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November 25, 2022

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Dominic Kinnear, Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides

England wasn’t its sharpest and the US played inspired soccer. With passionate play from US Captain Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah the US kept England off balance but missed a couple of huge opportunities including one off the crossbar by Christian Pulisic. Controversy still surrounds the lack of minutes for Brenden Aaronson and Gio Reyna. Begs the question, even when the team is playing this well, shouldn’t we have our absolute best squad on the field? The boys need goals…period. Sets up a huge do-or-die game on Tuesday against Iran, who beat Wales 2-0.

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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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England wasn’t its sharpest and the US played inspired soccer. With passionate play from US Captain Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah the US kept England off balance but missed a couple of huge opportunities including one off the crossbar by Christian Pulisic. Controversy still surrounds the lack of minutes for Brenden Aaronson and Gio Reyna. Begs the question, even when the team is playing this well, shouldn’t we have our absolute best squad on the field? The boys need goals…period. Sets up a huge do-or-die game on Tuesday against Iran, who beat Wales 2-0.

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November 23, 2022

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Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides

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November 22, 2022

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Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides

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October 27, 2022

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Kevin Flynn & Chris Chamides

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October 20, 2022

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Kevin Flynn & Chris Chamides

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Kevin Flynn & Chris Chamides

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