USA midfielder Yunus Musah cheered on his supporters after being named the 2022 US Soccer Male Participant of the Yr.
- Musah began on the World Cup
- Solely 20 years previous
- Thanked followers for making a meme about him
WHAT HAPPENED? The fan vote made up 15% of the award choice course of, and Musah got here out on prime with 83.9 p.c of the ballots. The Valencia midfielder was the topic of a web-based joke, with folks fondly writing that Musah could not be written with out the US, and he mentioned he appreciated the eye.
WHAT THEY SAID: “For the followers since they began the ‘Cannot spell Musah with out USA’ factor, by means of the qualifiers and the World Cup, I really feel just like the followers have been behind me for thus lengthy – since I did not do something in soccer,” Musah mentioned. “As we continued to play and so they loved the way in which I performed and all the things – I simply wish to say thanks for his or her unbelievable assist and belief from day one. The USMNT followers are wonderful and I like them.
BIGGER PICTURE: Musah additionally thanked his teaching workers, including: “I’ve mentioned it many instances – I’ve acquired the belief from the supervisor, the staff and the USA to play so many video games at this younger age. It reveals me that I simply should hold going, keep to be humble and work exhausting to be extra. As a participant you simply wish to hold bettering.
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WHAT’S NEXT? The midfielder is predicted to be on the peak of his profession when the 2026 World Cup takes place on US soil, and will once more play an necessary position for his nation on the match.