Some candid talk from Tino about what was (is?) lacking in him as a professional soccer player. Kicking it into gear — — baltimoresun.com
In a recent interview, Quaranta (Archbishop Curley) said he often took his life as a professional athlete for granted. Now, after turning an invitation to train with United this season into a full contract, he is eager to not only become one of the best players in MLS, but to also perhaps go overseas and leave his mark on the world. To do that, the forward must supplement his natural ability with an unyielding commitment to staying in shape. "I didn’t take care of myself. I didn’t take care of my body. I didn’t do what I was supposed to do as a professional," Quaranta said. "Yeah, I did take it for granted. That’s the truth. A lot of people might look at that and say, ‘He was ungrateful.’ But that is just the truth. That’s where I was at that point.