Meet Javan Torre, the UCLA standout and US U20 National team starter who would one day love to draw cartoons? Ok …
A phenomenal soccer player, but an even more interesting person, we chatted with the Santa Monica, California native who just happens to have the same initials as Justin Timberlake. We’re just sayin …
Special thanks to FCLA Vice President Mark Shanley, a former coach of mine, who set up this interview and is a former coach and invaluable role model in my life.
Against whom did you debut for the US U20 team, and give a one-word emotion to explain that feeling?
JT: Canada. Fulfilling
While in Mexico for the Concacaf U20 tournament were you able to see the city?
JT: Not much. We went into town once. It was nice, we saw a beautiful cathedral. While we were there it was mostly business. It was very important couple of weeks, but you always want to see a new country. We were lucky enough to go out couple of times.
If given the opportunity to go professional right now, would you take it or finish college?
JT: Immediate reaction is to say (I’d go pro) now, but it depends on the situation at hand. Getting an education is never a bad decision. If a contract offer were given to me I would still weigh all the pros and cons.
Who is the best player you have played against?
JT: The number 10 player on Mexico, Corona; he is a pretty good player.
Follow Javan’s interview after the jump.