This is me back in 2005 when I was playing at Siskey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.  Around that time I started playing in the Siskey Y/Charlotte Soccer Club program.  My coach then was Vance Carlisle, who is probably one of the best soccer trainers around.  He taught me how to be comfortable on the ball and if it weren’t for that training early in my career, I would probably not be the player that I am now.  I have had many good coaches since, in particular my 3v3 coach Edmund Walker, who has been training me since I was about 7 years old.