Florian Jungwirth has brought it quite far. From the municipality of Gräfelfing, near Munich, he landed on the TSV 1860, Dynamo Dresden, VfL Bochum and Darmstadt 98 in February 2017 in California, with the Earthquakes from San Jose. Currently, the 31-year-old defensive player, looks on from a window in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando/Florida. The experience of the former Junior national player would have dispensed with but like.
"My wife is in San Jose, it is not an easy Situation to leave you alone now," says Jungwirth. The American professional League Major League Soccer (MLS) had ordered all 26 teams in the ESPN World of Sports, in order to determine in a tournament format where the champion of the year 2020, wherein: The clubs from Dallas, and Nashville had to Corona to be excluded. The Earthquakes should be in the final on may 12. August reach, would have Jungwirth spent seven weeks in Isolation.
In particular, what is currently happening in the United States, would be Jungwirth'd rather be with his wife. The "current Situation" with "Corona, the protests, a lot of violence, and many shootings in the country – this is not a condition that can completely hide," he says. And then he lives currently in this bubble, he is trapped in this huge complex: "You already have a bit of cabin fever." After a 0:0 against the Seattle Sounders, the Quakes on Thursday and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Jungwirth and his team travelled even a few days earlier in the "bubble" as prescribed in San Jose was not permitted to exercise, not least because of developed California, a Hotspot of the pandemic. "Of course," says Jungwirth, given his personal and professional circumstances, "watching enviously in his home country, because the Germans do so well. Life in Germany would be much easier.“
The handling of the pandemic jungwirth sees little surprisingly critical. "Of course, the President has failed," he says of the American President Donald Trump, "but it is not only the President, the governors." In California, about everything that happened "more random," he says. There, the Democrat Gavin Newson ruled. Jungwirth, the politicians, regardless of party, would have to work together, "that didn't happen at all, that is why we are now in this disastrous situation".
Glad to see you Jungwirth, however, is that the players and the League have set the tournament a clear signal against racism. The actions he considers to be "outstanding" and "important". As football experts, "we are entertainers that make people happy, but on the other hand, we are also role models for the society". The MLS was due to their re-start of the first American professional League, which referred to the visible position of the resonance, not only in the local media was great.Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 11:19