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The Athlete’s Playlist: Lamar Neagle

Former Sounders player Lamar Neagle discusses the music that shaped his unconventional path to MLS.

MLS: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Local product and Sounders fan favorite Lamar Neagle joins the podcast to share his thoughts on the music that has shaped his life and career.

A lesson in perseverance, Neagle was cut from his local youth team twice, nearly missed out on college soccer altogether and battled through the minor leagues before breaking into the MLS. Through it all, he emerged as a mainstay on the Sounders, playing a critical role in their Supporters’ Shield run.

From perfecting his drip as a kid in Federal Way while listening Nelly’s “Air Force Ones” to finding confidence as a pro with the help of Young Jeezy’s “Me OK,” Lamar discusses the music that shaped his path to U.S. soccer’s biggest stage.

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Timestamps:

Start - 18:00: Overcoming youth soccer setbacks and walking on at UNLV // Growing up in Federal Way with west coast hip hop

18:00 - 33:40: Going undrafted and battling for a spot in MLS // Finding the will to keep the dream alive

34:40 - 47:50: Settling into his niche with the Sounders // Winning the Supporters’ Shield // Taking pride in representing his hometown club

47:50 - End: Playing indoor with the Tacoma Stars // Living life as “a marathon”, like Nipsey Hussle says // Staying on the grind in retirement