Christian Ramirez

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.

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WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY OF SOCCER?

Playing in a sand field in Colombia.

WHO WAS YOUR SOCCER HERO GROWING UP?

Kaka

DESCRIBE YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE SUITING UP FOR THE U.S.

[no answer]

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A SOCCER PLAYER?

Selfless player who puts the team before his own desires.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST DISLIKE IN AN OPPONENT?

Arrogance

WHAT IS THE KEY TO YOUR SOCCER SUCCESS?

Hard work and never being satisfied with a good performance, always looking to improve, and not become complacent and caught up in the media.

WHAT IS ONE SOCCER SKILL YOU WANT TO IMPROVE?

Becoming better in the air.

WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR DEVELOPMENT?

My father always pushed me to treat every game like my last.

WHO IS YOUR CLOSEST FRIEND IN THE GAME?

Miguel Ibarra

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST SOCCER ACHIEVEMENT?

Signing a professional contract.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST SOCCER DISAPPOINTMENT?

Not being able to play in the 2014 soccer bowl.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU LEARNED FROM THE GAME?

Love the game and the game will love you. Don't take any moment for granted because it could be taken away in an instant.

WHO ARE THE MOST TALENTED TEAMMATES YOU HAVE PLAYED ALONGSIDE?

Jorge Herrera, Miguel Ibarra, Tiago Calvano, Fejiro Okiomah, Brian Kallman

WHO ARE THE TOUGHEST OPPONENTS YOU HAVE LINED UP AGAINST?

Swansea and Derby County

IF YOU WEREN'T A PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

Youth soccer coach

WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS IN THE GAME?

Trophies, and leaving every ounce of energy out on the field every single time I step across the white lines.

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