David Ochoa, Goalkeeper for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer and a U20 USYNT player visited the Underdog Soccer Podcast to talk about his favorite club and players growing up, how he carved a path forward and what life is like as a professional footballer.
David won a USL Championship while on loan with the Monarchs last season in Louisville, KY in front of Marcus O’Malley of Chasingacup.com and Landon Donovan, a well known name to this site’s following.
He’s now ready to fight to take over from club legend and National team fan favorite Nick Rimando. It’s a big opportunity for club and Ochoa could be considered a front-runner for starting goalkeeper for US Olympic qualifying. Ochoa came up in the U20s with Alex Mendez, Uly Llanez, Sebastian Soto and Richie Ledezma – they remain close friends.
Here’s some background on David before you take a listen:
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