Wednesday, December 12, 2007

HOLDEN’S RESPONSES

Stuart took advantage of the down time on the sometimes painfully slow game day to answer your questions. Most of you were interested in things happening off the field, which the well-traveled midfielder enjoyed. So in no particular order, here’s Stuart’s answers…

Zack said...
Do you still play counter-strike in your free time?

“I had no idea I was such a legend in the counter-strike world! I still play from time to time. I alternate between that and FIFA ’07. I switched to sports games because I can play as myself in the game.”

donovanlover4ever said...
Who was your soccer role model growing up? What is your favorite pro team (not including houston ;) ?

“My soccer role models growing up were David Beckham and Eric Cantona. As you can tell, I’m a huge Manchester United fan. I’ve been to watch them five times at Old Trafford. I admired Beckham because he was a young player that came through at my favorite club. I liked the way Cantona carried himself on the field – his attitude combined with a touch of class.”

Brice said...
Great job this year with Houston. It was a lot of fun to watch you on the field. What is your goal for this trip in China? Can you tell us your favorite experience in China so far?

“Thanks, man. My goal for this trip is to make a good impression on the coaching staff and position myself to make the qualifying roster, and the Olympic roster when we qualify.”

“My favorite experience has been high-fiving all of the staff in the hallway. They don’t know what to do with themselves and just laugh in a really friendly way. In all seriousness, just experiencing a really different culture has been eye opening.”

Matt said...
Who would win in a fight, Brian Ching or Superman?

“Ching Kong for sure. He would eat Superman up and spit him out in liquid form.”

Mikey said...
I have seen your Mum and Dad and they appear to be lovely people but surprisingly quite tall. How did you end up so short and are you siblings taller than you?

“I guess I got the short end of the stick with the height, but fortunately I got the better looks than my brother.”

Nick said...
Oasis or Blur?

“Oasis. Their music is timeless, and I always enjoy relaxing to it.”

Will said...
a) Can you use chopsticks?
b) If so, does it surprise Chinese people that you can use chopsticks?

“I’m actually a sushi lover, so I can eat a kernel of rice with chopsticks. I don’t think it surprises Chinese people that we can use chopsticks, but I think they appreciate it.”

Matt said...
Cane you remember the last time you megged someone in a real game? What about in practice?

“I think the last meg I had was against D.C. The last meg I had in practice was on Eddie Robinson, and I got booted into the stands afterwards. So I think I’ll leave the megs out of my game for now.”

Rosie said...
Have you tried any new food in China? If so, what?

“We have had hand-tossed noodles in soup every day, which has been amazing and full of flavor. I’ve also had a sushi rolls with ham and some kind of vegetables. They have been surprisingly good. I’m a big wasabi fan as well, and the stuff they have here consistently burns my nostrils. Love it!”

1 comment:

Brice said...

Thanks so much for giving the viewers of the blog an opportunity to ask questions like this. It really develops a stronger bond with the team and players.

Keep up the good work!