The U.S. Soccer Podcast – Episode 30: USMNT Legend DaMarcus Beasley

During U.S. Soccer’s ongoing celebration of Black History Month, Charlie and Jordan welcomed former USMNT defender/midfielder/forward DaMarcus Beasley to the Podcast.


Reflecting on the month, Beasley first opened up on his own family history, learning that his own ancestors were slaves and the struggles his relatives went through for him to become the man he is today.


The only U.S. man to play in four FIFA World Cups and one of 17 USMNT players to reach 100 caps, Beas went into depth about the U-17 USMNT side that finished fourth at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and what the early days of Residency were like in Bradenton, Fla., alongside Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu and Kyle Beckerman.

After explaining how his start with the Chicago Fire prepped him for a long professional and international career, Beas went into his USMNT experience, from his first cap and first goal to talking about his journey through four FIFA World Cups and the many memories he made representing the United States.


Beas wrapped up by discussing how he knew it was time to end his illustrious 19-year playing career, giving his views on more Black representation in coaching and club management, and his new project as Owner and Brand Ambassador for USL League Two side Fort Wayne FC.


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