Soccer Star Beasley Returns Home After Whirlwind Summer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Last month Fort Wayne native DaMarcus Beasley made U.S. soccer history, becoming the first player in national team history to play in four World Cups. That is just part of the insane schedule the former South Side star has been accustomed to this summer.
“I flew in on the red-eye last night after going to the ESPYs,” Beasley told WANE-TV. “I’ve been going in a lot of different directions, but it is always good to be home.”
Beasley was in Fort Wayne to speak at his annual Beasley National Soccer Camp, which has been hosted by The Plex since 2008. On Friday Beasley took time to speak to campers, sign autographs, and even gave away his World Cup cleats to two lucky campers.
At age 32 Beasley showed he is still a solid player on the international level in Brazil. At left back Beasley was the most consistent player on a young defensive unit, providing expertise and experience to those around him.
As for his future, Beasley isn’t ruling out playing for the U.S. in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but notes it will be an uphill battle.
“I’ll be 36 in 2018, which is getting up there in soccer years,” says Beasley. “Still, I will never count myself out. I’ll work toward that as a goal. I’m on the national team until they say I’m not, and I will try to keep that going for as long as possible.”
As for his more immediate soccer future, Beasley says he won’t play for Puebla F.C. in Mexico anymore and is exploring options around the globe. He previously said he would not entertain playing for an MLS team, but on Friday said that anything is possible at this stage.

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