After meeting Seattle Sounder, Steve Zakuani at the Secret Garden bookstore in Ballard, he graciously gave me a few hours and shared his inspiring life story. Born in Kingshasa, Steve’s family moved to north London when he was a youth. Unexpectedly recruited by the coaches University of Akron, Steve excelled on the pitch at Akron. He joined the MLS with the Seattle Sounders in 2009. His life experiences of hardship and perseverance are inspiring.
More to come about Steve soon.