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September 27, 2022

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Kevin Flynn & Chris Chamides

USMNT gets “butts kicked”, Saudi Arabia awaits, U Mass’ alumni game, soldiers turned soccer players, boots & cleats, referee mobbing, US Soccer’s new CEO, and undefeated LMU

Kevin and Chris discuss USMNT’s Tough Loss to Japan, praise Japan’s performance, while dissecting USMNT’s lackluster efforts. Is this what we should expect from Team USA? The boys dive into Berhalter’s coaching strategies, anticipate the game against Saudi Arabia, and lament the timing of the World Cup in November. Kevin returns to U Mass for his alumni game, celebrate soldiers’ success as players, critique kangaroo boots vs. modern cleats, express their disgust for referee mobbing, welcome U.S. Soccer’s new CEO, JT Batson, and revel in LMU’s undefeated season. Another full week on the pitch for OTB.

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Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn is a stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and Founder/Executive Director of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, which benefits Stand Up and Learn, a comedy education program that teaches kids confidence, creativity, and communication skills through the medium of stand-up comedy.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts where he was captain of the soccer team, Kevin went on to play three years of professional soccer in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL).  Following his soccer career, Kevin transitioned from pro-athlete to professional sportscaster, host and entertainer.  He covered World Cup Soccer for Fox Sports, ESPN and ABC. Flynn’s Sports Figure show on ESPN received the POLK Award for excellence in children’s programming.

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Chris Chamides

Chris Chamides was 2021 NCAA Coach of the Year and is now the head coach of the Loyola Marymount University women’s soccer program.

Chris headed Cal State LA men’s soccer from 2003 to 2021, where he won the Division II National Championship in 2021, following an appearance in the National Championship game in 2019. Chris was also the head coach of Cal State LA’s women’s soccer program from 2003 to 2012 where he became, as with the men, the program’s all-time leader in wins.

In addition to winning at the collegiate level, Chris has worked with several Major League Soccer clubs including LAFC, San Jose Earthquakes, and Chivas USA.

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Kevin Flynn & Chris Chamides

USMNT gets “butts kicked”, Saudi Arabia awaits, U Mass’ alumni game, soldiers turned soccer players, boots & cleats, referee mobbing, US Soccer’s new CEO, and undefeated LMU

Kevin and Chris discuss USMNT’s Tough Loss to Japan, praise Japan’s performance, while dissecting USMNT’s lackluster efforts. Is this what we should expect from Team USA? The boys dive into Berhalter’s coaching strategies, anticipate the game against Saudi Arabia, and lament the timing of the World Cup in November. Kevin returns to U Mass for his alumni game, celebrate soldiers’ success as players, critique kangaroo boots vs. modern cleats, express their disgust for referee mobbing, welcome U.S. Soccer’s new CEO, JT Batson, and revel in LMU’s undefeated season. Another full week on the pitch for OTB.

September 20, 2022

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Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides

USMNT’s new kits, Berhalter’s roster, Haaland’s mastery, undefeated LMU, Klopp’s 7-year itch, Lewandowksi’s success, Man U gossip, America invades the Prem, racist fans, and NWSL records

Kevin and Chris discuss USMNT new kits, Berhalter’s choices for the roster, Haaland’s masterful goal, Chris leading LMU to an undefeated 2-0-4, Klopp’s 7-year itch at Liverpool, Lewandowksi’s success, takeover bid at Man United, possible American ownership at Bournemouth, racism at the Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid match, and NWSL’s new attendance record courtesy of San Diego and Angel City. That and more on this week’s episode of Over The Ball.

September 13, 2022

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Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides

The passing of the Queen, USMNT roster spots, FIFA’s 23 Premier League Ratings, Aaronson, Renaldo, Messi, and crappy officiating

In the wake of a dark week for the Premier League due to the Queen’s passing, Kevin and Chris banter about the state of the royal family, the soon to be announced USMNT roster spots, guess who will start in goal for Team USA, disagree on FIFA’s 23 Premier League Ratings, bow to Aaronson’s ascension at Leeds, react to Renaldo turning down €242m, discuss Messi’s future, and get worked up over the lack of consistency in regards to offsides in today’s game.

September 10, 2022

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Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides

Tuchel’s sacking, Napoli humiliates Liverpool, Haaland on fire, Gio back on the pitch

Chris joins Kevin from the heat of Las Vegas to discuss Chelsea sacking Tuchel, Liverpool’s humiliating loss to Napoli, Haaland’s on fire and driving Man City, Gio Reyna is back on the pitch, Sergiño Dest to Milan, and Jesse Martinez’s suspension from Atlanta United, and talk physicality more.

August 30, 2022

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Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides

Premier news, Haaland & Man City, props for the Noonan bros., and LMU’s big win

On this week’s episode of OTB, Kevin and Chris dive into an action-packed week of Premier League games, gush about Manchester City and Erling Haaland, share their props for Mike and Mark Noonan, celebrate Chris’ LMU squad’s first win in 26 games, and marvel at Philadelphia Union’s recent scoring blitz. That and more at OverTheBall.com. | Ep. 203

August 23, 2022

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Kevin and Chris

OTB.202 – Leeds and Jesse Marsch Becoming American Favorites

Kevin and Chris react to Leed’s stunning win over Chelsea, share their love for Jesse Marsch, dissect Aaronson’s amazing goal, banter about Tuchel being allowed to coach even with the last game’s red card, and analyze USMNT’s seeming surplus of striker talent. That and so much more futbol on this week’s episode of OTB | Ep. 202

August 16, 2022

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Kevin and Chris

OTB.201 – Off to a Great Start – from the Premier League to the NCAA Pre-season

From Tuchel and Conte going nose-to-nose at the end of the Chelsea and Tottenham match, to Jessie March’s brilliance at Leeds, to Christian Pulisic’s possible loan move to Newcastle United, Kevin and Chris sift through the week’s hottest action, biggest controversies, and most surprising moves on this edition of Over The Ball. | Ep. 201

August 9, 2022

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OTB.200 – From LMU to Bale’s Dominance at LAFC

This week Kevin joins us from over the pond where he is performing his one-man show, “Fear of Heights”, all month at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, while Chris somehow escapes LMU’s pre-season workouts for a moment or two to discuss how difficult it is to watch soccer in Europe, Gareth Bale’s sterling performance this last week for LAFC, insights gained from the Premier League’s first week, and Jesse Marsch’s Leeds team becoming a favorite for US soccer fans. That, and more, on this week’s episode of Over The Ball. | Ep. 200

August 2, 2022

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Kevin and Chris

OTB.199 – Juventus, NWSL’s growing popularity, and critiquing Ronaldo

Kevin calls in from Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is performing at the Festival Fringe to pay tribute to Bill Russell, Chris gives an inside look at Juventus F.C., the boys discuss the appeal and popularity of the NWSL, and skewer Ronaldo for his most recent antics at Manchester United. That and so much more on this week’s episode of Over The Ball. | Ep. 199

July 26, 2022

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Kevin and Chris

OTB.198 – Toronto FC, LAFC, and Haaland’s impact on Man City

Kevin takes a break from Nantucket and Chris from pre-season prep to discuss the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a red hot Toronto FC, Bale’s performance at LAFC, Haaland’s impact on Man City, Lewandowski Barcelona adventures, and Ronaldo’s whining toward Manchester United, amongst other ramblings. | Ep. 198

July 19, 2022

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From Nantucket to the Bundesliga

OTB.197 – Nantucket lifestyle, USWNT v. Canada, and Lewandowski heading to Barcelona

Hot off a successful week hosting the 16th annual Nantucket Comedy Festival, OTB host Kevin Flynn discusses the week’s biggest soccer news with United Soccer Coaches Division II Coach of the Year in 2021 and OTB co-host Chris Chamides. Join Kevin and Chris as they explore the Nantucket lifestyle, USWNT’s upcoming game with Canada, comparing the challenges that face the USMNT vs. the USWNT, Lewandowski heading to Barcelona and its impact on the Bundesliga, and everything soccer from an American perspective. | Ep. 197

July 6, 2022

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Lawrie Mifflin

OTB.196 – The pioneering life of Lawrie Mifflin

Soccer pioneers come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. As a student athlete at Yale, Lawrie Mifflin paved the way for Title 9 and NCAA girls sports in the early 70’s and then rolled that into a career in sports journalism. Lawrie covered the NY Cosmos and numerous World Cups at a time that female sports reporters were non-existent. Kevin and Chris sit down with Lawrie to celebrate the life and career of soccer’s first female reporter on this episode of Over the Ball. | Ep. 196