Friday, March 6, 2009

Saturday Interview: American Dream (from the Scotsman)

The has a fabulous article about Kenny Deuchar's American experience. This is a must read in my opinion. In it, Deuchar reveals some interesting aspects of his experience with Real Salt Lake.

He mentions being surprised at the comaradarie that exists with the opponent after matches. He recounts an experience after knocking Colorado out of the playoffs last year, "we met them all in the nightclub afterwards. We had basically just ended their season, but were invited back to one of their player's places for a house party."

He explains that his departure was the teams decision, "You are signed to the league (Major League Soccer] rather than the club and I had another year left on my contract. But I was keen to come back, and they were keen to free up some space on their salary caps. There were no hard feelings."

He discusses the atmosphere differences in the States,"Over there you might get 15-16,000 at games, but it is quiet. You are maybe playing in stadiums which hold over 50,000, but only 20,000 are at games. Even with 6-7,000 here, there is more of a buzz. I prefer it."

The article also mentions that Deuchar's new bride is expecting. Congrats Kenny and Silvy!