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Kyle Beckerman: Mr. Consistency

15 October 2:17 pm

Kyle Beckerman: Mr. Consistency

By Jane Sexton

U.S. Soccer just posted this interview with RSL captain Kyle Beckerman ahead of tonight's final CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier. Check out a snippet of the interview below:

Kyle Beckerman: Mr Consistency

Since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2011, Kyle Beckerman’s name has been a virtual lock to be included on the roster. Describing him as a man who puts in “maximum effort” and a “pure giver”, Klinsmann has held up Beckerman as a role model for players both ahead of him and behind him on the depth chart. On the cusp of realizing his dream of reaching the World Cup, the characteristically humble midfielder refuses to look ahead and remains focused on accomplishing the most important task: the next one.

ussoccer.com: What’s the question you are most tired of answering?
Kyle Beckerman:
How long have you been growing your dreads? (laughs) The answer is seven or eight years.

ussoccer.com: You’ve been a part of this qualifying campaign from start to finish. What have been your impressions overall?
KB: “First off, it’s been a lot of fun. There have been really enjoyable challenges, from going to Antigua and playing in the monsoon to coming and playing in Salt Lake in front of our home crowd. It’s been a really cool journey and one I’ll never forget.”

ussoccer.com: A new coach and new cycle brings different challenges. Now two years in, how would you say you have been impacted?
KB: “Going through this always teaches you a little bit about the competition we have in this region. This round has shown that the other countries in CONCACAF are getting stronger. For me, I just have more experience now than I did before.

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Since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2011, Kyle Beckerman’s name has been a virtual lock to be included on the roster. Describing him as a man who puts in “maximum effort” and a “pure giver”, Klinsmann has held up Beckerman as a role model for players both ahead of him and behind him on the depth chart. On the cusp of realizing his dream of reaching the World Cup, the characteristically humble midfielder refuses to look ahead and remains focused on accomplishing the most important task: the next one. - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/10/beckerman-mr-consistency.aspx#sthash.sSRSQ43n.dpuf
Since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2011, Kyle Beckerman’s name has been a virtual lock to be included on the roster. Describing him as a man who puts in “maximum effort” and a “pure giver”, Klinsmann has held up Beckerman as a role model for players both ahead of him and behind him on the depth chart. On the cusp of realizing his dream of reaching the World Cup, the characteristically humble midfielder refuses to look ahead and remains focused on accomplishing the most important task: the next one. - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/10/beckerman-mr-consistency.aspx#sthash.sSRSQ43n.dpuf
Since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2011, Kyle Beckerman’s name has been a virtual lock to be included on the roster. Describing him as a man who puts in “maximum effort” and a “pure giver”, Klinsmann has held up Beckerman as a role model for players both ahead of him and behind him on the depth chart. On the cusp of realizing his dream of reaching the World Cup, the characteristically humble midfielder refuses to look ahead and remains focused on accomplishing the most important task: the next one. - See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/10/beckerman-mr-consistency.aspx#sthash.sSRSQ43n.dpuf