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Behind the Black and Yellow: Q&A with Logan Gdula

By Charleston Battery Staff, 05/22/20, 5:00PM EDT


We can't be anything but excited for Logan Gdula as he joins the Black and Yellow for the 2020 season. The 6’1 former Wake Forest defender poses an attacking threat out of the back and already has USL experience under his belt. We caught up with him to get the scoop on life off the pitch in this week’s Q&A.

Q: Home town?
A: Colchester, CT

Q: What is one thing you have to have when traveling?
A: Chapstick, just something I always have on me. It’s a necessity!

Q: What would you be if you weren't a professional soccer player
A: Maybe an actor...never really planned on being anything other than a professional soccer player.

Q: What is the best advice you have ever received?
A: Control what you can control.

Q: Who has been your greatest motivation?
A: My greatest inspiration is my mom. She's probably the most resilient and loving person I know. We’ve been through a lot together and she’s been my person for as long as I can remember, she’s a superhero in my eyes. Everything I do and have accomplished is for her, I’m constantly trying to make her proud of the son she raised. And hopefully one day I can follow in her footsteps.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Charleston?
A:  The weather has been amazing and just the vibe as a whole, love this town!

Q: What is the best purchase you have made so far this year?
A: This year I haven’t made many purchases, but ever since we’ve been social distancing, I purchased Call of Duty, which was a good investment.  I’ve also started buying and selling stocks, so I’ve made some good purchases there.

Q: What is your favorite board/ card game?
A: Rummy is my favorite card game. I'm a very strategic person and actually play a lot of different card games. As far as board games go, I’m a big fan of monopoly, it’s a classic.

Q: What is one thing that is overrated?
A: Peanut butter is just not enjoyable. It has a dry texture and the overall flavor just isn’t there for me.

Q: What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: One thing I couldn’t live without besides my friends and family would probably have to be soccer. Whether it’s competitive or not, soccer has always been a release for me when things are going takes my mind off of it. Soccer has always come naturally to me and, honestly, it took me down a better path than I could have ever dreamed of. Oh and chapstick...can’t live without that...nobody likes crusty lips.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: My biggest pet peeve is when someone tells you they’re starving and you ask them what food they want or where they want to eat, and they make you decide. Obviously if you’re the one dying from starvation you should pick where we eat...

Q: Which teammate takes the most selfies?
A: This one's tough, as I haven’t really caught too many people taking selfies. Since I live with AJ, I’ve seen him take selfies mostly for the snap, but if I had to guess ,I’d say Nique. That man is always on his phone!

Q: What is your go to karaoke song?
A: "I Don’t Want To Be" by Gavin DeGraw...just a classic karaoke song that you can jam out to.

Q: Who is your favorite soccer player of all time?
A: Favorite player all time would have to be Messi!. The game just comes so easy to him, everything he does is so magical and natural. However, I really enjoy watching Neymar play. In my opinion he’s the most entertaining player to watch in the world and soccer is in the business of entertainment.

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be and what would you be doing?
A: If I could be anywhere in the world, I would want to be in Greece. It just seems like such a beautiful country with beautiful beaches. All I would do is be on the beach with a soccer ball.

Q: If you had to choose one teammate to survive on a deserted island with, who would it be?
A: Solely for the purpose of survival, AJ would have to be my pick. The man can fish and we would definitely need some food. I don’t know how to fish or cook. AJ would keep us alive!


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