Man I loved this episode with Joe Franco! He’s such a cool, down-to-earth guy which made this episode turn out well! Joe’s journey to the Orange County Soccer Club has been a pretty bumpy ride to date.
- We reminisced about playing club and high school soccer before joining the development academy.
- Attending Mt. Sac junior college for a semester with the promise of transferring to UConn, only to be left in the dark about it as his date of transfer neared.
- Having to red-shirt his 1st year at Cal State University of Northridge, becoming the team captain as a sophomore, blowing out his ACL before entering the draft, and actually getting drafted by CD Chivas USA WHILE IN CLASS. You definitely don’t want to miss this one!
Each episode is recorded at APL HQ in Los Angeles, its mixed & mastered by William Vargas over at Goldmind Studios in the San Fernando Valley, and our graphics are created by Anthony Molina over at AMolina Designs in Pheonix, Arizona.
Thanks to everyone I mentioned above, I’m now able to spend more time connecting with your favorite players to bring you their first hand account of their journey! I love you guys, and thank you for being a part of this incredible movement. The show has been listened to in over 45 countries now, and its ALL THANKS TO YOU!
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Till next week, GO OUT THERE AND LIVE A PRO’S LIFE!