Nkosi Burgess | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.042

Nkosi Burgess

In today’s episode: Paul interviewed defender Nkosi Burgess of FC Dallas. Nkosi discusses transferring from Uconn to Seattle U, getting drafted 14th overall in the 2020 MLS draft, and his rookie season in the MLS/USL.

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Time Stamp

0:00 - 1:12 Intro

1:15 - 1:59 How did Nkosi get involved with soccer?

2:00 - 3:21 Youth career

3:22 - 5:17 College recruitment: “Punched in the face” by the D1

5:19 - 7:24 Nkosi Burgess on “red shirting” his freshman year

7:25 - 10:40 When hustlin’ pays off

10:41 - 11:27 Defensive player of the year: Nkosi Burgess for SeattleU

11:28 - 14:38 Getting to 14th overall pick in the MLS Draft

15:00 - 16:42 Nkosi’s first professional game

16:44 - 22:38 Quincy’s 5 questions

22:39 - 24:57 Off the pitch questions

24:58 - 26:21 Outro

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