All year long, we will be bringing you up close to members of the Tampa Bay Rowdies team.
In this feature of the 2012 Get to Know the Rowdies, we spotlight midfielder Raphael Cox, who is in his first season with Tampa Bay.
Cox joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies on August 17th, 2012, and has played in six regular season games this season. His game-winning goal for the Rowdies against Fort Lauderdale on September 1 secured Tampa Bay a spot in the 2012 NASL Playoffs.
The midfielder is originally from Tacoma, Washington, and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake. In the 2009 season, Cox made six MLS appearances for RSL, scoring one goal. After a year in the USL Premier Development League, Cox signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks in 2011. The 26-year-old appeared in 43 league matches over a span of two seasons with Atlanta. In his time there, he scored four goals and recorded four assist.
Do you have any gameday superstitions or traditions?
What is your typical pre-match meal?
Pasta w/ chicken
What has been your most memorable soccer moment thus far?
Won MLS Cup w/ Real Salt Lake
Growing up, what soccer team did you support?
Who is your all-time favorite soccer player?
Who is your favorite athlete outside of soccer?
What is your favorite sport outside of soccer?
What is your favorite sporting event to watch?
Who is your favorite actor/actress?
What is your favorite song?
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite meal?
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Home/ Tacoma, WA
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
San Diego, CA
Is there one destination that you’ve never been but have always wanted to visit?
What is the favorite place where you have lived?
Do you have any siblings? How many?
Little brother/ Jamael Cox/ 20 years old
What do you like doing in your free time?
Hangout w/ friends and family
Who is you hero and why?
My parents. Because they are hardworking, great people
Are you married and do you have any children?
Not married, No kids
Chicken, Steak, or Seafood: Chicken
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Gatorade or Powerade: Gatorade
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Red Bull or Monster: Red Bull
Cats or Dogs: Dogs
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
XBOX or PlayStation: PlayStation
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
Country, Rock, or Rap music: Rap Music
iPhone, Droid or Blackberry: Droid