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Winding Down With Doueugui Mala

By Phoenix Rising FC , 11/08/17, 1:45PM MST

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What are your plans for the offseason?
My plans are to come back even stronger defensively.

What was your favorite memory of the 2017 season?
Our unbeaten run during our long, two-week road trip.

What was your most difficult moment and how did you overcome it?
The hardest time I had defensively was during the 4-3 win over Tulsa Roughnecks. The next day I was proud of the win and just knew we wouldn't go through that again.

What was your favorite part about home fans?
I really liked the fans who had always pushed us toward victory, especially when we scored a goal. T
he stadium was beautiful to see and the fans made us stronger.

How much did the supporters help motivate you during matches?
When I walked into the stadium and I saw all the people moving and cheering for us it made me proud. The supporters definitely motivated me.

How does it feel to be part of something like Phoenix Rising FC?
It's a pleasure to play and be a part of the Phoenix Rising team.

What are you most proud of your 2017 season?
Helping the club reach the playoffs for the first time. But we have more happy days to come.

It's hard to know because it's still so far, but if you can, what's your no. 1 personal goal in the 2018 season?
It remains to be seen ;-)