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Twenty for 20: Elijah Crawford

Twenty short questions with Alaska City FC\'s Elijah Crawford
Published Mar 30, 2020

One of the first players to join Alaska City FC's squad way back in August 2018, versatile speedster Elijah Crawford went from strength to strength in his debut UPSL season. Naturally a gifted finisher with a keen eye for goal, Crawford also demonstrated his ability to slot in just about anywhere in AKCFC's lineup during the brief inaugural Last Frontier Conference season with some excellent game time played in defense.

His ability to show up in just about any area of the pitch didn't go unnoticed, either, as he received an honorable mention in the UPSL Last Frontier Conference 2019 Best Eleven; certainly an impressive feat for a player who found himself outside his natural position for significant periods of time.

Going into the 2020 season we're presenting some of Alaska City FC's brightest stars with twenty questions to help fans get to know them better, and this time around it's club original Elijah who faced the not-so-searing heat of the Twenty for '20 questionnaire...

Q: What club do you support?
EC: Manchester United

Q: Who is the best player in the world?
EC: I'm going to have to say Cristiano Ronaldo, nothing but love for Lionel.

Q: Dogs or cats?
EC: Dogs, easy

Q: Who is your all-time favorite player?
EC: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez

Q: What's your dream car?
EC: JCW Mini

Q: What's your go-to fast food stop?
EC: I don't eat much fast food but I'll say Taco Bell

Q: If you had to pick one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
EC: Can I say a drink? I'ma say sweet tea.

Q: If you could play a game at any stadium in the world, where would you choose?
EC: Old Trafford obviously!

Q: What's your favorite movie of all time?
EC: Interstellar

Q: Who's the funniest person in the AKCFC squad?
EC: Hahaha umm Corey (Hogan) or Ibrahim (Ilhan)

Q: What's your favorite league to watch?
EC: My favorite league to watch is the EPL, it's where Manchester United plays and I'm hoping they'll win the league here soon.

Q: Who's the best-dressed at AKCFC?
EC: Kevin Harper, I always see him in suits hahaha

Q: What's your favorite soccer memory?
EC: It's not much, but it's my first year winning regionals for Wasilla High School. It was the first time I played high school soccer and had a team and coaches that were tight-knit. We won from a PK, I'll never forget.

Q: Where would you like to see a new UPSL club in Alaska next?
EC: I would love to see Fairbanks or Kenai get a team. I think there's more talent outside of just Anchorage and the Valley.

Q: Other than soccer, what's your favorite sport?
EC: I would say mixed martial arts. I love watching the UFC and have the utmost respect for those athletes.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, with all expenses paid, where would you go?
EC: It would have to be Europe. I would love to see all the different cultures and famous locations. And maybe catch a United game or two.

Q: What was your favorite part of the 2019 season?
EC: Seeing the progression of the team. So much respect for coach Allan, he truly did an amazing job and really knows his stuff. At the end of the season I felt as if we were just getting started, many of the guys on the team grew to be incredible players.

Q: What are your goals for the 2020 season?
EC: WIN! It's no secret that our last season was a bit rough, so I'm hoping we have the polar opposite happen this season.

Q: What's your pregame ritual?
EC: It's a bit cliche, getting a proper warm up in and just getting in the right headspace for whatever position coach needs me to play.

Q: What's your favorite weekend activity?
EC: During the season it's recovering from games and practice. But in the summer I love to hike and go to the range, I also love to bike around Anchorage and in the winter definitely snowboarding.

Follow Elijah Crawford on social media!
Twitter: @ElijahACrawford
Instagram: Elijah_Crawford14