All year long, we will be bringing you up close to members of the FC Tampa Bay team.
In this installment, we feature forward Kerry Baptiste, who was signed by FC Tampa Bay on July 7, 2011. Baptiste has played in five matches for FC Tampa Bay since his arrival.
Baptiste, who most recently played for San Juan Jabloteh and Joe Public, has been reunited with his former coach at Jabloteh, current FC Tampa Bay head coach Ricky Hill.
Baptiste scored more than 100 goals during four seasons with Joe Public and was named Trinidad & Tobago Professional Football League Player of the Year in 2009. He was part of the 2008-09 and 2010-11 Joe Public teams that participated in the CONCACAF Champions League. Baptiste also played for the T&T National Under-20 and Under-23 teams.
What are you most looking forward to with FC Tampa Bay?
To win the championship
What is your typical pre-match meal?
Do you have any gameday superstitions or traditions?
Pray before and after the game and when I score I show the dynasty sign in support of my boy Jay-Z
What has been your most memorable soccer moment thus far?
Scoring 50 goals in one season
Growing up, what soccer team did you support?
What is your favorite thing about playing soccer?
The game itself
Who is your favorite athlete outside of soccer?
What is your favorite sport outside of soccer?
What do you like to do in your free time?
Relax with my family, my son and my wife
If you had to pick three words to describe you what would they be?
Cool, calm and respectful
Hamburgers or Hot Dogs? Hamburgers
Gatorade or Powerade? Gatorade
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Country, Rock or Rap music? Rap Music
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
iPhone, Droid or Blackberry? Blackberry
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla