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August 9, 2022

Kevin and Chris

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

Kevin and Chris

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

Kevin and Chris

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

From Nantucket to the Bundesliga

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

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

June 29, 2022

Paul Carr

This week, with Chris Chamides on location doing 2022-2023 recruiting, Kevin goes solo with one of OTB’s favorite guests Paul Carr to discuss the recent announcement of the US cities that have been chosen to host the 2026 World Cup games. Could this be the biggest World Cup audience to date? Kevin and Paul kick that ball around on this episode of Over the Ball. | Ep. 195

June 14, 2022

Chris Chamides

This week Chris joins Kevin as he’s traveling on the movie set of the upcoming film “Teaching While Black”, for a down and dirty talk on all things World Cup, their reaction to Wales Coach Rob Page’s inflammatory comments about their forthcoming game against the USA being “winnable”, loving words about Chris’s favorite defender, Chiellini, and a scholarly discussion on the role of mentoring in NCAA soccer, plus a few hilarious rants from Kevin and Chris. An episode not to be missed. | Ep. 194

June 8, 2022

Michael Winograd

On this week’s episode of OTB, Kevin and Chris pick the brain of Michael Winograd. Ex-collegiate player, ex-pro player, accomplished lawyer, past U.S. Soccer Presidential candidate, and supportive father of a recently recruited college-bound son, about the growing complexities of the college recruiting process and the demands now being put on aspiring young soccer players gunning to play in the pros.

June 1, 2022

Jim Trecker

Back in the late ’60s and early 70’s there was a vision for what American Soccer would look like. One of the men the newly formed NASL turned to to help guide it was a young NY Jets Executive by the name of Jim Trecker. On this week’s episode of OTB, Kevin and Chris talk to Jim about those early years, working with Pele, what type of soccer player Joe Namath would have been, and the growth of the World’s game in the U.S.A.

May 17, 2022

Professor Steven Bank

In a landmark labor agreement that guarantees equal pay, U.S. Soccer, and top players agree that the men’s and women’s national teams will receive the same pay when competing in international tournaments. Join Kevin and Chris as they speak to UCLA’s Professor Steven Bank to get the legal lowdown.