I would love to be in Manchester on the roster.
I can look forward to that. Getting back over to Europe and playing at a little bit higher level, then hopefully becoming a leader for the national team.
Columbus is considered my second home, so I definitely miss Columbus for many different reasons. I definitely miss the good times I had there and I miss the guys for sure.
When you work hard anything can happen, and I’m just trying to go into 2019 starting where I left off in 2018.
I’m confident in my abilities and what I can do if I continue to work hard and focus. I don’t really care what other people think.
It’s an amazing life, don’t get me wrong. But being a professional athlete, is… is not as glamorous as everybody sets it out to be.
I’ve had my stint at Columbus. My family has been right by my side throughout, and that’s exactly what I wanted. I found my happiness.
And when I hang up my boots and gloves at the end, I want to tell myself I gave everything to the sport.
As a goalkeeper, you have so much time back there where you’re alone, and you’re talking to yourself in your head.
There are always going to be your supporters, and then there are going to be haters. I kind of laugh at them.
I watched the Premier League every weekend with my dad – the highlight shows, everything.
Any success that I have had as a goalkeeper in MLS with Crew SC is a testament to those around me who have pushed me – teammates, coaches, staff, family, friends and supporters.
Negative press is always going to come out.
I trust in Man City and what plans they have for me. If everything works out and everything falls into place, anything can happen.
David Rouse, a goalkeeping scout for Manchester City, came over for maybe a week in October. He was an awesome guy. He showed me what kind of club they were like. We talked about Manchester City. He watched me and watched a game.
I want to win games, want to win championships. I want to go to the World Cup. I want to win a World Cup. I want to play in Champions League. I want to have fun throughout all of that, and I want my family to be a part of that through the entire path.
Everyone has different paths. I’ve been lucky to have a good support system – my family, friends and colleagues to keep me grounded and humble and to keep working hard. I never give up.
I am eager to continue to put in the work to improve and be the best teammate I can.