KICKIN' BACK with Jonathan Bornstein

I'd say Jimmy Curtin, for sure. He has the best one-liners and comes out of nowhere with a lot of his comments.

3. Describe your hometown of Los Alamitos, Calif.
[Laughs] Oh my gosh, there it is again! Well, Los Alamitos is a small little town right up from Seal Beach. I think it's a pretty family-oriented city. Growing up there I got to know a lot of people, and I've kept in contact with a lot of people. It's a pretty quaint little town.

4. What do you miss most when you're on the road?
Probably just getting time to work on my house, and make it look nicer. Since I bought it a year and nine months ago, I've done a lot of improvements to it.

5. What was your favorite subject in school?
Math was always my favorite. I always felt I was pretty good at it came easy to me.

6. Tell us about a specific soccer memory you'll never forget.
Since we're talking about Los Alamitos, my senior year of high school we won CIF 1-0 in a pretty intense game against Woodbridge. All my club teammates were on the other team, so it was pretty cool to beat them.

7. What would be your ideal way to spend a birthday?
As long as I have a bunch of friends and a bunch of family around and we're having a big party, maybe at my house, I think it doesn't matter what we're doing as long everyone's having fun, and we're able to celebrate.

8. What city in the world do you want to visit that you haven't been to before?
I'd say somewhere in Europe, like Paris or London.

9. What were your other hobbies growing up besides soccer?
I played other sports. When I was really little I used to skateboard a lot, and then it got a little dangerous as I got older, since it's easy to hurt yourself skateboarding.

10. Being one of the youngest on the team, what advice would you give to the young soccer players out there?
I would tell them to listen to the older players, not just every word that they say, but show them respect and try to learn from them as much as you can because they do have a lot of knowledge of the game and of life. That, and just to work hard every day in training.


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