I played youth, club, and high school soccer with Fabio Andrade. He has excellent foot skills and is a very creative player. I had the pleasure of interviewing Fabio through email recently.
When and why did you start playing soccer?
I started playing soccer as early as I can remember. I come from a Colombian family where there was soccer being played at EVERY family party.
What position(s) do you play?
I play striker and midfield, I’m an attacking player.
What teams have you played for?
George Washington University (NCAA D.1), Baltimore Blast (MISL), The Northern Virginia Royals (USL), Wobblers F.C (WISL), and Club Athletico Virginia (WPL)
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I don’t really have many rituals, I just like to listen to music in the locker room.
Who is your favorite professional soccer player?
My favorite professional soccer player of all time is Diego Armando Maradona
Who is your favorite professional soccer team?
By far Real Madrid. Hala Madrid!
What advice would you give to youth players looking to become better soccer players?
Enjoy and have fun. You won’t get better or have the desire to make it to the next level unless you LOVE the sport and LOVE playing it. So don’t take it too serious, just enjoy the game and have fun while doing it.
Do you play any other sports besides soccer?
There are other sports other than soccer? Haha, I enjoy snowboarding.
Thanks Fabio for taking the time to interview with Sideline Soccer. We wish you much success both on and off the field!