A podcast. From America. About soccer (sometimes).
But not as you've known it. Over The Ball with Kevin Flynn brings together the worlds of soccer, comedy and entertainment.
Author Jon Townsend
This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam discuss the Manchester United pitch invasion, Champions League action and another strong performance from Christian Pulisic for Chelsea, Jesse Marsch still not getting his due, Mourinho on his way to Roma and more before welcoming These Football Times senior writer and player development expert Jon Townsend to the pod to talk about his new book titled It's Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexity of a Simple Game.
On OTB this week Kevin, Grayle and Sam discuss Champions League action, the start of the MLS campaign and the social media boycott in England before being joined once again by Grant Wahl of the Fútbol with Grant Wahl and American Prodigy podcasts to get his thoughts on Jesse Marsch's appointment as manager of RB Leipzig, the Super League's collapse, Chicharito's hot start to the MLS season and share some memories on covering the NCAA soccer tourneys in the 90's for Sports Illustrated.
FOX Soccer Lead Play-by-Play Announcer John Strong
This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam discuss the launch/spectacular failure of the European Super League, the opening of the MLS season and upcoming NCAA tourneys before welcoming FOX Soccer's lead play-by-play announcer John Strong to the pod to hear what it's like to be back in the stadium for MLS games, how he takes inspiration from other commentators and other sports, preps to call matches, constantly looks to improve, and how we can put it all together to give the sport a uniquely American voice.
Goalkeeping Guru Greg Kenney
This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam discuss Champions League and Christian Pulisic's performance against Porto, El Classico and Sergiño Dest's best position for the USMNT, recent USWNT results and outlook, and the upcoming MLS campaign before welcoming goalkeeping coach and expert Greg Kenney back to the show to talk about the best way to play out of the back, why 'keepers get beat near post more these days, and some of the psychology behind the position.
Fashion Photographer and Former Model Nigel Barker
This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam discuss USMNT players in action in Champions League, Weston McKennie's dinner party gone awry, Valencia walking off the field in a La Liga match following alleged racial abuse and look ahead to the MLS season before welcoming Nigel Barker—author, photographer and former judge on America's Next Top Model—to discuss the intersection of fashion and soccer, his lifelong love for the sport, and hear some great stories from his long career in the fashion industry.
Soccer America Executive Editor Mike Woitalla
This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam welcome Soccer America executive editor Mike Woitalla to the pod to discuss the US mens' failure in Olympic qualifying and ask how big of a setback missing the tournament really is, plus break down the recent friendly performances from the new-look full USMNT squad against Jamaica and Northern Ireland, and consider whether commentators treat the men's and women's games differently.
Soccer + Humor = Awesome podcast
I was always a soccer fan, and now I'm a Kevin Flynn fan. The dude has a black belt in hosting. He keeps you engaged and laughing with guests that you really want to hear from. I wish it was longer (that's what she said). TC
Flynn is the total package!
I love the show because the host Kevin Flynn combines his knowledge of the game as a former player with some fun humor. His side kicks are also knowledgeable as well. I love when they disagree and give each other a hard time. It really works. They cover EPL, Serie A, USMNT as well as all kinds of other interesting soccer related tid bits. I highly recommend for a soccer newbie or a a hardcore fan like myself.
Great podcast, Kevin is a terrific host