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With over 20 years of coaching experience, Brad Gough a.k.a. "Coach" takes a deep dive into the coaching side of soccer. From tactics and formations to the locker room, he's got you covered. He'll review the FC Cincinnati matches, he'll also interview other coaches from around the region, review a new beer each week, and of course, he'll explore The Mailbag. Produced by CST Media.

Talking Tactics with Coach Gough CST Media, LLC

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    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

With over 20 years of coaching experience, Brad Gough a.k.a. "Coach" takes a deep dive into the coaching side of soccer. From tactics and formations to the locker room, he's got you covered. He'll review the FC Cincinnati matches, he'll also interview other coaches from around the region, review a new beer each week, and of course, he'll explore The Mailbag. Produced by CST Media.

    The Tactics of the Half Space

    The Tactics of the Half Space

    Highlights from this week's show. In this episode, Coach Gough and Justin break down the offensive tactic used by FC Cincinnati and Pat Noonan to attack the half spaces left open by the Philadelphia Union. They break down all of the goals and talk about what made each one great.
    The guys also talk about what the defense did to successfully limit the Union attackers, and get to your questions in the mailbag.
    Follow Coach and Justin Coach is @FCCincyTacTalk and Justin is @JustinHoyte32
    Support Talking Tactics and CST! Want to help the Talking Tactics Podcast grow? Leave a rating and a review! Want to help support Cincinnati Soccer Talk? Want to become an episode captain? Become a supporter today!
    Subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk Don't forget you can now download and subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk on iTunes today! The podcast can also be found on Stitcher Smart Radio now. We're also available in the Google Play Store and NOW ON SPOTIFY!
    As always we'd love your feedback about our podcast! You can email the show at feedback@cincinnatisoccertalk.com. We'd love for you to join us on our Facebook page as well! Like us at Facebook.com/CincinnatiSoccerTalk.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Matt Miazga Scouting Report Special

    Matt Miazga Scouting Report Special

    Highlights from this week's show. In this special episode, Coach Gough provides a full scouting report on FC Cincinnati's newest center back, Matt Miazga. What are his strengths and weaknesses? Where does he rank in terms of MLS center backs?
    Coach also speculates on what this means for the club, the team's playing style, and the future.
    Follow Coach and Justin Coach is @FCCincyTacTalk and Justin is @JustinHoyte32
    Support Talking Tactics and CST! Want to help the Talking Tactics Podcast grow? Leave a rating and a review! Want to help support Cincinnati Soccer Talk? Want to become an episode captain? Become a supporter today!
    Subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk Don't forget you can now download and subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk on iTunes today! The podcast can also be found on Stitcher Smart Radio now. We're also available in the Google Play Store and NOW ON SPOTIFY!
    As always we'd love your feedback about our podcast! You can email the show at feedback@cincinnatisoccertalk.com. We'd love for you to join us on our Facebook page as well! Like us at Facebook.com/CincinnatiSoccerTalk.

    • 9 min
    Tactics of an 8 Goal Thriller

    Tactics of an 8 Goal Thriller

    Highlights from this week's show. In this extra long episode, Coach Gough and Justin break down all 8 goals in FC Cincinnati's 4-4 draw at Inter Miami. What problems did Miami's 4-2-3-1 cause FCC's 3-5-2? What players stood out in a positive and negative way? And, did Noonan make too many lineup changes?
    The guys also talk about the Haris Medunjanin news, why FC Cincinnati keep allowing so many set piece goals, and much much more.
    Follow Coach and Justin Coach is @FCCincyTacTalk and Justin is @JustinHoyte32
    Support Talking Tactics and CST! Want to help the Talking Tactics Podcast grow? Leave a rating and a review! Want to help support Cincinnati Soccer Talk? Want to become an episode captain? Become a supporter today!
    Subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk Don't forget you can now download and subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk on iTunes today! The podcast can also be found on Stitcher Smart Radio now. We're also available in the Google Play Store and NOW ON SPOTIFY!
    As always we'd love your feedback about our podcast! You can email the show at feedback@cincinnatisoccertalk.com. We'd love for you to join us on our Facebook page as well! Like us at Facebook.com/CincinnatiSoccerTalk.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Talking Tactics Centenary Special

    Talking Tactics Centenary Special

    Highlights from this week's show. In this episode, Coach Gough and Justin talk about the big tactical ideas from FC Cincinnati's home draw with Nashville SC. What changed when FCC went behind? 
    The guys also go deep on set piece defending and then celebrate this, the 1ooth episode of Talking Tactics, with a huge mailbag segment.
    Follow Coach and Justin Coach is @FCCincyTacTalk and Justin is @JustinHoyte32
    Support Talking Tactics and CST! Want to help the Talking Tactics Podcast grow? Leave a rating and a review! Want to help support Cincinnati Soccer Talk? Want to become an episode captain? Become a supporter today!
    Subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk Don't forget you can now download and subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk on iTunes today! The podcast can also be found on Stitcher Smart Radio now. We're also available in the Google Play Store and NOW ON SPOTIFY!
    As always we'd love your feedback about our podcast! You can email the show at feedback@cincinnatisoccertalk.com. We'd love for you to join us on our Facebook page as well! Like us at Facebook.com/CincinnatiSoccerTalk.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Talking Derby's and Hellish Tactics

    Talking Derby's and Hellish Tactics

    Highlights from this week's show. Coach and Justin dive into Derby's especially the one FCC just played in. Hell is Real not just in Cincinnati but also for Justin Hoyte in England's heat wave. We have a lot to dive into, with a change in Noonan's tactics. Time to dive in
    Follow Coach and Justin Coach is @FCCincyTacTalk and Justin is @JustinHoyte32
    Support Talking Tactics and CST! Want to help the Talking Tactics Podcast grow? Leave a rating and a review! Want to help support Cincinnati Soccer Talk? Want to become an episode captain? Become a supporter today!
    Subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk Don't forget you can now download and subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk on iTunes today! The podcast can also be found on Stitcher Smart Radio now. We're also available in the Google Play Store and NOW ON SPOTIFY!
    As always we'd love your feedback about our podcast! You can email the show at feedback@cincinnatisoccertalk.com. We'd love for you to join us on our Facebook page as well! Like us at Facebook.com/CincinnatiSoccerTalk.
    The show's RSS feed is https://fcctactalk.libsyn.com/rss

    • 1 hr 4 min
    FCC vs. Vancouver Quick Reaction Special

    FCC vs. Vancouver Quick Reaction Special

    Highlights from this week's show. In this uncut and unfiltered episode, Coach Gough gives his day-after reactions to FC Cincinnati's draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps. What should Pat Noonan have done differently? What were all the little breakdowns that led to each Vancouver goal?
    Coach also looks ahead to the Hell is Real derby, and tells you what to watch for on Sunday.
    Follow Coach and Justin Coach is @FCCincyTacTalk and Justin is @JustinHoyte32
    Support Talking Tactics and CST! Want to help the Talking Tactics Podcast grow? Leave a rating and a review! Want to help support Cincinnati Soccer Talk? Want to become an episode captain? Become a supporter today!
    Subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk Don't forget you can now download and subscribe to Cincinnati Soccer Talk on iTunes today! The podcast can also be found on Stitcher Smart Radio now. We're also available in the Google Play Store and NOW ON SPOTIFY!
    As always we'd love your feedback about our podcast! You can email the show at feedback@cincinnatisoccertalk.com. We'd love for you to join us on our Facebook page as well! Like us at Facebook.com/CincinnatiSoccerTalk.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

ryanr256 ,

Excellent Analysis and Interpretation

I learned the game of football (soccer) in the German system during the mid-80's. I played at the club level in the States for a few years and stopped playing a long time ago. I've come back into the soccer realm recently and am lost as to things like formations, tactics rules, etc.. Modern MLS soccer is very different than what I learned, but Coach and Justin break it down in an easy to understand manner. Because of them, I now have a very good understanding of what's happening on the field when I watch a match. Their dialog is excellent and their insight is even better.

Run2007 ,

Helpful analysis

Really appreciate Coach and Justin’s look at the game. Helps me to appreciate the nuances of what’s going on. Keep up the great work.

Bane007 ,

Fantastic & Informative Podcast

I heard you needed a June review, and I need to write one……As a brand new supporter of FC Cincinnati (picked a great season, right? What’s a wooden spoon?), this podcast has been invaluable in helping me learn the key players and background on the club, as well as how the team implements and adjusts strategies for each match. You get the perspectives from both a coach and a player, and the rapport between Coach Gough and Justin is terrific. Thank you for your excellent work! #upthefoosers!

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