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10 Questions: Alex McGrath

By Chattanooga FC, 03/09/22, 6:23PM EST


As we march to kickoff of the home opener on March 26, we will use 10 Questions to introduce you to the players on the 2022 Men’s team roster. Look for a different player featured each day — plus a couple days where will feature more than one. Our second feature is Alex McGrath, new to the club in 2022.

1: Did you ever have another dream career besides soccer?
A: Yes, I played a lot of cricket back in England and it was my dream to play professionally before pursuing soccer here in the United States.

2: How do you decompress after a long week of training?
A: I like listening to and playing music in my spare time. It helps me to relax and is something I have always done.

3: What was the most nervous you’ve ever been?
A: It would probably be when I proposed to my girlfriend, It was a lot more nerve wracking than playing soccer!

4: What are your preferred pre-game, locker room and post-game routines?
A: I don't really have too much of a pre-game routine, I sometimes listen to a bit of music but also I just like chatting with my teammates. I like to relax after a game so I normally listen to more relaxing music and talk with my friends and family.

5: What’s the most memorable sports moment you’ve had as a fan?
A: Watching Sunderland play in the League Cup Final at Wembley with my Dad.

6: What sporting event have you always wanted to go to and why?
A: I had always wanted to go to a baseball game because it is the American sport that most resembles cricket. Thankfully I was able to do that in Miami.

7: What’s your go-to meal the night before a match?
A: I am not too picky, but normally have quite a big meal such as Chipotle because I don't like to eat too much on the day of a game.

8: You haven't been in Chattanooga for very long yet... have you found any interesting spots or restaurants you enjoy?
A: When visiting Chattanooga I really liked the area around Finley Stadium, it has some great bars and restaurants like Southside Social and Feed.

9: What do you believe is the greatest challenge most athletes are facing today?
A: I would say that a lot of athletes find it hard to get a break in their respective sports but many find a way through with hard work and persistence.

10: Who inspired you as a young athlete? Why?
A: My Dad has always inspired me from a young age and I loved watching my favorite Sunderland players who were Kevin Phillips and Julio Arca. I also looked up to the Durham and England cricketers. I just loved watching both sports and I always wanted to make something of myself just as they had.

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