Interviews with Emma: Savannah Jordan

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Savannah Jordan was picked in the 2017 draft by the Portland Thorns, but started her career playing in Scotland. She returned to Portland at the end of last season. She is now a member of the Houston Dash.

Birthdate: January 24, 1995

Nickname from teammates: Sav

Hometown: Fayetteville, Georgia

Age when you started playing: 13

College/major: University of Florida / Sociology, with a minor in education

Career aspirations after soccer: College soccer coach

Why did you pick your particular uniform number? I wore #3 all through my club years then switched to #7 in college, and since I have been playing professionally I have worn #13. I have always liked odd numbers and each one kind of fell in my lap so it was a “meant-to-be” kind of thing.

Pregame meal: Typically I try to have grilled or baked chicken, vegetables, and rice or pasta.

Workout music: I like working out to fast-paced music. Mostly hip-hop and rap. If I am going for a long run, I will listen to some slower r&b to stay relaxed.

Favorite cartoon character: I will say I am not the biggest cartoon fan, but if I had to choose I would say Tweety Bird.

Fave movie: Miracle

Fave actress: Keira Knightly or Emma Watson.

Hidden talent: I don’t know that I have so much of a hidden talent, but as a hobby I like to write (journal writing, poems, free writing, etc).

Mentor (in soccer or life): Becky Burleigh, my college soccer coach.

Fave charity/cause: In college I worked a lot as a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. I was able to spend time with the young kids there who are not as privileged as others, and help them become motivated to reach certain goals in their academics or life in general.

Life motto: “Progress, not perfection.”

Superstitions: I have several before a game… I eat the same pregame meal, listen to the same playlist while getting dressed, I always put my left cleat on before my right, I wear the same headband every game, I put a small piece of tape on my right pinky finger, and I always listen to “Girl on Fire” as my last song before going out onto the field.

Pets: I had a cat named Blu in college, but actually had to give her away when I left to play professionally 🙁 I was moving around too much to keep her with me.

If you were going on Amazing Race, which teammate would you want as a partner, and why? I would probably bring Rachel Daly, for two reasons: 1) She is super athletic and fit, and 2) She has a “no losing” mentality, so I think we could come with a victory! 🙂

If you had your own reality show, what would it be called? This is a tough one… I would probably call it “unconditionally me.” I have always loved the term unconditionally. It means that there are no conditions or limits. In all that I do I want to embody that term. Whether it is unconditionally loving, unconditionally competing or unconditionally supporting, I want to stay consistent to that. No matter what changes around me or experiences I go through, I want to always remain “unconditionally me.” So hopefully my reality show would give an inside glimpse at that.