What They're Saying: Soony Saad

“I never thought I’d say the words, ‘I’m so glad to be in China.’”

-- Sporting Kansas City forward Soony Saad, on leaving North Korea after playing for Lebanon in an Asian Cup qualifier on Sept. 5, the day North Korea conducted a nuclear test, which he learned of when he was awoken at 6 a.m. by military chanting in the streets. Saad, born in Michigan to Lebanese parents, said he was on edge as "the only American" in North Korea but he and his teammates received nothing but kindness. (MLSSoccer.com)
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