Jay DeMerit | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.089

Jay DeMerit

Show Summary:

In today’s episode:  Paul interviews retired soccer player Jay DeMerit. Jay discusses his amazing journey from seventh-tier team to Watford, playing to the USMNT, and being the first player to sign with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS

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Time Stamp

0:00 - Intro

1:50 - Playing multiple sports or focusing on one?

3:44 - Jay’s college experience

5:20 - Soccer culture in the UK vs. U.S

7:25 - From semi-pro to the Premier League

11:00 - Getting the national team call up

15:25 - Jay DeMerit - First player signed in the Whitecaps franchise

18:30  - Quincy’s 5 questions

18:40 - What is the most important skill/quality that helped you become successful?

20:23 - What is the biggest mistake pro players are making?

22:35 - What advice would you give to a young player trying to go pro?

25:58 - Why the passion for soccer?

28:22 - What is something most people think it’s true, but you believe isn’t?

28:32 - What is something you’d move forward with, if you weren’t scared of a bad outcome?

28:46 - “Sneaky Fox and TST revived my passion for the game!”

32:55 - Fun Questions: Football or Soccer? Messi or Ronaldo? 

35:05 - Outro

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