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w/ MNT forward Ante Razov


Ante Razov may or may not need some sort of therapy. Regardless, with 25 prompts on topics both easy and tough, we play psychiatrist to get a candid look inside the mind of the 27-year-old Chicago Fire sparkplug, who has established himself as one of the most consistent offensive threats in MLS and one of the most dangerous players off the bench for the U.S. Men's National Team.

After two seasons riding the pine for the Galaxy, the Los Angeles native broke out for the Fire, leading them in scoring for the next three years (1998-00) and helping them win the rare "double" (MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup) in the expansion team's inaugural season in ‘98. Since then, he had a cup of cafe in Spain in 2001, but is back where he made his name in Chicago for 2002.

Prompt ::: Response
Chicago Fire ::: Solid
Chicago, the city ::: Happening
Katacomb (late night Chicago club) ::: no comment
L.A. Galaxy ::: The past
L.A., the city ::: Home
Spain ::: Exciting
UCLA ::: Best time ever
Sigi Schmid ::: Knows the game
Bob Bradley ::: The best
Bruce Arena ::: Attempting to change U.S. Soccer history
Bob Marley ::: Influential
SoCal ::: Nice women
The beach ::: Best place on earth
Goals ::: The best feeling
Success ::: The mission
Injury ::: Part of the Game
Free kicks ::: Opportunity
Josh Wolff ::: Unlimited future
Hristo Stoichkov ::: Very passionate
Chris Armas ::: Tough
DaMarcus Beasley ::: Speed
U.S. Open Cup ::: Been there, done that
MLS Cup ‘98 ::: Highlight
2002 World Cup ::: The pinnacle
U.S. Soccer ::: Moving forward

Table of Contents
1) Armchair Midfielder (U.S. Soccer's Chevy 2001 Athletes of the Year)
2) Word Association (w/ MNT forward Ante Razov)
3) D.J. for a Day (w/ U-17 MNT forward Corey Ashe)
4) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ WNT defender Kate Sobrero)
5) Big Woman on Campus (w/ U-21 WNT forward Christie Welsh)
6) Superstar!!! (w/ MNT midfielder Earnie Stewart)
7) Mark That Calendar (WNT vs. Mexico - Jan. 12)
8) From the Bleachers (w/ frequent-flying U.S. Soccer fan Andy Mead)
9) "You Don't Know Jack (Marshall)" (Gold Cup trivia)

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