Have you ever been a member of the media at a professional team’s practice? It’s weird! You have to be quiet and patient and in my case, slightly confused the entire time.
The Seattle Sounders hire media handlers, or gatekeepers, and they do a fantastic job of keeping their players informed and protected. (Especially by the likes of me.)
I wasn’t there to ask any X’s and O’s questions. My job was to ask non-soccer questions of these gentlemen. I had no idea what Sounders I would talk to. I stood their with my iPhone, ready to tape at a moment’s notice.
First up was our own local player out of Federal Way, Lamar Neagle, followed by the hilarious Chad Barrett and the very sweet Marco Pappa.
And here’s a photo of the good sport who got Best Eater and Best Theme Song, Chad Marshall:
– Lee Callahan, Jack Seattle