Japan taking note of Kimura's rise
Colorado defender spent 12 days in native Japan on media circuit following MLS Cup
The world as Kosuke Kimura knew it changed seemingly overnight following the Colorado Rapids MLS Cup win last November.
Kimura’s parents and brother had flown from Japan to be at BMO Field in Toronto for the final, in which Kimura had played all 120 minutes in the Rapids 2-1 win over Dallas.
The next day, Kenta, Kimura’s brother who serves as his manager in their native Japan, saw his phone light up with requests from media from their home country.
“I wasn’t going to go home because I saw my parents and older brother when they came to MLS Cup,” said the Rapids defender. “But after we won, my brother started getting emails from media asking when I was coming back. All of a sudden we had around 10 interviews lined up, so I knew I had to go home.”