Tommy Meyer - LA Galaxy Defender

Categories: Overcoming
Date: 13 Dec 2014 13:31

Original post: November 21, 2014

Tommy was selected by the Galaxy in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft from Indiana University. He is another talented defender to come through the Galaxy in recent years. Since winning the MLS Cup his rookie season, Tommy has faced his share of challenges at the pro level.

"One of the biggest challenges I've had in my time playing soccer would have to be the struggle during times when you find yourself out of the team. Coach either doesn't have you in the starting lineup or in the squad on game days. Times like these are often hard because your confidence is down and nothing seems to go in your favor." Tommy's attitude helps him through these tough times...

"SAYiWONT is an attitude I have towards anyone who doubts me in life. It is a thought process that allows me to push myself everyday to be a better person not only on the field but off the field as well."

"One thing I've always been told is always try to outwork everyone else and good things will happen. I grew up with this mindset and have continued to believe this throughout my career. Your work rate is the one thing you can control when it comes to sports, so whenever I find myself in a run of bad form, I make sure I am doing everything I can to outwork everyone else."

When asked to describe himself in one word, Tommy replied “Driven”. SAY I WON’T!

We wish the best of luck to Tommy in their MLS Cup Playoffs game against Seattle. Catch the game SUNDAY, NOV 23 2:00PM PST on ESPN.

Follow Tommy (& his #Movember stache) on Instagram - @THMeyer

 Tommy M

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