Local soccer club FC Plant City just wrapped up its season, and forward Isaiah Wilson has been on a tear. After putting on a solid performance in the Presidents’ Day Cup, Wilson has been tabbed to join the FC Tampa Rangers club team just in time for its appearance in the upcoming IBERCup Tournament at IMG Academy.
How old are you?
Where do you go to school?
How long have you been playing soccer?
Since I was 4.
What positions do you play?
All of them, but I like forward. You get to score goals.
I understand you have a pretty big tournament coming up, with some international teams coming to play you guys. What are you looking forward to?
Who’s your favorite soccer player?
What’s your favorite team?
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done on a soccer field?
My free kick in the Presidents’ Day Cup. I was outside the box, and I was lined up. There was a little bit of space between the post and the wall, so the goalie thought I was going to the left. But, I actually went to the right and scored it.
How many other sports do you play?
If you could try any sport you’ve never played before, what would it be?
What’s your favorite subject in school?
Probably writing. You don’t really have to think — you just have to write what you’ve got in your mind, or about what you’re reading.
What do you like to write about?
If you could meet anyone you really look up to, who would it be?
If you could hang out with him for a day, what would you want to do?
Go out and play soccer.
Do you have any goals for this year, like something you want to get better at?
I want to get better at defending, and I want to beat 14 goals in this one tournament.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
What would you use it for?
To run really fast. To get the ball. When a kid goes past you, and you aren’t fast enough to go get him, you can use your speed to go and get the ball back.