Soccer Education for the Serious
Ep 292: A First Chat on the Monopolies that Are American Pro Team Sports
The following is a free flow discussion Terry Ransbury and I had on monopolies. The context is first set through the lens that Peter Thiel offers in his book, Zero to One. If you haven’t read it, it’s a good one, and I strongly recommend. After setting the stage a bit, we move into how [...]
Ep 291: A Brief Clip on Mentality
The following is a micro episode on mentality. It’s just a five minute rant I went on with Nick during one of our recordings, a tangent really. I thought I would clip it and publish it since a few days ago the big story was about Weston McKennie. Weston reportedly broke rules and, consequently, Gregg [...]
Ep 290: On Players “Playing Up”
The following is an episode on players “playing up” in age. While it might seem this isn’t a new notion, and it’s simply a matter of whether the player is good enough, there is quite a bit to consider. Nick and I try to touch on some of those from personal experience. And by the [...]
Ep 289: On Scouting and Promotion/Relegation
The following is a discussion on scouting. Now obviously, this is a huge topic that entire courses and careers are built around. So it’s not like we’re going to cover this in 30 minutes. Rather, Terry and I are just flowing and having a conversation sampling from our own experience, and also injecting promotion and [...]
Ep 288: What Can be Gleaned from the USMNT vs Mexico in the Nations League Final
Portland vs Seattle, NY Red Bulls vs New York City FC, LAFC vs Galaxy, please … those aren’t rivalries, those are scrimmages, those are friendly play dates among buddies who are all on the same boat rowing in the same direction. Mexico vs the United States? That’s a f*****g rivalry. That’s authentic. That’s real. And [...]
Ep 287: Dual Nationals in the US – How it’s Been Handled, How it’s Being Handled
The following is on the topic of players with dual nationalities. Specifically, dual-nationals as it relates to the US Mens National Team. Even more specific, dual-nationals as it relates to Mexican-Americans first, and Latino-Americans generally. It s become a hot topic in American soccer the past handful of years, and even if you re not that interested [...]
Able to relate to the discussions. I’ve witnessed some if their work in the past years and never seen anything like what they have achieved.
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One of my favorite pods to listen to each week! Look forward to each new one. Helping turn the page in the US landscape!!