By Diego Martinez
On May 14, 2016 Femi Hollinger-Janzen scored his first goal in professional soccer for New England Revolution. On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Write On Sports (WoS) interviewed Hollinger-Janzen via Skype. Hollinger-Janzen was born in small country in West Africa called Benin. Hollinger-Janzen grew up here in Goshen, he went to Bethany High School, and later went to Indiana University (IU), where he helped win the 2012 College Cup.
In the 2016 SuperDraft he was drafted to New England, but in the Expansion Draft later that year he was drafted to Minnesota United FC. However earlier this year he was traded back to New England, and Minnesota got goalie Bobby Shuttleworth. Currently Hollinger-Janzen is a substitute during games.
“This is the reason I have dreads. I actually played against him last year. It was was great to play against my idol. I made sure at some point I was able to bump into him.” Hollinger-Janzen answer when asked who he looked up to, who he answered is Didier Drogba.
During his free time Hollinger-Janzen plays video games specifically Fifa and Call of Duty, walked with his roommate and his dog, or just walks around downtown.