All year long, we will be bringing you up close to members of the Tampa Bay Rowdies team.
In this feature, we spotlight forward Fafa Picault, who is in his first season with the Rowdies.
Fafa is a former member of the United States U-20 Men’s National’s Team. The 21-year old of Haitian descent grew up in Miami and New York City.
Fafa spent the last four seasons of his young professional career playing for Cagliari Calcio in Italy’s Primavera division. The Campionato Primavera is the top competition in Italy for the youth teams of Serie A clubs. Fafa's professional experience and overseas training coupled with his unique technical skills and speed made him the most sought after player at the 2012 NASL Combine.
Most memorable soccer moment thus far:
Training with my dad when I was little
Growing up what soccer team did you support?
Arsenal and AC Milan
All-time favorite soccer player:
Favorite athletes outside of soccer:
Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant
Favorite sporting event to watch:
Soccer, Track and Field
Top three favorite movies:
Lion King, Home Alone, The Godfather
BBQ Ribs, Fried Pork, Plantains, Rice, Collard Greens, Mangu Lasagna
Favorite Place in the world:
New York City
Three words to describe you:
Loving, Tenacious, Funny
Who is your hero?
My father, he taught me through example to be a man
Do you play soccer to honor anyone?
God and my family
Gatorade or Powerade: Gatorade
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Cats or Dogs: Dogs
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
Monster or Red Bull: Red Bull