May 26, 2024

“It can be challenging to maintain focus when you’re not playing consistently week in and week out, and sustaining form becomes even more difficult,” expressed the Alabama native. “I find that I use training sessions as a means to keep my form intact, even on the tougher days.

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“Particularly when you’re not on the field during matches, the post-game training sessions can be mentally taxing. However, it’s essential to recognize that it’s part of the journey. It’s not solely about the events at the end of the week; it’s about the bigger picture.”

Richards is relishing the opportunity to once again be the central figure in his team’s defense, with the likelihood of starting in both legs of the USMNT’s quarterfinal. “I understand that when I come here, it’s not just about being around these guys; it’s also about playing alongside them and using that as an outlet,” he explained. “It keeps me motivated throughout the month, knowing that I’ll hopefully get a game or two with the national team.”

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