Do the sports journalism thing for long enough and you'll run into a few refreshing, quality people along with a dose of prima donnas. I interviewed American footballing icon Kasey Keller yesterday and I'm happy to report that he's among the former.
In case you're not well-versed, a quick Keller bio.:
From 1990 to 2006, Keller was a member of four U.S. World Cup squads and one Olympic team. He also helped pave the way for American players in Europe, having starred in the world's preeminent top flights from the Budesliga to the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga. He even captained Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he famously lived in a 1,000 year-old castle with his family. Last year, Keller returned to his home state of Washington and currently leads MLS's most exciting franchise, the Seattle Sounders (who, by the way, welcomed almost 35,000 fans per game last season -- besting attendance averages for even the vast majority of Major League Baseball teams).
Keller is GO's celebrity guide for the city of Seattle in a piece that will complement this summer's FIFA World Cup Finals. Check it out in June.