In today’s episode: Paul interviewed Memphis 901 FC defender Akeem Ward. Akeem discusses how he has grown on and off the pitch since 2019 when he made his first appearance on this pod, how he got into crypto and NFTs, and why building your network is so important.
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14 Year Pro and MLS Cup Champion Quincy Amarikwa (@QuincyAmarikwa) presents - The Perfect Soccer Podcast, Where your host Paul Guarino goes 1 on 1 to get to know your favorite professional soccer players, on and off the pitch.
0:00 - 1:22 Intro
1:23 - 2:11 Update on Akeem’s career
2:12 - 4:08 Dealing with quick turnarounds
4:09 - 5:32 Akeem’s experience at Memphis 901 FC
5:35 - 6:35 Is 5 years of pro soccer enough to be a veteran?
6:36 - 7:53 Akeem on getting hooked on web3 and crypto
7:54 - 10:08 Why building your network is very important
10:10 - 11:32 How setting specific goals will help you
11:55 - 18:53 Quincy’s 5 questions
12:40 - What is the most important skill/quality that helped you become a successful pro?
13:28 - What is the biggest mistake pro players are making?
14:10 - What advice would you give to a young player trying to go pro?
15:57 - What is something that most people think is true, but you believe isn’t?
18:12 - What is something you’d move forward with, if you weren’t scared of a bad outcome?
18:54 - 24:04 Fun questions
24:05 - 25:45 Outro
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