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Soccer is more than just a game. The passion and drama played out on the pitch offer an escape from our personal realities while simultaneously mirroring them. On FC Nation, host Dustin Nation tries to capture and tell the stories of the beautiful game from a perspective that you've not heard.

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Soccer is more than just a game. The passion and drama played out on the pitch offer an escape from our personal realities while simultaneously mirroring them. On FC Nation, host Dustin Nation tries to capture and tell the stories of the beautiful game from a perspective that you've not heard.

    008 – Chattanooga FC with Sheldon Grizzle

    008 – Chattanooga FC with Sheldon Grizzle

    A scenario is playing out across the American soccer landscape. It’s synonymous to many of the cultural battles we’re seeing across society, and a plot worthy of place on the big screen. One where the people are pitted against capitalism. One where communities are pitted against corporations. And I unknowingly walked right into the middle...

    • 58 min
    007 – Scouting Africa, with Sebastian Abbot, Author of The Away Game

    007 – Scouting Africa, with Sebastian Abbot, Author of The Away Game

    Continuing our look at scouting, we move away from the US and across the Atlantic. But not to Europe. In this episode, we’re headed to Africa to take a look at a MASSIVE scouting effort that spanned the entire continent and was headed by the same scout credited for developing Lionel Messi. With the 2022...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    006 – Talent Identification in the US with Scott Rezendes

    006 – Talent Identification in the US with Scott Rezendes

    You’re watching your favorite team and everything is going well, when all of a sudden the star player goes down injured. On comes the backup. No one had even heard of him until he was signed by your team, but now he’ll be called upon to fill a vital role in the squad. So how...

    • 42 min
    005 – Jon Arnold: Soccer Journalism from an American Perspective

    005 – Jon Arnold: Soccer Journalism from an American Perspective

    Last episode I talked with Karl Matchett to get the British perspective on soccer journalism. We learned what it is like to cover soccer in a country where it’s the top-dog in sports. However, while soccer is on the upswing back here in The States, it’s still a completely different environment where MLS is not...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    004 – Karl Matchett: Soccer Journalism in the UK

    004 – Karl Matchett: Soccer Journalism in the UK

    When watching the match just isn’t enough, soccer fans turn to the media for news, features, and access to their favorite players and teams. We read prematch material, we watch Twitter feeds, we click on every transfer rumor, we read post-match material, we look for quotes from players and managers, and we listen to opinions...

    • 32 min
    003 – Owning Bugeaters FC with Jonathan Collura

    003 – Owning Bugeaters FC with Jonathan Collura

    This is the next episode in my series where I talk to owners of lower-divisions sides. Last episode I spoke to Damon Gochneaur who is in the process of becoming an owner by starting Denton Diablos FC. This time, I met up with a more seasoned owner. He’s a businessman who lives in the Dallas...

    • 43 min

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