52 episodes

Soccer, football, the beautiful game. Whatever you call it, we're talking about it on Soccer in Snow & Smoke, the new soccer podcast from Andrew Houghton and ESPN Missoula. From the Griz to local high schools and youth programs, soccer culture is strong in the Garden City. We'll cover all of it, plus whatever else happens in the wide world of soccer.

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Soccer, football, the beautiful game. Whatever you call it, we're talking about it on Soccer in Snow & Smoke, the new soccer podcast from Andrew Houghton and ESPN Missoula. From the Griz to local high schools and youth programs, soccer culture is strong in the Garden City. We'll cover all of it, plus whatever else happens in the wide world of soccer.

    Episode 51 - State Champs (Whitefish)

    Episode 51 - State Champs (Whitefish)

    Whitefish achieved a rare double in Class A with both its boys and girls soccer teams taking home the state titles. In this episode, relive those seasons as Bulldogs boys coach John Lacey talks getting back to the top of the mountain (2:50), and girls coach Roland Benedict shares how his team was able to bounce back and break through after a title-game loss a year ago (22:39).

    • 40 min
    Episode 50 - Maddie Ditta and Charley Boone

    Episode 50 - Maddie Ditta and Charley Boone

    After a historic regular season, Montana Griz players Maddie Ditta and Charley Boone visited the ESPN MT studios to talk prepping for the conference tournament, the funniest player on the team and how the Griz put together their stellar defensive unit.

    • 18 min
    Episode 49 - J Landham

    Episode 49 - J Landham

    After a one-year sojourn at Villanova, goalkeeping coach J Landham is back on staff with the Montana Grizzlies. In a wide-ranging Soccer In Snow & Smoke, Landham talks about realizing the move that was best for his career wasn't best for him (1:30), using stats vs. the eye test (28:35), the new tactical trends he's seeing in the game (31:22), how Ashlyn Dvorak has filled Camellia Xu's shoes for the Griz (37:45) and much, much more!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 48 - High School Soccer Preview with Glen Wall

    Episode 48 - High School Soccer Preview with Glen Wall

    Glen Wall, the guru of high school soccer stats in Montana, joined Andrew Houghton for an only slightly late preview of the 2023 Class AA soccer seasons. Glen and Andrew talked state-title contenders, stars who are gone and the players who might rise up in their absence to write the story of the 2023 season.

    • 23 min
    Bonus Episode - Olivia Collins, Brady Reed, Kassidy Kirgan

    Bonus Episode - Olivia Collins, Brady Reed, Kassidy Kirgan

    This summer on Nuanez Now, Colter Nuanez and Andrew Houghton caught up with both Montana Gatorade soccer players of the year - Bozeman Gallatin's Olivia Collins and Missoula Hellgate's Brady Reed - along with Missoula Sentinel goalkeeper Kassidy Kirgan. Now, you can listen to all three of those interviews in one place on Soccer In Snow & Smoke, featuring Olivia Collins on winning the first state title in Bozeman history and heading on to Boise State (3:17), Brady Reed on continuing Hellgate's dynasty and the opportunity that will force him to leave Montana (14:03), and Kassidy Kirgan on what it's like to both be a goalkeeper and have to take a penalty in a state semifinal shootout (26:44).

    • 34 min
    Episode 47 - Griz Season Preview with Chris Citowicki

    Episode 47 - Griz Season Preview with Chris Citowicki

    The Montana Grizzlies open their home schedule this weekend, including a huge game against Ohio State on Sunday. Griz head coach Chris Citowicki joins Soccer In Snow & Smoke for a World Cup wrap-up/Griz season preview, including thoughts on the ground shifting under the USWNT (8:17), why the NWSL doesn't bring World Cup stars over to the US (16:01), bouncing back from a disappointing season (20:42), a new Montana-made star at goalkeeper (25:32), what to watch for if you're going to the games this weekend (32:55) and much, much more.

    • 39 min

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