West Coast is proud to welcome Alex Horwath to the Pro-Team. Alex is an experienced American Goalkeeper playing in Sweden for Ljungskile SK currently. Alex has played for the U17 and U19 US National Team, University of Wisconsin, New York Red Bulls, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, VSI Tampa and Wilmington Hammerheads! An incredibly talented Goalkeeper - he now moves to Sweden to the 2nd Division of the Supertatten where he is the teams #1 choice!
Name: Alex Horwath
Fav Food: Maryland Crabs
Fav Movie: Goodfellas
Fav Music: A little bit of everything. Country, Classic Rock, House, Oldies
When did you start playing Goalkeeper: I started playing keeper around the age of ten. At the time I wasn't the best on the field so they stuck me in the goal and I did pretty well. Ever since then I haven't looked back!
Pre-Game Rituals: I try to stay away from being superstitious with my rituals, but I always have a bag of candy the night before a game.
Best Save you ever made: It actually happened two weeks ago, away at Landskrona BoIS. It was a shot to the back post that I saw late so I didnt have time to do anything but push and go. It kept the score at 0-0 and we earned a valuable point on the road.
Any Training advice to keepers: The best training advice I can give is that practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. It takes 1000s of reps for your reactions to become second nature so make sure that every practice repetition you see you do as perfectly and cleanly as possible. That way when it comes to a game situation you don't have to think about what you're doing, your body and mind will automatically react.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and loved ones, fishing, cooking and music.
How is it moving from the US to Europe? : Moving from the US to Europe has been pretty easy. Sweden is a beautiful country and everybody is very friendly and speaks English, which makes things a lot easier. The biggest transition has been in regards to soccer. Since their is relegation and promotion every game is so important. The fans are extremely passionate and it adds to the overall playing experience.