Round two with Jon Bisswurm from Minneapolis City SC! A lot has happened with Minneapolis City over the course of the club’s inaugural year. From their debut in the Premier League of America, to the historic win over Oakland County FC in the US Open Cup qualifier. We chat about supporter-owned football and the club’s recent decision to make the switch to the National Premier Soccer League for the 2017 season.
Jon also shares a little bit about his time as a player while in the FC Kaiserslautern system. From eating oats and drinking sparkling water in the morning before training, to running around the pitch looking to prove himself in front of his German counterparts.
In May 2016, we traveled to Detroit for what we believed was the most important soccer game of the year in the United States. Detroit City FC hosted FC United of Manchester in a truly monumental match. The "Derby of the People" supporters from both clubs called it. The match was also a dedication to Detroit City FC's newly renovated home, Keyworth Stadium.
This special episode attempts to capture the spirit and ethos of the supporter-owned and supporter-built movements and the loyal people who follow their clubs. Follow along as supporters share why they remain so passionate for their communities and how their efforts have created a foundation for truly great things to come.
We head back west to hear from Colorado Rush in this episode. Peter May and Joe Webb introduce us to the "Rush Way" and the philosophies behind the club. We talk youth development, the exciting news of the men's first team joining the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), and of course we couldn't resist discussing the complexities and challenges that face US Soccer at the end of 2016.
First place in NPSL's Great Lakes West Conference in 2016, to what new heights can Grand Rapids FC reach? In this episode we sit down with Matt Roberts, the President and CEO of Grand Rapids FC. We chat the crowd funding initiative that got the club off the ground, aspirations for the future, how an open system could potentially benefit a club like Grand Rapids, and the importance of the relationship with the supporters group, the Grand Army.
We're honored to chat with Jerome de Bontin the former General Manager of the New York Red Bulls and President of Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco in this episode. Jerome is currently involved with the United States Soccer Foundation as a trustee, which is separate from the Federation. He’s been involved in the game of soccer from early on while living in France, and throughout his college education at Amherst College where he also played.
We cover a lot of ground in this one, giving us lots to think about. We chat the Deloitte Report and promotion relegation, youth development and solidarity payments, and how we as a country can begin to leverage our own skills in order to create a soccer ecosystem that provides world class talent.
Also, please check out the non-profit charity, covenanthouse.org. Covenant House serves homeless youth with a network of shelters across the US. It’s a non-profit that is very important to Jerome.
Happy Thanksgiving! In this pod we pick Brandon Jantz's brain about Temecula FC and the development of a grassroots club at the NPSL level. Brandon is originally from Temecula, CA and chose to start a club after his experiences as a player. We chat the growth of NPSL and the future of the game in the US.
Greater Lowell United FC (GLUFC) is a soccer club based in Lowell, Massachusetts. GLUFC play in the North Atlantic Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). In this episode, Todd speaks with club founder, Manny Andrade about the club's origins to the nuances of keeping a club afloat in the fourth tier of American soccer. We chat development, benefits of an open system, and what makes grassroots soccer special.
The Flakoglost lads are back with a run down of the latest MLS playoff fixtures from the weekend. The Colorado Rapids defeated LA Galaxy after penalties while Seattle held on to defeat FC Dallas. Meanwhile, the Eastern Conference is down to two Canadian teams, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact. The NASL playoffs now have the two finalists, Indy Eleven and the NY Cosmos. Finally, USA and Mexico will renew their rivalry on Friday as both teams will face off in Columbus, Ohio.
The Flakoglost lads discuss some recent US Open Cup fixtures from this past weekend along with MLS Decision Day. Harpo's FC were on the wrong end of a 2-1 loss to Azteca FC while Minneapolis City SC won their Open Cup qualifying match. The Colorado Rapids fell short of winning the Supporter's Shield Trophy but they are in the CONCACAF Champions League next season. Also mentioned is Darlington Nagbe, LA Galaxy's past MLS success and an update in the FIFA bribery scandal.
This week the Flakoglost lads talk CONCACAF, the United States national team's win over Cuba in Havana, the Colorado Rapids home playoff game, and Bruce Arena's latest complaint over logistics within Major League Soccer. They also add in recent news regarding SUM and later this month, Harpo's FC play against Azteca in a US Open Cup qualifying match.
The Flakoglost lads are back together and the topics range from Richard helping to interview Michael Azira before a Colorado Rapids game to Tata Martino being hired as the first Atlanta United manager. Also, former United States national team and Egypt national team manager Bob Bradley has been named head coach of Swansea City of the Premier League
Dennis Crowley from Stockade FC and Ben Falvo from Kew Forest grace the pod with their thoughts about starting football club's from scratch. We chat memorable moment's from year one, engaging community, and life at the base of the pyramid.
After two chance meetings on the road this summer, Todd had the opportunity to ask Mr. Peter Wilt a few questions about his thoughts on soccer in America. We chat about his endeavors with Club 9 Sports and NASL expansion to Chicago. His thoughts on the future of the NASL, supporter-owned soccer, and an open system are explored.
In Studio C, the Flakoglost lads have a solid rundown of recent soccer news including Cubo Torres' loan to Cruz Azul, Nashville FC's name change, Abby Wambach's addiction admission, and Landon Donovan's return to LA Galaxy. Finally, be sure to tune in for the US Open Cup final on Tuesday night between FC Dallas and New England Revolution.
The Flakoglost lads are back this week and the topics of discussion range from the theistic views of the FC Cincinnati owner to the fallout of Hope Solo's suspension from the USSF. We also comment on Nigel de Jong's LA Galaxy exit, Megan Rapinoe's latest protest, and the United States and Mexico's world cup qualifiers. Finally, we run down some games from MLS and the NASL. Cheers!
One week after the Atlanta Silverbacks Trust was asked to shut down operations by the club, we listen in on a conversation between Todd and Paul Scanling, the host of ATLGorilla Talk and member of the Trust. The conversation covers what the Trust's intentions were from the beginning, and where the hearts and minds of the Silverbacks supporters are at. Enjoy.
In our latest episode, we discuss topics ranging from the Robbie Rogers incident in the USL, to Minnesota United officially being unveiled as an MLS team for the 2017 season. We also look at a rundown of MLS matches along with NASL games. Edmonton top the table in the NASL while FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids still lead the way in MLS. NYCFC somehow continue to get wins while Jordan Morris played well in Seattle's latest victory. Oh, and Richard Terry might get arrested in Utah this weekend!
In our latest episode we chat for a bit with our friend Carlos Mojica from AFC Cleveland. He covers the team and also covers the NPSL. AFC Cleveland also won the 2016 NPSL National Championship. We also discuss Hope Solo's recent outburst following the United States Women's team Quarterfinal loss to Sweden. Mexico had a surprising early exit from the 2016 Olympics in Rio and there was plenty of NASL and MLS action this past weekend.
Tonight we had the chance to interview Will and Porter from the Scissortail Podcast, a fan pod for Rayo OKC. Within the past few days, there's been a lot of changes from the Spanish hierarchy in regards to the NASL club. Will and Porter break down what has occurred and how the team will go forward for the remainder of the 2016 season. Also, congratulations to AFC Cleveland for winning the 2016 NPSL Title!
Jose is out of town and Richard and Todd hold down the fort. We chat NPSL final, the Premier League of America champions, Milwaukee Bavarians, and also go off a little bit on how Major League Soccer will apparently be charging a $200m entry fee into the league. Fat Frank scores a hat trick on the Colorado Rapids and Charlie Davies cancer is in remission. Miami FC were victorious over Indy Eleven while coach Hankinson's favorite word is resilience.
This is one of the first weekends where the hosts of Flakoglost were actually in Denver over the weekend. There were no travels to far-off lands or visiting any northern tundra. Seattle Sounders had another rough loss and the lads question how Sigi Schmid still has a job. Christian Ramirez continues scoring goals for Minnesota while NYCFC fell victim to the New York Red Bulls. Chicago Fire are once again still the joke of Major League Soccer and Indy Eleven are top of the Table in the NASL. Enjoy!
Richard returns from his adventures in Cincinnati for the FC Cincinnati vs Crystal Palace game and Todd spent the weekend in Minneapolis to check out the Summit Keg match in addition to Minnesota United vs Indy Eleven. Jose helps us understand Liga MX's new 10/8 rule when it comes to foreign-born players. Don Garber is interested in data while Jordan Morris doesn't know how to use his left foot. Once again, the Colorado Rapids found another way to win. Finally, there are US Open Cup matches this week with Fort Lauderdale Strikers the chance the carry the torch for the NASL.
Once again, Todd is back from his travels and we are back from having the 4th of July off! We converse with Todd about his trips to San Francisco, Louisville, and Indianapolis. FC Dallas top the MLS table while Ft. Lauderdale Strikers have been late on paying their players and staff. An NWSL game in New York was played on an extremely narrow pitch. The US Open Cup quarterfinals are upon us and Portugal defeated France to win the UEFA EURO 2016 championship...without the services of Cristiano Ronaldo. Finally, the Summit Keg match is this coming weekend.
Richard and Jose hold down the fort while Todd's travels take him to San Francisco. While Todd is checking out San Francisco City FC, Richard and Jose talk about Detroit City's latest win, the United States national team finishing forth place in the Copa America Centenario, Lionel Messi's penalty miss and "retirement" from the Argentina National side. We also discuss the US Open Cup, NASL fall season and a brief Major League Soccer roundup. Sit back, listen, and enjoy.
Todd has returned from his travels to Nashville and Chattanooga to check out some more lower league soccer from Tennessee. Who knew that Tennessee was in two separate time zones? Harpo's FC defeated FC Denver in the Colorado Amateur Soccer League championship. There were several US Open Cup matches to discuss and Puerto Rico FC has started to prepare for the NASL Fall season. Finally, MLS returned after a two-week break and the Copa America Centenario Semifinals are upon us!