Former Spartan Transitions Game to Pro Ranks
July 23, 2009
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"It was nice," noted McKenzie. "I didn't get much time my first year, so it was a lot of learning and watching the guys on the field. To actually get out there with the first-team was pretty special for me. My family came out for the game, so it was very important for me."
The following game against the New England Revolution on July 11, McKenzie was called upon by head coach Curt Onalfo to fill the void left by defender Jimmy Conrad, who is playing with the United States National Team, and make his second consecutive start on defense.
"For me, it just shows that my coach has a lot of confidence in me, to get a start like that against a good team. It was really cool to get out there and experience something like that," McKenzie added.
Click here to listen to the full McKenzie interview with MSUSpartans.com.
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