13) Jimmy Conrad - Ex Professional Player & Media Profile
Jimmy Conrad is a retired professional player with a career spanning over 13 years. Teams included San Jose Earthquakes, Kansas City Wizards, Chivas USA and a brief, albeit fascinating spell, at Lech Poznań in the Polish top Ekstraklasa league.
After retiring in 2011 due to multiple concussions, he became a leading soccer media personality and helped grow KICK TV, the largest independent YouTube soccer channel, where he was the main host to over 1M followers.
Apart from recently launching his own company - Radical Creative Group, which collaborates with multiple creative endeavors - he also manages and produces all content for his YouTube Channel, The Jimmy Conrad Show, with nearly 70k devoted subscribers.
Join us as we discuss his journey from humble beginnings in Temple City, CA, a small working class town outside of Los Angeles. From the pivotal moment when he was barely picked for College Soccer to being selected to the US National Team. This MLS legend also touches on facing multiple rejections, the state of the MLS today, and his brush in with Russian mobsters in Poland. Jimmy’s amazing story highlights post World Cup depression, being fooled by mischievous agents, and much more!
Accomplishments: 27 Caps US National Team, 2005-2010 5 times US National Team Captain 4 times MLS Best XI MLS Defender of the Year, 2005 NCAA Champion with UCLA, 1997