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USMNT and FC Dallas star Brek Shea  Q & A with fans on Twitter

USMNT and FC Dallas star Brek Shea Q & A with fans on Twitter

U.S. Soccer asked its fans on Twitter to send in questions for winger Brek Shea. We received another great response – especially regarding Brek’s coiffure – and we caught up with the Texas native before tonight’s game against Costa Rica.

"I just don’t like normal haircuts" said USMNT and FC Dallas star Brek Shea. PHOTO Brad Smith / isiphotos.com

"I just don’t like normal haircuts" said USMNT and FC Dallas star Brek Shea. PHOTO Brad Smith / isiphotos.com

723FBallFilms : How did he feel when he was asked to move to Centerback?
Brek Shea : “I had to do what the team needed me to do and what the coach asked. It gave me a different perspective for playing as an attacker. I had to learn how to deal with people attacking me.”

ElDuque2444: What do you listen to before games to get pumped? @ussoccer
BS: “Mostly rap and hip hop. Right now it’s Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” and the new Jay-Z and Kanye West album.”

tproctor27: With the 3 1/2 games in 9 days, how’s his fitness holding up for the game tomorrow?
BS: “Fitness is good. I’ve got some sore legs but we have good trainers here who can help with that. They’ll take care of it for the game.”

eldersanabria: Where does the name Brek come from!?
BS: “It’s from my mom’s maiden name – Breken.”

therealspilz
: What does the tattoo on your left forearm say?
BS: “It means ‘Freebird’ in Hindi. I do what I enjoy and don’t really think about it. I was just going to put Freebird in English, but I saw my mom and she sent me ‘Freebird’ in a bunch of different languages. She liked that one the best, so that’s what I did.”

thecurseofchris: If you could play on the opposite of any winger, who would it be?
BS: If I could play with any player it would be Ibrahimovic, but if I have to say a winger I would say Arjen Robben. I just like the way he plays and has a dominant left-foot. Ibrahimovic has been my favorite player since I was a kid. He’s massive and good with his feet. He’s a lot of fun to watch.”

thathoo: Whats the most important top 3 skills a midfielder must possess?
BS: “First touch, passing ability and crossing.”

galengt: For Brek: Who is toughest defender in MLS (not on Dallas). #usmnt
BS: “Kimura [with the Colorado Rapids]. He gets it in his head before a game that his opponent won’t beat him. He takes it very personally. He’s always there, no matter where I go. He’s so feisty and can run all day. He’s definitely a good player and my least favorite to play against.”

Kyliethesmiley: Is he an aggie or longhorn?
BS: “I’m an Aggie. It’s where I grew up.”

Ed. Note – We received an inordinate amount of tweets about Brek Shea’s hair – thanks to all of you wrote in. Instead of having him answer 100 questions about it, we asked him to give a short statement about it:

BS: “People have named it a ‘faux-hawk’ type thing but I don’t know. I guess it’s a version of a Mohawk, but it doesn’t really stick up because it’s so long. I just don’t like normal haircuts. Since I was a kid I’ve always done stuff a little different. I’m not really sure why, but I just like to do whatever I’m feeling. There’s not much thinking involved.

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