Perseverance and Play: The Refugee Journey of LA Galaxy’s Baggio Hušidić

LA Galaxy player Baggio Hušidić relives his family's escape from the Bosnian War.

An editorial glance into the lives of some of the South Bay’s most inspirational figures. From surfboard shapers to cancer survivors, Southbay Strong’s sole purpose is to bring into focus those individuals who inspire and exude an insatiable appetite for life.

In the mid-1990s a young Baggio Husidic escaped conflict and war in his home country of Bosnia and found both refuge and opportunity here in the United States. Now 29, he plays professional soccer for the LA Galaxy and calls Manhattan Beach home with his wife and newborn child. His is a story of struggle and soccer—two powerful and personal forces that shaped his allegiance to hard work and discipline, both on and off the field.

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Bryce Lowe-White

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