Andre Auras
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Getting 2 Know Galaxy II: Midfielder Andre Auras

Andre Auras

#63
Midfielder
Dakar, Senegal

Born in Senegal, Auras joined Auxerre’s Academy in France as a 15 year old, where he remained for five years. He eventually signed his first professional contract with the reserve side of Stade Brestois in Ligue 1, France’s top professional division, where he went on to play in a number of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches. Ahead of the Galaxy’s inaugural USL season in 2014, Auras opted to join Los Dos instead of Stade Brestois 29, going on earn USL Best XI honors in his first season.

In 2015, Auras spent extended time training with the LA Galaxy first team, joining the club on its preseason trip to Europe.

Internationally, Auras has represented the French national team’s U-17 squad in various matches, including the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

What’s your favorite LA Restaurant?

Fogo de Chão in Beverly Hills

What’s your favorite movie?

The Lord of the Rings

Who’s your favorite superhero?

Spiderman

Who was your favorite soccer player growing up?

Zinedine Zidane

Who is your favorite soccer team?

FC Barcelona

What is your favorite food?

African Food

Who is the best Dressed on Galaxy II?

Bradley Diallo

Who is the worst dressed on Galaxy II?

Travis Bowen

If you weren’t playing soccer, what would you do?

Play basketball or be a Formula One Driver

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Comme Une Étoile by Booba

How many tattoos do you have?

Zero

Who or what has influenced you as a leader on the field?

I would have to say all the great midfielders in the world. Juninho is a good example because he is really good. He is doing a great job on the field. 

What are some of your favorite memories from your days as a beginner?

I think it was my first game when I played for Brestois in France. It was very emotional because I had a lot of thoughts in my head, and I was thinking about my family, and my friends watching me on the TV.

How have you found your transition into Los Dos?

It was very exciting; new people, a new language. I was afraid because I didn’t know anybody, but everybody was nice to me and it’s a fabulous city. LA is amazing; maybe the best city in the world, the weather is amazing. So everything was nice. Sometimes it’s hard because you are far away from your family and friends. Jetlag is very important, but it was good.

How has USL developed over the years?

I think the league is better now because there are more reserve teams so it’s more competitive. The way they do the championship this year is going to bring more competition.

What do you look forward to accomplishing in your future?

A lot of success. First I want to sign an MLS contract, and then win [the championship] because that is our target. If we win the league, it’s going to be good publicity for everybody. So I want a lot of success and to stay healthy.

What do you do on your own time?

I like to go out to nice restaurants sometimes. But most of the time, I’m not doing anything. I stay in my place and play video games, or watch the TV. NBA 2K most of the time. 

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