After making his debut at Bayern Munich with the U19s in March, Taylor Booth continues to grow and train in hopes of playing with the senior teams. The 17-year-old recently spoke to the Salt Lake Tribune of his native Utah, telling them how he is adjusting to life at FC Bayern and in Germany. He said that the biggest shift in mentality is how he looks at the game.
The German culture has taught me to never take a day off and to train 100% every day... It was my goal to play in Europe so it was an amazing feeling to sign for such a successful club.
He also said that he is enjoying life in Germany so far. However, most of his off days are spent at Hard Rock Cafe, where he can feel a little more at home, immersed in an American atmosphere.
Booth also gave credit to the Real Salt Lake Academy, as he has in the past, for helping him get to where he is today. Although he chose to not sign a homegrown contract with the team, he is still grateful to them for helping him be ready for an opportunity to sign with FC Bayern.
I give RSL a lot of credit for helping me with my youth development. They are definitely one of the best academies in the U.S., if not the best. They continue to develop top players every year. So they deserve the respect they have.
The young American also acknowledged his parents in helping him in this adventure. He leans on the advice that they gave him when they found out he had signed with Bayern.
They were super proud of me, but they realized I still have a lot of work to do. They told me to stay grounded and continue working hard.