Brendan King Blog
Once a footballer, always a footballer - This is my story
By Brendan King - September 28, 2012
Brendan King played for Notre Dame and was drafted by the Portland Timbers, but he took the challenge to play in Europe. This is the first post of his bi-weekly blog.
Since I was three years old, I've always wanted to be a footballer. I grew up with a ball at my feet and a Man United or U.S. national team shirt on my back. My dad was a professional soccer player for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL and has since created a very successful career for himself in the sport. From a very young age I knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps and enter into the “family business.”
My motivation to do so has come from a host of experiences that has fueled my passion for the sport. I have been extremely fortunate to see some incredible things in my lifetime pertaining to soccer, and I sincerely thank both my parents and God for giving me those chances.