Monday, March 23, 2009

Ask Frankie

Here's your chance to hit up one of the most popular players in U.S. history with those questions that have been swirling around in your head since he first donned the U.S. uniform in 1996. It's no surprise that the veteran of four World Cup qualifying cycles who is a three-time Gold Cup champion, reigning MLS Cup holder, renowned fitness freak, surfer dude, espresso chugger and all-around menace on the soccer field is ready and willing to take your questions.

If you're looking for a good primer on 'Dukes', have a look at this sitdown we did last year in Chicago. And in a Starbucks no less - how poetic.

13 comments:

kkh said...

What has been your favorite destination that you've been able to travel to with the National Team?

Ben said...

Who is the better surfer: you or Brian Ching?

ThaDeuce said...

Who will win the World Cup in 2010?

Hungry Dave said...

Hey Frankie, I was at the US Gold Cup Final in 2005 and at the Home Depot Center when you defeated New York for the MLS Cup. Does either one of those cups mean more to you or is it like comparing apples and oranges?

Caleb said...

Frankie, first off thanks for taking my question. What current player in the National Team pool would you think most likely to one day manage the squad?

Thanks again,

Grant

AdamTheRed said...

How did you increase your awesomitude to...11, that's one louder than 10.

Christopher said...

you ready to lose to the bulls in the playoffs this year?? cause if not get your mind ready cause it's happening...oh yes, it's happening

Michael said...

Hey Frankie,

Thanks so much for being the ambassador you've been for US soccer for years now--on and off the pitch.

My question is, as a guy who's been around the block a few times and who's been a leader for both club and country, in what areas would you say the National Team needs to develop to make it to the next level internationally? And what areas do you think american soccer as a whole needs to improve to do the same?

Ryan said...

Isn't it true you once said all you need are "some tasty waves and a cool buzz"? Has Jeff Spicoli ever been a nickname of yours?

cpizzle said...

i must admit, i really love your aggressive style on the field. i think its because of that (not only your years of awesome service to the RedWhite&Blue) that other nations are starting to take a second look at USA's MNT :) My question is this: "IS THERE A PARTICULAR YOUNG DEFENDER-TEAMMATE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE MENTORING TO ONEDAY TRY TO FILL IN YOUR SHOES, ONCE YOU TAKE US TO THE WORLD CUP FINALS?"
-CP

Leonardo said...

Mr. Sweet Home San Diego,

would you ever make a bet where ya had to cut your hair? like if the US wins the world cup? cuz i'd do that (i have long hair too)

Frail312 said...

Frankie, I really have to ask what went down in the tunnel after the Mexico match? All I saw was that one of Mexico's coaches slapped you, what was the deal? And by the way, you played a hell of a match against Mexico, solid defense from whistle to whistle.

Andrew W said...

Hey Frankie,

What makes you the best captain in the MLS? What makes you different than some other captains? Not only do you inspire your teammates, but you inspire the fans as well. When I am in Crew Stadium watching games I get pumped up just watching ya out there. Thanks for taking my question and for being such a passionate leader.
GO USA AND GO CREW!