A podcast dedicated to everything soccer - from an American perspective. NCAA to MLS, Premier league to World Cup, our expert hosts and analysts dig into the latest news, the biggest controversies, the most spectacular plays, and the strategies that drive today's game of soccer. Both ex-professional soccer players turned obsessive fans, Kevin Flynn is a celebrated stand-up comedian, and Chris Chamides is the head coach for the LMU NCAA Women's soccer team. Even to this day, they eat, sleep, and drink the game of soccer. Join their conversation, or simply sit back and enjoy the dialogue, as they opine on the game, the leagues, the players, the coaches, and the passion that defines the world's game. Nobody and no topic is off-limits. So step onto the pitch weekly with OTB.
Best Ever World Cup Ends With Argentina and Messi on Top - Bob Ley Joins Kevin and Chris To Recap One of the Most Exciting Finals Ever
Best World Cup ever as Mbappe hat trick is not enough to stop Lionel Messi and Argentina as they win on PKs. Argentina gets their third World Cup Title and with that and cements Messi as the GOAT. Lionel Messi now shares Argentinian World Cup Hero status with Mario Kempes and Diego Maradona. More importantly, solidifies his superiority over Ronaldo at the GOAT. Kevin, Bob, and Chris all share their feelings about the game while tipping their hat to France for one of the greatest comebacks in history with their ability to drive the game to a shootout. This and much more of this week's edition of OTB.
Bob Ley and Grayle Howlett Join Kevin and Chris to Pay Tribute to Journalist Grant Wahl - Celebrating the Man, His Heart, His Passion, and His Impact on the World of Soccer.
Early Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 soccer journalist Grant Wahl died suddenly while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. Wahl, one of the most well-known and respected soccer writers in the United States, was loved throughout the soccer world and beyond. Well-known and celebrated for his heart, passion, integrity, and incredible knowledge of the game, Grant’s passing shocked the world and the soccer community. Kevin and Chris are joined by legendary sportscaster Bob Ley, and close friend and colleague Grayle Howlett to pay tribute to the man, his incredible heart, his sterling reputation, his immense passion, and his impact on the soccer world.
Assessing the Aftermath of the USMNT's Loss.
We’re down to the Final 8 (Croatia v. Brazil : Netherlands v. Argentina : Morocco v. Portugal : England v. France) and Kevin and Chris assess the fallout from the US Men’s loss, discuss the future of the team and Berhalter, share their picks for the final rounds, and share their choice for where they would send their child to learn the game of futbal.
USMNT Go Down With a Fight. Dominic Kinnear Joins Kevin To Discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Heartbreak.
US puts together an aggressive, fast-paced attack but misses several opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net, while the Dutch’s discipline and precision take advantage of US backline defense failures. We finally see Reyna and perhaps a glimpse of the future. That and more on this special World Cup edition of OTB.
USA Moves On To The Knockout Round. With Christian Pulisic's self-sacrificing goal, USMNT Beats Iran 1-0 and is Scheduled To Play The Netherlands on Saturday 9 am EST.
In what can only be described as a gutsy and passionate performance by Team USA, the USMNT moves on to the Knockout Round where they will play the Dutch on Saturday at 9 am EST. Kevin and Chris break down the game, opine about Berhalter's changes to the starting line-up, analyze his 75th minute substitution decisions, critique Haji Wright's intensity level, and continue to wonder..."where in the world is Gio Reyna?" England advances with 3-0 win over Wales. Netherlands advances with 2-0 win over Qatar, and Senegal beats Ecuador 2-1. That and more celebration on this week's episode of OTB.
Anticipation Grows For Must Win Matchup Between US and Iran. Iran Attacks US Soccer Over Flag Issue. Iranian Press Lambasts Tyler Adams Over Mispronunciation of "Iran" and Brings BLM Riots Into A Bizarre Press Conference. Portugal and Brazil Advance To
US Soccer provides additional motivation for Iran by altering the Iranian flag on social media. Tyler Adams handles a truly bizarre press conference like a seasoned pro against the Iranian press. Fernandez scores 2 against Uruguay to Advance Portugal. Brazil advances with a 1-0 win over Switzerland. Cameroon stays alive with a 3-3 tie with Serbia. Ghana and South Korea battle back and forth in a 3-2 win for Ghana. Canadian Coach John Herdman disses Croatia after they knock Canada out.
Over The Ball with Kevin Flynn
At the encouragement of a soccer loving British friend living in America, I recently listened to the May 10th episode of Over The Ball with Kevin Flynn in which Flynn interviewed The Douglass Brothers. Not being a soccer fan, I knew NOTHING about the sport except what scoring a goal means to the game. That’s it! I became VERY interested in soccer as a result of listening to this compelling interview which focused on the documentary the Douglass brothers have produced about Brazilian soccer legend, Ronaldinho. Flynn’s easygoing, fun personality and quick wit made it easy for me to dive in to the interview without worrying about my ignorance about the game. There were many things I learned about soccer as a result of the interview — yet most interesting to me was that Ronaldinho was especially great for the “beauty” he brought to the game through his form, finesse and strategy on the field. In other words, there are players who have great skill — then there are players like Ronaldinho who elevate their skills — and the game — to the level of an art form when played as masterfully as Ronaldinho played. I have since listed to several other podcasts from the OTB archives — which is remarkable since I never had interest in soccer until I learned a few things from this podcast. WELL DONE!
Richard C; California
Kevin and Chris are a spectacular team. They are fun, informative, and keep me up to date on soccer around the world.
Roadmap for a Better World
As a woman and an Over the Ball virgin, I was struck by how refreshing it was to listen to a podcast about soccer that combined humor, respect (Kevin and Chris for each other and for the Douglas Brothers, the sport and Ronaldinho), talent and unbridled joy. The professional camaraderie permeating every second of the Douglas Brothers’ podcast (and the documentary discussed) transcended different fields, backgrounds and countries, settling into an unforgettable and life-affirming common ground of humanity. What a wonderful reminder of the way true sportsmanship can be a roadmap to a better world.