January 21, 2022

Greg Kenney

This week on OTB, we welcome Greg Kenney, a goalkeeping coach and all-around ideas man, who we spoke to about the USMNT’s upcoming qualifiers, the frigid conditions keepers will face there, some potential rule changes to the game in general, and more.

January 14, 2022

Ian Barker

This week on OTB, Tom Cotter is back to sit in with Kevin and Sam for a conversation with Ian Barker, former (as of this week) director of coaching education for United Soccer Coaches. Together they discuss the upcoming Coaches Convention in Kansas City, how coaching and training have evolved across the ten years Ian spent in the position, and why his next move may be a return to the NCAA game.

January 7, 2022

Mike Woitalla

OTB returns in the new year with a new co-host to welcome in Mike Woitalla, executive editor of Soccer America, to look back on the biggest stories of 2021 as well as all that there is to look forward to in the year ahead.

December 16, 2021

Mike Noonan & Eric Krakauer

On a special edition of OTB this week we welcome in Clemson Head Coach Mike Noonan fresh off his program’s national championship win last weekend to get the inside story on his team’s route to the title. We are also lucky enough to be joined by the recently announced, first-ever play-by-play voice of Charlotte FC Eric Krakauer, who discusses the move to MLS from covering international leagues, initial impressions on his new home and soccer community, and why he badly wanted to be a part of the project.

December 9, 2021

Dave Masur

This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam are joined once again by St. John’s University Head Men’s Coach Dave Masur to discuss this weekend’s College Cup. In addition to breaking down each of the four remaining teams, we hear about how coaches prepare for two games in less than 48 hours, ways the pandemic has changed the NCAA soccer landscape, how foreign players continue to influence the college game and how everything might be upended by a split season.

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.

November 24, 2021

Paul Carr

This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam are joined once again by TruMedia Sports Director of Content and all-around stats guru Paul Carr to discuss the differences between club and international play, who the numbers say should be in net for the USMNT, how data at-large has affected the game itself on the field and if there’s any quantifiable sense to be made of refereeing decisions. In addition, the guys discuss NBC Sports’ massive new EPL deal and an impressive rise in MLS viewership.

November 18, 2021

Mike Woitalla

On OTB this week Kevin, Grayle and Sam are joined once more by Soccer America Executive Editor Mike Woitalla to break down the USMNT games against Mexico and Jamaica including which players stood out, who regressed, the level of officiating and where things stand overall as we reach essentially the half-way mark in CONCACAF qualifying.

November 12, 2021

Jeff Carlisle

This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam are joined once again by ESPN writer Jeff Carlisle who is in Cincinnati following the buildup to the USMNT–Mexico showdown to get his take on the big game (as well as the Jamaica match next week) and the future of CONCACAF qualifying in general with an expanded World Cup in 2026. Jeff also shares his thoughts on the upcoming MLS postseason, players to watch and which clubs he thinks could be primed for a run.

November 4, 2021

Ty Keough

This week on OTB Kevin, Grayle and Sam are joined by Ty Keough—an All-American at St. Louis University, former NASL and USMNT player, and longtime broadcaster for ESPN, ABC and more—to discuss the evolution of the NCAA game and why he feels Americans aren’t always given a fair shot at the college level, his playing days with the San Diego Sockers and in MISL, and finally how he made his way into broadcasting and why he wishes there were maybe a few less foreign accents covering the game in the US today.