Inside the Kansas City Shock series continues today with the general manager of the Kansas City Shock, Bryan McBeth. Bryan was a part of the Shock from the start. Bryan played youth soccer, at goalie, until he was 13. Twelve years later he picked the game back up by starting his company’s soccer league and playing goalie in several media games. Bryan is the author/head writer of the http://fromthelandofoz.com blog and helped us get started this past year with Sporting KC. Bryan is a great guy and is the source of our second interview from the Kansas City Shock.
Q. How did you get involved with the Shock?
Bryan McBeth. After attending the NSCAA convention last year I decided that I wanted
to make something like that for the KC area. About a month after Shawn and
myself linked up via twitter and then the rest of the founders came on
board and the Shock was born and it literally is our baby.
Q. Did you ever think would be apart of an organization like this?
BM. To be honest? Yes I absolutely thought I could be a part of an
organization like this. I just had to find the right group of people so we
could all pull it off.
Q. What have you learned the most from the Shock?
BM. The business of soccer is hard work, but has been a lot of fun.
Q. What has been your favorite part?
BM. I don’t think I’ve had my favorite part yet.
Q. How do you balance a job with the Shock?
BM. I still don’t think I’ve completely figured that out. I know for a fact
that I haven’t been able to balance my family and Shock work, but I am
slowly figuring it out.
Q. Where do you expect the Shock to be in ten years?
BM. To be more than just some team. We will be an organization much like
Sporting is but of course on the women’s side of the ball. Granted that is
more a five year plan instead of a 10 year. 10 years is a long way away and
next year and even five years is a lot easier to foresee.