So, You're In Seattle: Steve Zakuani

November 13, 2014

At the end of the 2010 Sounders FC season, there was some serious buzz flying around the name Steve Zakuani. Everyone knew that the upcoming 2011 team would seriously benefit from a guy that was about to enter his prime soccer form. 

Sadly for Steve, it was terrible timing that he would suffer a complete leg break on an errant tackle during a match against the Colorado Rapids in April, 2011. Zakuani fought back to again start, a process that took 500 days and tons of complications, but ultimately the cost was too high for a man of just 26 years old.

Zakuani retired from professional soccer at the end of this year's campaign.

I sat down with Steve to see how he'd recovered and found he's still sensitive to talking about that day outside of Denver. His new book, '500 Days', will take this conversation to new depths - due out just before Christmas. You can help him self publish by contributing here + maybe even score some sweet '11' Zakuani gear!

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Here's the highlight reel we're talking about:

And here's the game where Zakuani made his return against Colorado: