Junior Urso’s full title is Ocimar de Almeida Junior, however in Orlando he’s come to be recognized merely as “The Bear.”
“I believe my nickname grew to become a part of my life, form of remodeled my life by way of the years,” The Orlando Metropolis midfielder stated through translator. “I used to have lengthy hair, longer than I presently have, additionally I prefer to sleep quite a bit and the best way I play. I’ve an aggressive fashion of play; defensive and attacking.”
In simply his second MLS season, the Brazilian has been embraced by the Orlando Metropolis followers.
“For me it’s unbelievable,” Urso stated. “The followers chant and do the drums the entire recreation. We see that on the sector and we simply attempt to give it again to them.”
Urso’s soccer profession began in his dwelling nation of Brazil. He performed for Avai in Serie A in 2011. He’s additionally performed within the Chinese language Tremendous League and for Corinthians in Serie A once more in 2019. To date he enjoys his Orlando life in MLS.
“There’s numerous gifted gamers right here,” Urso stated. “It’s very demanding.”
If you watch Urso play you’ll discover a “hope” tattoo on the again of his neck.
“Hope means every thing,” Urso stated. “There isn’t any hope with out religion. I’m a trustworthy man.”
Urso has tattoos throughout his physique that characterize who he’s and the place he’s been.
“Except for two or three tattoos every thing else has which means behind it,” Urso stated. “Both one thing I struggled with or one thing I conquered.”
There’s an A for his final title Almeida on his wrist. On his leg are his mom and father. There’s additionally his function fashions Martin Luther King Junior, Nelson Mandela and his favourite gamers: Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo and Russell Westbrook.
“Why Russell Westbrook?” I requested him. In English he answered, “I really like him I don’t know why. He performs so properly he’s like Ronaldo he don’t cease. He attempt to make his greatest each recreation.”
There’s a ardour and power to Urso’s recreation that Westbrook would in all probability respect. As a midfielder his main accountability is making performs, however he has a knack for scoring too. He scored 4 occasions in 2020 together with the MLS Cup Playoffs and already has 3 this season. He needs so as to add a Disney tattoo on his again to point out the locations he’s lived. “The Bear’s” story in Orlando remains to be being written.
“I believe we’re on the proper path. Final 12 months we had a superb season,” Urso stated. “We managed to interrupt that barrier, first time making the playoffs. We need to construct the historical past right here of changing into champions. We’re working onerous on daily basis and I’m a powerful believer in case you work, you’ll obtain your targets.”