Featured Guest: Patrick Nyarko
On episode 8 of the Free Kicks Report, Patrick Nyarko joins the podcast to talk through his career and current status. The MLS has seen huge success pulling from both the NCAA and international player pools. Patrick joined the league and the Chicago Fire in 2007 after a very successful career at Virginia Tech. By 2017 he is included in an impressive list of 30+ Ghanaian internationals in MLS.
On the show, we talk through his journey from playing the game as a kid in Ghana to how the chance to play in the United States came about. His ability to play at the next level was apparent quickly, but as he discusses he actually turned back the MLS scouts for a year. Which proved beneficial to both him and the Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer program.
We then talk through his professional career – joining the league, getting to suit up for the Ghanaian national team, and his time with DC United.
Music this week is from Australian band Kinematic. The band has an extensive catalog of music dating back to 2001. The selected track of the week is titled ‘Peyote’. For more information on the band visit their website, and to hear more music by Kinematic head over to https://soundcloud.com/kinematicmusic.
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