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On Episode 6 Filly and The Panda get to be in the presence of royalty. We get to chat with "The King", Ontario Fury Forward Franck Tayou.
There are certain individuals who’s name are synonymous with the sport they play and with the league they are in. When you mention baseball, you think of players like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds. When you think about the NFL, you think about Tom Brady, Russell Wilson to name a few. When talking about the NHL you might think of Wayne Gretzky. When taking about the NBA you think of Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan or LeBron James. When you think about boxing, you think about Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Franck is that caliber of a player and that guy when it comes to indoor soccer and especially when it comes to MASL. In 152 games Franck has scored 323 goals. He had a season in which he scored 71. That same season he practically averaged a hat trick per game. Amazing statistics.
We talk to Franck about his time growing up in Cameroon. We learn about what life was like playing Division 1 soccer in the Big East, when he and his brother, Uzi were members of the West Virgina Mountaineers. We learn about the various clubs Franck played for on his route to indoor soccer stardom. We talk about life in Mexico as a member of Soles de Sonora and the Monterrey Flash, life in the USL, NPSL. We also learn a little about one of his proudest athletic accomplishments when he was able to represent the USMNT Futsal Team.
We highlight his season with the Fury, what his expectations are, his goal of bringing the Newman Trophy to the Fury and more importantly his passion for humanitarian works. Franck even talks to us about who was the tougher Tayou brother growing up, who his favorite athletes are and who he thinks is the best dressed player in the Fury locker room. All this and more on Episode 6 of Stryking Fury w/ Filly and The Panda.