By: Travis Bowles, Staff Writer
The soccer player who shows off the number 11 jersey number, which is also the same number of years he’s played soccer in his life. With his dad’s strong passion for soccer, which he learned from a young age and made him fall in love with soccer.
All the time he spends playing and practicing he doesn’t have time to do much, so he says that’s the hardest part about soccer.
I tried to interview his friends and brother, but they weren’t much help.
His friend Kevin compared him to Marco Reus, who is a Professional soccer player for the German team. Who is known for his speed, ability to adapt to what’s going on, and technique.
While his girlfriend Mya says he’s more talented and more skilled than other soccer players.
His brother Angel said he plays a lil better than Zair. But you could sense the sibling rivalry and a little bit of jealousy.
I went to one of his practices and he treated it like a real game, everything had to be so perfect between the almost perfect goals and the perfect passes. You’d never see him touch the ball with his hands from the time he sets it down to when they leave. And when he’s out with his friends and watch them juggle the ball for minutes without touching the ground. And that’s how he always plays.
The last thing Zair told me was, “This paper better get an ‘A’”. But thats all they could tell me about him and when i asked for more detail in what they said, they just stopped talking.