Stellar Sagu Has Sidekicks
Ready to Rock in 2013-14
When the Dallas Sidekicks announced their comeback last year, one name that longtime fans were excited to see return was All-Star goaltender Sagu. The Brazilian native spent five seasons with the original Sidekicks and helped the team win a championship in 2001. After a successful run with the MISL’s Baltimore Blast, Sagu says that his decision to return to Dallas was an easy one. His stellar play throughout the 2012-13 season helped the Sidekicks win their division, and earned him the second spot in voting for the PASL’s MVP. He finished the season with a league-best 3.56 GAA.
Get to know the Sidekicks’ No. 1 as he answers questions about his and the team’s goals for the upcoming season and why he is glad to be back in the Lone Star State.
Q: Have you enjoyed being back in Texas?
A: My professional career began in Dallas and I want it to end there, too. I spent eight years in Baltimore and I really liked it there, but was always thinking about coming back to Dallas. I have found my second home here.
Q: What do you think of the soccer atmosphere in North Texas?
A: People in general are very nice here, and there are so many opportunities when it comes to soccer. Dallas is a great place to be a coach. When I retire, I am going to stay here and continue coaching. I have played soccer for a long time and I am passionate about taking everything I have learned and passing it on to younger generations.
Q: How have you been keeping busy during the offseason?
A: I have been spending a lot of time with my family and friends, having barbecues and watching a lot of sports (especially the Mavericks). Coaching takes up a lot of my time too.
Q: What are you doing to prepare for the upcoming season in November?
A: I work out on a regular basis, and coaching helps keep me fit. As a team, we are about to start getting into some intense training. We are prepared to work hard because we want to be as fit as possible to be ready for a long season.
Q: What are your personal goals for the 2013-14 season?
A: To do my part to help make us champions. Every season that is what we are working for. We are always pushing ourselves to be better, and we want to bring a championship back home to Dallas.
The Dallas Sidekicks will kick off their 2013-14 season on November 2nd at the Allen Event Center. Tickets for the home opener, as well as season tickets, are on sale now. For more information, visit www.dallassidekicks.net or call 214-550-6130. Follow the team on Twitter @GoSidekicks or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoSidekicks.