What’s your favorite thing to do off the field?
Hang out with my friends.
What do you usually do to prepare for a game?
Rest a lot, take a lot of naps and drink a lot of water.
Do you have any good luck charms or rituals?
I’d say more like routines than rituals. I have a lot of structure on game day of when I eat my meals and what I eat.
How do you usually approach training or know when you’ve had a good day at training?
I guess if I’ve just done my job that day, completed my passes, didn’t make any glaring mistakes — but it doesn’t really matter every day. Whether it’s really good or really bad, then you’ve just got to put it behind you and move on.
How’d you end up in Louisville?
At the end of last season (coach James O’Connor) called me and said, ‘We want you in Louisville,’ and here I am.
Do you have a favorite soccer memory?
Yeah, making the (Colorado) Rapids last year when I signed my first MLS contract — that was a pretty big deal for me.
If you had to play another position, which would it be and why?
I would say center-mid because I’ve always played there. It’s always my favorite position, but if I could really change it up, I would be a striker so I could score all the goals instead of Chandler (Hoffman).
If you weren’t a pro soccer player, what would you be doing?
I wish, if I could do anything, I could be on the PGA tour and be a golf player.
Is golf your favorite sport other than soccer?
I enjoy it a lot. I wouldn’t say it’s my next favorite. That’s probably basketball.
Do you have a gameday playlist?
I usually switch it up. Nothing in particular over and over again, but I switch it up. I’m kind of all over the place when it comes to music so I listen to a lot of different things, whether it’s Lecrae or Muse, different people like that.
If you could eat dinner with anyone, who would it be?
I’d say my Grandpa. Actually, I would say Jesus. It would be a good chance to meet Jesus. It would be cool. I’ve got a lot to ask him. I’d love to talk to him. That’d be sweet. Well, I talk to him every day, but you know what I mean.
Speaking of food, do you like to cook for others or have others cook for you?
I’d say for the sake of others, it’s probably best that other people cook for me, because you probably don’t want to experience my cooking, I guess the best answer would be I enjoy cooking for other people just as long as they enjoy my cooking.
Do you know what you’d make them?
The only thing I’m pretty consistently good at making is fajitas — chicken fajitas. I’d make a little homemade guacamole and do all that.
Where is some place you’d like to travel?
I’d like to go somewhere unique, some island somewhere. The Caribbean. Let’s go there.
What are you hoping to do this offseason?
That’s a great question. I still have no idea where I’m going to be, what I’m going to be doing, where I’m going to play next year, so I’ll probably be training a lot and hopefully go on a vacation or two. Maybe I’ll get a part-time job or something on the side.
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
I would like to take a mission trip to several different countries. I’ve already been able to go to Africa and South America — I went to Chile and the Congo — so I’d like to continue to do that.
What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
The other night I watched The Italian Job. It was a pretty good movie — decent film.
Do you have a favorite film?
Remember the Titans. That’s always been my all-time favorite.
Do you have a favorite book?
Favorite book — The Bible? That’s a good one. No, I just read one recently called Unqualifired by Steven Furtick.
What’s something that you completely geek out over?
Beating Chandler in putt-putt. I get pumped.
What’s something your teammates don’t know about you?
I was baptized in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Iloca in Chile. That’s what they don’t know about me.