I'm obsessed with a lot of things: Stephen Curry, Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Johnson (he has game like Kobe—ask the Celtics), but I'm about soccer. You need to start watching every match being played by two teams: FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Years from now you'll talk about them the way people talk about the Real Madrid White Machine of the 1950s and Brazil '70. My secret plan to make MLS an elite league is to make youth-soccer training videos out of Bar√ßa and Spain match footage. Then in 20 years the U.S. national team could be something brilliant.
This is an article from the March 2, 2009 issue