11-year MLS veteran Quincy Amarikwa returns for episode 71 of the #AskASoccerPro Show. Join in as Quincy answers the Perfect Soccer community's questions, live!
Check out what Quincy covers this week:
00:00 – 07:37: Welcome To Episode 71 Of The #AskASoccerPro Show!
07:37 – 12:03: Did @dhoesen Make One Of The Best Moments Of Quincy’s Career?
12:04 – 15:20: What To Do When You’re Frustrated With A Teammate? @Trevorwillis_
15:22 – 21:07: Who Are Some Of The Most Interesting Characters Quincy Has Been In The Locker Room With?
21:08 – 23:53: Should You Be Persistent In Asking The Coach For Opportunities? @Sageofdbz
23:54 – 28:01: What Is Quincy’s Biggest Pet Peeve? 😡 @Theluka_3
28:21 – 33:57: LA GALAXY Fans Scared For Zlatan 😱 @Everythinglagalaxy
34:18 – 40:11: How Much Talent Gets Overlooked By Scouts And Why? @Realmlsmemesintern
40:14 – 45:33: Why You Should LOVE Criticism 😍
45:39 – 49:09: Who Is The Most Underrated Dribbler in MLS History?
49:13 – 53:38: Who Invented The Lay Down Pass Block? 🤔
53:39 – 56:39: Does Perfect Soccer Have An Agency For Young Talent? @Brahim_keit
56:40 - 60:00: Who Has The Best Supporters?
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Quincy Amarikwa (00:06):
What up. What up T Gabrielle, what's happening? Earl Edwards jr always jumping in in the comments. Shout out Earl first official e-sports gamer for perfect soccer. Perfect soccer gamer over on Twitter. If you guys haven't followed, make sure you guys follow the season goes on. Episode six is this Saturday.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:29):
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Quincy Amarikwa (00:33):
For those who don't know, Philly union means what's happening. Welcome Eli, welcome designated podcast designated player podcast. Hey Quincy, how's everything going? It's going well. Love tuning into your guys' podcasts here and the stuff that you guys are discussing. I thought you guys are discussing. I like hearing multiple and different varying perspectives on that side. Zuri what's going on? Welcome Heather. Welcome back. Kendall. Isaac, what's up? Ryan said, what's up Quincy? How Serena she's doing very well. I think she's even joining in here on the live while she's going for a bike ride with the boys. Bindi Mindy said on here from coach Ryan, welcome, welcome and Pavin Kendall and make sure I got everything turned up and dialed in here. K, 23 Hampton's jury. What's happening? Jordan with Dom in your head. Emojis. What's going on? Soccer dad for life was Disney to play a podcast set.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:42):
Thanks. Great to hear that you listen in any time you want to. Come on. We'd love to have you. Hey you know I'm down. What up everyone spamming that heart button. Dropping their mind head emojis. I love seeing it. I love seeing it. Because you know what it is. I was trying to set up over on Facebook live so at least we had that but couldn't get my laptop dialed in so we'll just, we'll leave that up for that. Unfortunate for the Facebook Facebook community, they'll just have to catch the live replay. John Hollinger what's happening T dropped at nine in your head. I'm in your head. Emojis loves seeing that coach Ryan is officially in on the live. What's up and Serena has just joined in as well to Calvin. Welcome to the live. Welcome everybody to another episode of the hashtag ask eight soccer per up ship episode 71 I believe it is episode 71.
Quincy Amarikwa (02:37):
I don't know what that is in Spanish. If I knew Spanish, I'd save in Spanish. Just, you know, to kind of just show you guys my versatility, but I clearly don't have it. Let's see what we got here. Herbal boom, got that pin to the bottom. You episode 71, you guys, for those of you who've been here many episodes, you know what it is. You know what it is. And even though everybody for their first time ever is starting, is starting to have an Instagram live video podcast. They're trying to figure that out and get that going. It's great to see. We love seeing people try new things, but everybody who's been a part of this knows we've been doing this for over a year, year and a half now. There must be a hashtag MSL greater than MLS. You guys know what it is. MLS has currently shut down and we hope to be getting back to the game here soon, but while it is being canceled, we take full advantage of this gift of time that we've been given.
Quincy Amarikwa (03:40):
Quincy Amarikwa (03:40):
We set it in the past. We say it again, MSL baby, the mental strength league. [inaudible] For those of you, you know what I'm talking about with the mental strength, like dropping the mind and your head emojis. And let me know where you're calling in from. Where are you from? All over the world last, I can't remember the last time I asked where people were calling in from all over the world. I wanna I want to see where you guys are calling in front of dropping in. The compensation is where you're calling in from. And if you're joining in for the first time, welcome. We're happy to have you. Welcome to the perfect soccer team community, the MSL community.
Quincy Amarikwa (04:14):
We love seeing everybody join in and we're going to show you why, what it is, what it is. But we're loving hoo, sweet new graphics coming out. I have Sabrina, Sabrina, putting some sweet, sweet graphics on there. You see Ryan in there as well too. I know I'm jumping all over the place a little bit cause I'm excited for today. I know many of you are returned returning guests of the show and I'm appreciative to have you here. For those of you who are new, this is the hashtag asset soccer pro show where your host, that would be me, Quincy Marrawah 11 year MLS pro breaks down the MSL, the mental strength league, and the shortest version of the MSL is it is the mindset you need to accomplish your goals. So if you want to accomplish your goals, you've tuned into the right place. Whether you're listening in here, live with me today, I appreciate having everybody here on the live who gets their opportunity to get their questions answered. Shout out Kevin Martinez or sir. Oh yeah, no, Kevin dropped in. I thought I was thinking of Partita is over San Jose. That's Kevin of DC United. What up brother? Welcome into the live.
Quincy Amarikwa (05:19):
Quincy Amarikwa (05:21):
We break down the mindset, mentality and philosophy as you guys to see if they're breaking down the mentalities that are required to becoming successful. That's what we do here on the show and I'm happy to have you guys join in for another episode. For those of you live and those of you listening in on the replay, welcome. As always, I'm happy to have you and today I feel is going to be a good one for. So for those of you who have some questions, make sure you're dropping them in the comments or the question box below. We'll jump into that as well as these last few weeks I've really enjoyed having the community call in and we break down and answer some of your questions here. You get two to two to five. You know how it is, you get about two minutes, but when I get going on answering a question, sometimes it takes me five.
Quincy Amarikwa (06:02):
So if those of you are interested in getting your specific question answered, go ahead, get your hair done pretty, you know, turn the lights on and call in and I'll buzz you guys in here while I also look through the comments here and see where people are calling in from. At a N J a L I R E L E calling in from Sunnyvale, California at PA V a. N. I underscore D, underscore, S, a. T. I, S H San Jose, California. Shot him out from the Northern Cali at C a. S. S. I. E. G S calling in from San Jose underscore K. Dot. 23. Dot. H. A. M. P. T O N, underscore is calling in from H town. That's Houston. For those of you who don't know at Eli. Dot. G I S H is calling in from Washington, the Luca three dropping in them.
Quincy Amarikwa (06:52):
I'm in your head. Emojis, John Hollinger calling in from Fairfax, Virginia. T. Dot. G. A. B. R. I. E. L. L E is calling in from Los Gatos, California. Isaac underscore, L. I. F. C 29, Glendale, California. I'm loving that. Kelvin. K. E. L. V. I. N. C. K. C U 21 is calling in from Texas. And Ken Kendall, K E N D a L L. Dot. C O. X. Dot. Soccer is calling in from Jersey. I'm seeing a lot of you guys also dropping in. I want to spend the whole entire time shutting everybody out where they're calling in from. But I'm loving seeing that a lot of people from the States waiting to see if England drops in England. Usually I always drop soon, but I think it's like one or two in the morning every time he joins in for the show.
Quincy Amarikwa (07:38):
But yeah, let's start getting into it. Everybody. I appreciate everybody joining in. As you know DC United goalkeeper, Earl Edwards jr and perfect soccer game you guys are seeing there at the bottom is always in the comment section. Also answer you guys this question. We're loving this community. We love the fact that this is something we can look forward to and consistently, everyone knows every Thursday, 6:00 PM PST, 9:00 PM EST, we go live on the account and you just get direct access to pros. So let's really, really get into it. Joe. Oh, Joe Jackson. I thought it was a question about Joe Jackson 11 saying, yo, Quincy, I'm here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Welcome in. Welcome in. So let's kick it off. The first one I'm seeing here is John Hollinger asked, what has been the best moment of your career so far? What has been the best moment of my career, you know?
Quincy Amarikwa (08:35):
Yeah. No, that's, that's good. When you got me thinking, cause that's a, that's a difficult question for me to answer cause I feel I've always really enjoyed all the moments in total over my career. So like when you're asking me my favorite moment, my moment, I'm thinking of like my career as a whole, just like the experience of getting to play soccer for as long as I've ever gotten to play for. And Mo, more importantly, the people that I've met along the way. And the, the just, it's really like all the stupid moments. And by stupid, I mean like being roommates on the road with Fatah and just talking nonsense and just talking crap to each other and BS in each other and trying to get into each other's heads and, and you know, Danny who's in and his, him, just some of the silly stuff that, it's just a stupid, just to just dump things like okay.
Quincy Amarikwa (09:26):
So, for instance, a moment where New York, I want to, I think it's Danny's first year in the league and he's, he's going into New York, so the red bull stadium and before the game starts, right, he's, he's starting and I'm, I'm talking to him and I'm telling him, Hey, listen man, at red bull stadium, you don't realize it but it's really humid and it's really hot. So you really gotta pace yourself when you show up there. You don't want to go out there and run way too fast, too early because you'll gas yourself and then you won't be able to go the full 90. And he was, you know, he's telling me, yeah, yeah, I hear you. And listening and stuff. And I was like, alright, cool. Awesome. And then I remember sitting down on the, on the, on the bitch and watching the kickoff and then I just saw him sprinting so hard and it was just, I was like, what is going on?
Quincy Amarikwa (10:13):
What, how does, what's going on? Why does he know? And his foot, he come halftime, come half time, this man's is is breathing in a paper bag cause he just gassed himself in and he's looking at me like, Oh my gosh, Whoa. And I was, yeah bro. Like I'm not, I'm not lying to you guys, man. I'm, I'm really trying to, I'm sure you guys know what it is. A core value teamwork makes the dream work. You know, maybe I'm not starting, but it still doesn't mean I don't want to look out for my starting forward and help him as best as I can. So like I have hundreds of little stupid stories like that. Those are little things that just happen over the course of your career. They put a smile on my face when I think about it and you know, not all of them you can share while guys are still playing unfortunately.
Quincy Amarikwa (10:54):
Cause you know, teamwork makes the dream work. So you got to look out for them and help them out as well too. But little ones like that I can, I can share. And those aren't those, you know. But John, that's a good question, man. You're making me think about just all the little stupid things over the course of the year. And if you guys want a better understanding of what that's like, the types of characters in a locker room. I did a, I did a vlog for the year was with the San Jose earthquakes. So it's the life of the pro blog. And you guys should check that out on my personal YouTube channel. Still decided to fuck. Get back into that. But even if not that all those vlog episodes were great were great episodes. You get an understanding of kind of like the behind the scenes, the characters, the stupid things that happened that I'm referencing with like that story right there with Danny.
Quincy Amarikwa (11:40):
And shout out Danny, you guys, make sure you go follow him as well too. He's finally got back on the Instagram set up his account. So go follow him. Drop some time in your head, emojis on his account and welcome them back to welcome him back to social media. Tr app, Trevor, T R E V O R. W. I. L. L. I S underscore ass. What do I do when I'm getting frustrated with a teammate but don't know how to address it. Okay, so well you have to, well this is where we refer back to the three S's of self awareness. And for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, go to perfect soccer skills.com/s S S and listen to that speech so you can get caught up to speed, especially when you join in on the lives. I like to get straight into breaking down the specific question of the guests.
Quincy Amarikwa (12:33):
So if you don't know what I'm talking about when I say that, that's where you go and check that out and then you can always come back. But we want to self reflect and come to an understanding of is the frustration because we are, we aren't at a level we need to be to understand the other player or is the frustration because the player is not at a, at a level to under or willingness to understand us. So I think you really gotta assess which is the problem first because a lot of people like to give advice to solve problems, but before they've diagnosed the actual problem. So you know, I've said it in the past, I kinda like to think of this as like a I'm your where your soccer doctors and you're coming in with your symptoms. Well before we prescribed something, whereas I think most people just prescribe prescription drugs and we can get into that whole, the pharmaceutical industry and that conversation for a different time.
Quincy Amarikwa (13:23):
I think people are just treating symptoms rather than really getting to the root cause of the actual problem. So my first questions to you and that you need to pose to yourself, cause that's what we talk about here. How to self assess take personal responsibility and create some, a solution for ourselves is to decide is the frustration a result of their misunderstanding or your own misunderstanding. And then from there we can put in place a plan to hopefully resolve the issue. Now, you might not be able to resolve the issue immediately and right now might not be the best time. But acknowledging and recognizing what the issue is will at least allow you the ability to get your emotional state under control, which tends to be the, the, the largest underlying problem and the thing that's preventing you from making progress in the first place.
Quincy Amarikwa (14:08):
A lot of this is self discipline practices self control and emotional control and focus. So that's where you're wanting to decide. And then from there we can, we can move forward. I think I can't remember which episode I talked about, but I had described being angry is an acknowledgement of your inability to recognize what's happening in the current moment or the world in which you're looking at doesn't reflect what you believe it to be in your mind. And that's why you get angry. So something in front of you doesn't make you angry. You make yourself angry because what you see doesn't align what you believe you should be seeing or how it should look. And that is your own cognitive bias and that's your own personal experience that gets in the way of that. So when you're, you're when you experienced that emotional response for me, that's always been an indicator that I need to think about what I'm feeling and why, and not deny it, but process it, understand it, and then decide what I'm going to do as a result of that new understanding.
Quincy Amarikwa (15:19):
Quincy Amarikwa (15:22):
Let's, beans is joined in. What's up? Just ask most interesting character you've been around in the locker room.
Quincy Amarikwa (15:31):
Jamir hecka my little messy. He was just naturally funny just because he, him as a person, as a human I saw him on this San Jose account talking about I think a game their game down in FC Dallas when he scored it a cool little flick over the keeper over the defender and scored a bowl, which was dope. But yeah, he didn't have to try. Just him as a human always made me laugh. I love talking to him. He's a, he's a funny dude. Fatah's just ties so, such an idiot and I love it so much cause he's he's probably the problem. Probably the reason I love him is fatigue loves himself just as much as I love myself. And when we get in the room we'd probably just it's just a battle of who could love themselves more.
Quincy Amarikwa (16:17):
And I always respect that. I really like arrogant people as well. I really like individuals people would characterize as arrogant because I greatly respect people who believe in themselves even if they're wrong and even if they don't know what they're talking about. I admire a level of like blind confidence and faith. Now that's not the best strategy for the longterm, but in the short term it's, it's pretty effective. And when you're in the professional sports world, it's a pretty short term. When you think about it. The, it's not a very long career. It's pretty short term, relatively speaking like a 10 year career in professional sports is a very long career in professional sports, but compared to a professional career outside of sports, maybe that's the, a third of, you know, a 30 year career as a teacher or a doctor or a lawyer, right? So everything we're talking about here is relatively, is relative. Ryan Johnson was a just a clown character that I always enjoyed, just like freestyle rapping when we were flying to games my rookie season, just being stupid and having fun. Sean Johnson, another, another great one. Oh man. Earl Earl Edwards is in the comments as well too. You just like
Quincy Amarikwa (17:40):
Okay. So I, I admire for Thai a lot because of his blind confidence in himself. I admire, I admire Earl a lot because of his blind in himself, but willingness to admit that he was wrong once he finds out that his blind confidence was, was ill placed, which is a skillset that very, very few people are able to develop an a level of emotional control that is for me is a great indicator for longterm success. So I love that. Francoise AF halter. Oh my God, I love that you, he's a I love that dude so much. I think I saw him doing commercials and Seth, now he's a, it looks like a Calvin Klein model and a, if you go watch the life of the pro episodes you'll see a little bit of his personality and stuff. He's always just being so stupid in France. While if you see this clip, if Taylor makes this a clip,
Quincy Amarikwa (18:33):
Just take that, take that money right out of your pocket bro, and put it in my other pocket. Yup. And
Quincy Amarikwa (18:45):
You didn't delay flinch bro. You didn't delay flinch. I'm going to hit you when I see you cause I got you. You didn't delay. I know you didn't delay. Yeah, I've been playing, I'm playing a bunch of games with hundreds if not thousands of my teammates that I've had over the year. I love those guys. Man, let me think now. You guys are given me thinking of all this. Just I just call all my teammates adience cause all of them are stupid in their own way and I love it. And if any of you guys are in a locker room, you know what I'm talking about? Spam their heart button. If you guys know what I'm talking about, maybe a drop, drop your best friend on the team or the, the, the clown of your team in the comments. So or what they do that you, you just know is just stupid man. You guys are making me think about who else? Who else do we got here?
Quincy Amarikwa (19:41):
Quincy Amarikwa (19:45):
We Rooney Wayne. He's a, he's a character because he was the first guy that, yeah, I think he's the first guy that player that I met where I'm like, yeah, no, okay. I, I get him. He gets me. He's crazy. Like he's crazy. And I go like, yeah, I don't get it. Why does it, why isn't everybody else crazy? Like, what does this make sense to me? So he as characters that that was, Oh man. Good conversations. Who else? Who else? Who else? Oh, Mike McGee. Solid dude. Great times with him while I was down there when I was back in Chicago with him. Sean Johnson, Ross LeBeau in his own way. Yeah. I just so many and I'm leaving so many out. I know I'm leaving a whole bunch out. It's just like every team. You go to all those moments, all those different times. The number of players I've played with, it's just been a great time.
Quincy Amarikwa (20:45):
Let's see. Joe Jackson said, bro,
Quincy Amarikwa (20:48):
I've got so many teammates that are just joke crackers constantly. Exactly. It's all bands, all day, every day. Bindi J. J. A. N. A. N. I said this dude named shot HSA Hill. S. H. L. S. H. I. L. He's just funny. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. okay, so let's see what we got here. Sage of DBZ ask if you were a teenager and you, you knew a pro coach, would you just ask for the opportunity and leave it alone if he doesn't or be persistent and keep asking until you get an answer you want? I think I'd be, I'd be more strategic with what I'm asking. So if you have access to a professional coach or a player and stuff like that, like you don't want to abuse the contact that you have cause you want them to answer when you reach out to them. So if it's your first engagement with them or reaching out to them be able to show them some type of work that you've done before contacting them. So, Hey coach, this is the work that I've been doing to get to this point here. And before I continue to go further, I'd like some insight from you as to what you feel would be the best direction or best, best way for me to tackle this particular problem or best way to accomplish this particular goal.
Quincy Amarikwa (22:10):
Quincy Amarikwa (22:12):
I think we've talked about it before, but I'd say the hardest thing to do is to tell the truth to someone in the moment. Most people, most people don't really think about it this way, but it's so much easier to lie than it is to tell the truth, especially when the truth is something you know the other person doesn't want to hear. So if for instance, you're not a good enough player and I know you're not a good enough player and you come and talk to me and ask me, Hey, how can I make it pro? What can I do? If you think from the perspective of the person on this side, it's going to be much easier for them to say, Oh, just keep working hard and try talking to that person. And you know, ah, I don't got time right now. It's so much easier to do that than it is to be like look you in the face and be like, Hey look, I see what you're doing or I don't see what you're doing and you're just not, you're not good enough and I don't believe you're going to be good enough.
Quincy Amarikwa (22:57):
So I don't even believe it's worth my time to coach you or teach you or share with you what it would be, what would be necessary to be better because I don't see it as a, as a valuable investment of my time. And this is important that everyone has to accept and acknowledge and be okay with. We talk about it a lot here. Time is your most valuable asset. It's something that you're never going to get back. So if the person on this side does not believe investing their time in you is valuable enough to do so or doesn't have the time to do so, though you can be angry with them or mad and think it's not fair. It's, it's their decision to make because it's their time to either share or give to you or not. And I think the more mindful you are about how valuable the other person's time is, the less likely you, the less likely you're going to waste their time with questions you could have found out and done research for on your own or work you could have been doing on your own before you got to them.
Quincy Amarikwa (23:54):
I think the thing I hate, I think and here's this is a great transition because here we go. Ryan had pointed this one out earlier. I think the thing that the biggest pet peeve to me is being asked questions for which I know you could easily find the answer had you just done some work before you came and spoke to me about it. And I think it's a mistake that young people make all the time because they don't value their time the way that other people who, who are probably more productive or from their perspective more successful. The individual who's successful or very good at something that you want to aspire to be or attain to get to you. Probably time is probably much more valuable relatively speaking than yours in that moment because they figured out some things that have allowed them to become successful at their respective field.
Quincy Amarikwa (24:50):
So I can see how it can be difficult for those who haven't accomplished that. To understand, to understand how annoying or frustrating it can be when people don't properly value your time, not even enough to be doing, be willing to do some work before they get to you. And yeah, this is a great question by the Luca who had sent this one in because because it's a, it's a pet peeve. It's a pet peeve, but I understand the problem. I understand why. So because I understand the problem. I understand why. And it would be something that frustrates me. That's what I focus my time on doing here on the show. And that's sharing with you guys insight information and, and hopefully some wisdom that I learned from making many, many mistakes over the course of my career. Okay. And one that I didn't understand, which, which is the reason why I might have been frustrating people when I didn't necessarily need to be both on purpose or on accident, on the soccer field.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:59):
I'm purposely making you angry and I'm getting in your head and I'm shutting you down. Simple as that. Whether I score or don't score, you won't win. It doesn't matter. Right? I don't care about that on the field, but off the field, it's, that's not, that's not your goal with your teammates. And because I would be so good at getting into people's head on the field and I didn't realize and understand how at early on I didn't understand how exactly I was doing it. I just knew what I was doing and that I worked. I wasn't able to not to shut that off off the field for lack of better term. So it took me a lot of time, effort, and energy to really learn when's the best time in how different ways in which your message can be received negatively by the person sitting across from you.
Quincy Amarikwa (26:49):
And that's why I spend as much time as I can, being as thorough as I can in answering you guys as questions from as many perspectives and angles as possible because I'm doing a couple of things. One, I'm addressing and solving the problem of the thing that is annoying to me or frustrating to me, which I think is the responsibility. Either either do something to solve the problem or shut up so people who are working on it can solve the problem. So here I am working my best to help solve that problem and hopefully save you guys some time in some, some frustration unnecessarily. Loving that everyone's spamming that heart button. If you guys are dropping what I'm putting down, let me get some Jesus' hands in here. Some claps, some snap fingers or something like that, you know, but that's a good one.
Quincy Amarikwa (27:44):
Let's see. Ryan mash, B pro, general manager dropped. I think he's responded to. Joe said, Joe, all of our content, let me see Joe, all of our content is a journal in and of itself because we share what we, what we know through our own experiences. That is correct. Core for underscore you welcome. S, C. I. D. O. C. K, welcome in. Oh, giving me the not waving. Hello. Just giving me the Jesus' hands and shout at me shall. Now you guys are picking down what I'm picking up. What I'm putting down. Loving that. Loving that.
Quincy Amarikwa (28:21):
Let's see what we got here. Well, let's see. Other questions? Well, I'm going to keep doing a better job of, see I'm, I'm learning to do a better job of dropping some heavy content and knowledge and getting you guys feedback and hearing that and then also having a bit of fun with the bats. Yo shout out. Let's see what we got here. Shout out everything. LA galaxy, am I? Yeah, let me make sure. Yeah. Everything. LA galaxy, I wasn't sure if I was missing. It was a reshare in the moment where all of LA galaxy fans wanted to, wanted to throw hands, throw hands with the boy, right? Hey good times. We're going to need to do a, a game replay of the of the LA galaxy game last year. That was a fun, it was a fun game. That was a good time.
Quincy Amarikwa (29:16):
Cause you guys don't remember lots of good, lots of good, memorable moments, lots of good meaningful moments. You guys gotta make sure you spamming that spam, that heart, spin, that heart button. If you guys are loving that it also, yo, the MSO army grows everybody and people don't know what if they don't see the, I'm in your head emojis out there. If you guys are down with MSL, make sure you put the, I'm in your head. Emoji in your Instagram, bio, your Twitter, bio, your Facebook, all of that stuff. Let people know your rep, you rep in the MSL and they can't get in. They cannot get in. At w Y O J E N K said this was an amazing game to see live. Happy to hear that you were at the game. Live enjoying it. I think Earl said game replay with Quincy commentary. Yeah, that'd be decent. I mean we need to reach out to the, to the what was it to the, the media team at DC and see if we could get all the different angles of the game and we can talk about what was talked about in that game.
Quincy Amarikwa (30:23):
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Yeah. But decent, a good, good time. I had the boys over at 50 50 ball podcast interviewed, interviewed me and I think about a week and a half ago they just re released that. So shout out a 50, 50 ball podcasts if you guys haven't listened to that one. That one's a good one. There's a lot of fun, lots of insight shared with just a lessons learned in how to navigate the professional soccer world in general. Yeah. Also needing to do a better job of we're, we're doing a lot of interviews. We talked to a lot of people were making a lot of dope content and, and we have been for awhile, but I haven't been doing a very good and I haven't been doing a good enough job of sharing that with you guys, letting you know it's available, letting you know where it's at, who to go follow, what to go see how to, how to participate in it. So I'm making sure that I'm doing both. I'll tend to get so focused in on sharing as much of my understanding as possible that sometimes I forget to have fun because I'm enjoying, I'm having, I have fun sharing what I've learned. I have fun talking about the mistakes that I've made because, eh, you know what I mean? They're my mistakes. They belong to me, I own them. And I'm happy to share them with you if it helps you learn without having to learn the hard way.
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He'd said, yay. Recovery day tomorrow, my legs hurt. There you go. Putting in that work. For those of you who aren't, aren't, yeah, aren't perfect soccer team members yet, make sure you head over to perfect soccer skills.com/create account, create yourself your own free perfect soccer team membership there. You'll get access to a full, full week, a full full, yeah, a full free week of a custom soccer training program of the be pro by perfect soccer weekly. So Ryan and I, I'll probably make an official, an official announcement of the launching of it here by next week, but here's a, an unofficial soft announcement. We've got the paid weekly program. So basically your monthly soccer subscription for a custom weekly training programs. Many of Ryan's players are currently on it. And we're, we're going to be opening that up to, we're going to be opening that up here to the public to be able to purchase because we've been refining that process down.
Quincy Amarikwa (32:54):
Yo, shout out Victor Bernard is my boy, my brother. If you guys are wanting to know a Savage of a defender, make sure you go watch this man's old highlight, highlight clips. Back when, back when center backs used to ISA to enjoy fighting and I loved it. That's my time. That's my time. That was my time. I love that. I love that the most, I'm not going to be mad that that's not the time anymore because I'm not as, I don't, I'm not as beat up and not feeling as bad after a game is over because fighting for 90 minutes is a lot of work. This new age, soccer of more ticky tack and all that. That's cool. I enjoy it. But you brother, you know, I, I love the fight every day. You know, I love it. Stay away from this man and Rondo is, Hey, don't make this man look bad cause he's gonna make you look bad. He's coming for you. A couple of other, so all you guys are dropping him more of your questions there. I'll keep, I'll share a little bit, little bit more. Actually, I'm seeing some more. I'm seeing some more of these questions coming in, so it's good to see.
Quincy Amarikwa (34:18):
And at real MLS memes intern had asked, how much talent do you think gets overlooked by Scouts? I would say a majority of all talent is overlooked by Scouts because each scout defines talent in their own way. So really what they're looking for is what they're looking for. So by that, I mean most Scouts already have an idea of what they think is, is good or bad or successful or not successful. Everybody does two degree cause you have your own bias for what you like or don't like. Right? If you like attacking, then that means you're not as inclined to really care or like a solid defender, right? So you've got your preferences. So because of that, you might be so focused on finding an attacking player that you're ignoring the greatest defensive player that's ever existed right in front of your face. And I'll say that that happens a whole lot.
Quincy Amarikwa (35:21):
Because each scout, each coach is at a different stage in their process of learning. Some are trying to get better, some are happy with what they know, others don't know what they're doing or what's going on. And all of us are trying to figure it out all at the same together. So, so to answer your question, that's why I believe so much gets overlooked and I don't like that. I'm not a huge fan of that. And that is something that used to be a pet peeve of mine and that used to frustrate me, which is another reason why I've focused so much time, effort and energy on the brand perfect soccer and on this show and on the tools and resources that we share with you guys because if something annoys you and something makes you angry, that solve the problem, work on solving the problem or shut up.
Quincy Amarikwa (36:10):
So those who are working on to solve the problem can do their job. So again, practicing what I preach and this is an example of that. And just because you might not be good enough today doesn't mean you can't be good enough six months from now, a year from now, two years from now. You just might need a little bit of guidance, a little bit of insight, a little bit of help to, to give, to share or to encourage or influence you to doing the work that you need to to get to where you could one day be. I think the, what is it, the biggest, the greatest, Oh, what is it?
Quincy Amarikwa (36:57):
I forget the other side of the quote, but it's basically unrealized potential man's unrealized potential. A woman's unrealized potential right there. Unrealized potential is, is is sad if you had the potential to do something greater, to be someone great or to accomplish something meaningful or to accomplish what you've set out to you. If you had the potential to do that and you didn't, you didn't reach your fullest potential because you weren't aware of the means in which you could go about doing it. Hey, that's why we came up with the three S's of self awareness because once you become aware of that and you understand that processing, you know how it works. You have no excuse for not realizing your fullest potential other than you not wanting to or figuring out how to realize it for yourself. Right? We talk a lot about here, Hey, the world is an affair.
Quincy Amarikwa (37:48):
We all can agree to that. We all understand that, but are we as equally happy when the world isn't fair against us as when the world isn't fair in our favor and until you're at that point in time, those are excuses as far as I'm concerned. And you could say, Oh well this isn't that fair, this isn't fair, but we go back, the world's not fair. You know, it's not fair. And someone said, well, what are you going to do? And that's the question you need to ask yourself. The world's not fair. I don't have the resources. I don't have the money. I don't have the help. I don't have the mentorship. I don't have the family members. I don't have the support. I don't have this, I don't have that. I said, okay, yeah. Well what are you going to do you? If you accept that and you know that, what are you going to do about it?
Quincy Amarikwa (38:30):
What are you going to learn? What are you going to figure out that none of those people understand or know so that you win anyways, that you can have that longterm winners mindset. That's what we're talking about developing here. That's what we're working on and the way that that happens, the way that that works is by showing up consistency. Day in, day out, keep going, keep going, keep going. There will be low points. There'll be a lot of low points. They will suck. They won't be fun. They're going to be difficult. They're gonna be hard. Your body's going to hurt. Your brain is going to hurt your, your the most. You're going to be emotionally drained. You're, you're going to want to quit. You're going to want to give up. You're going to want to blame everybody other than yourself. You're going to want it to be easier. You're going to want to shortcut. You're going to want to, you're going to want everything other than what's there right now, but you'll get past that. This too shall pass. And each one of us will hit those moments. We'll hit that moment or hit those moments at different points of time in our process, in our career, on and off the field. And just like where we're at right now in the middle of the quarantine, I don't even know how many months we're into it now,
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This too shall pass. And one when it does, will you be on the other side? Stronger, smarter, faster, more productive than you are in this moment right now.
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And I hope
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That answer is yes. And if it isn't, I hope you head over to perfect soccer skills.com/s S S and listen to that talk and then come back to me and let me know if that's changed and why.
Quincy Amarikwa (40:14):
Well, let's see what we got here. Again, loving that. If you guys are, you guys are enjoying that and you'd like that question that came in let me know what you took away from that. Your thoughts, you agree, you disagree, you know, what do you, what do you think of? What do you, what do you like, what, what do you like about that? What do you hate about that? What, what don't you agree with? I like that better. What? Tell me something that you guys don't agree with in the comments and share with me why and share with me why. Cause we're out here just overloading the internet.
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I was born in the darkness. Oh, it was molded by it.
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I'm going to, I'm going to go over to watch that. I'm gonna watch that episode or that episode. I'm going to go watch that movie again.
Quincy Amarikwa (41:34):
Let's see. Soccer underscore Messiah said, I agree. It's an honest outlook and I can relate. I like that Missouri has given me that Missouri has given me the, let me ponder and think about that. I like that. I like that. So I said it's okay to disagree every, I appreciate that you agree and you like the outlook and we're down with the MSL. But we also improve the MSL by finding the flaws and holes in our thinking. Cause we, we want to it's an iron sharpens iron guys. We should be trying to figure out how we can poke holes in it. By doing that we can make it stronger because we see the whole, we see the flaw in the logic or we see the flaw in the system, we update it, we address it and account for it and we move forward. So I appreciate, I appreciate your guys' insight. Montreal impact memes. Give me the thumbs up. MSL fan page. MSL is the best Montreal underscore impact underscore beam said, I agree. We miss you in Montreal. A I miss Montreal to you is a good time there. I really enjoyed that. It's very family, family friendly city. My wife and I really, really enjoyed that. My son did as well to you. My second son wasn't born yet, but I think he would really like it as well.
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A soccer Messiah said I've been down on myself before but this it makes me think of future goals.
Quincy Amarikwa (43:05):
Right? Right. Cause it was telling Dom that's bane from Batman. Yes. Okay. Soccer underscore HQ, underscore or nine said, I don't agree with the people that say you can't do it because I believe that you can do anything if you put work in. They go, okay. So he doesn't agree with those who don't believe in him. And that's that MSL mindset right there. But I'll also say those who don't believe in you can provide you valuable insight because they don't want you to improve. They don't want you to be better. They don't want you to pass them because if you do, you're proving them wrong. Okay? So if that's true, then you should thank them and them not wanting you to do well because they're going to be able to help you see flaws in your system or flaws in your thinking or flaws in your program that will now allow you the ability to address them and find solutions to those those issues or problems.
Quincy Amarikwa (44:10):
Right? So a lot of people aren't necessarily looking at criticism as a positive, but criticism is an extremely positive thing for you in the long run. If you learn how to use criticism to your advantage, you use criticism to be constructive. Just like the, I'm in your head, emojis, the MSL, all the negativity, all the haters. We look at their hate and we look at it and we say like, Oh okay is what you're saying? True. If I know it's not true, ha that's funny to me. But if what you're saying I go wait, hold on. Is that true? Let me go think about that. Let me apply the three S's of self awareness. Ooh crap. That is true. Thank you Haider. Cause I didn't know that. I was unaware of that. That was outside of my awareness and that would have been my downfall, which would have been what you wanted for me. But now you don't even realize you're helping me cause I'm in your head and you don't think I'm in your head. And that's the beauty of it MSL. I mean your head, we won the moment we showed up everybody because we stay ready. We don't have to get ready. We got ready. That's why we are ready. And once we show up we already win. Cause we're in your head. You loving that, everyone's spamming that hard button. You know what it is, you know what it is.
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Quincy Amarikwa (45:39):
Was PID the best dribbler of the ball you played with? Don't make me mad. I'm not gonna lie. Yes. Not yet. Best dribbler at pace. Best dribbler at top. Speed. Dude was like filthy. So good. Patty. Patty is probably one of the most underrated players in MLS history in my opinion because he, his personality and demeanor is so like laid back and chill. If he had like a kill, I think he has a different type of killers mentality. Like he's a silent killer, which is, you know, which is dope. And I appreciate that type of like that type of player. But I think about if, if his talent was in like a like a talker like me who could do that? Ugh. Ugh. Silly man's is very good. Another very, very good. Dribbler but not at like top end spaces. Varco San Jose, really great. Dribbler. cause it's very, he's very strong in the ball but has very, very good tech. He's very technically sound with the ball. His feet like his touch is very, very clean. Dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble
Quincy Amarikwa (47:02):
Like, you know, flashy dribbles and stuff. Clean dribbler like fluid, not necessarily fast though. Jackson mule is is up there. Very good. Lucho Acosta for DC I'd say. Cause there's different types of dribbling. I'd say overall dribbler control the ball, tight spaces, quick movement feet and stuff like that or Lucho was the best. Yeah. So I've, I've played with a lot of players so I'm going through them and thinking through them. Lucho was, is the best if you're talking about overall? He probably was the one that took me the longest to learn and figure out. I'd say more because I didn't have as much one on one time to play with him. So like when you're, when we're with DC
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Ben liked to have the first team training with each other playing pretty much all the time. So like you would get, you know, rare time where the teams were intermingled and then you're, you're playing with Lou, Joe and Lucho style of play. He wants the ball to his feet very quick. Ticky tack, you know, like in some tight tight spaces. And that's a lot different than, you know, the dynamic with Ola or Wayne or you know, the other players on the team and stuff. So yeah, he, he, he's took me a while to figure out but then once I figured it out actually I'm going to go and see if I can find some of the our training training clips cause towards the end of the year Ben wasn't playing him much. So then he started playing with the second team guys more.
Quincy Amarikwa (48:42):
And then that's probably where I got more time to play and figure out his game. So I'm going to see if I can find some of those training clips. I'll start sharing some of that stuff with you guys so you can see the different types of movements and where you have to move off the ball depending on, depending on your player. Cause you guys know my focus is being the best teammate in the world. So I figure out how to best hopefully increase the stats of my of my teammate. But yeah, these, these are good one.
Quincy Amarikwa (49:13):
Well, let's see what we got here. Loving that. Everybody lesbian C O T T T T is a very good dribbler at pace as well too. I'd say like he's not, he's not on [inaudible] or sorry. Yeah, he's not on Lucius level in terms of dribbling, but he's up there. But I was thinking he's not on Peabody's level of dribbling at pace like TTS really good. And I think he will only get better cause he's young, but you're talking about PID is probably fine. Maybe, maybe TT and TT at that same age are about the same. And then when I'm looking at PRD, it's after years and years of experience so I could see him getting to that level.
Quincy Amarikwa (49:56):
He has the potential to get to that level of a PID was next level. He's really good. Having said all that about PID, love the dude Meg, this man, so facts, Meg dim and celebrated super hard was juice than past. It completed the past and danced and I tried so quick to go up to the groundskeeper to get the, the clip and the video of it. But he was facing the opposite field that day on training. I was so devastated. Man, you guys are, you guys are probably gonna start seeing a lot of perfect soccer ads hitting your Facebooks and Instagrams and all that. So I appreciate, I appreciate you guys show love liking and sharing those when you see him. If I had that clip of Megan PID, you would be seeing that all over the internet on these Facebook ads cause I would have they're talking about one of my favorite moments. That's probably one of my favorite moments out of all the stuff that I've done is Megan, Megan, him. Let's see.
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Quincy Amarikwa (50:59):
S H a M. I. N. D R underscore L. A. L. L. I had said pick one either I like all your videos or a spam. I'm in your head emojis on Rinaldo's posts. You guys know, you know, it's all, I believe we'll earn your likes on our, on our posts. And stuff as time goes on cause we're just dropping that fire knowledge. But if you guys want to go and let the world know about the, I'm in your head emojis everywhere, I will always choose that. Speaking of which, I was trying to find this the screenshot of some player internationally laid down to block a pass. That is my classic move. I'm the inventor of that. And if you guys want to see, I'm just a trendsetter guys head in my time. You go and look at the LA galaxy game last year against the LA galaxy game.
Quincy Amarikwa (51:50):
I did the laid-out and block pass on DeSantis. I've been doing that in practice for years. I think Danny and a couple of the guys tagged me in the post. So if you guys have seen that, you tag me in it. If, if you see it. So you know what I'm talking about. A camouflage ask, where do I find reels for my two 14 and under under girls, go to the link below. Perfect. Soccer skills.com/create account. And you'll, you'll see some programs, programs here for the B pro weekly B pro B pair weekly. Yeah, we've got about five minutes left here guys. Any other questions that you got here? Spam that heart button for these last five minutes. Couple, couple of since it is Thursday. And I was also thinking about this too, we just call it a throwback Thursday, just reminding you guys of previous guests on the show.
Quincy Amarikwa (52:51):
Those you may have already listened to you or may have forgotten about. We had Sean Johnson on being misunderstood and why consistency pays off on episode 59 Basta soccer pro show. Make sure you guys go and check that out when you get a chance. We had Earl Edwards over on the perfect soccer podcast, episode 11. If you haven't heard that, tune in, plug in as well as your very own B pro general manager Ryan mash over on the perfect soccer podcast. I think we just had we had, we a Ross Lebow had joined in recently a box. Sonia just was in on this this Monday. So
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USF, JJ, U S E F tan said, have you made any video re reading the game and creating space? Yeah. If you go to perfect soccer skills.com/tactical Tuesday, Ross had been making videos on that series for time. So there is a lot of soccer IQ videos over there. Actually I keep, so that's how you could do it directly. So that's the link. But if you guys haven't already, make sure you create yourself a perfect soccer skills.com perfect soccer team membership account. Create a membership account cause you guys can make a membership account in there. I'm organizing and updating that. So you'll see the tactical Tuesdays, you'll see the in depth with Ross. You'll see the one skill, one drill all they ask the soccer pro show replays. Our fitness Fridays you'll get our B pro weekly training program. You get access to the perfect soccer player blueprint, the ultimate college soccer recruiting blueprint, our time management sheet, our give our soccer, our weekly soccer giveaways that we're picking back up here. And I'll have to do a massive giveaway to make up for these last couple of months that I've been missing.
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Then you connect, then you can get access to our higher products and services, discount codes. Literally everything is there at the account. If you haven't created an account, I literally do not understand why in which you have not done that yet other than the fact that you just don't care to get better and you don't want to get better, which is fine. But I just want you to be honest with yourself about that and not, not tell everybody else about how you're going to get better and how you, you're thinking about getting better at thinking about working on, thinking about working on, getting better. Actually do it. It's there, it's free use it. E R O X a is requesting me in the live, but I only got like two or three minutes left. I would join in next week and I'll, and I'll make sure to, to buzz you in. I just don't want Instagram to kick it off and us not actually save this live replay. So,
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Oh soccer HQ soccer HQ. Oh nine said I made my own channel. Dope.
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Joe's had proactiveness baby. Stay ready so you don't have to get ready. That's what I'm talking about bruh, bruh. Bruh. Ham. I know I'm saying that wrong. Sorry brother. Hi Quincy. Does perfect soccer team have free agent who can work with young, youngest talent. As of right now we don't have an official agency. We are working on building that out, but that's going to be a project that probably takes the next year or two before. It's officially something that I could recommend young players to like specifically. So until then, it's really sharing with you guys how to do it on your own. Negotiate your own contracts, find your own teams, make your own connections, reach out to agents that you may think may be helpful and to vet them to figure out if they're working in your best interest. A lesbian. Say Quincy, what set of supporters did you enjoy playing in front of most?
Quincy Amarikwa (56:49):
Yeah, this one's always a tough one. Cause if you call anyone out, the other ones get angry about it. Again, it's all different. I think the MSL mentality is finding what you like about each different experience that you're a part of. Because with every club I've played with, there's been things that I've really loved and things that I really do not like about it. But I'm grateful for those experiences because that's what's allowed me to make perfect soccer, a very inclusive community that accounts for and acknowledges the many different perspectives, philosophies, ideas and like overall styles of people. So I like different teams for different reasons. So I like teams who taught crap a lot. I like right, like I like the fans who were yelling at you and just trying to crack jokes and make fun of you and stuff. So it's usually I'm, I'm usually always enjoying the supporter section of the away team cause they're always just talking crap about my man bun or saying that I warmed the bench or that I suck or whatever. And I like that. That's fun cause it means they're paying attention to me. And that means you know what it is, you know what it is.
Quincy Amarikwa (58:02):
But Joe Jackson said before, this goes off, have a great couple of days before I see you on Saturday for the season goes on, baby. Let's go another Earl wind team. Earl. Oh, there we go. Yeah. So okay, we've got about a minute. Ah, there we go. Instagram is officially told me I've got a minute and 30 seconds left. A big, big shout out to everybody who joined in on today's live, right. Appreciate all of you who are always joining and dedicated, loyal followers and practices of the MSL dropping the mind and your head emojis on your, on your bios. As always, take that screenshots, share what you've learned from this week in previous week episodes. Share it on your social media tag as tag in my personal account. I'll reshare, shout you out. I really appreciate the support everybody. And big reminder this Saturday, the season goes on MLS, FIFA 2020 challenge.
Quincy Amarikwa (58:57):
Earl goes live on the perfect soccer Twitch account every week. We have a lot of fun. Eli lesser of this week. MLS does live commentary. Now you'll see you'll see some of the replays of previous streams over on the perfect soccer YouTube channel. So if you guys want to get an understanding of kind of what it's like as we've been figuring it out, or we've had technical difficulties along the way, but you know what it is, make mistakes. That's how we learn. Yeah. Eli is now officially live. Earl's got his official gamer set up early. You got to share the picture of your setup now and tag it on the accounts. Everyone can see the legit miss of what you've got going on. But yes, I'll see everybody on Saturday for the live stream, 4:30 PM PST. I got 15 seconds left here. I appreciate everybody joining in. You know what it is. I'm in your head. A, I'll see everybody next week.
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