Episode 169

December 2, 2021

Frank Dell'Apa

This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam are joined by long-time soccer writer for the Boston Globe Frank Dell’Apa to discuss the resurgence of the Revolution, what went wrong in the playoffs, where things stand on a new stadium and the legacy of coach Bruce Arena before breaking down the MLS conference semis and looking ahead to next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Upcoming Guests

Nov 18

Mike Woitalla

Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor of Soccer America to review and discuss his player ratings for the USMNT qualifiers against Mexico and Jamaica.

Our Hosts

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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Grayle Howlett

Grayle’s love affair with soccer began at age 10 when he and his family moved to England and he took up the game. He became an ardent Chelsea FC supporter almost immediately and has remained a passionate supporter ever since. Upon returning to the States in high school, Grayle went on to enjoy a decorated college career at Middlebury and after graduating, pursued a professional career both in England and the U.S. Alas, he didn’t earn a roster spot with either Queens Park Rangers of the First Division, or the Montreal Manic of the NASL, and therefore resigned himself to playing with amateur teams, while pursuing a career in media sales. Grayle has held several media executive positions over his business career, including a 16 year run at Sports Illustrated. He still plays pick-up soccer on the weekends.