Nick Perera | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.083

In today’s episode: Paul interviews pro indoor/beach player Nick Perera. Nick discusses moving to the US, winning MVP award twice in the Major Arena Soccer League and playing in the The Soccer Tournament.

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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.

Time Stamp

0:00 - 1:10 Intro

1:11 - 2:11 First memory of playing soccer?

2:12 - 5:36 The culture shock of moving to the U.S. at 18

5:37 - 7:40 How speaking 6 languages helped Nick throughout his career

7:42 - 11:38 Nick Perera’s experience at UC Santa Barbara

11:40 - 14:05 “Not going to MLS was the best thing that happened to me”

14:30 - 18:44 Getting into indoor and beach soccer

18:45 - 22:34 Nick Perera’s thoughts on TST and it’s potential

22:35 - 26:03 Quincy’s 5 questions

22:40 - What is the most important skill/quality that helped you become a successful pro?

23:26 - What is the biggest mistake pro players are making?

24:29 - What advice would you give to a young player trying to go pro?

25:15 - What is something that most people think is true, but you believe isn’t?

25:26 - What is something you’d move forward with, if you weren’t scared of a bad outcome?

26:05 - 26:31 Is it “Soccer” or “Football”?

26:32 - 27:32 Outro

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