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Farrell featured on Grantland

31 January 3:13 pm

Farrell featured on Grantland

By Jason Dalrymple

Just as he’s hard to pin down on the field, Farrell does not fit easy profiles off it — perhaps owing to the circumstances of his childhood and early exposure to the game. Adopted at a young age by religious parents, at the age of 5 he found himself moved to Peru, where his mother and father were deployed as missionaries and where he was introduced to the game (“my mom was my first coach”). By the time he came back to the USA at the age of 15, he had been steeped in a soccer culture that prized technical ability over physical strength, even though it became apparent that his physique was filling out powerfully for his age.

Grantland's Graham Parker interviews Revolution defender and #1 overall SuperDraft pick Andrew Farrell in this can't-miss piece.

The Designated Player: Andrew Farrell the MLS No. 1 Pick, Made in Peru (and Yugoslavia, and Louisville)