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Interview with Heath Pearce: Turning $1,400 into 35 US International Caps

Updated: Jan 21, 2019

Today our guest is Heath Pearce. Heath is currently a Creative at Copa 90 and was previously a professional footballer.

Today our guest is Heath Pearce. Heath is currently a Creative at Copa 90 and was previously a professional footballer.


For those of you who don't know, COPA90 is the world’s largest independent football media business, and reaches more than 80 million fans worldwide. Essentially it focuses on Global Football Fan Culture through Youtube videos.


At Copa 90 Heath is a host of the weekly show Sit Talk Football Uncut (STFU) and was previously the host of the popular series Walk Talk Football & many others.


Before he was a content creator, he was a highly successful professional footballer. Between 2005-2012 he represented the USMNT 35 times at left-back and played for professional teams in Denmark, Germany and the US.


In this episode he talks about that struggle and perserverance, the art of playing left-back, how he'd approach social media as a player in 2018, jetsetting with Thierry Henry and much more.


You can interact with him on Twitter, @heathpearce


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Timeline

3:47 Jetsetting with Thierry Henry

9:56 The Origin of his storytelling

19:02 Would he approach social media differently if he was a player in 2018?

27:55 The golf agent who tried to sell him to Rangers

34:30 Advice to players transitioning to left-back

43:16 Trading shirts with the Spanish national team


Highlights

  • "But because of the aura or power or whatever of Thierry Henry I got into London without my passport."

"So I basically wrote a template email and sent it to every agent in the world that I could find on FIFA's website. I got two responses and one of those was a real agent and one of those was not a real agent and I ended up going with the one who was not a real agent."
  • When I was younger I could never write a story because my mind would take me on a journey that my hand couldn't keep up with, or my fingers couldn't keep up.

When I was in 8th, 7th, or 6th grade, I used to sign the yearbooks Heath Pearce US Men's National Team.
  • I realized very-very quickly that not everybody is who they say they are.

With that $1,400, I turned it into what was a 10-year career.

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