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MICHAEL BOXALL: 10 things you don’t know about me

1. Something that’s on my bucket list …

“Probably traveling around the Mediterranean.”

2. My favorite meal is …

“Any Latin twist on seafoods. Whether it’s, like, ceviche or fish tacos. Anything like that.”

3. My favorite thing to shop for is …

“Shoes. I’ve got a few rare Nikes and a few Jordans as well that I only bust out when it’s not raining or snowing.”

4. On his on-field proposal celebration last season after scoring against Portland …

“I kind of thought about it before the game, but obviously because I never score, none of my celebrations come to fruition. So, I think if you watch that clip, I, like, had an aneurism and did like three different things. She was happy, I remember.”

5. I’m scared of …

“I am not great with insects. Any insects bigger than a quarter, I’ll keep my distance. Even if they’re harmless, I’ll be like… Not today.”

6. The coolest place I have lived …

“Probably Vancouver, I would say it’s up there. I think there were similarities to home. Beautiful city, with the mountains always in the backdrop. It’s a nice place.”

7. On the significance behind my number …

“When I got [to Minnesota], I obviously had number 25. But there was a player who liked the number 25, and I don’t really care about numbers, so I gave it up and got number 15. I like odd numbers though.”

8. The best piece of life advice I have ever received …

“Always as I was growing up my dad would say, ‘Hard work always beats talent, unless talent works hard.’ Hopefully I got that right.”

9. When my daughter got to walk me out for the U.S. Open Cup game against Sporting KC …

“It was probably one of the more special moments of my career. I’ve been at previous clubs where they’ve done that and obviously it was the first time here, so that was pretty special. I was actually surprised with how well she dealt with me handing her off. I thought she was going to freak out, but she loved it and the smile on her face was awesome.”

10. I’m proud of myself for …

“My daughter. I think with everything else, you have ups and downs, but always coming home to her. The way she smiles. I have heard her scream my name when I am on the field.”

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