Tag Archive | "Ji Sung Park"

Man U’s South Korean soccer superstar coming to Seattle

Man U’s South Korean soccer superstar coming to Seattle

By Josephine H. Kim
UW News Lab

Ji Sung Park

Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham. … These names definitely ring a bell with those that are the least bit familiar with soccer.

What about Ji Sung Park? Is he considered a legend?

“I want to push my way through [Manchester’s] star players and put my name on the list of the best 11 team,” Park said in his 2006 autobiography, “Neverending Challenge.” “I want to show the world how good Korean players are by playing well in the top flight.”

So far, he is on the right track.

Manchester United will play on Wednesday, July 20, at Qwest Field. The Sounders will host them, and a big turnout is expected.

Midfielder for Manchester United of the Premier League, at age 30, Park is already retired — from international football at least. Manchester is a professional team, drawing players from around the globe, as opposed to a national team.

After serving as captain of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Team, Park passed his instrumental spot along to younger players. In a May interview with The Sun, a British tabloid, Park said, “It was the right time to retire. Our national team has some young players who need a chance to play.” Nonetheless, many fans were sad to say goodbye. Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 30 No 29 | 7/16-7/22Comments (2)

Save the date! — SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Amazing Women Mentors: Volunteering as a way of life
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
WHERE: China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle
TICKETS: 206-223-0623, rsvp@nwasianweekly.com

Community Calendar

Weekly E-Newsletter


Follow our tweets

Do you like us?

  1. We welcome any feedback, questions or comments
  1. Are you the organizer of an Asian/Pacific Islander community event? Just fill out the following form at least 14 days in advance of your event and we’ll do our best to include it in our calendar. Please fill out the information as completely as possible. Failure to do so may result in your event not making it in the calendar.

Photos on flickr