Simo Valakari thinks former Colorado Rapid John Spencer is a funny guy.
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Getting to know ... Simo Valakari

Sometimes, we may forget that MLS players have lives outside of soccer, but every now and then, it's nice to find out a little bit more about our favorite players. Simo Valakari is a 5-10, 160-pound midfielder who sat down with to show fans his lighter side.

Your most memorable soccer moment is: "My first game with Derby County."

If you could be a superhero, you would be: "Mr. Incredible."

Your favorite candy is: "Gummi bears."

Your favorite car is: "Mercedes-Benz."

Your first car was: "Volkswagen Beetle."

Your first job was: "Groundskeeper for soccer field during summer."

Your favorite book is: "I love reading and it's hard to just pick one."

Your most memorable moment in life is: "My three boys being born."

Your best friend in Major League Soccer is: "Oscar Pareja."

If you could change one thing about the world, you would change: "World Peace."

Your favorite thing to do in Dallas is: "On the field, of course, it's playing soccer. Off the field, it's spending time with my family."

Your favorite non-soccer team is: "Dallas Stars."

Your favorite movie of all-time is: "The Lion King."

The funniest player you have ever played with is: "John Spencer."

The most amazing thing you have ever seen in sports is:
"Michael Jordan and how he flew through the air and won all his championships."