The guys are joined by a fourth, Shea Kikonu ma'afala! He's a mouthful.
Who had the better MLS off-season, Chicago Fire or FC Edmonton*?
Has PSV Eindhoven's, Andres Guardado tired of windmills and Tulips? Will he end up in the United States?
LA Galaxy II are headed to England to find the next hidden gem. They likely picked the wrong country!
Veracruz/Tigres supporters duke it out. Supposedly no bags of urine were tossed.
USL side, Phoenix Rising FC sign both Sean Wright-Phillips and Omar Bravo. Buckle up!
Leicester City part ways with Claudio Ranieri. Why?
* We are aware FC Edmonton are an NASL club.
If the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) President, John Motta has anything to say about lower division sanctioning and alignment, it might be a reality sooner than you think!
How will the base of the pyramid come together? Could it include promotion and relegation? And does the current philosophies at US Soccer align with USASA's proposed vision? Time will tell. What's certain, is that there's a role and spot at the table for soccer supporters and teams in every community all across the United States.
Scattered throughout our discussion, we talk honesty in a merit based system. Charlatans and hucksters. The future of the US Open Cup. John even briefly mentions his involvement with the pro-task force that evaluated whether two D-2 leagues could co-exist at the same time. He’s certainly seen it all!
We never claimed to know the finer talking points! FC Cincinnati’s gaffer, John Harkes is no longer on the club payroll. Wondering what the hell happened, we chew on the absurd reasons for Harkes’s removal. Does a Super Cup between NASL and USL champions make sense? Brad Evans tweets about Fredy Montero, and without missing a beat, the USA U-20’s are off to an amazing start in the CONCACAF tournament. Borracho’s of the week are back!
Ever wonder what fighting a bear would be like? If age appropriate, and liver willing, try imbibing a Jager-Bomb immediately followed by a Car-Bomb - that might give you an idea. While bear fight the drink might prove to be a bad decision, the soccer club, Bearfight FC has proven anything but. The member-owned, amateur soccer club, based out of Wilmington, DE was founded in 2013 by a group of soccer fans with connections to the Bearfight Brigade, a supporters group for the Philadelphia Union.
Bearfight FC’s President, Jeremy Sharpe, shares with us how the club is at attempting to challenge the status quo of how soccer club’s are run in the United States. We talk long-term feasibility of the member-owned model, and how grassroots soccer clubs are connecting communities like never before. Jeremy even shares how Bearfight FC were able to acquire the services of former USMNT defender, and former captain of the Philadelphia Union, Danny Califf in their first year.
Bearfight FC currently play in the Inter County League (PA), which falls under the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). You can learn more about the member-owned, Bearfight FC at www.bearfightfc.com.
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Born behind the iron curtain of Communism, Tim Sas and his family illegally fled Romania, relocating to Sweden while he was a teenager. Tim and his family moved to Vancouver, BC, and a short time later eventually settled in Duluth, MN Tim takes us through several experiences of what life was like living under authoritarian rule and how soccer was often a saving grace for him.
Tim is the founder and general manager of Duluth FC, a club often referred to as the Blue-Greens. We chat upcoming expectations for the 2017 NPSL season. Benefits of an open system. Soccer fan culture in the US. And halfway into the pod, Tim explains what it feels like to cherish freedom in America, and why one of his passions is building a grassroots soccer club focused on community identity.