A Team Perspective by Jimmy Clark

Over the past three years, I have been able to play with the German Hungarian Major team at various points. I don’t think I have played with the same starting 11 twice, but there is one thing that never changes and that is the love for the game. Everyone from the players to the coaches to the managers to the fans, gives 100% at every game. I have been to Ohio for the US National Donauschwaben Tournament twice with the club and both times we have sent out more fans than players, I think that speaks volumes for not only the club’s history but for its future.

This is the only club I have played with where you don’t have to worry about anything but going out and playing the game to the best of your ability. I am confident in the guys on the field with me to compete the same way. I am confident in the coaches and managers to put the players in the best possible situation to win the game. I feel like the time, that everyone surrounding the team puts into each game, is what makes this club special. I am confident in the loyal fans to cheer on their boys in red, even if they don’t know any of the players on the field on a personal level.

There have been a lot of good memories with the club for me. I have had some easy games and I have been through some tough games when you had to dig down and really will yourself to win. No matter how you look at it, it’s about the team. No one ever points any fingers. You play as a team and you win and lose as a team. That is the way it has always been at the German Hungarians. That is the reason I keep coming back, win or lose I know we are in each and every game as a team.

Jimmy Clark, GK

Editors Note: Jimmy Clark is currently a Senior at LaSalle University, where he is the 2nd Goalkeeper on the roster. Jimmy first began playing with the GH in 2010, following the end of LaSalle’s season, and was on the team that most recently won the USL Championship. Jimmy was also on the game day roster for the 2010 Region I Open Cup Final, that was played at St. Johns against the Pancyprian Freedoms. He has played with our team for three consecutive years at the Donauschwaben Tournament. (Akron 2010, Oakford 2011, and Mansfield 2012).

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