Emina Ekic | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.056

Emina Ekic

In today’s episode: Paul interviewed Louisville Racing FC midfielder Emina Ekia. Emina discusses his time at the University of Louisville, how she overcame multiple injuries, and how her rookie season is going in the NWSL. 

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Time Stamp

0:00 - 1:07 Intro

1:08 - 3:10 Emina’s youth soccer experience

3:11 - 4:25 Dreaming to go pro from very young age

4:26 - 5:43 Winning player of the year as a highschool junior

5:44 - 8:03 Emina’s college recruiting process threatened by injury

8:10 - 10:20 Dealing with two consecutive knee injuries

11:05 - 12:24 Coming back from injury to winning awards

12:30 - 16:45 How did Emina go through the “Covid season” of 2020

17:10 - 19:40 Leaving college early to go Pro

19:50 - 20:48 Getting picked 5th overall at the Draft

20:53 - 22:41 Stepping out on the field as a pro for the first time

22:44 - 27:12 Quincy’s 5 questions

27:13 - 33:09 Off the pitch questions

33:10 - 34:25 Outro

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