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Know Your Roommate: Wil Trapp and Ross Friedman

Find out how well Homegrown Players Trapp and Friedman know each other

For the first installment of “Know Your Roommate,” Homegrown Players Wil Trapp and Ross Friedman sat down in their room on the road with TheCrew.com. The two have known each other for years on the Academy side. 
 
Players were asked a series of questions about themselves and their favorite things. Then, they immediately had to write down what they thought their roommate was thinking for the same question. No consulting was allowed and then the guys had their answers read out loud to see how close they were … and maybe if they needed to get to know their roommate better. 
 
1) If you’re about to go grab dinner, what are you ordering?

Ross Friedman said: Sushi 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Sushi 
 
Wil Trapp said: Greek food 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Pasta and salad 
 
2) Who is one professional athlete that you aren’t afraid to admit you’d want their autograph? 
 

Ross Friedman said: Peyton Manning 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Michael Jordan 
 
Wil Trapp said: Michael Jordan 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Kobe Bryant

3) What band/group/artist would you be pretty giddy to see if you got backstage passes?

Ross Friedman said: Timeflies 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Avicii 
 
Wil Trapp said: The Black Keys 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Imagine Dragons 
 
4) You have the morning off on a random day. What’s the first thing you’re doing in the morning? 
 
Ross Friedman said: Brunch with friends at Northstar 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Breakfast early, read and relax 
 
Wil Trapp said: Breakfast early, go back to sleep 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Playing backgammon with his grandfather 
 
5) If you weren’t a professional soccer player, what profession would you be? 
 
Ross Friedman said: Real estate broker 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Accountant or lawyer 
 
Wil Trapp said: Doctor or coach 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Following his mother’s footsteps in dentistry 
 
6) What’s a guilty pleasure TV show you’re a fan of?

Ross Friedman said: Real Housewives of New York 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Real Housewives of New York 
 
Wil Trapp said: Gossip Girl 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Glee 
 
7) What would be your dream car if you could buy it? It has to be one that best fits your personality and style.

Ross Friedman said: Audi R8 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Audi R8 
 
Wil Trapp said: Rolls Royce Phantom 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Lamborghini (lime green) 
 
8) You have a gift card to an electronics store with unlimited value on it. What’s the first big purchase going in the shopping cart? 
 
Ross Friedman said: TV projector 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Xbox One or PS4 
 
Wil Trapp said: iMac computer 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: a GoPro camera

9) What author is writing the biography of your life’s tale? 
 
Ross Friedman said: Bob Shook (ghost writer) 
Wil Trapp wrote that Ross would say: Malcolm Gladwell 
 
Wil Trapp said: Patrick Rothfuss, author of “Name of the Wind” 
Ross Friedman wrote that Wil would say: Malcolm Gladwell. 
 
BONUS QUESTION: What’s one thing you learned about your roommate that you didn’t know before this trip?

Wil Trapp said he learned: The musical tastes of Ross 
Ross Friedman said he learned: Wil loves musicals.