Interview with Emma: Taylor Comeau

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Emma Bayer is an 11-year-old who does a recurring interview series for Backline Soccer. You can find more out about how Emma got into soccer here.


Taylor Comeau is in her fourth NWSL season. She started with the Portland Thorns and has been with the Chicago Red Stars the past three seasons.

Birthdate: 7/21/93

Nickname from teammates: More like chants: comeback Comeau or Tay haha

Hometown: Los Gatos, California

Age started playing: 4 years old started running around with a ball

College/major: American Studies emphasis on consumerism

Career aspirations after soccer: I am really into nutrition! Have taken some classes on nutrition and loved it.

Why did you pick your particular uniform #: I did not choose my number, but number 7 was my oldest brother’s football number. He was pretty good.

Pregame meal: Depends on the time of the game. The earlier game usually eggs, oatmeal, and pressed juice with beets. The later game usually smoothies and sushi. Always have some matcha before the games.

Workout music: Ranges from Kygo, Drake, to Cardi B.

Favorite cartoon character: This is tough. I like Tina from Bob’s Burgers.

Fave movie: I recently watched the Lion King and remembered how great it was. I can’t say I have a favorite.

Fave actress: I like Rachel McAdams or Kristen Wig.

Hidden talent: I really enjoy music so I have taken piano and singing lessons. Not talented yet! I also enjoy dancing.

Mentor (in soccer or life): My parents have always pushed me to do well. They’ve always supported me too.

Fave charity/cause: Any cause of mental illness or cancer. I also have psoriasis so I enjoy people who try to bring awareness to these issues that people have.

Life motto: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Superstitions: I have a superstition of nail polish. Very strange but I stick to certain colors.

Pets: I love dogs. I have an Irish setter named Bailey. Also, a cat named Oscar, who basically acts like a dog.

If you were going on Amazing Race, which teammate would you want as a partner, and why? I don’t know if I can choose one! Stef is smart and strong. Sofia is also very strong and smart. Julie is good at everything so maybe her.

If you had your own reality show, what would it be called? Today with Taylor. Haha

Image courtesy of Leanne Keator