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Twenty for '20: Corey Hogan

Twenty short questions with Alaska City FC goalkeeper Corey Hogan
Published Mar 2, 2020

On a personal level, Alaska City FC goalkeeper Corey Hogan had an immense debut UPSL season.  In his first 45 competitive minutes between the sticks, Corey pulled off what’s often discussed as the league’s save of the season. While recording the match, AKCFC General Manager Brett Banks couldn’t help but be shocked as his number one miraculously dove to his left, denying Arctic Rush an opening goal that was destined for the side netting.  Brett had just one word, which still rings true no matter how many times you watch the replay:


Corey continued to go from strength to strength as the short inaugural season went on, coming up big a number of times to bail his team out home and away against Arctic Rush and Cook Inlet SC.  While results often didn’t go AKCFC’s way in their first UPSL season, Corey Hogan was a constant beacon of talent, showing that Alaska City FC’s vision of giving Alaskan players an opportunity to shine in the Last Frontier isn’t just a vision: it’s a reality.

We all know of Corey’s abilities on the pitch, but how about Corey after the final whistle is blown?  With the 2020 UPSL Last Frontier Division season drawing nearer, we’ll help to bring light to the more personal side of some of AKCFC’s finest.  In this first Twenty for ‘20, Corey sits down (virtually) to answer twenty questions that’ll help Alaska City supporters learn a little more about the 2020 UPSL Last Frontier Division Goalkeeper of the Year…


Q: What club do you support?

CH: The New York Red Bulls

Q: Who is the best player in the world?
CH: Obviously Messi, no question!

Q: Dogs or cats?
CH: Dogs

Q: Who is your all-time favorite player?
CH: Gianluigi Buffon

Q: What’s your dream car?
CH: Nissan GT-R

Q: What’s your go-to fast food stop?
CH: Taco Bell

Q: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
CH: Mashed potatoes and gravy

Q: If you could play a game at any stadium in the world, where would you choose?
CH: CenturyLink Field in Seattle

Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
CH: Hot Rod

Q: Who’s the funniest person in the AKCFC squad?
CH: Josh Banks!


Q: What’s your favorite league to watch?
CH: I would say the Bundesliga, the level of competition in the league is great.

Q: Who’s the best-dressed at AKCFC?
CH: Kevin Harper would get my vote. Pretty boy of the team.

Q: What’s your favorite soccer memory?
CH: My favorite memory would have to be my first college game, playing at Starfire in Seattle for friendlies.

Q: Where would you like to see a new UPSL club in Alaska next?
CH: It would be cool to see a team in Juneau, considering it is our capital.

Q: Other than soccer, what’s your favorite sport?
CH: Other than soccer I would say football and the NFL are my other go-to sports. Go Giants!

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, with all expenses paid, where would you go?
CH: I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland, the scenery would be amazing.


Q: What was your favorite part of the 2019 season?

CH: Just the fact that we are finally getting a higher level league in Alaska.


Q: What are your goals for the 2020 season?
CH: Be more competitive, and to improve as a team and as a division.


Q: What’s your pregame ritual?
CH: Typically just like listening to music and getting focused.

Q: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
CH: Last year for my birthday my girlfriend bought me a nice expensive camera!