We sat down with Rodney Wallace ahead of the World Cup. The 30-year-old is representing Costa Rica in the World Cup and plays for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.
Team: New York City FC
Country: Costa Rica
Weight: 155 lbs
How do you prepare for a match?
What do you do to recover?
My recovery plan consists of cold and hot hydrotherapy, acupuncture, cupping, and massage.
What keeps you going?
I remind myself I’m blessed to be able to play this game. I think about the joy that it brings me and my family and what soccer has given me.
How do you approach and overcome obstacles?
It’s all a mind-set. You have to be accepting that there will be obstacles. It’s just about being positive, having goals, staying humble, and looking at the bigger picture.
If you weren’t a pro soccer player, what would you be doing?
Most likely, I’d be a character in your favorite TV show or movie. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼