Beasley honored for his 126 U.S. caps
wave of talent similar to the one that he was a part of back in 1999.
“It feels great,” Beasley said. “We all know it: the youth are the future. When myself, Landon, Tim were coming up, we were the future. Now it's a new crop.”
For the first three weeks of his retirement, Beasley was excited by his newly relaxed schedule — waking up to take his daughter to school instead of to train, not having to painstakingly track his diet. But the boredom quickly began to sink in.
Now Beasley is looking for a new chalAs lenge on the opposite side of the ball. He's hoping to build a career in the business or coaching side of soccer, learning aspects of the game that players rarely touch.
“Whenever I speak about it, I'm excited,” Beasley said. “I want to be excited about something that I'm doing. I don't want to do it just to do it. I'm ready to get started. I want to get into something.”
The U.S. men's national team will close the first stage of the Nations League tournament with a match against Cuba in the Cayman Islands on Tuesday.
Former U.S. men’s national team midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, shown during the 2010 World Cup, was honored before the Americans’ win over Canada Friday night at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.