On Wednesday, New York Cosmos' midfielder Andres Flores took to Reddit to answer some questions. The El Salvador international took the time to answer the bulk of the questions asked, and there were a few that I really enjoyed.
I've highlighted a few of the best, either because their funny, particularly relevant, or just extremely interesting, but you should probably check out the whole session. Here are a few answers that caught my eye, however:
Q) Are you concerned that turning down the call-up to a WCQ match will affect your future eligibility?
A) I love playing for my country and I have never missed a call up. To be part of the Championship Final with the Cosmos will be an important experience for me as a player which I will be able to share with my national teammates when the time arrives.
Q) What have you learned from Marcos Senna and Raul?
A) I've learned a lot of things. The most important thing is being a professional inside and outside the field. That and you have to try to win everything that you play for.
Q) What's the best thing about playing for the Cosmos? Any funny stories you'd like to share?
A) The best thing about playing for the Cosmos is representing a historic institution like this club is. Not every player gets to do it, and I'm thankful for that.
Now, funny moment - We were on a plane coming back from a match not too long ago, and the flight attendant kept calling Raúl González "Paul González". She did it over and over. All of us, including Raúl, were laughing. She didn't know who he was.
Q) How has it been watching Raul wrap up his career? And what are your expectations for the final?
A) It has been great for me with Raúl. A huge experience and opportunity to learn from one of history's greatest players. I'm proud to be one of the players that can say he played with Raúl. I'm sure that it will be a great game on Sunday. An exciting game. I hope that we can see a lot of goals, and I hope at the end we can celebrate a championship.
This isn't the first time that the Cosmos have done this, and I've really enjoyed it every time they make a player or coach available. Here's hoping for more of this in the not-too-distant future.