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GETTING TO KNOW… CLAUDIO MUÑOZ

By Angel Garcia, 04/11/18, 2:15PM CDT

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Claudio Munoz was named the Man of the Match for his performance against Timbers 2 on April 4. (Evan Brown)

LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO… CLAUDIO MUÑOZ

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  • Date and place of birth: December, 2nd, 1984 in Santiago (Chile).
  • Professional career:
    • 2003-2008: Universidad Católica (Chile). Winner, season 2005-06.
    • 2008: Atlético Maracaibo (Venezuela).
    • 2009-10: Universidad Concepción (Chile). Chile Cup Winner.
    • 2011: Unión La Calera (Chile).
    • 2012-2017: Huachipato (Chile). Winner Torneo Nacional 2012.
    • 2017: Antofagasta (Chile).
    • 2018: Tulsa Roughnecks (USA).
  • International career:
    • Chile National Team under ’17 and under ’23.
    • Chile National Team. 2 app.
  • Family:  Married to Nadia Rüth. 1 daughter named Sofía. He also has another daughter, Isidora.
  • Hobbies:
    • Going to the cinema for watching action movies. Currently, he goes to watch cartoon movies with his family.
    • Reading: He loves informative reading (news). He is reading a book entitled “Blink”, written by Malcolm Gladwell.
    • TV: He doesn’t watch regular TV,  just series or Netflix.
  • Why did you choose Tulsa? I’ve always wanted to come to USA because this country has always been attractive to me.  It was a challenge to come here and play in this competition.  Coach Vaudreuil phoned me and I didn’t hesitate, and Fabian Cerda and Francisco Ugarte also encouraged me to come.
  • Has it been what you expected? Yes, it has. They told me about Tulsa and the Roughnecks. Now I realize that the team is really good and Tulsa people are kind and respectful.
  • What do you think about the USL?  I like what I’ve seen so far. There are wonderful sports facilities and the soccer fields are really good. Everything is very professional, and I’m really happy to be in Tulsa and and to be a Roughneck.
  • What’s your opinion of the fans? I love them. I only hope that they keep on supporting us because the team is going to grow up. There is great potential in this squad, and I think we might be a surprise to our fans.

Chilean National Team defender takes a shot during a Roughnecks early-season match. (Matt Christensen)