Brandon Bye @brandon_bye | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.030

Brandon Bye

In today’s episode: Paul interviewed defender Brandon Bye of the New England Revolution. Brandon discusses his journey from Western Michigan to the MLS, Black Player for Change, and his foundation. 

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Time Stamp

0:00 - 1:11 Intro

1:12 - 1:41 First memory of playing soccer

1:42 - 2:45 High school and club soccer

2:46 - 3:08 Playing multiple sports

3:09 - 4:05 Recruiting process

4:06 - 5:43 Experience at Western Michigan University

5:44 - 6:18 A moment when Brandon knew he could be a pro

6:19 - 6:59 MLS combine experience

7:00 - 8:16 Being the 8th overall pick in the 2018 MLS Draft

8:17 - 9:06 First MLS game experience

9:07 - 9:56 1st MLS goal

9:57 - 10:47 Playing in the 2020 MLS bubble

10:48 - 11:19 Getting back to the regular season

11:20 - 11:57 Thoughts on the Black Players for Change

11:58 - 13:02 Creating the Aspiras Foundation

13:03 - 13:25 Perfect Soccer Ad

13:26 - 18:24 Quincy’s 5 questions

18:25 - 20:34 Off the pitch questions

20:35 - 21:43 Outro

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