"I'm not a normal 18-year-old that does what other 18-year-olds do," he said. "I have a job to do and I need to get it done. You can get kicked out or you can get traded. I'm just trying to prove myself. I'm 18 and I'm here to play against the top players in MLS. I don't want them to talk to me as a little kid. I want them to talk to me as a player."