Shaft Brewer Jr. | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.098

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In today’s episode: Paul Guarino interviews USL player Shaft Brewer Jr. Shaft discusses playing in the MLS, the ups and downs of the game, and his current season with North Carolina FC.

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0:00 - Intro

1:20 - First memory of playing soccer

3:20 - A busy youth career around Sacramento

5:30 - Realizing the pro player potential

8:30 - Deciding between college and pro

10:30 - The “player rights” process in the MLS

11:36 - Being ineligible to enter the MLS Draft

13:00 - The feeling of making an MLS debut at 19 years old

16:20 - Transferring to Europe during the “Covid  times”

18:06 - The differences in the game between Europe and the U.S

19:45 - How to deal with the highs and lows of a pro career

25:00 - Goals for the 2024 season with North Carolina FC

 27:00 - Quincy’s 5 questions

27:05 - What is the most important skill/quality that helped you become successful?

28:20 - What is the biggest mistake pro players are making?

26:10 - What advice would you give to a young player trying to go pro?

26:58 - Why are you passionate about soccer?

27:35 - What is something most people think it’s true, but you believe isn’t?

27:55 - What is something you’d move forward with if you weren’t scared of a bad outcome?

29:25 - Fun Questions: Football or Soccer? Messi or Ronaldo? 

33:16 - Outro

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