Simon in Sports Illustrated


The Cleveland Crunch wanted to draft Simon Keith, but first there were a couple of questions the newest team in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) wanted to ask him. So at a luncheon the day before the college soccer all-star game, in WichitaKans., last July 7, Al Miller, the Crunch’s general manager, introduced himself to Keith, a 24-year-old forward from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Then Miller backed into the questions: “The word is that you had some kind of heart problem.”

“Yeah,” Keith said.

“What was it?” asked Miller.

“A transplant.”

“Uh, now what exactly does that mean, Simon?”

Keith pointed to his chest and said…