World Cup Gets Rockin’

The U.S. soccer team has a tough road in the 2006 World Cup — their opening match in the world’s biggest sporting event comes Monday at noon EST against the Czech Republic. Like most athletes, the team members have their own favorite tunes that get them pumped for the big matches. Marcus Hahnemann, goalie for the U.S. soccer team, has a bit of a Slipknot obsession. “If we’re on the way to training, it has to be something hard,” he says. “There’s really only one choice and I listen to it at every game. And that’s Slipknot’s 9:0 Live album.”

Pressed a bit on what else he might consider blasting on the way to training, the 6′ 2″, 220-pound goalie divulged some of his other favorites to the site, including Everclear (“a band I kind of forgot about and started listening to recently”), Pearl Jam (“one of the greatest bands ever”), Audioslave (“basically, three bands in one”), Pantera (“I just love the drums in those songs”), and System of a Down (“they are awesome”).

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