March 6, 2023

Matchday 27 - Devon Kerr, Broadcaster/Analyst

We talk to ex-player and now leading commentator and analyst Devon Kerr. Together we reminisce about Orange County's 2021 USL Championship victory, the growth of the US game and how much the young American player's experience...

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Jan. 18, 2023

Matchday 26 - Mark Donaldson, ESPN commentator and Hearts fan

We talk to the hilarious and fascinating Mark Donaldson, long-time ESPN commentator. We talk to editing radio with a knife, the first team ever to beat the New York Cosmos and writing four sports books. He tells us about his …

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Sept. 21, 2022

Matchday 25 - Kevin Baxter, LA Times soccer reporter

We talk to LA Times soccer writer Kevin Baxter. We talk the battle for LA supremacy, the rise and fall of LA Galaxy and his love of Manchester City - and his car. He tells us about his reluctant move …

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Aug. 21, 2022

Matchday 24 - Adam Richman, Spurs superfan, Grimsby shareholder and f…

We talk to the effervescent Adam Richman, former host of Man vs Food and a true football lover. He tells us why he chose Spurs, why he bought shares in Grimsby and why he is the shirt sponsor of charity …

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Aug. 15, 2022

Matchday 23 - Ivor Heller, Commercial Director AFC Wimbledon

We talk to legendary AFC Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller. He talks about the franchising of the club, his involvement from day one and why he fell in love with Wimbledon. He describes the chance sponsorship deal wit...

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July 28, 2022

Matchday 22 - Ajay Nwosu, CEO Teqball USA

We talk to ex-player, entrepreneur and now Teqball CEO Ajay Nwosu. He explains what Teqball is, why David Beckham loves it and how the best women can beat international male players. He tells us how many MLS, Premier League a...

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July 5, 2022

Matchday 21 - Adrian Healey, veteran broadcaster and Austin FC’s lead…

We talk to British veteran broadcaster Adrian Healey. He talks about his time calling games for the New England Revolution, ESPN and now Austin FC. We talk about the birth of MLS, PKs vs penalties and the importance and joy …

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June 20, 2022

Matchday 20 - Mark Cartwright, USL Sporting Director

We talk to former pro footballer, technical director at Stoke City and now the USL’s Sporting Director. We talk about the potential of the league’s young players, the record breaking transfer of teenage sensation Kobi Henry t...

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Nov. 3, 2021

Matchday 19 - Jim Piddock, actor, writer, Crystal Palace fan

I talk to actor, writer, producer and transatlantic football fan Jim Piddock. Jim tells us about attending the first ever Galaxy game (with an actor on the bench), the first LAFC game and how much American soccer has moved on...

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Sept. 15, 2021

Matchday 18 - Sanjit Atwal, data-led sports marketing expert and co-f…

Statistics, data and innovation in sport. We talk to Sanjit Atwal, the co-founder of award-winning agency Halfspace. We discuss data-led marketing in sport, how far behind the industry is compared to e-commerce and how he is ...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Matchday 17 - Rob Kiernan, Orange County, Rangers, Watford

We talk to Orange County Soccer Club defender Rob Kiernan. The former Rangers, Watford and Wigan player talks about making the transition to the US, his memories of playing at Ibrox and helping the next generation of young US...

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Aug. 25, 2021

Matchday 16 - Richard Chaplow, Orange County SC interim head coach

We talk to former Burnley, West Brom, Ipswich and Southampton midfielder Richard Chaplow. Now interim head coach at Orange County SC of the USL, the former England U-21 international talks about taking the reins in California...

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July 21, 2021

Matchday 15 - Paul Hardyman, coach, FA Cup finalist

We talk to Paul Hardyman, on secondment with Orange County SC from Rangers. He compares youth development in the US and in the UK, talks about the key lessons for young players and why he's taken on the challenge of …

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July 16, 2021

Matchday 14 - Richard Hyde, British diplomat

We talk to Richard Hyde, the British Consul General based in Texas. A keen Liverpool fan, he talks about England's defeat to Italy, the racism that followed the game but then the outpouring of support that followed. We talk a...

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June 18, 2021

Matchday 13 - Thomas Enevoldsen, Danish international

We talk to former Danish World Cup player Thomas Enevoldsen about his team-mate Christian Eriksen, what it was like to watch him collapse and see his countrymen play so soon afterwards. He tells about Champions League footbal...

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June 9, 2021

Matchday 12 - John Green, author, Liverpool fan, AFC Wimbledon owner

We talk to author and passionate football fan John Green. He explains why he detests greed in football, why MLS needs relegation and his disappointment in Liverpool’s participation in the European Super League. John describes...

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June 2, 2021

Matchday 11- David Mayer, author, podcaster, coach

We talk to David Mayer, author and podcaster, about his playing career with Blackburn and Wigan and then two different Division One colleges, the injuries that ended his career and why he become inspired to give back to the g...

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May 19, 2021

Matchday 10 - Jacqui Oatley MBE, groundbreaking broadcaster

We speak to Jacqui Oatley, the first female Match of the Day commentator and a leading advocate for women's football and women in broadcasting. We reminisce about sharing a press box at Bradford Park Avenue in 2003, discuss h...

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May 12, 2021

Matchday 9 - Neil Smythe, Hashtag United

We talk to Neil Smythe, Media/Operations Director at the football disruptors Hashtag United. He gives remarkable insight of how Hashtag United came about and then rose to having one of the largest social media followings in E...

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May 6, 2021

Matchday 8 - Julian Stone, writer, producer and soccer tech

We talk to writer, producer and soccer tech Julian Stone. We talk about soccer in television and film, why Ted Lasso is so good and why overhead kicks aren't always the best things to film. Julian talks about working with …

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April 28, 2021

Matchday 7 - Sophie Nicolaou, broadcaster, podcaster and Arsenal fan

We talk to fellow Brit and long-term broadcaster Sophie Nicolaou. The Beckham effect, the change in profile of women's football and watching soccer the American way, are all covered in this lively discussion by two soccer-lov...

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April 22, 2021

Matchday 6 - Oliver Wyss, President of Soccer at Orange County Soccer…

In a special crossover episode we combine United States of Dramerica and America the Beautiful Game. We talk to whisky lover and soccer expert Oliver Wyss. The former Swiss international youth player, coach, agent and soccer ...

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April 7, 2021

Matchday 5 - Warren Barton, Fox Sports and former Wimbledon and Newca…

We talk to ex-player and broadcaster Warren Barton. He talks about the importance of sport during the pandemic, how much the US game has improved in recent years on and off the field but how the college system needs to …

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March 31, 2021

Matchday 4 - Jason Trost, founder of Smarkets

We talk to founder and CEO of sports betting company Smarkets Jason Trost. He talks about the betting landscape in the UK, why companies are being put under pressure by regulators, and the failure of the industry to offer fai...

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