17-year-old forward Vanessa Buso has quickly become one of the game's most exciting prospects. Playing with both the U.S. and Mexican youth national teams, we spoke to Vanessa about the difference in playing styles between them, her upcoming collegiate career at Cal State Fullerton, and how she balances being an elite athlete with her high school social life.
01:00 Some of Vanessa's soccer idols and who she watched growing up
02:46 Her experience playing with the Mexican national team at the 2018 U17 World Cup in Uruguay
06:29 Her Mexican heritage and choosing between the US and Mexican national teams
09:14 Growing up in Orange County and her image at school
10:38 How she stays in shape and her training regimen
11:15 Balancing school and soccer
12:31 Challenging the boys at her high school
13:19 Training with and against boys' teams vs. girls' teams
14:35 Her scouting report: Strengths, weaknesses, and playing style
16:14 How she practices her technique and taking PKs
19:55 Her family lifestyle
20:47 Handling social media and her platforms of choice
22:00 High school life as an elite athlete and dealing with peer pressure
25:59 The best and worst parts of high school
27:09 Earning a full ride to Cal State Fullerton and offers from other schools
29:32 Her music playlist
31:30 Searching for a part-time job and her love for all-white Vans
33:15 Her style and go-to brands both on and off the pitch
35:10 Collecting cleats and her favorite designs
36:25 Getting dressed up for big events
37:45 Brands she would like to partner up with as her career grows
38:45 Celebrities and athletes that she looks up to
41:18 Her goals and aspirations for the next few years
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