In today’s episode: Paul interviews Oakland Roots’ midfielder Joseph Nane. Joseph discusses his journey from Cameroon to America, playing soccer all over the world, and how it’s been playing for the Oakland Roots.
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0:00 - Intro
1:15 - Growing up with soccer in Cameroon
2:55 - Jojo’s recruitment journey to a U.S college
5:05 - How Joseph Nane picked Old Dominion University
6:30 - Culture shock of moving to the U.S
9:45 - Learning to adapt and grow
12:40 - Expectations vs. reality of the MLS Draft
15:45 - Playing in the MLS was an eye opening experience
16:52 - Jojo’s “wild ride” career all over the world
20:10 - Back to the roots
22:11 - Quincy’s 5 questions
22:20 - What is the most important skill/quality that helped you become successful
22:31 - What is the biggest mistake pro players are making?
23:10 - What advice would you give to a young player trying to go pro?
24:11 - What is something most people think it’s true, but you believe isn’t?
24:58 - What is something you’d move forward with, if you weren’t scared of a bad outcome?
25:58 - Fun Questions: Football or Soccer? Messi or Ronaldo?
30:22 - Outro
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