Life on the road with the U.S. Men's National Team features intense training sandwiched around hours of down time. Oh, and long flights to Korea. Of course, one of the most popular time-fillers for the national team players is a good movie, and not many players on the U.S. World Cup Team enjoy movies more than midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, the U.S. Soccer's Chevrolet Young Male Athlete of the Year for 2001.
One of the most talented midfielders of Generation Y, his speed and silky smooth attacking skills have impressed at every level he's played. From U-17 star and Silver Boot winner at the 1999 World Youth Championship in New Zealand, to impact player for the Chicago Fire, to impact player for the U.S. Men's National Team throughout 2002 to possible World Cup starter, the native of Fort Wayne, Ind., has come a long way over a short period of time and will likely be zipping down the left flank for years and years to come. But as far as he's come on the field, he's still just 20 years old, so you won't find "Citizen Kane" or "Casablanca" on this list of Top 5 Favorite Movies. This is just straight Beaz.
1) "Last of the Mohicans" (starring Daniel Day Lewis)
"My all-time favorite. It's an epic."
2) "Coming to America" (starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall)
"Funny as hell. I think I could recite the whole movie."
3) "Scarface" (starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer)
"That dude was bad-ass."
4) "Friday" (starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker)
"Another classic. Chris Tucker is my favorite comedian."
5) "Belly" (starring DMX, Method Man and Nas; Directed by Hype Williams)
"It's not that well known, but it's a hard core look at reality."
Table of Contents
1) Armchair Midfielder ("Nike Road to Korea" according to Larry King)
2) Word Association (w/ MNT goalkeeper Brad Friedel)
3) At the Movies (w/ MNT midfielder DaMarcus Beasley)
4) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ Philips World Cup reporter and "Survivor: Africa" celeb Ethan Zohn)
5) Making it to the Show (w/ MNT defender Steve Cherundolo)
6) Mark That Calendar (The Opening Round -- June 5, June 10 and June 14)
7) Point/Counterpoint (w/ Soccer Broadcasters Ty Keough and Rob Stone)
8) "You Don't Know Jack (Marshall)" (General World Cup trivia)
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