2019 player interviews: MLS Media & Marketing Tour

The following interviews were conducted at the 2019 MLS Media & Marketing Tour in January. Media are encouraged to use the information and video clips, with proper credit toward Major League Soccer for all media usage in video, audio, digital or print form. Interview topics include previewing of the 2019 MLS season, the new postseason format, league development and expansion, the growing impact of strong Latin American players and coaches, the 2019 Concacaf Champions League and much more:
 
(Player alphabetical order)
  • Fanendo Adi, FC Cincinnati – CLICK HERE
    • Role on expansion club, fan support and passion in Cincinnati, growth in North America and impact in the global stage, postseason format
  • Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC – CLICK HERE
    • Concacaf Champions League success, rebounding from last season, the balance of a high-profile/year-round schedule, impressions of Gregg Berhalter as U.S. head coach, thoughts on TFC's Jonathan Osorio, building Toronto FC into a regular championship-caliber club, expansion coming into Miami
  • Andre Blake, Philadelphia Union – CLICK HERE
    • Head coach Jim Curtin, Philadelphia's talented young defense, the new postseason format, trying to get over the last hurdle in the U.S. Open Cup, the Concacaf Gold Cup, continuing to improve his game
  • Teal Bunbury, New England Revolution – CLICK HERE
    • Coming off a strong individual season in 2018, first full season under head coach Brad Friedel, the team's high-press style, the new single-elimination postseason format, new training facility on the horizon, involvement in pushing the younger players, the league's exponential growth
  • Adama Diomande, Los Angeles Football Club – CLICK HERE
    • Last year's debut MLS season, reuniting with head coach Bob Bradley, potential for LAFC to be one of the top offenses in MLS, environment playing at Banc of California Stadium, the Hollywood and superstar ownership group, the rivalry with the LA Galaxy, the new single-elimination postseason format and schedule before the international window
  • Dom Dwyer, Orlando City SC – CLICK HERE
    • On seeing the five-year growth in Orlando since his USL debut, the reunion with head coach James O'Connor, processing the previous year's missing the postseason, the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target coming to Orlando, on Gregg Berhalter being the U.S. National Team head coach, the growing rivalries in the southeast corridor of North America.
  • Bill Hamid, D.C. United – CLICK HERE
    • Returning to MLS and the buzz in Washington, D.C. and Audi Field, his journey at D.C. United since age 14, the impact and leadership of Wayne Rooney, on a big year for the U.S. Men's National Team including the Concacaf Gold Cup, on the evolution of MLS and seeing heavier interest and following abroad.
  • Federico Higuain, Columbus Crew SC – CLICK HERE
    • On the exciting future with new Columbus ownership, on playing for new head coach Caleb Porter, on the growth of 2018 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Zack Steffen, on the league's young Latin American growth and dynamic play, Latin American head coaches, the new single-elimination postseason format, on Atlanta United's blockbuster 2018 championship season.
 
  • Danny Hoesen, San Jose Earthquakes – CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
  • Collin Martin, Minnesota United FC – CLICK HERE
 
  • Nicolas Lodeiro, Seattle Sounders FC – CLICK HERE
 
  • Felipe Martins, Vancouver Whitecaps FC – CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
  • Diego Rossi, Los Angeles Football Club – CLICK HERE
 
 
  • Daniel Salloi, Sporting Kansas City – CLICK HERE
 
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Chicago Fire – CLICK HERE
 
  • Carlos Vela, Los Angeles Football Club – CLICK HERE
 
 
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls – CLICK HERE
 
Credit: Major League Soccer Communications
 
(Club alphabetical order)
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Chicago Fire – CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
  • Federico Higuain, Columbus Crew SC – CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
  • Daniel Salloi, Sporting Kansas City – CLICK HERE
 
 
 
  • Adama Diomande, Los Angeles Football Club – CLICK HERE
 
  • Diego Rossi, Los Angeles Football Club – CLICK HERE
 
  • Carlos Vela, Los Angeles Football Club – CLICK HERE
 
  • Collin Martin, Minnesota United FC – CLICK HERE
 
  • Teal Bunbury, New England Revolution – CLICK HERE
 
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls – CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
  • Danny Hoesen, San Jose Earthquakes – CLICK HERE
 
  • Nicolas Lodeiro, Seattle Sounders FC – CLICK HERE
 
 
 
  • Felipe Martins, Vancouver Whitecaps FC – CLICK HERE
 
Credit: Major League Soccer

 

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