Nov. 30, 2003
Abu Dhabi, UAE (Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003) - The first thing you notice about U.S. defender Zak Whitbread is that he talks funny. The second thing you notice is, well…you can’t really get past the fact that he talks funny. Ok, so he doesn’t technically talk funny, he just one of the few American-born citizens that has an English accent, as he’s lived most of his life overseas on the soccer-frenzy island. The important thing is that Whitbread doesn’t play funny, as he has become the starting left back for the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team. While his play has been solid for the U.S., his background has been a bit of a mystery, even to his teammates. Click below to learn about Zak’s childhood growing up in the U.S., England, and Singapore, and his path to the U.S. Under-20s.