We took a break a from chatting about the NWSL because of the FIFA international break and Wirtjo really needed to focus on writing papers.
However, we decided to share an interview I had an opportunity to do over the NWSL preseason. I had the cool chance to chat with Utah Royals defender Kendall Johnson, who at the time was in preseason camp as a non-roster invitee. She is now with the Royals as a practice player and just this week signed a temporary contract. You heard that here first on the Soapbox.
In our chat, featured on the latest Royals FC Show, we hear about Johnson’s soccer story, the concussion she suffered while playing in Australia that put a pause on her soccer career for her to fully recover, being released by the Portland Thorns, all about Arrow Living, her trip to Peru this past off-season, coming to Utah, her appreciation for where she is now, and how she has been impressed with the Utah Royals organization.
And in case you missed it, check out my awesome journalism piece on Kendall that was published yesterday here on the Soapbox.
Also, I say “Cool” a lot on this interview. The one who guesses how many times I say the word will get an opportunity to be on the Royals FC Show as a guest, subject to approval by my co-hosts.
Thanks for listening,