Aug. 13, 2007
Danny Cruz had never even watched a soccer game until his freshman year in high school. The 17-year-old was too busy becoming a star football and All-American roller hockey player in Arizona to concentrate on playing a game where he only used his feet. But after giving soccer a try, Cruz fell in love with the sport and three short years later was named to the 21-player U.S. roster for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea. Center Circle sat down with the 17-year-old to talk about his transition to soccer, making his presence felt on the national team and lets us know just who are tougher – football, hockey or soccer players.