English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B06Y4KC7PB, ISBN: 1449479774 | 224 Pages | EPUB | 126.85 MB
Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler has achieved something extraordinary in the least extraordinary way. At every level of his athletic career, Besler has heard the same questions and initial dismissal of his talent. Even as he made his slow, steady progression into the consciousness of his coaches, opponents, and fans, then onto the national and world soccer stage, he heard it still. How does a normal guy like Matt Besler end up playing in the World Cup, one of the most exclusive competitions in international sports?
If it's true that he's a rather typical Midwestern guy, it's also true that Matt happens to be one of the best soccer players in the country. Professional soccer is a bastion for the flamboyant-the lifestyles, the hairstyles, the WAGs, the passionate fans-yet Matt has flourished as the anti-flamboyant. He is preternaturally calm. He is stalwart. He is relentlessly committed to his preparedness and his athletic success. Matt Besler may seem to be Mr. Average, but it is this very characteristic that has made him exceptional.