About A Pros Life

A Pros Life is a resource run by me, to help you reach your full potential as a soccer player. I interview fellow professional soccer players about their journey to making it to the highest levels of the game!

This year, I will begin interviewing coaches, scouts AND agents about what they’re looking for in a player and how to stand out from the crowd!

According to ESPN, your odds of becoming a professional soccer player is 1 out of 5,768 people. Let me help you increase your chances!

Who is Tristan Bowen?

AND HOW DOES HE KNOW THIS STUFF?

What’s up everyone,

My name is Tristan Bowen and I’m 27 years young! I’m a professional soccer player but like many others, I’m an aspiring difference maker.

Although I was born and raised in Los Angeles, my culture is deeply rooted in Jamaica, where my parents are from. My strong, smart, and beautiful mom, Sophia, raised my older brother Travis and I on her own after moving here from Kingston. So, Travis and I are first-generation Americans or as we like to call ourselves, Jamerican. In Jamaica, you can choose between two main sports: soccer and track & field. I chose soccer.

My Journey

Growing up in L.A., the road to professional soccer was pretty confusing and systematic. But my road to the MLS, was anything but conventional. At 14 years old, I was given the opportunity to train for a summer in Brazil. That summer I decided to pursue soccer professionally with my family’s blessing and support.

In the beginning of 10th grade, when most of my teammates were adjusting back to life in high school, I decided to enroll in home schooling, which allowed me to dedicate myself full-time to the game. When I turned 17 in 2008, I became the 1st Homegrown Player in MLS History.

Since then, I’ve spent 6 years in the MLS and the past 3 years in Europe with these clubs: LA Galaxy, Chivas USA, KSV Roeselare, Seattle Sounders, KuPS and AFC Eskilstuna

Why This Podcast Exists

Soccer is the gateway to so much more that I aspire to accomplish in life. Through sharing the lessons that I, and fellow professionals, have learned, I hope to inspire, educate, and help players achieve their dreams.

Enough about me, click below to listen to some past episodes!

-Tristan

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