The ASN Questionnaire
Sixteen essential questions designed to help you get to know the people behind the players.
The German-American midfielder used to fall asleep on his way to training when playing on his first youth team. Safe to say he doesn't do that with Reading.
The central midfielder won every award imaginable at Notre Dame, including the 2013 College Cup, and has made a smooth transition to the professional ranks with the Chicago Fire.
The veteran defender reflects on his impressive career, including the toughest opponents he has faced and his greatest soccer achievements.
The creative midfielder dishes on his former teammates at Tijuana and his surprise best friend in the game.
San Jose's high-scoring forward never stops running. His effort brought him to the national team.
The two-way midfielder stars for Real Salt Lake and is carving out a niche on the U.S. national team.
The six-foot-three Atlanta native is making steady progress for Southampton in the Premier League and progressing up the ranks of the U.S. men's national team.
The Minnesota United forward scored 20 goals and registered six assists in 2014, earning the league's Golden Boot award and being named its Young Player of the Year.
The FC Dallas captain is now a card-carrying member of the U.S. men's national team pool. And he does a mean Napoleon Dynamite impression too.
The Columbus Crew midfielder and former U.S. under-20 national team captain idolized fellow Midwesterner Brian McBride growing up, and it shows in his approach to the game.
The 24-year-old North Carolina native had a breakthrough year in 2013, taking the Colorado Rapids starting goalkeeper role and claiming it as his own.
The Sunderland striker discusses what it will take to elevate his game with the U.S. national team.
The consummate captain talks about the importance of a good attitude and trying to improve.
The 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year talks about his earliest memories of soccer, the toughest opponents he has faced, and an inspirational quote from Tab Ramos.
The towering defender is a product of the Red Bulls Academy, a growing presence on the U.S. U-20 team, and a dual-national with ties to Poland.
When the Orlando City SC defender first played soccer at age three, he didn't take to it. But thanks to his dad he stuck with it.
The 19-year-old California native is the third-youngest player on the latest ASN 100, and you'll never guess what his career backup plan is.
The well-travelled Texan, who signed with PSV Eindhoven at 19, shares some wisdom—and a fascinating alternative career revelation.
The New England Revolution forward didn't go into elaborate detail with his questionnaire responses, but he nailed it just the same.
The Florida native has established himself as a driving force in the New York Red Bulls midfield. And if he didn't play soccer he'd be a comedian.
The influential New England Revolution midfielder discusses his greatest soccer achievements, the toughest opponents he's faced, and some talented teammates.
From Dallas to Portland to his current team, the New York Red Bulls, Pittsburgh native Eric Alexander has found a way to make an impact from his position in the midfield.
The 22-year-old New Orleans native was the 11th overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and he has become a key member of a young New England Revolution team with big ambitions.
The Michigan native took a circuitous path to Major League Soccer, establishing himself in the Norwegian top flight before landing with the Columbus Crew.
The longtime U.S. youth player looks back at where he's been and forward to where he's going.
The Brazil native has amassed 41 caps since 2007, is now a vital cog in the Sporting KC midfield, and—who knew?—is tight with Sacha Kljestan.
Sporting KC's creative midfielder talks his first U.S. appearance and playing Manchester United.
The versatile defender-midfielder honed his game in Houston before jumping to Stoke. His star is rising.
Brad Davis describes his unusual and slightly frightening first experience with the game of soccer and his growth as a professional player.
RSL's young playmaker is a wizard with the ball at his feet. He's learning to turn that vision into production.
The newest member of the Philadelphia Union talks playing against Pirlo and disallowed World Cup goals.
The youngest player ever to score for the U.S. national team wants to improve on that early success.
The veteran midfielder, now back with the Dynamo, talks about what he's learned from the game.
The potential future No. 1 netminder dishes on his hero and wearing the Stars and Stripes.
It's not often that a professional, especially a young one, credits a peer with helping them develop the most as a player. But that's just how important Benji Joya has been to Daniel Cuevas.
The Los Angeles Galaxy striker, the team's youngest signing ever, reveres his Galaxy teammates and refers to Wayne Rooney as an "oldie."
The longtime Crew player, who has been in MLS forever, credits his dad for teaching him the game.
The Houston Dynamo striker discusses his big ambition, perseverance, Didier Drogba, and the toughest opponents he has lined up against.
The promising Philadelphia Union defender talks about the mental aspect of the game.
The Real Salt Lake veteran wants to win a Supporter's Shield before he retires. He opens up about that and more.
The new Chicago acquisition credits his thirst for knowledge of all things soccer for his success in the game.
The FC Dallas defender was inspired by Patrick Vieira and mesmerized by Kyle Martino. Here's a closer look at the person behind the player.
The netminder explains the importance of keeping on-the-field and off-the-field issues separate.
The Chicago Fire frontman opens up about his fleeting time with the U.S. men's national team and how he wants to be remembered by his peers.
Last year's MLS Rookie of the Year talks about the importance of his time at Louisville.
The strong, speedy winger can't wait to score his first goal for the American team. It's coming.
The Philadelphia Union winger started playing soccer in high school as a way to stay in shape, but that hasn't prevented him from developing a solid MLS career.
Kansas City's well-traveled player on worshipping Ronaldo and working with Habitat for Humanity.
D.C. United's emerging star on taking the field with Zlatan and putting all his eggs in one basket.
D.C. United's MLS Best XI winger opens up about hard work and moving from the West Coast.
Sporting Kansas City's strong striker talks growing up with a talented father, friendship, and faith.
The Mount Sinai, New York native dishes on his life at SønderjyskE and his USMNT dreams.
19-year old Vancouver Whitecaps forward Omar Salgado talks about Lionel Messi and finishing last.
A great shot-stopper who has yet to feature for the U.S. national team, Kennedy focuses on hard work and humility.
The young Revolution attacker on idolizing Brian McBride and learning from Benny Feilhaber.
The speedy left back goes into detail about disappointment in Mexico and his first U.S. cap.
San Jose's high-scoring, outspoken striker talks NBA heroes and coaching at age five.
The forward is strong, physical, and fast, but can he make an impact on the international level?
The Green Bay native felt chills the first time he represented the U.S. Here is a closer look at the defender.
An agile finisher, the 2011 Rookie of the Year hopes to break into the full national team.
The New York Red Bulls defender is trying to fight his way back on to the Stars and Stripes.