All year long, we will be bringing you up close to members of the FC Tampa Bay team.
In this installment, we feature forward Matt Clare, who is in his first season with FC Tampa Bay.
Clare, the son of former Ft. Lauderdale Strikers defender John Clare, played in the Premier Development League with the West Virginia Chaos in 2008, scoring two goals in eight games played. In 2009, he appeared in 10 matches with the Bradenton Academics and tallied one goal.
He joined the club as a preseason trialist during the 2011 preseason before being signed to a contract. Clare has played in four league matches this season and last week scored the lone goal in FC Tampa Bay's 1-0 victory over the English Premier League's Bolton Wanderers in an international friendly at Al Lang Stadium.
Typical pre-match meal:
Growing up what soccer team did you support?
What is your favorite thing about playing soccer?
Favorite athlete outside of soccer:
Favorite sport outside of soccer:
Song that pumps you up before a game:
Any Lil Wayne song
Favorite TV show:
Favorite Place in the world:
Most interesting quirk:
Right shoe always goes on first
What are you most afraid of:
Hamburgers or Hot dogs: Hamburgers
Gatorade or Powerade: Gatorade
Coffee or Tea: Tea
Cats or Dogs: Dogs
Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla