VIDEO: Kimura reacts to Japan earthquake

Only Japanese player in MLS reacts to natural distaster that struck Japan on Friday

Kosuke Kimura prepares to take the field at MLS Cup 2010_DL

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Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

(March 11, 2011) - Kosuke Kimura - the only Japanese player in Major League Soccer - was with the Colorado Rapids in Seattle, Washington when news of the tragic earthquake that struck Japan hit the airwaves late on Thursday night.

After some difficulty trying to contact his parents and brothers in Japan, he communicated with his older brother via instant messenger to learn that his family was ok.

We caught up with Kosuke today before the team departed for Vancouver for Saturday's final preseason game against the Whitecaps.

In the interview, Kosuke talks about he found out about the earthquake, how his family is doing, his reactions to the tragedy, and message to those affected.