:35:05):

Uh, the Bronx said, I can't imagine if the MLS season was positive if they didn't reach a CBA agreement. Yeah. Um, that was like the third renegotiation of the CBA in 18 months. Something like that. Those are no, like, that's no simple task. There's like a lot goes into that. Um, it seems like the MLS PA uh, learn their lesson from the last, the, the original CBA signing that, but not ratifying it before the league ultimately backed out. And then through in their force majeure clause and a bunch of other little things that wouldn't have necessarily, uh, gotten passed, had it not been for the lack of the ratification of the CVA, which just means like, making it official, like, uh, you know, crossing all the T's dotted, all the I's. Um, This one seemed like the deal got done and ratified within like 48 hours. So,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:36:08):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:36:13):

Let's see, Joseph don't get me started with the bash roads. Good times is bringing those guys out of retirement. Just, just for like, just to sub on the last minute of every game. I think they could do that. Right. That's the word there? They've got four substitutions now. Right. That's like the new rule. So there you go. Uh, yeah, that's what I meant. Hopefully they're doing more for black history month and that long-term rather than just Oh. Of what has been happening in the last year. So, uh, I know. Okay. I follow you. Yeah. And I agree. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:36:57):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:36:57):

I, and I, and it's also difficult because you're saying like, okay, they're just doing it because it's relevant and necessary. Is that, is that something that they're going to be doing regularly here moving forward? Or is this just kind of to check some boxes here in the short term? Um, I'd like to think that those boxes will have to be checked for the longterm. So regardless of if it's just to check boxes now or, or, or because it's popular, I think it's part of the process now. So, um, I think that's important. Uh, the league has spent a lot of time, effort and energy, uh, marketing and pushing the message that it is an inclusive, diverse league. And, um, you know, really hangs their hat on that, but the data doesn't necessarily substantiate that. So I think it's important that, you know, the mechanisms are put in place to hold, hold the league accountable for all the things that it, that it makes public statements of and knowing that, you know, knowing that it takes time to actually execute on those things. And if you say so many things so often, sometimes it can be hard to keep track of all of it and hold people accountable, but that's what we're here for. So no worries about that. The perfect soccer community, the three S's of self-awareness self honesty, self initiative, self accountability, we're here upgrading the,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:38:26):

The, uh, the,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:38:29):

The soccer IQ of America, America one live at a

Quincy Amarikwa (00:38:36):

Time. Let's see. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:38:48):

Just said Ray, for a funny story. So seeing the team chemistry was very motivating in terms of getting me through a third ACL surgery, especially the cam from Lenny and Gordo. So I got a custom Jersey, I'm assuming you got a custom Jersey. Oh, with them on it. That's dope. That's, that's a cool story. That's cool. A year, right?

Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:08):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:11):

That entertainment factor, that fun factor in the, those guys, you know, if that helped you get through, uh, your third ACL surgery, I mean, they were doing, they're doing meaningful, impactful work that, uh, That people can just see for the first time. Now that's pretty dope. You think about that. Speaking of, um, Hannah's, um, talking about long-term vision and long-term goals and making those decisions in the short term that people don't necessarily see, but we can see the long-term impact. So J J a J J one, two, three,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:49):

Uh, S uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:39:52):

Is given the, the bash brothers a solid shout out for helping him through a difficult, difficult time. So we're all connected. Everybody. I love that. That's a dope story. And that's what the perfect soccer platform's here for to kind of share those stories, those experiences. Um, it's a beautiful thing. Uh, S the S the E S T E B a N C underscore 14 said, what a coincidence LOL just saw the video of you trolling LA galaxy. Uh, where'd you see the video, uh, when was that and trolling or teaching them, teaching them valuable life lessons and MSL mentality, uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:40:43):

Skills controls

Quincy Amarikwa (00:40:46):

Another way of saying it, but that's, that's one way, but,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:40:50):

Um, but love that, um, let's see, which

Quincy Amarikwa (00:41:07):

The Bronx blue said, are you in a car? LOL? Yes, I'm in a car. So I'm on my I'm on my land and my land. I don't have the greatest service out here, but I've got one little spot on the land where I get solid service. So I drive out over to it and you guys know what it is. Every Thursday, 6:00 PM, PST 9:00 PM EST. We go live on the account, break down the MSL, talk to the community, uh, share these experiences. Um, and we'd make it work. We figure out what it is we need to do to make it work. And we make it work. No excuses, no excuses play like a champion.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:41:44):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:41:45):

Yeah. Right. If it works, it works. Yup.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:41:50):

Yo uh, Pocus said it is what it is. Yes. So, I mean like

Quincy Amarikwa (00:42:08):

MLS has just been there hasn't been any for awhile and it's still going to be a little bit of time until that comes back. What's, uh, what's keeping your guys's attention. Like what's new, you, uh, learn in something new reading, new books, watching new, anything like what's, what's the deal. Joe Jackson said, adapter dime in your head emoji.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:42:32):

That's right. That's right. Uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:42:37):

As the said, uh, came up on my YouTube feed. Also watched your highlights on the MLS channel. Great stuff, man. Uh, thanks, man. I appreciate that. Unders under sticks it, I have an open trout for a professional team this Saturday. Is there any advice you have for this scenario?

Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:01):

Um, let's see. Well, yeah,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:06):

If you've done your research and, and you know about the organization, the coach, the staff, and like what they're looking for,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:15):

Um, stick to it.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:17):

You, what, you know, you're good at, don't try to do what you think they want you to do. If that isn't what you're already good at or trained for,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:29):

Or, or

Quincy Amarikwa (00:43:33):

Yeah. Specialized in. So I'll make it super simple. So like simplified, but like, so the concept is understood. So let's say you're, you have really good, long dirt, long, uh, long distance endurance. So you have really high stamina and you show up and you see, they really need sprinters. Don't change your game from a long stamina person to trying to sprint on that day, do what you're good at and what you do, because you might not get your opportunity there. But someone there might see your quality as a long-term endurance, stamina, sprinter, and speak highly of you for your next opportunity, as opposed to, if you jump ship and try to be a sprinter and you, that's not what you're optimized for. That's not what you're good at. You'll look bad as a spiritual you'll be thought of as a sprinter. And now maybe those other connections and people aren't even making like there, a lot of this is a lot of the game is how people perceive you and how they speak about you to others.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:44:37):

So if they see you on the day and you have a horrible session and you don't do well and you didn't do well, not because you're not a good player, but because you, you know, you started playing, you started trying to play to the moment. Well, you know, people who don't know, you might not give you that benefit of doubt and might not see that. So if someone else asks about you, they only have that frame of reference to speak about you and really quickly your brand and your name and your opportunities can become a non-existent. So that would be my advice,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:45:12):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:45:15):

Have that long-term view. I think everything's coming down a longterm vision, right? Know what you're good at commit to what you're good at, develop your craft at what you're were good at and, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:45:28):

Remain committed to it.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:45:30):

And, um, try to create that long-term plan and vision and slow and steady wins the race. But you got to believe that I believe enough to, to commit to doing the work, even when you can't see results of the work that you're doing yet. I mean, that can always, they can get hard to remember and stick to you. Um, uh, I'm speaking to myself just as much as I'm speaking to you guys, when, when I'm, when I'm sharing this advice or sharing my thoughts or approach or how I think about it because, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:46:02):

You know,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:46:03):

Got to practice. What I preach, uh, today was today was a tough day for me, right? And, and tough days are just part are part of it. They are not fun when they happen. And you, you tried, you, you got your ways of getting through them and moving through them as quickly as possible, but it's also important to recognize them and be grateful for them.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:46:26):

Um, because you know,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:46:32):

It tends to be the difficult times that help build your character and define who you want to be. So I'm speaking to long-term vision that can be difficult and difficult times realizing that that difficult time, this difficult moment will be something that you should hope to reflect back on in the future and be grateful for because it, it gave you an insight and experience a perspective that allowed you to get to where you want to be. Um, so if you can see that as a result in the future, bring that into now. So realize that, realize that in the moment and, um, pull yourself out.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:47:17):

And that's me talking myself through, pull myself out of a tough day. Um, our times our most valuable, we don't know how much have we, we've got, and we want to be grateful, um, for every minute, every second of it, but we can forget that because we're human, we make mistakes, but through making mistakes, if we choose, we can learn from those mistakes. Um, but yeah, those good questions, good luck at your trout. I hope, um, hope you get what you need from it. Uh, the rock said New York city FC, hasn't signed anyone. I think everyone's just trying to figure out how to get the CBE done. And if we're going to have a season, and then from there, you know, who do you sign and how, and when, like, that's been an interesting, like this last two years, obviously it's been interesting. Um, the whole free agency, you know, uh, just the whole soccer market has just kind of been flipped upside down. And like, this process has completely like,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:48:38):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:48:39):

Foreign. But I think that also creates opportunity a lot of opportunities. So we'll see. I'm optimistic.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:48:46):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:48:49):

Let's see. David Goggins said can't hurt me. Such a good book. Oh, okay. David Goggins can't hurt me. Not, he said that that's the name of his book. Can't hurt me. It's such a good book. I haven't, I haven't read that. I've heard a lot of people speak about him. So, um, uh, speaking of someone who told me about it, I think it was Ben Ben Olson. So episode 100, if you guys didn't check episode 100 replays up on perfect separate with my former, uh, D uh, my former coach and former DC United coach Ben Olson, um, he had, he had sent me something about David Goggins saying that I had reminded him. I think it's like that day at practice, we had that edit, reminded him of, uh, reminded me of him. So, like I said, I've been hearing that, so I need to go and check out some of his stuff. See what he's all about? Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:49:49):

Uh, yes. Okay. Uh, the community saying good luck with the tryout Anders. Uh, we look forward to the update next week. Yeah, that'd be dope. Uh, Oh, he's and he's from New York. So there we go. Okay. We've got a lot of East coast, new Yorkers, um, on the live, uh, today, uh, uh, Esther said get a Mohawk and paint it red. You'll stand out that way. Yeah. That's, that's a way to do it. Make sure your make sure you're, uh, you're fit and you're ready to go because a lot of attention is going to be on you. So make sure you, uh, over-deliver does like we do here on the perfect soccer platform over deliver, leave every exchange haven't given more than you received. Okay.

Quincy Amarikwa(00:50:30):

Um, let's see,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:50:35):

Uh, under, under said thank you. That is a point I had in mind. I'm trying to play my game and not fall into any temptations or other people's ideas. There you go. Good. So yeah, remain focused on that, man.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:50:49):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:50:51):

Ryan said I wanted a chance to show my football. I'm your fan here in Brazil? Yo, shut up Brazil. I feel like we're getting more followers from Brazil as well. T joining in, um, joining the community. Uh, yeah. Well, you get yourself a perfect soccer subscription and you can, um, you can showcase your skills on your, uh, custom perfect cyber URL link to promote yourself to coaches and

Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:16):

In agents. Let's see.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:24):

And we got, we got like five more minutes here before we'll call it, uh, an evening. So if you guys get any more questions, drop them in the, either in the chat or

Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:35):

In the, you call it in the feed.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:40):

No, what I was looking for, I felt like it was trying to look for something,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:47):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:51:47):

Getting stuff together, like doing a little bit too much, you know, you guys know it is, I've been doing a little bit too much and trying to, I've been trying to dial back and really, uh, focusing on Things that I want to spend my time doing and, and removing the things that I don't want to be doing.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:07):

Um, more quickly.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:11):

I think sometimes I take too long to, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:15):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:16):

Drop things. I know I probably should, but,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:19):

Um, uh, I'm, uh,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:22):

I'm like a romantic when it comes to, um, my optimism. I just want more, a little bit more. It can be difficult with long-term winners mindset and being committed to things for longterm. Um, one of your blind spots is knowing when, when it's time to move on to something else or to pivot.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:41):


Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:42):

There's positive and negative to it.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:45):

And, uh, you know,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:52:48):

Focused on trying to get better at it every day. I'm seeing, uh, the Bronx spam, that

Quincy Amarikwa(00:52:52):

Heart button, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (00:53:00):

Uh, Jesse, I gotta head out same plant tomorrow cake cake, but your team go, uh, Brock said, what time did the live start? You know, come on, man, come on, man. Every Thursday, 6:00 PM, PST 9:00 PM EST on the app. Perfect. Underscore soccer, Instagram account. That's when the, the ASCA soccer pro show live.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:53:25):

Um, he

Quincy Amarikwa (00:53:26):

Said, next time I can promote the stream on my story, because I obviously have nothing else to post. There you go. You got a teamwork, makes the dream work. We got to start building the community more so we can just, we can make it more cross-promotional and, um, everyone can become aware of everybody else's niche, content, um, uh, area of expertise, you know? Um, Oh, thinking of that. Okay. So a new perfect soccer, perfect soccer order just came through. Let's see. Let's see what that individual just ordered. Okay. So Xavier just got himself. Ooh. Okay. He got a perfect soccer.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:54:11):

I got a perfect soccer, sweat, uh, weather sweater. I'm trying to hold on, make sure to showcases shipping information. So it came through, I don't know that one just came through three days ago. Okay. This one, now that was ex-Navy. Okay. Xavier ordered something three days ago. Let's see what we got here. Okay. I think this is the first order of the men's joggers. So should a minute, a minute ago. Can I flip it? Yeah. Okay. So MSL all over men's joggers. I can't really see it too much. Just came in. Thank you for the order one, uh, Texas, appreciate that. Um, you know, like I said, you guys were adding weight, uh, way more products to the store. Lots of merchants. And if you guys have any ideas, design ideas and stuff that you want made or created, we'll get those done and added to, uh, add it to the store ASAP.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:55:19):

Uh, but like I was saying, yeah, like cross-promoting each other, um, sharing what each other's specialties and, and, um, and passions are for the game. Cause like you said, like there, I think there's just a couple of new Yorkers joined in on the live tonight, another aware of the Bronx and the Bronx blues. And I'm aware that the Bronx, Bronx blues has a, uh, a stream. So there you go. That's a community. You guys know what it is. Your network is your net worth teamwork equals dreamwork. And as I say that John Hollinger joins in because John knows teamwork equals dreamwork. Um, Yoshi said, yo, Quincy, I've got training right now, but just wanted to stop by and say, what's up. Hey, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it. Even if you guys can only pop in for a quick hot second, I, I value your time and appreciate you spending some time here with me.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:56:18):

Um, John said, how's the club search going for 20, 21, to be honest, uh, I haven't been going full on it yet, mainly because there wasn't any like set date. And usually because there's no one, there's no set date, a lot of clubs and organizations are just kind of like spinning their wheels in limbo because they're not going to give you any definitive answers because they don't have one. I'm not saying like that's the best or the smartest way to go about doing it, but Hey, everyone has their own way of doing stuff. So now that that's kind of in place and there's more clarity around that. Um, and with the experience that I had of just realizing like the results of last year, a lot of clubs reassessed their entire business model structure, um, reassessed, how they bring in players. And if you've guys have been noticing like the average age of players that they're bringing in and signing are definitely much, much younger, which is okay in many, many regards.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:57:19):

And I understand why a lot of them are thinking that, but what they're missing out in on is you definitely need your O G veterans to properly teach these youngsters how to be good pros and how to develop into, uh, reaching their fullest potential. Because a lot of players have a lot of potential. Right. But, um, is one thing execution is another. And, um, I think, uh, the most forward thinking clubs will snatch up veteran talent soon. Yeah. And if they don't, then I don't think they're very forward-thinking and they will struggle. And I'm just saying that because it's true. And you guys already know the truth is true, whether you believe it or not, just like we told everyone 2020 is about the vision we've been saying. We had been saying that well before the pandemic was a thing and anyone knew about it. Well before 2020, one's about the frequincy, the frequincy, uh, in my free agency, 2021, the frequincy while we're dialed in, who you think is going to be riding that forward, thinking wave a smart organization that can recognize high value assets. That's who let's see. Let's see. Yeah. We'll start wrapping it up here.

Quincy Amarikwa (00:59:01):

He had, John said, teamwork makes the dream work. Seeing everyone's spamming that hard by them loving that, uh, Brock said, I should get all my fellow New York city FC fans to read these streams, come join, come join. We'd love to have you, um, love to have you. And uh, you got to get out there advocating for advocating and promoting, and I'm telling people to make sure they're paying attention to my boy. Sean Johnson mans is about to make waves here. Uh, let's see, uh, Joe Jackson said, I know we're almost done here again. Quincy just want to say great. Live, always love it and have a great weekend or have a great week. Thank you very much, Joe. I appreciate that right back out, right back into my brother. You know, so that's, that's a wrap. We'll wrap it up there, everybody. I appreciate you joining in for, uh, episode one Oh three of the hashtag ask a soccer pro show. The Brock said, Sean Johnson, that is correct. Uh, who you guys are, what 2021 is about to bring some will say they did. They couldn't see it coming. No one could predict that. But those who are down in the MSL know that that is not true.

Quincy Amarikwa (01:00:25):

Uh, uh, w we need to get an MSL group chat on IgG. Uh, I know we got a Facebook group. Yeah. Like I said, community outreach, yo, shout out Hannah, bringing her on with the intern, um, as an intern to help with that. Cause I need, I need a lot of help with the community management of our Instagram groups or Facebook groups and stuff. Cause those are great ideas. I, I love them. Um, I just don't have the, I don't have the bandwidth to properly dedicate the time and attention necessary to, uh, facilitate like the day to day. But if you guys are down for that and helping me build that out, um, please send me a send, uh, send an email to Yeah. If you guys are down to help with community management and kind of tying these things together and for the, long-term not just like a, you know, I'm due for a week or two weeks, I'm talking about like, even if we're just doing it like once a week or once every other week for the next like six months, at least so we can get an idea of it makes sense.

Quincy Amarikwa (01:01:28):

And people like it and they participate then, uh, send an email, let me know you want to be an intern and we'll kind of get that process going. Um, cause I need help with that. I need to help with a lot of stuff. Everyone I'm going gonna lie. I'm not gonna lie. I need help with a lot of things. So if you guys are open to helping, I'm open to receiving help. So, uh, thanks again to everybody who joined in. I appreciate all the questions, all the positive vibes and um, yeah. Uh, see everybody same time, same place next week, just in case the Bronx forgot it's 6:00 PM. PST 9:00 PM EST every Thursday on the app. Perfect. Underscore soccer, Instagram account. And as always everybody, you know what it is, I mean, you had later.