Media Day with Sean Davis
February 27, 2020
MetroFanatic: Sean, you were just named captain. Pretty cool, right?
Sean Davis: Yeah, it's a huge honor and privilege to represent this club, a club I love so much. I'm really excited for this season to get going.
MF: You know, there are gonna use you more in publicity stuff now. They'll use more kid pictures.
SD: (laughs) I hope so, because it's a big part of my childhood, coming up through the academy. It's a blessing, so I'm really lucky to be here.
MF: When they had a video to guess the colors of the jersey, and you guessed red and black, and got all excited...
SD: (laughs) A little foreshadowing there, sorry if I gave it away. It is a beautiful jersey, and we are all excited about that as well.
MF: That little touch, a tribute to the MetroStars...
SD: It goes a long away. They put a lot of thought into it. I'm happy that they can remember the MetroStars in that kind of way.
MF: When they first took over, you couldn't even say the word.
SD: Right! It was banned, it was banned! And now they're embracing it, so it's a step in the right direction.
MF: Will your role change as captain?
SD: No, I don't think much changes. For sure, there's a higher sense of responsibility now. I obviously have to set a great example for the young guys, but that's something I've always tried to do. I can't stress this enough.
MF: "Young guys". So you are no longer young?
SD: (laughs) Apparently not! We do this thing in training, where we warm up, where it's by group, 25 and younger.
MF: You're no longer 25.
SD: It's scary!
MF: The elephant in the room... Dax, Sacha, Luis...
MF: Two years seems to be the max lifespan for captains.
SD: It's obviously something that a lot of people joke about, but for me, it's such a great opportunity and a great honor. Even when you mention those names, those have been such important players at the club. Just to be in their company is incredible, and something I could only dream of a few yeas ago. For things to progress like this, it really is a dream come true. I'm really looking forward to make the most out of this opportunity and lead the club in the right way.
MF: Chris, when talking about your leadership style, talked about leading by example. Is that something you took from Luis?
SD: Luis is obviously a legend at this club. We joke about it as players, but we were roommates as well, so I spent a lot of time with Luis. I got to see his leadership style up close, and I thought he was excellent. I thought Dax and Sacha were excellent to learn from as well. It's time for me to not only learn from them, but put my own spin on it. Chris mentioned that earlier on in my career, I was more of a leader by example, but I do feel my voice growing. Especially now, when you look around, and some of us older guys are the veterans. Again, it's something hard to imagine earlier on, but I'm excited to step up and grow as a person, as a leader, as a player. This is an important step for me. Ultimately, us as a tema, we want to do well. I want the team to do well, I want the guy to do well, I want us to have a strong season. That's the most important thing, stepping on the field an putting on inspiring performances that get the fans going. We're so lucky to have the fanbase that we have, that support us through thick and thin, warm weather, freezing cold weather. It's on us to go out there week in and week out and put on inspiring performances.