Originally from Belgrade, Serbia, Vuk Popovic (pronounced Vook Pop-o-vitch) is a tall, strong center-back. He is a reliable and smart defender who can cover the best of forwards and possesses skill to contribute in an offensive attack. Like many young Europeans, Popovic had to make a decision about his playing career in his teenage years. It was either continue soccer in Serbia or pursue an education. Instead, Popovic decided to combine the two by playing division I soccer at Oakland University in Michigan while at the same time receive a college education.