Makenzie Langdok ansluter till Umeå IK

Amerikanskan spelaren Makenzie Langdok är klar för spel i UIK. Hon landade idag i ett blött och slaskigt Umeå. Men humöret är ändå på topp. Här följer en intervju med Makenzie som är gjord på engelska.

Welcome to Umeå and Umeå IK! First of all, how does it feel?

-Thank you! It feels great to finally be here and meet everyone, I’m so excited to get started with the club!

What as your expectations of being a part of Umeå IK?

Umeå IK is a club with an extremely successful history in Sweden and in the UWCL, this comes with high expectations going forward. I know lots of resources have been put into this team so I expect things will be run at a very professional level. I’m grateful to have the chance to be part of it and help get us back to the Damallsvenskan.

Tell us about you as a person and a player. And tell us about your career so far.

-As a person I’m pretty easygoing, I love traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.
As a player I’m extremely competitive, I work hard and want to be the best that I can be. I played college soccer in the US at the division 1 level for my home state. Next I played pre-professionally in Minnesota as well before signing my first professional contract for Spartak Subotica, a Serbian team where I played in the UWCL and helped the team advance to the second round for the first time in club history.

What are your best skills as a fotballplayer?

-Offensively I think my biggest strengths are joining the attack to create chances through service and controlling the tempo of the game. Defensively my biggest strengths are reading and intercepting passes, aerial defending, as well as 1v1 defending. Overall I would say that I’m an athletic and very technical player!

What can our club and fans expect from you?

-The club and fans can expect me to always work my hardest and give everything I have to help us finish in the top 3 of the Elitettan this season. I can’t wait to become part of the club and community here in Umeå!

Umeå IK är väldigt nöjd med att Makenzie är på plats och vi ser framemot att börja arbeta ihop med henne. Hon kommer att spela i nummer 17. Big welcome, Kenzie!

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